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Old Oct 6, 2006, 6:53 AM   #1
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I have narrowed my camera choice down to the
Canon S3-IS...but I just have a feeling that
a next generation S4 will be announced soon.
I'm not in a super hurry to buy, and could wait
3-6 months IF I knew a new model was coming.

Does anyone have any idea if Canon will be
announcing a replacement to the S3-IS anytime
this year?

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 2:30 PM   #2
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It's very doubtful they will come out with a new one when the S3IS is only about 3-4 months old.
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 5:34 PM   #3
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Since the S1 IS was announced 2/9/04, the S2 IS was announced 4/22/05, and the S3 IS was announced 2/21/06, I'd say they are overdue to announce the S4 IS.

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 10:54 PM   #4
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I agree that an announcement will probably come soon. I'm guessing they will try to sell off
as many in-stock S3's before Christmas before
announcing the next gen.

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 11:04 PM   #5
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The S3: first available at Amazon.com: February 21, 2006

So assume you're right the next comes out Jan/maybe Feb, the question is, can you wait that long once you get that new camera bug?


There is a big difference between "announcements dates" and the date of actually having it your mitts...
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Old Oct 7, 2006, 1:20 AM   #6
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Didn't know it came out that long ago....the store I worked at didn't get it until 2 months ago. My bad.
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Old Oct 7, 2006, 9:19 AM   #7
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The announcement date is not the same as the release date for a new camera model. The OP asked about an announcement date, which prompted my reply. The S3 IS was announced 2/06, with a release date of 5/06. The time it takes to actually arrive in your local camera shop can vary widely, depending where you are located on the planet, and where the manufacturer decides to first release their product. I would imagine that Canon would wait until early next year to make their announcement (based on previous announcement dates for this camera), unless they have something revolutionary, which they feel could compete with the competition for Christmas sales.

From the time a new camera is announced, to the time it is released, to the time there are a number of professional reviews available, to the time you decide to buy this camera...there is usually a successor right around the corner. And that's the way it is.

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