It was bound to happen sooner or later, but sooner finally arrived A bit later that some had expected, but it came. The Canon 5D MK II is official, and looking really good. It’s been announced for Nov release. Here’s my favorite highlights.
Update 11/08: The MK II is said to be shipping mid to lat November. The date is not solid as of this update.
- 21.1-megapixel full frame sensor:
- DIGIC 4 processor, significantly lower noise, ISO range of 50 to 25,600:
- 1920 x 1080 HD video capture with mic input:
- 3.9 frames per second (14 frame Raw burst):
- 15-point Autofocus:
- 3.0-inch Clear View LCD:
- Live View Shooting:
- Auto Lighting Optimizer (helps even out harsh lighting):
- 10.0 & 5.2 megapixel sRaw mode:
- Integrated Cleaning System:
- Update: IR Wireless Trigger
- Update: Auto ISO settings
- Update: Image copyright metadata support
UPDATE2: With MK II Samples
- NEW A seriously good natural light video test: Added 10/08
- High ISO Sample images (good ones)
- Vincent Laforet uses 5D HD video in a low light.
- You can read the hands on over at DPReview.
- Here’s a good hands on video
- Here’s some good sample videos from the Mark2
- Here’s some Full HD video samples
Delivery is scheduled by the end of Nov. Body only price will be around $2700 USD. Kit version with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens will be around $3500 USD
On a personal note I can say that I can’t wait to get this in my hands. Canon took too long to get it here, but from the look of it they’ll be back in the contenders ring with Nikon. Since this is their #2 pro body. I’m curious what the new 1D will bring us. It can’t be far behind, since the specs on this would turn the current 1D into an electronic oldie. There’s a few more views of the new MK2 below. What ya think? Lets get the comments rolling.
Canon also announced:
The Powershot G10. Replacing the popular favorite, the G9 in the high end point and shoot line. The press realease was a bit short on detail, but we do know it features…
- 14.7 megapixels and 3.0-inch Pure Color LCD
- Digic 4 processor� for lower noise (not many details yet)
Also announced was a new EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens that will retail for around $1600 USD. As well as updates to the consumer line including the SX10 IS, SD990, and SD880 point and shoot model. Pretty straight forward, but you can see pics on Engadget.