Canon Japan have this morning posted a message on their BeBit website noting an apology for a change of sale date for the EOS-D30. Sale date (which was originally named as "beginning of September") has now been altered to Friday, 20th October (in Japan) for "reasons of production".
"Thank you very much for patronising the Canon Inc. product pages. For reasons of production I must change the schedule day concerning single lens reflex digital camera Canon EOS D30, which sale had been scheduled for the beginning of September this year. It turns to sale now, preparation is much advanced and we humbly apologise for delay.
EOS D30 sale schedule day: Friday, October 20, 2000"