Thursday, May 20, 2010

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The long awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark II is the successor to the nearly legendary Canon EOS 5D which has been around, and setting standards, for over three years…a virtual eternity in terms of consumer electronics generally and digital photography in particular. The 5D is credited with being the first full frame digital camera that was affordable and lightweight, though those are admittedly very subjective terms. Weighing in at around two pounds, depending on the lens used, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is pretty heavy compared to the ubiquitous compact digital cameras and other point-and-shoot models used by most people. And while no one is likely to refer to this as an inexpensive camera, its spectacular attributes actually make it a notable bargain in the realm in which it competes.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is genuinely a camera that just about any professional photographer or photojournalist could use with confidence and it certainly has its share of features that are specifically aimed at the pros. Still, its comprehensive set of electronic wizardry and full acceptance of digital advances make it a fantastic camera that could nicely be used by very serious amateur photographers.

Standout Features

• Enormous 21.1-Megapixel resolution
• 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording
• DIGIC 4 Image Processor
• Full-Frame CMOS sensor

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