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Canon Eos 5D Mark II

Example of Shoots by Giuseppe Repetto


List price
(body only)
US: $ 2,699
EU: 2,499
UK: 2,299
List price
(EF 24-105 L kit)
US: $ 3,499
EU: 3,299
UK: 3,049
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor * 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor
Full 35 mm size frame
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
22.0 million total pixels
21.1 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio
Lenses Canon EF lens mount (does not support EF-S lenses)
No field of view crop (1.0x)
Dust reduction "EOS Integrated Cleaning System"
Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown - can be disabled)
Dust Delete Data - Data from a test shot is used to 'map' dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software
Image processor * DIGIC 4
A/D conversion 14 bit
Image sizes (JPEG) * 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP)
4080 x 2720 (11.1 MP)
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP)
Image sizes (RAW) * 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP)
3861 x 2574 (10.0 MP)
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP)
File formats * RAW (.CR2; 14-bit)
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine / Normal
RAW + JPEG (separate files)
sRAW1, sRAW2 (see above) *
Auto focus 9-point TTL CMOS sensor
6 "Invisible Assist AF points"
Centre point cross type F5.6 or faster
Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
AF working range: -0.5 - 18 EV (at 23C, ISO 100)
Focus modes One shot AF
AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF
Manual focus
AF micro adjustment * Adjust all lenses by same amount (effectively body adjustment)
Adjust up to 20 lenses individually
AF point selection Auto
Predictive AF As close as 8 m (with 300 mm F2.8L lens at 50 kph)
AF assist No (only with external flash)
Metering TTL full aperture metering 35 zone SPC
Metering range: 1.0 - 20 EV
Metering modes Evaluative 35 zone (linked to any AF point)
Partial (8% at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.5% at center)
Center-weighted average
AE lock Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
Manual: AE lock button
Exposure compensation +/-2.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure bracketing +/- 2.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity * ISO 100 - 6400
0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
Auto ISO (100-3200)
Expansion options:
ISO 50 (L1)
ISO 12800 (H1)
ISO 25600 (H2)
Shutter Focal-plane shutter
150,000 exposure durability
30 - 1/8000 sec
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Aperture values F1.0 - F91
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance Auto
Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketing +/-3 levels
3 images
Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias
WB shift Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Picture style Standard
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3
Custom image parameters Sharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Color tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Image processing options * Highlight tone priority
Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)
Color space sRGB
Adobe RGB
Viewfinder * Eye-level pentaprism
98% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.71x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: Approx. 21 mm
Interchangeable focusing screen (3 other types optional)
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)
Viewfinder info * AF information:
AF points
Focus confirmation light
Exposure information:
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
Flash information:
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Image information:
White balance correction
CF card information
Monochrome shooting
Maximum burst (2 digit display)
Highlight tone priority (D+)
LCD monitor * 3.0 " TFT LCD
920,000 pixels
Automatic 3 level brightness adjustment plus 7 manual levels
170 viewing angle
Dual anti-reflection ('Clear View')
LCD Live view * Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30 fps
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Silent mode
Grid optional (x2)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Three AF modes - Live mode / Quick mode / Face Detection
Live histogram (Luminance or RGB)
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
Movie recording * Available optionally during Live view mode
1920 x 1080 (16:9) up to 12 mins (Quicktime 1080p H.264; 38.6 Mbits/sec)
640 x 480 (4:3) up to 24 mins (Quicktime 480p H.264; 17.3 Mbits/sec)
Max file size 4 GB
Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video, PCM sound)
30 fps
Record review Off
On (histogram via INFO button)
Display mode same as last used Play mode
2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Playback modes 1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot
2. As 1 but also image count and quality
3. Detailed exposure information, thumbnail and luminance histogram
4. Less detailed exposure info., thumbnail, luminance and RGB histograms
Playback features Optional blinking highlight alert
Optional AF point display
Magnified view (up to 10x)
2x2 or 3x3 thumbnail index
Jump (by 1, 10, 100 images, screen, date, folder, movies, stills)*
Delete / Protect
Flash No built-in flash unit
E-TTL II auto flash / metered manual
Flash compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Hot-shoe & PC Terminal
External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
In-camera flash configuration (currently only 580 EX II)
Wireless multi-flash support
PC Sync
Shooting modes Auto
Creative Auto *
Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
Manual (M)
Custom 1
Custom 2 *
Custom 3 *
Drive modes Single
Continuous: 3.9 fps *
Self-timer: 2 or 10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
Burst buffer Large/Fine JPEG: 78 frames (310 with UDMA card) *
RAW: 13 frames *
Orientation sensor Yes
Auto rotation On (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
Custom functions * 25 custom functions with 71 settings in 4 groups
Menu languages * 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware User upgradable
Portrait grip Optional WFT-E4 (WiFi / LAN / USB mass storage)
Optional BG-E6 battery grip
Connectivity * USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
AV out (video & audio *)
HDMI connector *
Microphone input *
PC Sync flash terminal
Communication terminal on base for WFT-E4
InfraRed *
Storage * Compact Flash Type I or II (inc. FAT32)
Supports UDMA cards *
Copyright metatag support
Canon Original Data Security Kit supported ("Original Image Data")
Power * Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
CR1616 for date & settings
Approx. 850 shots at 20C
Battery indication 6 levels & percentage (memorized)
Dimensions * 152 x 114 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.5 x 2.9 in)
Weight * No battery: 810 g (1.8 lb)
Accessories Viewfinder: Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg, Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4
Battery Grip BG-E6
All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-1, Remote Controller RC-5
Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3
  • 21 megapixel CMOS sensor (very similar to the sensor in the EOS-1Ds Mark III)
  • Sensor dust reduction by vibration of filter
  • ISO 100 - 6400 calibrated range, ISO 50 - 25600 expansion (1Ds Mark III & 5D max ISO 3200)
  • Auto ISO (100 - 3200) in all modes except manual
  • 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
  • DIGIC 4 processor, new menus / interface as per the EOS 50D
  • Image processing features:
    • Highlight tone priority
    • Auto lighting optimizer (4 levels)
    • High ISO noise reduction (4 levels)
    • Lens peripheral illumination correction (vignetting correction)
  • RAW and SRAW1 (10 MP) / SRAW2 (5 MP)
  • RAW / JPEG selection made separately
  • Permanent display of ISO on both top plate and viewfinder displays
  • AF microadjustment (up to 20 lenses individually)
  • Three custom modes on command dial, Creative Auto mode
  • Image copyright metadata support
  • 98% coverage viewfinder (0.71x magnification)
  • 3.0" 920,000 dot LCD monitor with 'Clear View' cover / coatings, 170 viewing angle
  • Automatic LCD brightness adjustment (ambient light sensor)
  • Live view with three mode auto-focus (including face detection)
  • No mirror-flip for exposures in Live View if contrast detect AF selected
  • Movie recording in live view (1080p H.264 up to 12 minutes, VGA H.264 up to 24 mins per clip)
  • Two mode silent shooting (in live view)
  • New jump options in play mode
  • HDMI and standard composite (AV) video out
  • Full audio support: built-in mic and speaker, mic-in socket, audio-out over AV (although not HDMI)
  • IrPort (supports IR remote shutter release using optional RC1 / RC5 controllers)
  • UDMA CompactFlash support
  • New 1800 mAh battery with improved battery information / logging
  • New optional WFT-E4 WiFi / LAN / USB vertical grip
  • Water resistance: 10 mm rain in 3 minutes





5D mkII site (slow loading...):

Press release:

DP review thing:

Destined Evolution (full moon):

Another (faster loading) Canon site: d=17662

5D mkII Special Site (Japan):

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Some stuff about the 5Dmk II here (starts about half way):

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Example of Shoots by Giuseppe Repetto

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