updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri September 12, 2008
Specs on Canon 5D Mark II
A French Canon DSLR news site claims to have the newest updates on the specifications of the upcoming Canon 5D Mark II. The new report has the camera using a 24MP, 24x36mm CMOS sensor and a new grip making up the magnesium alloy case. Like the recently unveiled D90 from competitor Nikon, the 5D Mark II allegedly offers a similar movie recording mode, previously reported as being capable of recording HD content. The same DIGIC IV sensor that debuted on the 50D, which was unveiled in late August, will also be used on the 5D MkII.
Other tidbits include a maximum light sensitivity ISO setting of 25,600 and a new battery that recognizes the automatic operation of the camera. The Live View functionality that allows users to compose a shot via the LCD and is standard fare on other new Canon DSLR is also present, as is an integrated cleaning system. Lenses from Canon's EF-series and Speedlite EX will bolt up to the new body.
Finally, the report confirmed the camera will debut on September 17, which would have it out about one week before the start of the Photokina 2008 show, where plenty of demos of the new shooter are expected.
Earlier reports also said the new DSLR will be fully sealed against the weather and sport a 3.2-inch high-resolution LCD. An HDMI output is also likely to be accounted for.