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Upcoming firmware for 5D Mark II will include 24fps, 25fps video capture options  
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 | by Rob Galbraith
New firmware for the 5D Mark II, being developed now and scheduled for release in the first half of 2010, will enable the camera to capture video at 24fps or 25fps, in addition to the 30fps it offers currently.

More information is in the Canon UK press release below.

Press Release

Canon EOS 5D Mark II: Statement on Firmware Development

Canon today announces that it is currently developing a firmware update to the EOS 5D Mark II to enable the recording of high definition 1080p video at 24 and 25fps. The decision to develop new firmware to support these features has been taken following feedback received from cinematographers and photographers.

Introduced in September 2008, the multi award-winning EOS 5D Mark II was the first DSLR product to offer full frame 1080p HD video recording, opening up a multitude of new creative possibilities for photo journalists, news photographers and amateur filmmakers.  Since then, Canon has continued to develop its groundbreaking EOS Movie functionality, firstly with the firmware update to the EOS 5D Mark II that enabled manual exposure control, and more recently by introducing a choice of video recording frame rates with the EOS 7D and EOS 1D MARK IV.

Canon currently expects the firmware update to be made available during the first half of 2010.  An announcement regarding details of the update and its availability will be made closer to the release date.

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