The rumors are heating up again for the Canon 5D Mark II. The latest purported leaks on the spec sheet are as follows:
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
– 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
(via DP Review forums)
Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II page for the latest news and rumors as we close in on its release.