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 firmware switcheroo's gonna deliver the 1DMkIV's low-light sensitivity. [Planet 5D via Canon Rumors]
Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Unlocks 1080p Video At 24FPS
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