Canon EOS-5D mk. II digital camera
EOS-5D mk. II
at a glance
5616 x 3744
3.0" lcd viewer
compact flash I / II
LP-E6 battery pack
Canon EOS-5D mk. II review summary
camera date Oct 08  
pixels / class 22M  Pro SLR digital camera
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Canon EOS-5D mk. II specifications
lens / zoom  Canon EF mount (except EF-S lenses)
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  evaluative, center-weighted, partial, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 6 presets, custom, color temperature
shutter  auto | manual / B, 60s - 1/8000s
exposure  +/- 2 EV in 1/3EV or 1/2 EV steps
flash / mode  hot-shoe, E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  100 - 6400 in 1EV, 1/3 EV steps, L (50), H1 (12800), H2 (25600)
image size  5616x3744 / 4080x2720 / 2784x1856 / 5616x3744 / 3861x2574 / 2784x1856
image format  raw / jpeg (exif)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s / 10s
video options  mov, with sound -
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2.0 HS; A/V (NTSC/PAL); HDMI mini OUT;  WFT-E4A
storage  compact flash I / II
extra features  imager size 36mm x 24mm
live view
mechanical sensor dedusting
face detection
histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Canon EOS-5D mk. II links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
22Jan10 Canon EOS 5D Mk II hands-on review by Bob Atkins
06Oct09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II field test report at photocrati
22Jul09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at infoSync
19Apr09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at DCResource
25Mar09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at
01Mar09 Canon EOS 5D MkII review at FocusNumerique (fr)
28Feb09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at TrustedReviews
15Feb09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at Traumflieger (de)
14Feb09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at dpreview
08Feb09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at DigitalCameraInfo
21Jan09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at Steves-digicams
20Jan09 Canon EOS 5D MkII review at Imaging-resource
19Jan09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at dkamera (de)
09Jan09 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review at The-Digital-Picture
24Dec08 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review by Roland Lim
22Dec08 Canon EOS 5D MKII review at PhotoReview
21Dec08 Canon EOS 5D MkII Hands-on at CameraTown
18Dec08 Canon EOS 5D MKII review at digitalkamera (de)
15Dec08 Canon EOS 5D MKII review at d-pixx (de)
04Dec08 Canon EOS 5D MKII review at PhotographyBLOG
18Jun08 Canon EOS 5D MkII review at CameraLabs - update
Introductions, previews and other reviews
14May09 Canon EOS 5D II vs. Nikon D700 vs. Sony a900
27Mar09 Canon 5D MkII Field report at Luminous-landscape
14Feb09 Canon 5D MkII Video review at Luminous-landscape
04Jan09 The Sony A900 and Canon 5D Mark II duke it out
29Dec08 Canon 5D MkII, Nikon D3x, Sony A900 shootout
26Dec08 Canon EOS 5D Mk II review diary started at dop
15Dec08 Canon 5D MkII review at Comple Digital Photography
08Dec08 Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs EOS 5D High ISO noise
23Sep08 Canon 5D MKII Pre-Preview at Luminous-landscape
18Sep08 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Hands-on at dpreview
News, guides, hints & tips
16Mar10 Canon releases EOS 5D Mark II firmware 2.0.3
17Sep08 Canon EOS 5D mk.II press summary
Forum discussions Canon SLR Talk Forum canon SLR forum Canon Talk Forum  Canon Forum Canon Forum
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Canon EOS-5D mk. II announcement clippings

Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D camera so successful, Canon has coupled the creative power of a full-frame CMOS sensor in a relatively compact and affordable camera body, together with groundbreaking HD video capture that opens the door to a much wider range of imaging possibilities for photographers. Along with the ability to capture full HD video clips at 1920x1080 resolution, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera features a 21.1-megapixel full frame 24x36mm CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and significantly lower noise, with an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600.

Among the many advancements in Canon's new EOS 5D Mark II camera is the Company's proprietary DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor that powers the camera's fast 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion for smooth color tones and exceptional gradation. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR offers a full-frame 24x36mm, 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and continuous shooting at 3.9 frames per second (fps) for an unlimited number of full-resolution JPEGs to the capacity of the memory card or up to 14 RAW images in a single burst when using a UDMA CF card. The camera includes a 15-point Autofocus (AF) sensor with nine selectable AF points plus six additional Assist AF points (three center AF points sensitive to f/2.8 lenses) with enhanced light source detection and AF microadjustment for greater autofocus performance. The EOS 5D Mark II camera also features a large, clear 3.0-inch Clear View LCD screen with 920,000 dot/VGA resolution, four times the pixel count of the EOS 5D camera's 2.5-inch screen, for enhanced clarity and color when viewing images. The new camera is equipped with a high-performance, high-magnification optical viewfinder providing 98 percent coverage, giving a new dimension to the saying, "what you see is what you get." Professional photographers will also appreciate the enhanced 150,000-cycle shutter durability of the EOS 5D Mark II camera.

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