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I’ve been told by a couple of people that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II will see a big price drop this coming week in the USA, we should see it in other countries as well. We’re told the new price will be $1699 USD for the body until they’re all gone, which won’t take too long I don’t think.
Keep an eye here and we’ll post when the new price takes effect.
The 5D Mark II
Mitch at Planet5D reminded us that today marks the 4th anniversary of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, quite possibly the most important and successful DSLR Canon or anyone else has ever released. We already know it changed the video world forever, but it also changed the still photography world. How many people do you know that the 5D Mark II was their first DSLR? I used to work in retail and saw it a lot.
Do you remember the first time you saw “Reverie“? I do, I was floored. I think the entire world’s mouth was collectively open in awe.
Sales wise, I remember a huge retailer in Canada telling me that in 2009 the 5D Mark II was 25% of their TOTAL revenue for the year. Canon sold so many of these cameras, and they continue to sell today… 4 years on!
The 5D Mark II was also my first big camera launch here at Canon Rumors, and I completely blew it! I was away in Niagara Falls with my inlaws from Ireland and ignored the site on launch night. It was my first lesson in how crazy us photogeeks are, I haven’t missed a launch since. :)
Happy anniversary to a wonderful photographic and videography tool, and I suspect people will still be using you for years to come.
LONG LIVE THE 5D MARK II!
I had a typo below, it should have read “same sensor as 5D3″. Sorry for the confusion.
Canon EOS 6D
Another suggestion that the Canon EOS 6D will be announced soon. It might be announced on a different day than the PowerShot and Pixma announcements early next week.
- 22mp (Same sensor as 5D3)
- 4.5 fps
- Same AF system as 7D
- Lower build quality than the 5D Mark III
New source, so CR1 on this.
From Magic Lantern
The Magic Lantern project continues to release new versions of their popular modification package for various Canon EOS cameras.
The Magic Lantern Features
- Customizable menu and shortcut keys
- Fast zebras
- Automatic HDR bracketing
- A powerful timelapse tool
- Contrast and saturation adjustments for LiveView
- Image analysis tools in photo mode
- Very fast playback zoom
- Advanced FPS control
- Advanced ISO control
Magic Lantern 2.3 works with the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 60D, Canon Rebel T3i and a few other EOS models.
Download Magic Lantern 2.3 (Free/Donation)