The cat is out of the bag with the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Looks like a nice camera with a price point that’s under $3000. I remember paying that much for the Canon EOS D30; my how far we’ve come in just eight years! From 3MP to 21MP!
I’m interested in the camera’s low-light, high ISO performance. Will it be competitive with the D3 and D700’s excellent high ISO performance? There’s mention of weather-resistance. How does it compare with the 1D-series, which I’ve found to be built like tanks.
The 1080p video capability also looks very intriguing. Unlike the D90, the 5D Mark II offers an external stereo microphone jack; could prove handy in a pinch, or when the need to create some stunning, wide-open aperture shots. I could definitely see myself using that feature for future documentaries and films.
The 5D Mark II is due out this November. Will I get one? Maybe!