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Canon EOS 5D MkII Getting 60fps HD Recording

Gordon Kelly


Sporting a stunning Canon EOS 5D? Life is about to get even better...

Planet5D reports the sumptuous shooter is about to receive a tasty new firmware boost which will not only bring 1080p 24fps video recording (Canon has already confirmed that), but also 720p recording at a whopping 60fps.

How solid is this? If you check about five minutes into this video above from an official Canon workshop the slideshow you'll see suggests it is nailed on. All of which should make a camera which has already had our resident camera expert Cliff Smith reduced to panting.

Didn't catch the EOS 5D Mark II first time around? Well you missed out. It is a beauty with 21.1 megapixel full-frame 36 x 24mm CMOS, live view shooting via a 3in 920k LCD, DIGIC 4 processing engine and maximum ISO setting of 25,600 meaning it really is something to shout about.

Yes not everyone has £1,800 to spend on a camera, but if you did this is what you'd buy - especially with ultra high speed HD video recording on its way...


via Planet5D

Phil 9

December 8, 2009, 10:52 am

Unfortunately according to that Planet5D post, it looks like this update is for the 1D MkIV and not the 5D MkII. :(


December 8, 2009, 3:51 pm

Talk about a come down - there I was, looking forward to the 720p 60fps firmware only for it all to vanish in a puff of smoke at the and of the article!

There's no way Canon would release the FW without 60fps now, the backlash from the blogoshpere would be brutal! There certainly appears to be no technical reason for it not to be implemented with the 1080p 24 FW and it would boost sales nicely.

Finger's crossed :)


December 8, 2009, 4:30 pm


Near the end of the video it says the update is for the 5D MkII, so Planet5D are wrong.


December 8, 2009, 5:18 pm

why not 1080p 60fps. The sanyo xacti camcorders can do this.

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