Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon has announced their 5D successor, the 5D mark II. Key features include: full 1080p HD movie recording, live view, increased battery capacity and more. However, note that the full 1080p HD movie recording is limited to 12 minutes, and in 640×480 resolution it’s limited to 24 minutes. Some of the other feature improvements are good (if not long overdue), others are simply baffling. Or, as a photographer friend of mine put it, “it feels like the marketing department took over for this upgrade.”

If this is Canon’s answer to Nikon’s improvements with the D300, D700 and D90, I feel all the more justified in having switched from Canon to Nikon recently.