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Old March 13th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Default How good is this 5D MarkII rumor/news?

"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
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Old March 13th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Bart_van_der_Wolf Bart_van_der_Wolf is offline
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How good is a rumour (which originated at DPreview no less)? Let's at least wait till after April 1st ..., we may have funnier rumours by then.

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