Canon 60D and Nikon D3100 Rumors Heating Up, Release Imminent

With Photokina 2010 just around the corner, rumors regarding soon-to-be-announced DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon are swirling around the blogosphere, and certain facts about the cameras seem to be getting clearer.

Canon 60D

A source tells me that Canon will be showing off a few new cameras at private events on August 30th and 31st. This fits nicely with the rumor that Canon will be unveiling the 60D at a press event on August 26th. My guess is that the 60D will be announced at a press event by the end of this month, and that the Canon 1Ds Mark IV will be unveiled late September.

The 60D is rumored to be a 18 megapixel camera with a tilt-screen and heavy emphasis on video recording.

The source also stated that we will be seeing a S90 replacement and possibly a G11 replacement as well.

Nikon D3100

According to Nikon Rumors, this camera is already listed in the Best Buy inventory system, with the SKU 1222817 and the title “Nikon D3100 DSLR w/ 18-55mm v”. They also report that the camera will be announced August 19th, exactly one week before Canon’s event.

The D3100 is rumored to be a 14 megapixel camera with continuous autofocus during video recording and 3fps for still frames.

Other Gear

Aside from the tilt-screen rumor, there doesn’t seem to be too much that’s groundbreaking about these upcoming announcements. However, Canon Rumors received a tip saying that the upcoming PowerShot will be “revolutionary”.

That seems a lot more interesting to us. We’ll update you if we hear more about this, but we’ll probably know everything within the next few weeks.

  • sacredgeometry

    great, now where are the new cameras for us grown ups?

  • Artchong81

    I really wonder what “heavy emphasis on video recording” means to Canon. Because I’d really be surprised if they actually fixed the horrid: moire, rolling shutter, compression, bit depth, lack of focus assist or auto-focus, lack of audio monitoring, lack of more flexible frame rate choices, lack of standard video I/O ports… ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

    Having said that, if they fix even one or two of those things, I’d probably sell my 7D (that I happily use primarily for video) and happily buy the new cam to replace it and move the 7D to secondary camera.

  • Theraid100

    yeah.. Nikon’s going to release another prosumer piece of crap WHO CARES

    Nikon need to ad to it’s PRO line 12 mps and 720i don’t cut it

  • Rudy

    why should they roll camera that focus on video recording? why not a (much) better and accurate AF system and low light sensor?

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