Why You Should Buy a Canon 5D Mark II Instead

Yup, the Canon 5D Mark III is serious business. That sweet bit of kit is a pro-grade camera and a total lust item. But there's another reason to love it: It just made its elder sibling, the 5D Mark II, the best deal in cameras. » 3/02/12 11:00am 3/02/12 11:00am

Canon Will Keep the 5D Mark II Alive and Sell it Cheaper

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is finally real and so now it's time for bargains on its predecessor—sort of. Canon will continue to produce the legendary, full-frame, HD shooting 5D Mark II and the company is hinting at price break next week. » 3/02/12 12:00am 3/02/12 12:00am

Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Unlocks 1080p Video at 24FPS

Everybody complaining in the 1D Mark IV comment thread that there won't be any more video firmware updates for the 5D Mark II is kinda wrong: Canon is enabling the 24fps and 25fps 1080p video recording that's found on the 7D and 1D Mark IV, bringing it about up to par. Update's due sometime next year, though no… » 10/20/09 9:52am 10/20/09 9:52am

Red One vs. 5D Mark II vs. Lumix GH1 Video Test Stuns for Several…

I suppose one lesson of this short clip—comparing footage from the Red One, Canon 5D Mark II, and Panasonic Lumix GH1 with a range of lenses—is that a woman in a black dress makes for great test video. » 8/10/09 12:40pm 8/10/09 12:40pm