Full frame shooting and HD movie capability, anyone?
With the launch of its successor to the EOS 5D, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II gives us the world’s first compact full frame digital SLR. Not only does it boast a 21-megapixel CMOS sensor & DIGIC IV processor along with an expanded ISO range of 50-25,600, the EOS 5D Mark II supports Live View shooting & full 1080p HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution for up to 4GB per clip with HDMI output for HD viewing of stills and video. Add to that a sweet 3.0″ Clear View LCD that features high-resolution 920,000 dots/VGA & you’re looking at far more detail than any previous EOS Digital LCD has provided.
Adding to crystal-clear shooting capability is it’s self-cleaning sensor unit – an Integrated Cleaning system designed specifically for the Mark II’s full-frame sensor (it even features a fluorine coating – the super-slippery chemical used in making Teflon – to help repel dust from its surface).
An increased battery capacity is part & parcel with this new incarnation as well – so you’ll be able to shoot for longer – a great thing when you can shoot at 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting.