The Canon 60D has finally been announced. And it's a humdinger!
It has an articulated LCD!!! And a sensible one, too, not like the D5000's piece o' shit.
It has a slightly smaller, PLASTIC body (compared to the 40D/50D/7D). I prefer metal. I like metal. I lust for metal.
It has no AF micro-adjustment.
It has a 96% coverage viewfinder (compared to 95% in the 40D/50D and 100% in the 7D).
It does away with the joystick. (But it has a 4-way controller inset within the rear control wheel.)
It has no multi-flash support.
It uses SD cards instead of CF.
It has a slightly slower frame rate, 5.3 fps.
It has the same metering system and movie mode as the 7D.
It has the same sensor as the T2i. And the same 9-point AF system as the 40D. (Just as well -- I think the 7D's 19-point AF is too complicated.)
It's only slightly ($300) more expensive than the T2i, the top-end Rebel. In fact, think of the 60D as a Super Rebel.
I'm glad I didn't buy the 50D. The 7D is the natural upgrade path. The 60D is pretty much a dumbed-down 50D. Canon have repositioned the xxD line away from 'semi-pro' and toward the high-end consumer segment.
My guess is that the 60D will be more comfortable to hold than the Rebels, but not as comfortable as my 40D. Let's see if I'm right...