I was in Ritz Camera the other day all about to order my 10D when the salesman said that Canon would also be coming out with the D40 and D80 in April. Can anyone confirm this or shall I just buy my 10D?
There is nothing definite AFAIK about this, but various sources point to a DSLR based on the EOS 3 using an 8mp sensor to be priced between the 10D and 1Ds. A second camera, with a plastic body and 4mp sensor is also expected, priced significantly below the 10D.
One thing is pretty certain - they won't be called the D40 and D80 ... Canon is bringing DSLR nomenclature inline with other cameras, so names like the EOS 3D and 100D are more likely. The earliest I've heard for a launch of these cameras up till now is September.