- 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.