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I Want the 5D Mk II

5Dmkii.jpg Canon has finally announced the successor to their ever popular EOS 5D with the EOS 5D Mark II. The major things to know about it are:

  • 21.1 megapixel full-frame sensor
  • New DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Live View
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • ISO range 100-6400
  • Shoots HD (1920×1080) video with HDMI out

The last little bullet is the interesting one. Yes, all the other features rock, but they were expected. The video capture ability caught me off guard. I did not expect Canon to implement that in time. Nikon just released their D90 which shoots 1280×720. It is great to see Canon not only catch up but release something with better stats. But the whole concept of being able to shoot video with a DSLR is intriguing. Imagine shooting a short film with a 50mm 1.4. With that lens, you would be able to shoot in low light without any trouble. How about shooting video with a 10mm wide angle lens or even a tilt-shift lens.

The 5D Mark II will set you back $2699 for the body only. I am debating if I should start saving up for one now and purchase it next summer. It is so tempting.

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