Matt Gray

New Camera Pain

Feb 20, 2006

I’m officially in new camera pain mode right now. Rumors are flying that Canon may release a successor to the 20D, and that announcement may occur tomorrow 1100 GMT. I am excited for two reasons:

  1. A successor to the 20D will mean a price drop.
  2. The new camera might have a better price / features combination.

I drove to National Camera and Video with my friend Adam yesterday, fully intending to purchase a 20D, a nice big L lens, and various paraphenelia to support the camera. I misjudged the store’s closing time, and arrived to find them closed. I consoled myself over Indian at India Palace, and planned to attack the President’s day sale today. Now, I am not so sure.

It was sheer luck to miss the store’s hours and instead Google around for rumors—I would have been a little pissed if I bought a new camera just to watch the price fall in two days. Now I just need to wait, which is even harder since I have already made the decision to buy. Now I am reduced to refreshing Canon USA’s press releases page. ARRRGH!

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