EOS D60: Discontinued, or just hard to get hold of?|
(Tuesday, January 7, 2003 - 19:41 EST)
Mike's battling to get ready to run out the door to attend the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tomorrow, but spotted this item on another site and wanted to comment...
Our friends at the Digital Photography Review website are reporting that Canon may be about to stop selling the EOS D60 digital camera. According to Phil, his readers have been told by dealers that the D60 has been discontinued, and the article states that this "has apparently been (accidentally) confirmed by Canon Canada". How this confirmation was made isn't revealed, and we've not heard anything from Canon Canada nor seen anything to suggest the EOS D60 has been discontinued on their website.
We would note that it would be rather strange for Canon to have discontinued the D60 before even announcing, let alone shipping a replacement. One would expect that they would be able to sell a significant number of cameras in the meantime, unless an announcement of some kind is imminent. The Consumer Electronics Show does start in two days time, but Canon announced both the EOS D30 and EOS D60 digital cameras at the Photo Marketing Association's Spring show. PMA is a little later than usual this year, so there's a potential that the company could have decided to unveil a new product at CES - but at this point this is definitely well inside "rumor territory".
We'll be covering CES live, so if Canon does announce anything you'll see it here, but in the meantime we wouldn't get your hopes up too much. ;) The D60 has been in notoriously short supply for much of its lifetime, and it could be that this is another occurrence of supply failing to meet demand that has been miscontrued.
Watch this space!