Engadget today ran a particularly fake-looking picture of the rumored successor to the Nikon D80 called...inspiringly...the Nikon D90. Even Engadget admits that the "D90" badge looks a little dodgy. This was originally posted on Nikon Rumors.
Meanwhile, Canonophiles are breathlessly awaiting word of a 5D Mark II. The rumor first appeared on Gizmodo back in March 2008, when they predicted an April 22nd launch. Uh, not so much.
But they later reported on May 25, 2008 that a book called Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Field Guide appeared on Amazon.com, with a publication date of November.
Well, the book doesn't appear there anymore. Also, the first version of the book appears to have been published on April 28, 2008, which means that Amazon would have had a listing for the sequel less than a month later. That author must work fast. Lastly, here's the shot of the book from Gizmodo - doesn't it look a little, uh, amateurish to you (the arrow and question marks are mine)? And the camera pictured on the cover is the original 5D!
While I'm sure there will someday be a new version of the 5D (I'm not so certain about the D80), I'm not convinced that these "clues' are anything other than the efforts of overzealous Photoshoppers. But, I'll hold out hope. What do you think?