Popular Science picks Canon EOS 5D Mark II as 2009 Grand Award Gadget

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planet5D friend @stshank again alerted us to big news – Popular Science magazine has issued their top picks for the 2009 year and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II has walked away with the Grand Award in the “gadget” category.


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In the introduction to the whole group of cool stuff, they describe the awards…
“The standards by which we judge the year's greatest innovations are simple. The objects don't necessarily need to be beautiful (although some, like the all-glass TKTS building in Times Square, certainly are). They don't have to be eco-friendly (although the packaging made of biodegradable fungus certainly is). They don't even have to be difficult to build (with all due respect to the telescope designed to find Earth-like planets).
They just have to push past what we thought was possible just twelve months ago. And the following 100 innovations have all blown us away, beginning with the headliner, our product of the year: something so simple yet so smart, with the ability to improve countless lives.”

About the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, they say:

“This year, a digital camera snapped the official presidential portrait for the first time. Also this year, the same camera shot commercials, indie films and even parts of network TV shows. That camera was the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the first digital SLR that shoots full high-definition video.”

Please see the PopSci site for the whole story.

(Photo credit: snap from the PopSci story)



Comments

  1. 5D2_Team

    Very interesting…

    ““The standards by which we judge the year’s greatest innovations are simple.”

    (…)

    “They just have to push past what we thought was possible just twelve months ago. And the following 100 innovations have all blown us away, beginning with the headliner, our product of the year: something so simple yet so smart, with the ability to improve countless lives.”

    “This year, a digital camera snapped the official presidential portrait for the first time. Also this year, the same camera shot commercials, indie films and even parts of network TV shows. That camera was the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the first digital SLR that shoots full high-definition video.”

    Great post.

    ALL OF THAT makes the 5D Mark II a VERY unique case in the DSLR line and history.

    And THAT was / is one big reason why we all requested so many fixes and improvements that were and still are VERY possible to implement on this great camera.

    It was/is not a small group of customers/users who request, but a huge amount of them all around the world!!

    5D Mark II has HUGE potential inside, not yet exploited.

    Sometimes, even manufacturers don’t imagine the possibilities of what they are building. Just take a look at what Magic Lantern has achieved… And also the fixes / Improvements we (Community of Photographers, Videographers and Filmmakers) are requesting…

    5dmark2.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/5d-mark-ii-features-request/

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