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Canon 5D Mark II Gets Manual Exposure In Video Mode
By Matt J. Weiss, May 28, 2009 @ 01:41 PM (EST)
After many requests from its users, Canon has released a firmware update that will allow 5d Mark II users to shoot video with manual exposure. Here is a quote from Canon:

Canon U.S.A., Inc., will be issuing a greatly anticipated firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera. This new firmware will accommodate a great number of user requests for manual exposure control in the EOS 5D Mark II video mode. Manual exposure control while shooting video on the EOS 5D Mark II is expected to make a big impact with cinematographers and videographers using the 5D Mark II for high-end HD video production.   While being announced today, this firmware will not be available for download until early June 2009.

This upgrade addresses one of the cameras biggest criticisms and marks the continuing evolution of HD video on DSLRs. 

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