Will you splurge on the Canon 5D Mark III? (poll)

(Credit:
Lori Grunin/CNET)

The Canon 5D Mark III made its glorious debut yesterday, sending many a photographer’s heart aflutter.

With such improvements as a new 22.3-megapixel sensor, enhanced video capabilities, faster continuous shooting, and a better viewfinder (to name just a few features), we’re sure many of you are fantasizing about picking up the full-frame dSLR when it starts shipping in a few weeks. Its steep $3,500 price tag, however, just might snap you back to reality.

Given that the camera calls for such a large chunk of change, it should come as no surprise that there’s renewed buzz around the 5D Mark III’s predecessor. As CNET digital-imaging Senior Editor Lori Grunin rightly points out, though the 5D Mark III is obviously a big deal, Canon’s plan to drop the price of the 5D Mark II is news in and of itself.

There are already numerous forum postings on camera enthusiast sites such as DPreview.com from those looking to score a deal on the 3-year-old camera.

Canon has yet to make an official announcement, and the company did not respond to our request for comment as of press time. Se… [Read more]

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