This is legit-

Canon has announced the 50D, which will replace the 40D as its mid-level Prosumer grade camera. Many very nice improvements:

– 15.1 Mega Pixels
– New Processor for richer colors
– New Live view with Face Detection
– Much higher resolution 3″ Monitor (nearl 1,000,000 pixels)
– ISO up to 12800
– HDMI outputs for high def viewing.

Canon likes to wait at least 18 months before unveiling its new models, the 40D came out around August of last year. This is clearly aimed at going head to head with the Nikon D300. I can only wonder whats taking so long on the 5D replacement? (Its been almost 3 years now)

Check out the specs on Canon’s Page-

Canon EOS 50D