updated 03:50 pm EST, Tue November 25, 2008
Canon 5D Mark II shipping
Canon's newest DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR, with its 21-megapixel sensor and the ability to record movies in high-definition, will begin shipping today from Canon USA's distribution centers and start arriving at retailers this week, according to the company. The news comes from Chuck Westfall, Canon USA's Technical Advisor, and means some buyers can pick up the DSLR by the end of the week and thus in time for Black Friday.
It is not known whether accessories will arrive at the same time, but Westfall hinted earlier in November that pieces like an extra battery pack, a battery grip, a wireless file transmitter and EG-series focusing screens will follow close behind.
Canon's flagship DSLR was first introduced over two months ago, and is expected to be priced at just shy of $2,700 in the US for the body only. With an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens, the price is closer to $3,500. In Canadian stores, the 5D Mark II is due to arrive during the first week of December, where it is expected to cost nearly $3,100CAD ($2,509). [via Rob Galbraith]