The Canon 5D Mark II is Officially RetiredThe 5D Mark II has been a huge camera for Canon, and not just in terms of sales. The 5D Mark II was the first DSLR to offer full 1080p HD video capture, and that earned it jobs on TV and even in films like 'Captain America.' It helped significantly in the advancement of the use of DSLRs for HD video production.
Canon announced the 5D Mark II back in September of 2008 and it's been incredibly popular since. Now, a little over four years later, the company has announced that they're discontinuing the camera. For those who've wanted one since it's unveiling, the good news it the price of old stock should drop, making it an affordable option for many.