Canon 5D mark II is finally here - The wait is over

With rumors of Canon 5D replacement imminent release circulating for nearly a year, the long awaited and overdue 5D successor has finally made its appearance- and it has given Canon a lot more ammunition in its DSLR war against Nikon. Armed with newest Canon's in-house development Digic IV image processor, the EOS 5D Mark II sports a 21 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and features full 1080p HD movie mode, 3.9 frames per second, 9 AF points + 6 AF assist area Auto Focus system, high resolution 3.0" 920k dot LCD monitor with live view, new battery and battery grip, integrated cleaning system and can shoot up to ISO sensitive of 256,000. The Canon EOS 5D mark II is slated to ship by the end of November 2008 at $2699.

  • Digic IV image sensor – New 14-bit image processor with sRAW1 and sRAW2 mode. Three increments of High ISO Noise Reduction – Low, Normal, Strong and Off . Three increments of Auto Lighting Optimizer: Low, Normal, Strong and Off and Vignette Control
  • New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
  • 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
  • HD video mode full 1080 resolution at 30fps
  • ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
  • 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points
  • Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System, with a new Fluorine coating on the low-pass filter
  • Larger 3.0" Clear View LCD with VGA resolution, a 170° angle of view and anti-reflective coatings
  • Improved menu system including Quick Control Screen for more direct access to common settings

  • Automatic peripheral illumination correction, utilising detailed EF lens information to optimise JPEG images straight out of the camera
  • Magnesium alloy construction with additional environmental protection
  • UDMA memory card compatibility.
  • Extended shooting capacity with high capacity 1800mph lithium-ion Battery Pack LP-E6, or Battery Grip BG-E6.

[via dpr]