Canon Announces DSLR With Video Capture
The Canon 5D, the popular full-frame D-SLR used by professionals and enthusiasts alike, now has a successor...and it’s the most feature-rich “compact” D-SLR yet, but with a significant price tag.
Canon has announced the EOS 5D Mark II, a 21.1-megapixel full-frame digital SLR with “live view” and HD video recording capabilities, set to hit the market with a MSRP of $2699, body-only ($3499 when coupled with a Canon EF 24-204 mm zoom lens).
That’s far more expensive than Nikon’s new video-shooting D-SLR, the D90, a 12-megapixel camera retailing for $999 (body-only), but the Canon 5D Mark II is by no means an entry-level D-SLR like the Nikon D90. The new 5D has a full frame 24 x 36 mm sensor and an light sensitivity range of up to ISO 25,600, both features which allow photographers to capture extremely high-quality “raw” images which are best-suited for intricate manipulation in Photoshop.