It seems that there would be some internal information spread on 12th/13th February inside Canon to prepare the announcement of the Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera.
Around there, it is said that the AF will be using the 9+6 sensor of the 5D camera.
Stock-Photo-blogspot is also very precise in the list of rumoured characteristics it describes. This is a kind of rumour consensus list:
- 10.1 M-pixel
- Dust removal like the EOS 400D/Rebel XTi
- 1.6 crop factor
- Weather-sealed (this seems unsure even if it would make it very competitive against the Pentax K10D -sold at less than 1000$)
- Less than 1200â‚¬ (following the market epxectations)
Wait for the end of an embargo on the 24th of February.