Looks exactly like the camera I have now, but do you notice that cute little “Mark II” label on the corner? Let me explain why I am pining after this camera which I’m not necessarily sure I can justify purchasing right now but am coming up with pretty convincing excuses for:
21.1 Megapixels on a full-frame sensor. Meaning gorgeous, huge images. I began my digital photography with the 5D, and would settle for nothing less than Canon’s full-frame lifestyle. :-)
Amazingly high ISOs with little noise - extended up to 25,600. Not that I would ever want to shoot at that ISO, but this camera can pretty much see in the dark. If you don’t know what I’m talking about with ISO, think of the good ol’ days of purchasing film at Wal-Mart … will you buy 200 speed for outdoor photos, 400, or go all-out grainy with 800 speed? What about 25,600 speed? Only in the digital age.
3″ LCD screen with LiveView – meaning you can turn the screen on like any small digital point & shoot and see what’s in the frame without looking through the viewfinder. Great because normally, to get a creative angle, I am either climbing up dangerously high on something or lying with my belly on the ground.
And finally, IT SHOOTS VIDEO, and not only your standard video, full HD video. You should really check out the promo video that was recorded with this pretty camera: REVERIE. Right now the video isn’t available because too many people have been watching it, I’ve seen in twice and it takes my breath away every time.
In addition to all that, it’s a weather-sealed camera, which my 5D is not, shoots 3.9 frames per second, a step up from my 5D’s 3.0.
Suggested retail price right now is $2699, but I’m going to wait for a Canon rebate program to begin, so I can get it cheaper. Oh, Canon, why do you do the things you do?