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The Canon 5D Mark II (Rumors)

Rumors have been floating around for over a year re: the Canon 5D Mark II (see also: Canon 3D, 6D, and 7D). Earlier today, MacNN's generic electronics site and Gizmodo both published specs of the "forthcoming" Canon 5D Mark II. The source? Some bozo without a source or a real name on DP Review's forums.

C'mon. Some bozo on a forum isn't news.

Gizmodo pulled the supposed specs, which are:

  • Will be announced April 22 and will ship on June 2.
  • 15.3 MP, full-frame CMOS sensor with "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 available as a Custom Function with four levels of customizable parameters
  • 14 bit A/D conversion
  • ISO 12800 (Custom Function up to 25600)
  • 1 2/3 stop sensitivity improvement
  • All-new 29-point TTL CMOS sensor with 12 cross-type for f/2.8 or faster lens
  • Micro lens fine adjustment for up to 14 lenses
  • 300,000 exposure shutter durability
  • 6/3 fps for up to 68 frames
  • 3" LCD with 922,000 pixels.
  • Dust removal/cleaning system
  • Live View (improved from 450D; latest generation)
  • $3499 MSRP

Uhmmm, yeah. If all that's true, I might work really hard to find the cash to buy one. I'd then sell my current 5D and replace it with a 40D or something. Or perhaps a new lens. But c'mon, it's some random guy on a forum, and it's not even the famous tsiphoto.

3 Responses to "The Canon 5D Mark II (Rumors)"

  1. Rumors are generally worthless in the camera trade.

    If I had a dollar for every rumor on DP review for Nikon DSLRs, I'd buy me and YOU a Nikon D3 with plenty o' lenses.

    Not that I would know... 😉

  2. So why would you bother to write all of this - perpetuating the same-ol rumors? We've seen all of this elsewhere.

  3. SaintJose said on April 21, 2008:

    So why would you bother to write all of this - perpetuating the same-ol rumors? We've seen all of this elsewhere.

    Obviously you were searching for it, so I don't know how much you can really condemn me.

    Besides, it's still interesting to see what people speculate will be coming.

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