Canon posts teaser ad for new dSLR--most likely the EOS 5D Mark II

Canon has posted a brooding ad featuring a mysterious new dSLR that everybody thinks is the Canon 5D Mark II.

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Rumors of a successor to the Canon 5D have been circulating for a while and now the digital-imaging blogsphere is churning again--this time with a brooding ad Canon has posted on some of its Web sites featuring the murky outline of mysterious dSLR and the phrase "Destined Evolution." Everybody thinks its the Canon 5D Mark II because it appears to lack a pop-up mount and has some design features that harken to Canon's other high-end EOS dSLRs.

A next-gen 5D--the current model retails for about $2,300 (body only)--has been a long time coming, and advanced amateur shutterbugs (and some professionals) have been waiting not so patiently for the rumored 5D Mark II to arrive--so much so that they barely batted an eye at the just-announced $1,400 EOS 50D.

Anybody waiting to pull the trigger on buying a 50D until you see the 5D Mark II?

(Via Roger Galbraith Digital Imaging Insights via Canon)

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