Galbraith: Canon EOS 5D Mark II - 21.03 million image pixels, 1080p video


Rob Galbraith has just posted an excellent preview for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. "Canon has announced the EOS 5D Mark II, an update of the oldest camera in its digital SLR lineup and one that the company promises will deliver the best image quality and lowest noise of any EOS model to date," reports Galbraith. "Headlining the 5D Mark II is a 21.03 million image pixel full-frame CMOS sensor that is derived from the sensor in the EOS-1Ds Mark III, but with several improvements meant to improve shadow rendering and noise levels at all ISO settings."

"The refined sensor is also at the heart of Canon's first foray into digital SLR video: the 5D Mark II can record clips at 1920 x 1080 pixel (1080p) resolution, with sound (captured via either a built-in mono mic or through an external mic connected to the camera's stereo mic jack)."

I was excited when Nikon announced the D90 with movie mode. Canon had topped Nikon here with full 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30fps. And they included an external mic jack. Yes!

The new Canon 5D should ship before the end of November for $2,699 US.

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DP Review just published a preview of the 5D Mark II:

This even has the microphone jack you have been waiting for.

RE: Doug... I know! I know! I know!!!

Cool on the G10, they pulled back to 28mm from 35 so I might actually consider getting one. Wish it were 8MP w/ 2008 noise reduction know-how.

RE Buck: I agree on both counts. Thrilled with the 28mm on the wide end. Concerned about oodles of megapixels on a small sensor. What focus group is telling them that they need more resolution with each release?

I just gotta say - whether you're a fan of Canon, Nikon, or Sony, this has been a GREAT year!

I couldn't agree more, Travis. All the offerings are solid.

I've been waiting for this. I gotta get one. Derrick can you loan me a couple (thousand) bucks? Oh yeah and a room to sleep for a few months when my wife kicks me out of the house.:)

Your Galbraith link is broken. Here is the one I used

I'm very interested in seeing some of the high iso photos and the quality of the photographs in general with this new sensor/processor.