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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)
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- 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-6400
- Body only, lenses sold separately,1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty
- 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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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||850 Photos|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3.9 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||920,000|
|Effective Still Resolution||21.1 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||6,400|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive|
|Flash Modes Description||Auto,Flash off,Flash on|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/200_sec|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector|
|Focus Description||TTL-SIR-CT, 9 focus points|
|Focus Type||Automatic with Manual|
|Form Factor||Mid-size SLR|
|HDMI Type||HDMI Mini|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Item Dimensions||4.49 x 2.95 x 5.98 inches|
|Item Display Weight||28.6 ounces|
|Item Weight||1.87 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||13 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Maximum Focal Length||105 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||1,920 Pixels|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||5,616|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||21.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||Digic 4|
|Remote Control Description||N3 connector|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Shipping Weight||3.5 pounds|
|Style Name||5D Mark II Body|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||h.264;mpeg-4|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Sold By||UTM Inc||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||digideals4less Top rated seller||Focus Camera|
|Screen Size||3 in||3.2 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||Automatic with Manual||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option||Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option||Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)||Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)|
|Item Dimensions||2.95 x 5.98 x 4.49 in||2.99 x 5.98 x 4.57 in||3.07 x 5.87 x 4.41 in||2.8 x 5.71 x 4.37 in||2.91 x 5.83 x 4.37 in||3.09 x 5.47 x 4.11 in|
|Item Weight||1.87 lbs||2.09 lbs||2.01 lbs||1.7 lbs||1.9 lbs||1.66 lbs|
|Megapixels||22||22.1||20.2 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||18||20.2 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||21.1 megapixels||22 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||20.1 megapixels||18 megapixels||20.2 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||APS-C (22.4 x 15mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||APS-C (22.4 x 15mm)||APS-C (22.5 x 15mm)|
|Style Name||5D Mark II Body||Body Only||Body||Body Only||Body Only||Body Only|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)|
The integration of HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1-megapixel camera opens a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers. With its full-frame CMOS sensor and outstanding ISO performance, the EOS 5D Mark II will appeal to any photographer in search of the finest camera equipment available -- from studio and wedding to nature and travel photographers.Compact, lightweight with environmental protection, EOS 5D successor boasts a newly designed Canon CMOS sensor, with ISO sensitivity up to 25,600 for shooting in near dark conditions. The new DIGIC 4 processor combines with the improved CMOS sensor to deliver medium format territory image quality at 3.9 frames per second, for up to 310 frames.
From the Manufacturer
Compact, lightweight with environmental protection, EOS 5D successor boasts a newly designed Canon CMOS sensor, with ISO sensitivity up to 25,600 for shooting in near dark conditions. The new DIGIC 4 processor combines with the improved CMOS sensor to deliver medium format territory image quality at 3.9 frames per second, for up to 310 frames.
Triggered from Live View Mode, HD video capture allows users to shoot uninterrupted at full 1080 resolution at 30fps -- for amazing quality footage with outstanding levels of detail and realism.
The integration of HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1-megapixel camera opens a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers. With its full-frame CMOS sensor and outstanding ISO performance, the EOS 5D Mark II will appeal to any photographer in search of the finest camera equipment available -- from studio and wedding to nature and travel photographers.
Other improvements to the EOS 5D include:
- Addition of Canons EOS Integrated Cleaning System, with a new Fluorine coating on the low-pass filter
- Larger 3.0-inch Clear View LCD with VGA resolution, a 170-degree angle of view and anti-reflective coatings
- Improved menu system including Quick Control Screen for more direct access to common settings
- Automatic peripheral illumination correction, utilizing detailed EF lens information to optimize JPEG images straight out of the camera
- Magnesium alloy construction with additional environmental protection
- UDMA memory card compatibility
New CMOS sensor
The EOS 5D Mark IIs newly designed full-frame 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor features ISO sensitivity from 100-6400, expandable to 50, 12,800 and 25,600. Large 6.4µm2 pixels have been redesigned to capture more light and yield a better signal to noise ratio to ensure lower noise images throughout the ISO range. The full frame sensor has the same dimensions as a frame of 35mm film. This means that wide-angle lenses stay wide, without the change in angle of view associated with smaller sensor cameras. As well as benefiting from finer control over depth of field, photographers moving up to the EOS 5D Mark IIs full frame format will find the newly designed wide, bright 98 percent coverage viewfinder on a joy to work with.
New DIGIC 4 processor
A new DIGIC 4 processor combined with 14-bit analogue to digital conversion provides smooth gradations in mono-tonal areas such as skies, and highly accurate color rendition. As well as HD movie shooting, DIGIC 4s high speed provides for long uninterrupted continuous bursts of large JPEGs, near-instant start-up times and immediate and fast review after shooting. DIGIC 4 also provides for improved noise reduction algorithms, complementing the already low-noise images from the EOS 5D Mark IIs CMOS sensor.
HD video capture
The EOS 5D Mark II is Canons first DSLR to incorporate full HD 1920x1080 video capture. Once filming is started from Live View mode, photographers can fire off either single of continuous stills, with video capture continuing after the final frame is captured.
A new 3.0-inch VGA resolution LCD provides a wide 170 degree angle-of-view, providing plenty of clarity for accurate focus checks in playback. The screen brightness can automatically adjust to suit viewing conditions, extending battery life in low light and improving viewing in bright conditions. A new dedicated Live View button switches modes to display a real-time image on the LCD. This allows EOS 5D Mark II photographers to enjoy simplified shooting from awkward angles. Simple connection to a PC provides easy remote shooting.
Precision focus and metering
A 9-point auto focus system is supported by 6 additional invisible Assist AF points, located inside the spot-metering circle to optimise subject tracking performance in AI SERVO AF mode. For accurate exposure readings in tricky lighting conditions, the spot metering circle covers just 3.5 percent of the frame.
The EOS 5D Mark IIs redesigned menu system includes a new Quick Control screen, for instant access to the most commonly changed settings. A new Creative Auto mode allows photographers to cede control of key settings to the camera, while retaining control over creative variables such background blur, drive mode and image brightness. Custom user settings allow photographers to switch between two completely different camera setups. This is ideal for changing quickly between two different environments, such as switching from working inside a church without flash to outdoors with fill-flash at a wedding.
Shooting flexibility is enhanced with a range of new accessories. Shooting capacity can be extended with either the high-capacity 1800mAh lithium-ion Battery Pack LP-E6, or Battery Grip BG-E6.
A new optional Wireless File Transmitter
The WFT-E4 offers external HDD and GPS compatibility along with ability to transmit images direct to computer or FTP server, or operate the camera wirelessly. Both the BG-E6 and WFT-E4 feature a vertical orientation shutter release and other key controls for comfortable portraiture work, with a substantial grip to help balance the camera when used with long lenses.
What's in the Box
- EOS 5D Mark II Body
- Eyecup Eb
- Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKII
- Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
- USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
- Battery Charger LC-E6
- Battery Pack LP-E6
- EOS Digital Solution Disk
- Software Instruction Manual
Canon EOS 5D Mark II: Highly Recommended by dpreview.com
Top customer reviews
First off, this camera is FAST. It isn't as fast as one of the $5000 professional 1D series cameras, but for half the price, what can you expect? The Mark II is a semi-pro camera that will make an amateur feel like a pro. This camera is fantastic! It's amazingly fast, the ISO performance is staggering, and the full-frame sensor and all 21.1 megapixels of beauty are all you really need to fall in love with this thing over and over again. It pays for itself. There is no price on the shot; if you are debating whether to get this camera or not, I say YES! If you are upgrading from a 5D Mark I, should you upgrade? YES! Are you debating between the 7D and the 5D Mark II? I say to test them both out and see if you prefer the cropped sensor or the full-frame (for me, the full-frame Mark II cannot be beat, though the 7D is also a very nice camera.)
Bottom line: just get it.
This camera isn't perfect. The 5D Mark II does have a lower frame rate than some other very fine cameras at 3.9 frames per second. Nevertheless, this frame rate has been fine for my purposes, including wildlife and bird photography. I am able to catch hummingbirds in flight. Unless you are a professional sports or action photographer there is simply no need to consider the much more expensive 1 series camera bodies.
I would have preferred more focus points than the 9 visible and 6 invisible points this camera provides, though in normal lighting conditions there has been no problem getting fast, accurate focus. In very low light where the shot requires an ISO of 3200 or 6400 and no flash, the camera does sometimes have trouble, especially with moving or flat, low-contrast subjects. But considering that we wouldn't even be able to get an essentially noise-free image with another camera at these settings it seems a small criticism.
This camera also lacks an internal flash. Some people may feel this to be a loss, but with the extraordinary low-light capability of the 5D Mark II I haven't missed this feature at all. When I want to use a flash I can easily attach one, and that seems to be a rare event now. The ability to capture low light images without the exposure problems flash often causes is an enormous improvement for me. And when I need a flash I always have my 580 EX II available, though it does add some weight to this body.
The high resolution of this camera will show up flaws in any attached lens. Thus, you are going to have to use high quality glass to get the most out of the body. Those who are not able or willing to make an investment in "L" quality lenses would probably be just as happy with a 50D or similar bodies from other manufacturers. On the other hand, this camera's ability to register most Canon lenses and eliminate problems like peripheral illumination has proven remarkable during my use.
Notably, there are many other improvements over the original 5D, which was a wonderful camera that many people would still be very happy with. The Mark II's new display is outstanding; while a few other cameras now offer the same 3 inch high resolution LCD, the new display allows the user to enlarge the image enough to get a very good idea of what the final image will look like in print. When using auto ISO settings the camera makes very good choices to capture the best image possible. In fact, the algorithms this camera's DIGIC 4 processor uses for all its settings seem superior to any of the others I have looked at. And if you don't like the choices the camera makes, it is completely customizable, including 3 user settings on the main control knob.
Then too, you do have to read the manual and take time to learn the many controls and settings that are available. I am convinced that several of the negative reviews on this site are simply the result of not understanding the full capabilities of this camera. For example comments about the "sharpness" of photos fail to take into account that the camera comes with certain sharpness settings by default, but that these can be changed and images sharpened to an almost garish degree. Other comments about supposed failings of different portrait mode settings or white balance adjustments likewise seem not to recognize that nearly every setting on this camera can be modified to match the operator's desires. This is a highly advanced instrument which requires some study before taking it out into the field.
One way to judge a camera body is by the people who choose to use it. The outstanding professional photographer and professor of photography, Pete Souza was named official Whitehouse photographer earlier this year; his history-making first digital official Presidential portrait of President Obama was made using a 5D Mark II. Numerous photo journalists, wedding and event photographers and others who make their living with their equipment are using 5D Mark II bodies. I am also seeing this camera being used more and more by sports photographers, despite its 3.9 fps rate.
I have said nothing about the video capability. This was not a reason for my purchase, but I have been impressed by the quality of the videos this camera produces. I did not at first recognize what a game changer high def video capability in an SLR would become. It is interesting that Canon has now issued a firmware upgrade to allow full manual exposure control during videography which in my experience works very well. You must, however, have a good quality computer with a fast processor and high end video card to be able to edit the high def output.
Like any other camera, there are a few small things Canon could have done to make this an even more remarkable improvement over the original 5D. But taken as a whole, for my money this is far and away the best, most feature rich and useable DSLR available for professional and serious photographers.
The 5D MKII is out for a while so everything is written about it already I don't want to waste the space I am just saying I really like it. My only wish would be the 7D's AF system in it but it will probably come with the MKIII I just didn't want to wait. I have the 7D for the occasional sport and wildlife and the 5D MKII for the rest. Amazing camera!
I have to qualify that by saying that I am primarily interested in landscape photography. The Mark III will be the better choice for sports, events or wildlife photographers. If you can afford it.
There is currently a 1000 to 1500 dollar price difference between the Mark III and Mark II bodies.
You really have to consider what you are going to use it for.
For me. The Mark II consistently excels.
PS: I bought my Mark II with the 24-105 L IS lens last year in August for less than you can currently get it anywhere online. What does that tell you?
Yeah. It's becoming more scarce but there is still strong demand because it's a classic.
I also have to issue a warning. If you own this, you might also succumb to L lens lust.
I have, and it's very expensive, but very gratifying.