The Canon 5D Mark II was one of the most anticipated cameras ever launched. After a three year wait since the release of the original Canon 5D, the 5D Mark II was announced on September 17, 2008. The 5D Mark II brought with it a number of upgraded specifications, including a 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to capture 1080p HD video.
Irrespective of the fact that the camera does not carry a 1-series badge, the 5D Mark II is in many ways Canon’s new flagship camera. The 5D II’s price, while not necessarily cheap, is still within the reach of many amateur photographers. In fact, at $2,699 retail, the new camera weighs in $600 less than the original 5D’s introductory price tag of $3,299. What you get for $2699, however, is quite the bargain. While the 5D Mark II is not without its flaws, no other camera can touch its combination of resolution, sensitivity, noise performance and price. [Read more…]