Canon prepping a new Rebel, possibly named the 500D?

canon500dCanon likely has a new DSLR in the works and we hear it’s going to dubbed the 500D. Now, don’t get your hopes up just yet cause this is still one of those unfounded Internet rumors but we’ll beat Canon has something special planned next week for PMA whether it’s the 500D or not.


The new Rebel will be launched June 23 along with a new EF-S prime. The lense will be a 30mm f/2 with an EF-S mount. Canon held off on the originally planned 500D release due to the economy and waiting to see what Nikon comes out with……… They have a couple designs of the camera ready to go.

If we were the speculating type, we would state that this 500D will probably come equipped with a similar, if not identical, image sensor as the 5D Mark II and might even pack the HD video recording mode that made the Mark II camera such a hit. But then again, we don’t like to speculate like that.