During my senior year in college, I actually found lots of free time and decided to sit-in in a class for one whole semester, doing everything from homework to quizzes (except perhaps the final exam). It was the book publishing class being taught by Ramon Sunico, a writer cum book publisher cum book designer cum photographer. Anyway, one of the things he mentioned was that during November of every year, camera prices drop because that's the time when the new models come in and so the older models are sold at cheaper price (here's a hint to those deliberating on buying an iPod here in the Philippines: wait! As soon as the new models come in, those phased-out iPods are going to sell cheap. The new iPod Nanos have already arrived, in fact.).
Anyway, the big camera event of this year is Photokina 2006 and starts today. You can read the reports at Photokina 2006 Report to be up-to-date on the latest cameras you'll never be able to afford... at least until next year's Photokina.