EOS 5D Mark II SLR

EOS 5D Mark II SLR

Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR Review

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Playback Modes & Menus


Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pressing the Play button calls up the last image captured along with little to no exposure information. While you're in Play mode pressing the INFO button controls the amount of information displayed on the LCD from: quality (L) and the image number (27 of 34 images), complete exposure info and a brightness histogram, the RGB histogram.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II

While in Play mode you can display an index of the last 4 images by pressing the Index button (the checkerboard icon). Pressing the Index button again changes the screen to the last 9 images. You can use the 8-way controller and control dials to navigate through your images.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II

If you would like to enlarge an image to examine it more closely just press the Zoom button (the + magnifying glass icon). Each time you press the button the image is magnified more until you reach the maximum of 10x. At any step you can scroll around inside the image using the 8-way controller. Rotating the Quick Control dial allows you to jump to the next or previous image at the same magnification level.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Play menu options:

  • Protect - Protect/unprotect images
  • Rotate - Manually rotate portrait mode images
  • Erase images - Select and erase images or All images on card
  • Print Order - Set DPOF printing information
  • Transfer Order - Select images to be transferred to the computer
  • Highlight alert - Disable or Enable
  • AF point display - Disable or Enable
  • Histogram - Select Brightness or RGB histogram
  • Slide Shot - Start and automated slide show playback
  • Image Jump w/main control dial - 1 image, 10 images, 100 images, Screen, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills




Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Video files are played back fullscreen with VCR-like controls, or on your TV via the supplied Audio/Video cable. The 5DMk2 also offers HDMI output when using the optional HDMI Cable HTC-100. When playing movies back in-camera, sound is heard through the built-in speaker, and rotating the main control dial controls the volume.


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