Monday, 21 April 2008

5D mkII announced tomorrow?

We're getting close to THE day. Rumour has it, that 5D mkII will be announced tomorrow. Most of you have already seen the rumoured specs, but I'll paste them here for those who haven't seen them yet:
- 15.3 MP full frame CMOS sensor (vastly improved light-gathering capacity per pixel: improved micro lenses; miniaturized micro circuitry; enhanced signal/noise ratio)

- Weather sealing same as 1Ds Mark III

- Dual Digic III with all-new "CXR" NR system reported to best 3rd party NR software. Available as a C.F with 4 levels of customizable parameters.

14 bit A/D conversion

- ISO 12800 (C.F. up to 25600)

- Reported 1 2/3 stop sensitivity improvement

- All-new 29-point TTL CMOS sensor
with 12 cross-type for F/2.8 or faster lens
(35% faster than 40D)

- Micro lens fine adjustment for up to 14 lenses

- 300,000 exposure shutter durability

- 6.0 / 3.0 fps

- 3.0" LCD
922,000 pixels

- EOS Integrated Cleaning System

- Live View (improved from 450D; latest generation)

- 6/3 fps continuous shooting for up to 68 frames

- MSRP $3499, available June 2

I've came across another interesting screenshot, Canon Germany placed 5DmkII on their site for a few hours.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

5D mkII announcement imminent

I just got info from a Canon insider, that a 5DmkII announcement is due in a few days. Specs will remain the same as mentioned in one of the previous posts and there will be a new kit available as well. It'll come along with the long awaited 24-70 2.8 IS, priced at 4k EUR/4,290 $.

Stay tuned for the official announcement.