The 5D Mark II is one heck of a camera and puts Canon back in the game at the semi-pro level.
I was all set to buy the original 5D after its price dropped with the release of the new one. I also considered selling all my Canon gear to get the D700. I’m glad I waited.
The new revision has some grand features:
- 21 megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor
- ISO 100 - 6400 (extendable to ISO 50 - 25600)
- HD Movie recording and HDMI out
- 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
The addition that would have been nice is an improved max sync speed. 1/200 is a bit slow. ISO 50 helps, but it would be even better if max sync could get to 1/250 or 1/320.
The video samples are not exciting, but are beautiful quality. If only Chase Jarvis was shooting Canon gear. Not that it matters, the new 5D will sell by the truck load.