EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Canon USA) (Body)
- 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor , 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-6400
- Body only; lenses sold separately
- DIGIC 4 Image Processor; high-performance 3.9 fps continuous shooting; Live View Function for stills
- Full HD video capture at 1920x1080 resolution for up to 4GB per clip ; HDMI output
- Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System specifically designed to work with a full-frame sensor
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|External Memory Included||No|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||21.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Package Height||7.5 x 9.5 x 10.5 inches|
|Removable Memory||CompactFlash Type I or II|
|Shipping Weight||4.6 pounds|
|Viewfinder Type||optical viewfinder|
Top Customer Reviews
I bought a 5D II to replace a 50D and a 40D. I've also used a 7D professionally. The latter three bodies have higher framerates, superior AF tracking, and a higher pixel density that benefits distant subjects. The 5D II is preferable for any other purpose if you can swing the cost of lenses that'll do justice across the frame to such enormous resolution.
This is a 50D-generation camera, so the learning curve from that one (and the 40D) is essentially nil. A handful of custom functions differ. The original 5D is a bigger jump; button placement is about the same on the new model, but the menu system has been completely revised (for the better). The 40D/50D have marginally lower weight, smaller size, and a superior grip. Buttons have a positive click. The 5D II has mushy buttons that activate at some indeterminate point.
In use, the 5D II's viewfinder is massively larger than the tunnel-like crop bodies. This pulls you into the scene, though framing is actually easier with the smaller finders. Balancing that is comparatively lethargic shutter and mirror response. The 40D/50D are 40% quicker on this front; the difference between 220ms and 160ms. You can't afford a lazy reaction time with this body.
I've also detected a rare playback hesitation. I tend to a snap a shot and immediately press play if it doesn't appear on the screen. For perhaps 1 shot in 40, my 5D II has been unresponsive to that button for seconds at a time after the shot. The image appears eventually. The 40D/50D are impossible to trip up like this.Read more ›
The 5D has dropped to about $1800 for the body which is a good deal, not great but good. Considering the 6D is now out puts this camera at a disadvantage because it is about 4 years old and camera gear moves quick.
What i love about this camera is the dynamic range, colors, and noise performance. When i drop pictures in black and white and tweak them a bit they look gorgeous plus with the 21.1 MP full frame sensor it gives great color and dynamic range. The noise performance is awesome for the money ur paying for this camera now and gives u much more flexibility with ur Shutter speeds. i also love the feel of this camera in my hand, it fits.
What i dont like about this camera is of course, the AF system, its only 9 points and they dont do well in low light on top of its slow burst its probably not the best sports camera but it is ideal for landscape portrait or artsy photography. Also it is a bit outdated.
The video for the camera is great for a dslr and can produce professional grade shots, it was used in some pretty big movies.
Overall this camera is awesome for its now 1800 price tag considering it was the pro camera only 4 years ago and it being full frame and would recommend it to anyone wanted to make the transition into full frame if ur tight on money
The Camera preforms very well and image quality are some of the best I have seen.
The key to getting the best image quality on the 5D MK II is using a high quality "L" series lens. This is where the 5D MK II really shines.
This camera came with a 24-105mm f4L lens and is the new companion to my 16-35mm f2.8L lens.
Here is the deal. If you want a long lasting increase in the quality and clarity of your images seriously think about droping some cash on a good quality lens. These 2 lenses I now have. I will never part with and they will transfer over to my next camera. Also their $$$$ value will last longer than any camera that they go on.
That being said If you still want an awesome camera The Canon 5D MK II is a great place to start...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item exactly with description, delivery on time, Item function very good, Price is good, too. recommended seller.Published 10 months ago by Ha Nguyen
This is my husband's dream camera. An ear-to-ear grin remains pasted across his face.Published 15 months ago by Judy Scheel
This is the most frustrating camera body ever - I have a lot of L-glass and find myself squeezing the trigger while it sits there trying to AF forever! Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Mick Pen