The King is Dead: Canon 5D Mark II Officially Discontinued

by on December 23, 2012

in Canon

Canon 5D Mark II Discontinued

The Canon 5D Mark II,one of the most disruptive cameras to ever sit on store shelves, has been officially discontinued by Canon.

Presently, it remains available at a substantial discount; however, after it sells out this time, it will be gone for good. You can still find the 5D Mark II here at B&H Photo.

[Canon Japan via CR]

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{ 4 comments }

1 richard December 28, 2012 at 2:13 am

this camera was never the king….why??? ..because its from Canon…NOT NIKON

2 David F December 28, 2012 at 5:13 am

It changed the face of movie making for ever. It was a ground breaker, freed the indie film guys to kick start their careers. Nothing could compare to the 5D in movie mode at that time and for a few years afterwards. Canon made a ton of money on that unit at times a 6 month wait to get it. To this day, the 5D still gives a cleaner movie image than the Mk3 in good and dim light.

But then the Sony FS100 came along and it was a movie 5D DSLR killer. That 5D had a great run. Great unit and it will always take stunning pictures.

Cheers,
Take 5

3 snalampang January 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I agree.

4 Peter K Burian December 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Well, Canon USA says they have not received word from Japan that this camera has been discontinued. http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/12/27/Hold-your-horses-Canon-not-ready-to-put-5D-Mark-II-out-to-pasture-just-yet
But I’m sure it will be soon, if not yet discontinued. The EOS 6D is a preferable camera and not much more expensive at $2100. Although the 5D II is being sold at bargain prices these days, so it might appeal to someone on a very tight budget who is sure he wants to upgrade to a full-frame DSLR. $1749 at bhphotovideo after the Instant Rebate.

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