>I'm wondering if Canon will now have a 3" screen with >around 920,000 pixels, or will they simply be using a version >their current 3" screen. I can't imagine them not >updating the LCD significantly...
Yep...I would say it'll have "around" 920,000 pixels. Good call!
From the specs on the Canon site:
LCD Monitor Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
>Well, if it feels/handles anything like the 40D, I'll be keeping my D300!
The idea that Nikon cameras have any sort of intrinsic ergonomic superiority over Canon cameras is just drivel - the 40D handles every bit as well as the Nikons I've owned, including the D200.
And I'll happily put my 40D up against your D300 in any test of the features that actually matter to the end result - IQ, high ISO noise, AF speed/accuracy/performance, you name it - and the D300 won't beat it anywhere.
The 50D looks sweet. The price is especially tasty. I'm not dumping all my lenses to go running to Canon (I also believe Nikon controls are more user friendly) but Canon's pricing should help put the squeeze on the 300D's.
Looks like a nice camera, though many of the Canonites seem to be complaining it's not a significant upgrade on the 40D (ie. no weather sealing or pro AF). Will probably pip the D300 in high ISO noise performance at the same resolution and AF seems pretty good according to at least one pre-release tester. Competitively priced as well.
Honestly if Nikon and Canon shooters aren't satisfied with what both companies are offering at the moment they're never going to be satisfied IMO.
I suppose if any of us have been wondering about the future "health" of the DX format, I'd say that Canon has helped to ensure DX longevity via their recent introduction of the new EOS 50D...a 15.1 CMOS megapixel body with a bevy of interesting features priced (apparently) at $1,399(?)...
If anyone's interested, here's a link describing some of the details...
Personally, I'll happily be loving and using my D300's for a long, long time to come. For wildlife photography with long glass, it's the finest body I've ever used...although my D2Xs' are right up there, too.
If nothing else, I'll expect this new EOS 50D to illustrate just how very, very good the D300 really is...
Best wishes to all...
Dick The Long Ranger A Telephoto Lovin' Nikonian
"There are none so blind as those who would not see..."