The EOS 50D Digital SLR camera’s 15.1-megapixel CMOS APS-C size image sensor has been improved thanks to the use of newly designed gapless microlenses over each pixel to reduce noise and expand sensitivity up to ISO 12800. The faster processing speed of the camera’s DIGIC 4 image processor contributes to the fast 6.3 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting capability (for bursts of up to 90 Large/Fine JPEGs or 16 RAW images on a UDMA CF card).
See http://www.dcviews.com/_canon/50d.htm and the http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos50d/ preview of this 15MP sensor (their lower end line 450D has a 12MP one). It also have a VGA resolution 3′ screen on the back. It will list for $1300.
Canon introduces the new EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, with a focal length range equiv. to 29-320mm in the 35mm format. The new lens features Canon’s built in Optical Image Stabilization system which gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed roughly 4 steps faster, for better image clarity, even in shaky shooting conditions. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m/1.5 ft. at all zoom settings, this new lens is ideal for situations where swapping lenses isn’t an option. The new lens will be available in October from $699.00