Wednesday, September 17, 2008

About time Canon!

It's finally announced... the Canon 5d MarkII!

This camera was over 2 years overdue... and while I've been super happy with my 5D's for a long time, they are getting old and tired. The new 5D will be a welcome addition to my arsenal of cameras. :)

Some awesome new features:
-21.1 Megapixel sensor (full frame of course)
-ISO 50 through 25,600!
-Full HD Video and sound capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution for up to 4GB per clip
-Live View Function (silent mode shooting in Live View)
-RAW and SRAW1 (10 MP) / SRAW2 (5 MP) (awesome for weddings)

Somewhat disappointing:
-3.9 frames per second capability. This camera should be faster, no doubt!
-Same old 9 point autofocus system (slow)

At only $2,700 this camera is an amazing deal. The original 5D was $3,300 when it first hit the market!

The reviewers are saying this camera will have the finest and most detailed files of any consumer/professional camera to date, including the 1Ds Mark III which costs $8,000! The reason being the updated DIGIC IV image processor along with the 21.1 megapixels which is same as the 1Ds Mark III.

My biggest complaint: They don't shipping until end of November!

Read more here

Also announced was the Canon 24mm f/1.4 L II USM lens (version 2)
I've been wanting to buy this lens for a long time... glad I didn't buy the version 1 right before this one came out. I think I'll pick one up now!
Read more here

I can't imagine using the 5D MarkII @ ISO 25,600 with a f/1.4 lens... thats got awesomeness written all over it.


Blogger peteyd said...

this is sweet for doing motion work too with the hd video. i'm going to make a movie or music video or something with this. does it say how long of a clip you can make with hd video on a 4GB card??

9/18/2008 10:57 PM  
Blogger Tyler Roemer said...

Nice, this camera looks sweet! But ISO 25,600? I think thats a marketing gimic.

9/21/2008 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

total epic awesomess... now if only I can train myself to focus slower... hmmmm

9/23/2008 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That camera looks pretty awesome and I am a nikon boy.

I am sure you all have seen this but Vincent Laforet has a pretty cool video he shot with using it.

check it here

9/24/2008 1:41 PM  

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