Odd how the specs are so much alike. Canon is playing catch-up. It'll be interesting, if the 50D is true and specs as stated, to see a comparison review. Interesting too to see what SamPen come up with next... I got bored of Canon's incremental upgrades (the cameras were not much removed from each other) and so went for something completely different and much more exxxxciting - Samsung GX20. Still with the 50D they're not quite offering the same - no incamera IS. Nice they've gone for the FF/BF adjust and weather seals and hopefully a proper auto ISO. They still though seems to be using their name rather than substance as an enticement. This though might actually work otu to be a boost for SamPen.