Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR Review

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EOS 5D Mark II Specifications

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording media Type I or II CF card, UDMA-compatible
Image sensor size Approx. 36 x 24 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)
(The effective lens focal length is the same as indicated on the lens)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor CMOS large plate
Effective pixels Approx. 21.10 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust deletion feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Recorded pixels
Large: Approx. 21.00 megapixels (5616 x 3744)
Medium: Approx. 11.10 megapixels (4080 x 2720)
Small: Approx. 5.20 megapixels (2784 x 1856)
RAW: Approx. 21.00 megapixels (5616 x 3744)
sRAW1: Approx. 10.00 megapixels (3861 x 2574)
sRAW2: Approx. 5.20 megapixels (2784 x 1856)
Create/select a folder Possible
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (2500-10000K)
White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided
* Color temperature information transmission enabled
Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image
brightness correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens peripheral illumination correction Provided
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 98%
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point Approx. 21 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Interchangeable (2 types sold separately), Eg-A standard focusing screen provided
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Autofocus TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points 9 plus 6 Assist AF points
Metering range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Focus modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF-assist beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
AF Microadjustment AF Microadjustment possible
Metering modes 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (Full Auto, Creative Auto, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, bulb exposure
ISO speed
(Recommended Exposure Index)
Full Auto, Creative Auto: ISO 100 - 3200 set automatically
P, Tv, Av, M, B: ISO 100 - 6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)
settable, Auto, or expandable to ISO 50 (L), ISO 12800 (H1), or ISO 25600 (H2)
Exposure compensation Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation)
Settable amount: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Drive mode Single shooting, continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 3.9 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 78 shots (Approx. 310 shots),
RAW: Approx. 13 shots (Approx. 14 shots),
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 8 shots (Approx. 8 shots)
* Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 2GB card
* Figures in parentheses apply to an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 2GB card based on Canon's testing standards.
Compatible flash EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal Provided
Shooting modes Still photo shooting and movie shooting
Focusing Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode, Live face detection mode (Contrast detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Metering modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos) / Center-weighted average metering (movies)
Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent shooting Provided (Still photo shooting)
Movie MOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Recording size: 1920x1080 (Full HD), 640x480 (SD)
Continuous movie shooting time: Full HD approx. 12 min. SD approx. 24 min.
* Based on Canon's testing standards using a 4GB card.
LCD Monitor TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots 3-in. with approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment Auto (Darker/Standard/Brighter), Manual (7 levels)
Interface languages 25
Image display formats Single, Single + Info (Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram)
4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom magnification Approx. 1.5x - 10x
Image browsing methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, jump by screen, by shooting date, by folder, by movie, by stills
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Built-in speaker
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions 25
Camera user settings Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2, and C3 positions
My Menu registration Provided
Digital terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
Audio/video output terminal 3.5mm dia. stereo mini jack (NTSC/PAL selectable)
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution)
External microphone input terminal 3.5mm dia. stereo mini jack
Remote control terminal Compatible with remote control via N3 Type
Wireless remote control With Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Extension system terminal For connection to Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4/E4A
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6 (Qty. 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
* With Battery Grip BG-E6 attached, size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used
Battery information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, and Recharge performance displayed
Battery life
(Based on CIPA testing standards)
With viewfinder shooting:
At 23°C/73°F, approx. 850 shots. At 0°C/32°F, approx. 750 shots.
With Live View shooting:
At 23°C/73°F, approx. 200 shots. At 0°C/32°F, approx. 180 shots.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 152 x 113.5 x 75 mm / 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in.
Weight Approx. 810 g / 28.6 oz. (body only)
Working temperature range 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)

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