Canon 5d Mark II Announcement!

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the long-awaited successor to Canon’s highly popular EOS 5D, introduced in 2005. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D camera so successful, Canon has coupled the creative power of a full-frame CMOS sensor in a relatively compact and affordable camera body, together with groundbreaking HD video capture that opens the door to a much wider range of imaging possibilities for photographers. Along with the ability to capture full HD video clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution, Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera features a 21.1-megapixel full frame 24 x 36mm CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and significantly lower noise, with an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600.

Official Canon Press Release Of EOS 5d Mark II

With the specifications released by Canon today on the EOS 5D Mark II, the bar is has once again been set high for full frame digital SLR’s.  For years Canon dominated the full frame digital SLR market up until recently when both Nikon and Sony released their own full frame SLR’s to favorable reviews.  The competition they were facing was the original Canon EOS 5D as the standard for compact digital SLR’s, and it appears it has once again become the benchmark for this category of SLR.

The original 5d set the bar by being a compact full frame digital SLR (original 5d was 31.6 oz compared to the 1DS MK III’s 48.9oz) that enabled photographers to capture top of the line Canon quality in an affordable lighter package.  The EOS 5D Mark II has now set the standard for the this SLR category yet again boasting a 21 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video, and a 3″ LCD screen, live view capability, and a much longer battery life.  Any budding full-frame enthusiasts have something else to think about now before purchasing their next digital SLR.

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