updated 03:15 pm EST, Tue November 20, 2007
Canon EOS-5D Mk. II leak
A second version of Canon's EOS-5D may be in production, a listing error suggests. Amongst the possible cameras a photographer might have, the bug submission form for Capture One beta 4 (by Phase One) lists a "Canon 5D Mark II;" selections are otherwise fairly conventional, limited to a host of known cameras and digital backs. The mistake is given weight both by Phase One's leading-edge reputation and by the EOS-40D, which was similarly exposed, and then officially confirmed on August 20th.
The current 5D is considered in the top tiers of Canon's DSLRs, its highlight being a full-frame, 12.8-megapixel sensor. While Canon's 1Ds Mk. II also has a full frame, the 5D is the cheapest camera Canon offers with the feature, which provides more detail while restoring focal lengths cropped by most digital sensors. [via fredmiranda.com]