Canon 5D Mark II Specs and Details (Rumored)

Well it looks like there are more rumours of the Canon 5D Mark II like I reported in November. Once again this rumour stems from a message board. Here are the fun details.

The new 5D II will not be released at Photokina, but instead will be a surprise announcement on April 22, according to a source I am unwilling to disclose.

The specs of the new camera are as follows (final name unavailable):

– 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

Looks like it will be out sooner than later and should be interesting to see how the D300 from Nikon fairs against it. I am hoping that this will maybe prompt Nikon to make a full frame D300, which would be nice.

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