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Long Awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Coming in November

written by: Ariala•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 9/30/2008

This new camera gives digital photographers the edge they need in creating top-notch photos and videos.

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    Canon announced the introduction of its EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, first made popular in 2005 and long awaited by digital photographers worldwide. It's not a surprise why this camera is so popular. From the get go, the EOS 5D camera brought digital power and creative flexibility to the photographer at a relatively affordable cost.

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    The new EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera comes equipped with HD video capture that is truly excellent for shooting 4:3 standard TV quality (SD) video at 640 x 480 pixels as well as 6:9 Full HDvideo. Imagine this. You can capture videos of 4GB per clip up to a maximum time of 29 minutes and 59 seconds. We're talking approximately 12 minutes of video at full HD resolution. You can watch it on your computer or television screen with the connectivity options available with this camera.

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    This remarkable new camera allows for full-frame still shooting equivalent to a 35mm film camera. Because it has a 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with continuous shooting at 3.9 frames per second, digital photographers can capture high-resolution images better than ever.

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    There are so many other technical improvements and features with this new camera. Digital photographers will definitely want to study their manuals well, and practice using it every chance they get. Sure, there's always that learning curve, but fortunately, the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera is user friendly and exciting to use.

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    From its flexibility, image sharpness, movie capabilities and shutter speeds, this camera will surprise you and make you glad you invested. It comes with lots of neat perks like the Peripheral Illumination Correction, which automatically illuminates those dark JPEG images and many other neat features including Auto Lighting Optimizer, and a Creative Auto Mode.

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    This cool camera will be available for purchase in November at a cost of $2,699. The high-performance camera has an improved self-cleaning system, an optical viewfinder providing 98 percent coverage and so many other features that amateur and professional photographers alike will be impressed to find.