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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon's update to the wildly popular full frame EOS 5D is here, and it's better than ever. The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame...

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Review of "Canon EOS 5D Mark II"

published 09/07/2009 | treesleeper
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Pro Amazing picture quality, performance in low light conditions, HD filming
Cons Price, easily smudged screen
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"Excellent camera with amazing picture quality"

I went from a canon 400d and the differences were amazing. The first thing you notice is the superior build, it feels so much more tough and its more comfortable to hold as it is bigger. The screen is alot bigger and better quality although its very easily smudged. The wheel give you easy navigation but the real difference is the pictures. Its quality and reliability whislt working in low light conditions is outstanding. Noise isn't noticable until about 3200 iso but the pictures are still very much usable. After being worried about a conference I was taking pictures at because the room was poorly lit I was amazed when pictures were over exposed! I had to take down the iso. The hd filming is very high quality. The avalibility of using lenses brings the quality up to a proffessional standard. Altogether I've been very happy with my purchase and reccomend anyone saving up to wait that little bit long and buy a canon 5d mkII.

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  • TheHairyGodmother published 23/09/2009
    Nice review :)
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Product Information : Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Manufacturer's product description

Canon's update to the wildly popular full frame EOS 5D is here, and it's better than ever. The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor, a vast ISO range of 100-6400, plus EOS technologies like auto lighting optimizer and peripheral illumination correction. It supports Live View shooting, Live View HD videos, and more. It can shoot up to 3.9 fps, has 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a 98% coverage viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD and a rugged build.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon EOS 5D Mark II - digital camera - body only, Canon EOS 5D Mark II - digital camera EF 24-70mm lens, Canon EOS 5D Mark II - digital camera EF 24-105mm IS lens

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording

Lens Included: Body only, EF 24-70mm lens, EF 24-105mm IS lens

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Image Processor: DIGIC 4

Sensor Resolution: 21.1 Megapixel

Viewfinder: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Display: LCD display - 3"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Dimensions (WxDxH): 15.2 cm x 7.5 cm x 11.4 cm

Weight: 0.81 kg

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Lens System: 2.5 x zoom lens - 24 - 70 mm - f/2.8 L USM Canon EF, 4.3 x zoom lens - 24 - 105 mm - f/4.0 L IS USM Canon EF

Min Focus Distance: 38 cm, 45 cm

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 21.1

Manufacturer: Canon

Memory Type: External

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Autofocus: TTL

LCD Display Size: 3

Flash Memory / Form Factor: CompactFlash Type I/ II

Viewfinder / Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism

General

MPN: 2764B015AA, 2764B084AA, 2764B082AA, 2764B003, 2764B021, 2764B035AA, 2764B020AA, 2764B018, 2764B023, 2764B007, 2764B036AA, 2764B083AA, 2764B004, 2764B016, 2764B038

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording

Lens Included: Body only, EF 24-70mm lens, EF 24-105mm IS lens

Sensor Resolution: 21.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Total Pixels: 22,000,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 21,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 24 x 36mm

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.0

Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes

Sensor Features: EOS Integrated Cleaning System

Image Processor: DIGIC 4

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 15

Digital Video Format: H.264

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Optical Zoom: 2.5 x, 4.3 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 50, ISO auto (100-3200), ISO 12800, ISO 25600, ISO 100-6400

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, spot AF area, centre-weighted, partial (8%), spot (3.5%)

Exposure Metering Zones: 35

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, E-TTL II program flash

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode

Special Effects: Neutral, Faithful, monochrome, landscape, portrait

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

X-sync Speed: 1/200sec

Exposure Range: EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Lens System Mounting: Canon EF

Features: Ultrasonic Motor (USM), full-time manual focusing

Filter Size: 77 mm

Lens Construction: 16 groups / 30 elements, 13 groups / 18 elements

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Max View Angle: 74 degree(s)

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Type: 2.5 x zoom lens - 24 - 70 mm - f/2.8 L USM Canon EF, 4.3 x zoom lens - 24 - 105 mm - f/4.0 L IS USM Canon EF

Min Focus Distance: 38 cm, 45 cm

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3.9 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe, PC terminal

Status LCD Display Illumination: Yes

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, Wi-Fi ready, LCD live view mode, highlight point display, takes photos while film recording, Exif Print support, peripheral illumination correction

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Field Coverage: 98%

Magnification: 0.71x

Dioptric Correction Range: -3 to +1

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, white balance, metering system, battery status, high-speed sync indicator, flash compensation on/off, ISO sensitivity, memory card status, FE lock

Display

Type: 3" LCD display

Resolution: 920,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x remote control ¦ 1 x microphone

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon Remote Capture, Canon Digital Photo Professional, Canon wireless Remote Capture

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, MS Windows Vista, Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Eyepiece cover, battery charger, body cap, neck strap, USB cable, eyecup, audio / video cable

Body Material: Magnesium alloy

Protection: Waterproof, dust resistant

Battery

Battery Type: Canon LP-E6

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash, Microdrive

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 5616 x 3744 - 6.1 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 5616 x 3744 - 3 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 4080 x 2720 - 3.6 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 4080 x 2720 - 1.9 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 2784 x 1856 - 2.1 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 2784 x 1856 - 1 MB ¦ RAW 5616 x 3744 - 25.8 MB

Video Capture: H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps ¦ H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 15.2 cm

Depth: 7.5 cm

Height: 11.4 cm

Weight: 0.81 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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