Sunday, April 20, 2008

Canon 5D Mark II: Are we there yet?

With the cyber-dust settling down a little bit, now it is a good time to take a look at where we are in the Canon 5D Mark II saga.

The German Leak and the Japanese Interview
Two things happened the last couple of days that generated forum-buzz! Canon Germany had a leak, and there was a Canon-interview in Japanese.

The Canon German leak is chronicled in this thread, and this one, both in the Canon 1D*/5D* SLR Talk dpreview forum. A screenshot of the page itself has found its way to pbase.

The Japanese interview at DC Watch is in Japanese, but there is a thread discussing it, and a translation by a Japanese-speaker in this post where you can find out what was said in that interview without having to rely on "hand being off center revision" computer-translations!

More discussions
A new thread but without any source data, claims that the 5D Mk II will be announced in August and the mythical EOS 3D in 2009. The latter may describe this particular thread, but one cannot really know for sure - unless they know for sure :)

And a popular 5D Mk II thread, where the forum users are sharing their opinions on what they like in the 5D Mk II, which of course is a bit of a moving target at the moment. Another user suggests that those looking for the least expensive 35mm full frame DSLR, should grab a 5D Mark I right now while they can.

5D Mark II in the PhotoBlogoSphere
Photography Bay has the 5D Mark II pulse with updates and more updates.

Speaking of Canon, DigLloyd's blog quotes a respected retailers mailer that Canon is increasing their prices on May 1st 2008.

More on the Canon rumoralia at Northern Light, with more on the anticipated 5D Mark II.

Also picked up at Camera Porn (not an adult site), and Gizmodo.

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