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Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF L IS USM 24-105mm Lens)

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Capture all your special moments with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera that comes with EF L IS USM 24-105 mm lens and cherish the memories over and over again. With 21.1 MP CMOS sensor and Digic 4 image processor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II lets you take smooth, detailed, and high-quality images. Plus, the nine auto focus points help this Canon 21.1 MP camera to quickly and easily focus on off-center subjects too. With a high ISO sensitivity, this DSLR camera captures clear photos even in low-light conditions. What's more, you can connect this Canon 21.1 MP camera with any PictBridge compatible printer to print images, thanks to its high-speed USB 2.0 port. To top it all, the strong magnesium alloy construction helps this Canon 21.1 MP camera to withstand almost any condition, making it an ideal travel companion.

Product Features
  • Highest ISO range to date
    Since the sensor is full-frame, all lenses can deliver the angle of view they would on a 35mm camera without a conversion factor. This comes in handy especially when shooting with wide-angle lenses.
  • HD video shooting with Live View
    This is the first digital EOS to offer recording of Full HD video in Live View Mode. Capable of shooting clips almost half an hour long at full 1080 resolution, the EOS 5D Mark II does amazing double duty.
  • State-of-the-art image processing
    Processor-intensive operations like Face Detection Live mode, HD video recording and lighting and lens peripheral optimization are all possible thanks to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The EOS 5D Mark II also offers full 14-bit A/D conversion.
  • Cutting-edge AutoFocus
    The EOS 5D Mark II has a sophisticated AF system consisting of 9 user-selectable AF points, along with a total of 6 additional vertical and horizontal AF assist points.

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Product Identifiers
Model5D Mark II
UPC013803105391, 0741024854841, 13803105414, 609728170929, 662425801480, 662425801497, 689466598827, 845251041620, 8714574529639, 8714574529653, 8714574564401

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution21.1 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size24 x 36mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens For SDEF L IS USM 24-105mm
Focal Length Range24mm - 105mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size77 mm
Lens System FeaturesAspherical Lens, Internal Focusing System, UD Glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection
Lens Construction13 group(s) / 18 element(s)

Max Shutter Speed1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, partial (8%), spot (3.5%), spot AF area
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, E-TTL II Program Flash, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100-6400, ISO 12800, ISO 25600, ISO 50, ISO auto (100-3200)
Light Sensitivity Max25600

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryCompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II, Microdrive, UDMA CF

Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeFixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage98%
Viewfinder Magnification0.71x
Dioptric Correction Range-3 to +1

Depth3 in.
Height4.5 in.
Width6 in.
Weight28.8 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x microphone, 1 x remote control
Expansion Slot1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5, MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatH.264, QuickTime
Still Image FormatDPOF 1.1, JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Anti-Dust Technology, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Detection, HDMI, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Illumination Correction, Image Stabilization, LCD Live View Mode, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Takes Photos While Movie Recording, USB 2.0 Compatibility, Water Resistant, Wi-Fi
Face DetectionYes

Shooting ProgramsLandscape, Portrait mode
Special EffectsFaithful, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Colour Temperature Adjust, Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed3.9 frames per second

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CNET Editors' reviewExcellent


    Excellent performance and photo quality; good video capture capabilities and quality.


    No built-in wireless controller; large spot meter; no built-in flash; more direct controls would be nice; AF system could use an update.


    A great follow-up to the 5D and top-flight full-frame camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II delivers the fluid shooting experience and fine photos you expect from a professional model.

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Created: 05/01/09

Canon 5d mark 2

It delivers good picture quality, good autofocus and light metering.

Canon changed its format raw a little bit, so much so my existing software cs3 can not read, I had to buy an update of cs4 in order to accomodate the new raw format. That adds up to increased cost of using the camera.

The extra "original" battery costs too much, luckily there are substitutes that are more reasonable, but then they require a different charger and is not recognized by the camera on the screen.

28 of 29 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 06/09/09

Cannon EOS 5D Mark II

This is by far the best camera I have ever owned. Not only does it feel great in your hand when taking pictures, it takes just awesome pictures. You can take pictures with a high ISO and still get beautiful pictures.

Now the best part.... It also takes great video. Canon just released a firmware upgrade that fixed one of my only complaints about the video. Prior to the firmware upgrade, when you shot video you had no manual control over shutter speed, aperture, etc. The latest release of firmware solves that problem.

With this camera, you can get the "look" of a film camera. Something you can not easily get with a regular video camera.

Bottom line. This camera Rocks!

24 of 26 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 04/07/10

Canon 5DmkII

This is an outstanding camera. High resolution, great ISO range, HD video and many other features. I am using it w/ the 24-70 and 70-200mm canon lenses. Unfortunately for me, I am having focus problems with this particular unit. Very soft images at best. I am having the lenses calibrated to the body. Frankly I don't think one should have to do this with an expensive prosumer camera NIB ! I am very disappointed. What good are 21 megapixels that are out of focus ! The AF system is archaic compared to Canon's other models and esp. compared to Nikon D3 and D700 full frame cameras. I would probably not buy this camera. I know many owners of the original Canon 5D who are keeping their old cameras when buying the new MarkII, because they prefer the old 5D for portrait work. I was planning to use the 5dMkII primarily for landscape work with the large sensor, so I hope I can resolve the problems I am having.
Canon should be ashamed of their QC compared to their competition.

rg rawlins

16 of 19 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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Created: 06/25/12

A professional camera for the amateur photographer!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Awesome camera. Upgraded from a EOS 500D and this feels like shooting a camera for the first time. The body is solid, the viewfinder is bright and big, and coverage is very good as well.

Shooting full frame is a bit of a learning curve at first but once you get a feel for how your lenses perform it's quite enjoyable. The DOF is more narrow than with APS-C. This camera is fantastic for portrait work. The tracking and AF are a bit slow but who cares unless you're a sports shooter. Color rendition and metering are excellent. I'm able to get some fantastic looking portraits with a simple one-light umbrella and this camera.

Landscapes are great too, although highlight range is limited compared to current Nikon and Sony models. This camera DOES have a high DR option(called HTP or highlight tone priority), but you can only shoot from ISO 200-6400. You also lose a little bit of definition in the shadows, but there is a way to get it all- turn on HTP, and expose for about 2/3 to a full stop brighter. Highlights are well preserved and the shadows aren't so dark that they are noisy. If you shoot JPEGs this probably isn't viable, but you won't be doing a lot of post processing anyway (at least like you would with RAW) so you can leave HTP on with 0 EV comp. and still have highlight detail that would otherwise be blown out.

Usability is good, controls are easy and intuitive, although some of the menu items are hidden pretty well (but you can customize them to a favorites tab).

I wish Canon was better about making firmware updates, or allowing 3rd parties to easily mod the OS. I'd love to be able to set up auto-shooting for time lapse videos, or at a minimum have an adjustable timer for longer than 30sec exposures. I'd like more than 2 stop exposure bracketing too, but probably wouldn't use it very often. Maybe all cameras will run on open source code one day?

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Created: 06/16/09

5D Mark II

It's a great camera, new, exactly what is specified, but it is a grey market camera not a USA waranteed version, they say this in the listing in more or less words but I somehow missed that, so the software is for asia not USA. I happen to already have the software so I wasn't worried, but it was a little annoying and I Can see it being frustrating for others. The instruction booklet is a different size than the standard usa Canon booklets, but it's still got all the info you need. The other stuff that came with it is of course of lesser quality, but hey it's free stuff that comes with a nice camera, so keep it or sell it back to ebay LOL. All in all a fine product from Canon and a worthwhile price when you can't even get one from the stores you can get one from these guys.

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