Canon is tipped to be close to replacing their EOS 50D model with a new 60D DSLR camera that has an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor along with new GPS geotagging.
Questions are now being asked as to whether the new 60D Canon will have light sensitivity closer to the Rebel T2i or the EOS 7D.
Canon Rumours insiders say that the autofocusing system may also be a critical feature, as it could determine whether the camera is close to the 8 frames per second of the 7D or the slower 3.7 frames per second of the cheaper Rebel T2i.
According to Canon sources the 60D is already supposed in final testing and on the verge of its production run, which will see the camera hitting stores in the second half of 2010.
In other digital camera news Leica introduced the V-LUX 20 12.1-megapixel digital compact camera with a 12x optical zoom lens and built-in GPS tagging.
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The V-LUX 20, which is expected to ship shortly comes with a high-performance Leica DC-Vario-Elmar 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3-4.9 ASPH zoom lens with a focal range of 25-300mm (35mm equivalent), giving it a wide range of options for most shooting conditions.
The V-LUX 20 is the first model in the camera resource’s line to feature GPS tagging. The feature enables recording the geographical co-ordinates of a photo’s location (in the Exif data) automatically, as well as the local time, to help document a trip for quickly archiving and organizing photos.
The camera also displays the names of sightseeing locations from a total of 500,000 points of interest in 73 countries, Leica said.