Canon Hong Kong officially published a press release for the new Canon EOS 40D on 21st August 2007.
It has been reported in a local photographic forum that the list price in Hong Kong will be HK$8,980 for the body and HK$11,980 for the kit with the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. I would expect the street price of the 40D to come in at below HK8,000 and the kit to be just over HK$10,000.
It is generally expected by the information currently available around the web that it should be reached the stores by early September. However, on the same forum, another member has reported seeing the new EOS 40D at a store in Golden Shopping Arcade. Another forum member reported that he was told by a salesman that they would have stock of the 40D coming in within the next few days.
I have asked my friendly contact at a local store to contact me as soon as they have pricing and stock availability information. I will report back as soon as I have further details.
As I am looking forward to get a new 40D to supplement my aging 20D. I will write a review after I get my hands on a new 40D.