Canon EOS-5D Mark II DSLR Camera Body

by Canon
Canon EOS-5D Mark II DSLR Camera Body
A 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with 21.1 megapixels, DiG!C 4 Image Processor and 50-25600 ISO deliver outstanding images with low noise and natural color reproduction.


21 megapixel CMOS sensor
Sensor dust reduction by vibration of filter
ISO 100 - 6400 calibrated range, ISO 50 - 25600 expansion
3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
DIGIC 4 processor
98% coverage viewfinder (0.71x magnification)
3.0" 920,000 dot LCD monitor with 'Clear View' cover / coatings, 170o viewing angle
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)
HDMI and standard composite (AV) video out
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


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

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 23oC, 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 :

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

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 :
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 :
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3

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)

LCD monitor :
3.0 " TFT LCD
920,000 pixels
Automatic 3 level brightness adjustment plus 7 manual levels
170o 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 :
On (histogram via INFO button)
Display mode same as last used Play mode
2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold

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

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 20oC
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)

In the Box

LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1800mAh)
LC-E6 Battery Charger
STV-250N Mini A/V Angled Male to 3 RCA Male A/V Cable
Eyecup Eb
R-F-3 Camera Cover Close
Wide neck strap
IFC-200U USB Cable
EOS Digital Solutions CD-ROM
Canon EOS-5D Mark II Manual


Reviewed by 3 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Good choice
Rating: 5.0
By Verified Buyer from Spain on
It focuses very well, the color is more natural and dynamic range is well
excellent camera
Rating: 5.0
By from tallinn, estonia on
I use 5D-II three weeks. Very usefully camera. All controls are on it
places. Very good image quality. For shooting video you must use tripod.
Magnificent camera for shooting in the dark.
Rating: 5.0
By from Greenland on
Bought this camera as a replacement for its predecessor the 5D, and I am
not disappointed. I work in Northgreenland where it is dark for many
month every year and therefore shoot many night pictures. This camera
does in all aspects fullfill my expactations and I can only recommend it.

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