There’s no doubt that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II made video acceptable in DSLR. The combination of a large image sensor, HD video and the availability of high quality 35mm lenses meant that quality video could be filmed with a relatively inexpensive camera. Soon, it was being used in commercial shots, indie films and even parts of network TV shows. The Canon 5D MK II was simply a portable alternative to big, five-figure movie rigs.
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