The big news in the DSLR world is the new Canon 5D MKII, which I will have my hands all over soon…. The image quality out of this camera looks absolutely excellent especially in low light-very low noise even at 1600 and 3200 ISO. It also puts out 1080p video like nothing I’ve seen. You can use Canon EOS lenses for videos so the creative possibilities are endless. I’m excited about using fast prime lenses nearly wide open and tilt-shift lenses for video!
Many video pros are pleading that Canon will add 24p video frame rate capability to the 5D MKII. Let’s hope they are listening. What do you think? Leave a comment.
You can now order the Canon 5D MKII on Amazon.
- New 5D MKII firmware enables full manual video controls! (updated June 6, 2009)
- Vincent Laforet’s video interview with Canon about the 5D MKII (Added 11/20/08)
- Vincent Laforet’s 5D MKII sample images
- Awesome 5D MKII “Reverie” video from Vincent Laforet and behind the scenes video hosted at Smugmug
- Vincent Laforet’s raw video footage (straight out of the camera)
- Audio interview with Chuck Westfall (from Canon) about the camera
- Don MacAskill blog post
- USA Today
- Stu Maschwitz letter to Canon requesting 24p frame rate video capability