Was talking with my Canon source today at the Photoimaging conference in Melbourne.
Can confirm to you that the EOS 3D is on schedule for a September release.
Before you all ask a few things I DON'T know...
1) I don't know how many MP it will have but its more then the 10D
2) I don't know if its full frame or 1.3 but its one of the two not 1.6
A few things I do know
1) It will be released at the same time as a updated EOS 3 type film camera
and it will be CMOS based
2) The name EOS 3 is not nessesarily going to be used but the camera will slot in between the 1D and the 10D in price and feature set.
A few other little things ....updated 1D due around the same time with possibly the worlds first interleaved CMOS processor.
10D focusing issue is considered by Canon Japan to be a non issue (I agree)
Totaly new injet Photo printing system due to be released before end of year with 4800x4800 dpi and 8 more then 6 colors(never heard of this mbefore myself?).
A few other things ...
The Kodak 14n is a joke ...the samples they had were awful and they knew it ...
The Olydak 4/3 is a E-20 with a grip and a detatchable lens ..nothing much to write home about
Sigma lenses are noisy ...really noisy even their HSM which is supposed to be like USM sounded really loud.
The new Sinar digital backs are really really really nice ....
Nikon had absolutly nothing to report ...no word on any D1x/H update (these things are now older then Rome in digital camera years)
The thread starter (Paul pope) was the same person who post abt the leaked 10D info last time