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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera

$4,060.99
$1,465.00 $2,595.99 cheaper than 42 days ago
SLR 21.1MP CMOS 4x Nov 2008
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Twenty-four industry awards
No autofocus during video capture
No manual video control
120 Reviews + 24 Awards
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice DP Review Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential
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Reviews

Twenty-Four Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this digital camera and have given it twenty-four awards.

This high megapixel digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites CNET.com, Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Asia.cnet.com, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au, Best4reviews.com and Digicam Buyer.co.uk all of whom said that this Canon camera was excellent.

The authors at websites Ld2.ciol.com, Igizmo.co.uk, M3.idg.se, Digitalfotoforalla.se and Akam.no all thought that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An additional three expert review sites liked this high megapixel digital camera. This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website DP Review, confirming their endorsement and it received a Buy-n-shoot.com "Platinum" award. Additionally, the editor of review website Digitalartsonline.co.uk wrote that this camera was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

This camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com, it received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv and Magnus.de gave it a "Test Winner" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was good. EISA.eu gave this Canon digital camera an "EISA" award, Maclife.com gave it an "Awesome Award" and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fourty-nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 89 out of 100. This puts this digital camera in the top 9% of all the digital cameras of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 2,835 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Battery

850 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the EOS 5D Mark II which takes 850 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 33x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($2,198.99) (5x), or the Sony Alpha A5100 (8x).

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Smart TV

No Voice Memo or GPS Option

One owner considered that the product did not have gps. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “No voice memo or GPS option” in their review of this digital camera.


Support

No Manual Video Control

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Techradar said “No manual video control”. Eight years ago Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their Canon EOS 5D Mark II review “The user manual says "auto focusi”. Wired.com said “No manual overrides in movie mode”.


Large Viewfinder

Five people concluded that it had a good screen. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned seven years ago “21.1 million effective pixels Full-frame CMOS sensor 3in, 920,000-dot LCD screen Live View Full HD (1080p) video recording in 12-minute bursts Street price approx £2,250Scores” in their review of this digital camera. Tracyandmatt.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The full screen CCD puts this camera in between high end consumer based D-SLR’s”.

Three owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Techradar wrote “Large viewfinder” however they only scored it 1 stars. Wired.com said “Bright and clear viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very large, bright viewfinder really fills your vision” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

One person concluded that it was mirrorless.

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HD Video

Thirty-four people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Wired.com mentioned “HD Movie capture” however they only gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars. Wired.com also mentioned “Jaw-dropping video capability” in their review. Wired.com also wrote “HD video capabilities” in their review.

Excellent Images

Fourty-three owners who reviewed it wrote that it was able to produce good images. Electricpig.co.uk said in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II “Superb 21MP images”. Pdnonline.com said “Excellent image quality over a range of lighting conditions from bright sunshine to dimly lit tunnels” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark II review. Wired.com wrote “Terrific highISO images” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark II review although they gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Twenty customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Eight years ago Wired.com wrote “Excellent high ISO performance”. Electricpig.co.uk said “ISO sensitivity of 25 600 means you can shoot even when the sun goes down” in their review of this digital camera. Mac World wrote eight years ago “Expanded ISO range” in his review of this digital camera.

Eighteen owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good picture resolution. Wired.com mentioned “Ultrahigh resolution and great versatility”. Consumersearch.com mentioned “21.1megapixel resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review said on DP Review “Good resolution and detail in raw files” but even so they only gave it a score of 18.92 out of 100.

Sixteen people who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Wired.com mentioned “Selfcleaning sensor” however they gave it a score of 1 stars. Techradar wrote “Lownoise sensor” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 19.4 out of 100. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote two years ago “35mm-size sensor obviates focal-length conversions”.

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Pdnonline.com wrote “One of the best cameras weve seen for shooting in low-light at high ISOs” but they only gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Good low-light performance” although they gave it a score of 14 out of 100.

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No Autofocus During Video Capture

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II did not have a good autofocus. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “LCD screen doesnt flip out, awkward focusing in Live View mode”. Electricpig.co.uk wrote eight years ago “Autofocus in movie mode isn't the best”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned also eight years ago “Autofocus system could use an update”.

Two customers considered that it did not have a good lens. Wired.com said in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II “Requires a good lens for best results” . Wired.com also mentioned “A stabilised lens is required” in their review.

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No Pop-Up Flash

Seven people wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good flash. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “No pop-up flash” . Wired.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II “Expensive, no built-in flash, no in-camera anti-shake (which means that, ideally”. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “No built-in flash or AF Assist lamp No traditional Scene modes” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Solid Feel from Camera Body

Four people concluded that the product was a good body shape. Eight years ago Wired.com mentioned “Exceptionally well built body, with limited weather sealing” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark II review.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Eight years ago Dpreview.com mentioned on expert website DP Review “The 5D was the first with a compact body (i.e” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Seven years ago Eisa.eu mentioned in their review of this digital camera on EISA.eu “A full-frame sensor in a relatively compact body.”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was good structurally. One owner who bought the product reckoned that it was thin. Techradar mentioned “Narrow DOF” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner said in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is fairly heavy (810 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 7D ($538.45) (820g).

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Light Exposure

Supports Eighteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Picture Quality

5616 X 3744 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a 5616 x 3744 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that are a similar age to it. The worst image resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The EOS 5D Mark II has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Seven customers who purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark II said that it was noisy. Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Low image noise at high ISOs”. Wired.com also said “Low noise levels through ISO 1600 in low light” in their review. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Very low noise even at higher se”.

Very Low Noise Levels

Seven customers who purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark II said that it was noisy. Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Low image noise at high ISOs”. Wired.com also said “Low noise levels through ISO 1600 in low light” in their review. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Very low noise even at higher se”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The EOS 5D Mark II supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a battery charger included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The EOS 5D Mark II has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The EOS 5D Mark II has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has an external flash connector. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the EOS 5D Mark II has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the K-3 (3.2"), or the 645Z (3.2") both from Pentax or the Nikon D610 + AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR + AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED + 32GB (3.2").

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Design

Dustproof

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is dustproof, as are most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Excellent Build Quality and Ergonomics

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it was ergonomic. Dp Review mentioned “Intuitive user interface and good ergonomics with larg” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Wired.com mentioned “Beautiful 3inch LCD display, plus a nice, large viewf” in their review of this digital camera. Theregister.co.uk wrote eight years ago “After all, why shouldnt on-line video content be good-looking? As a DSLR, it’s a real upgrade from the old 5D” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cameratown.com mentioned “Written by Ron RismanDecember, 2008 Canon digital SLR owners have enjoyed a pretty good ride at the top” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “Nikon and Sony have come at the design from fresh points of view”. One person who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Eight years ago expert website Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “Motion was very smooth” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and scored it 6 stars.

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Solid Construction

Ten people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well made. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Solid construction” but in spite of that they only scored it 1 stars. Wired.com mentioned eight years ago “Solid design and great interface” however they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Asia.cnet.com said nine years ago “Solid feel from camera body” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only rated the product 18.92 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed the Canon EOS 5D Mark II agreed that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Robust kamera” nonetheless they scored it 1 stars. Nine years ago expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave it a score of 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The EOS 5D's body is sturdy and resistant to water”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was reliable. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Reliable metering even in difficult contrast situations” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

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HD Quality Movies

Twenty-nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk eight years ago “Good video-capture capabilities and quality” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Wired.com mentioned “Excellent image quality, good ergonomics”. Wired.com also said “Incredible image quality” in their review.

Low Noise Performance is Exemplary At the Highest ISO Settings

Five owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Wired.com mentioned “HD video, automatic sensor cleaning on power down, expandable ISO settings (up to 25 600), pre-set capture modes, automatic lens correction” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Dp Review wrote on DP Review eight years ago “Wide range of ISO settings from 50 to 25600 (with ISO Expansion enabled)” in their review of this digital camera but they rated it 1 stars. Dpexpert.com.au said “Low noise performance is exemplary at the highest ISO settings” although they gave it a score of 1 stars.

Five owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Wired.com said “Full manual control over vide” but despite that they only scored it 19.4 out of 100. What Digital Camera said nine years ago “Excellent image quality, good noise control, colour rendition, great LCD screen, usable video” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “A handy thumb wheel lets you browse through the 5Ds bewilderingly complex list of options on th” .

Four owners thought it had a good interface. Eight years ago Wired.com said “Simple user interface”. Expert website Techworld.com wrote “Like its predecessor, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II is a great camera that offers exceptional image quality and a great interface” .

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Certificates

Energy Star Certified

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is Energy Star certified. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera are not Energy Star certified.

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Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The EOS 5D Mark II has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The EOS 5D Mark II features multi-shot function. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Custom Colour

The EOS 5D Mark II has a custom colour. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a custom colour.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5D Mark II supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support direct printing.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 5D Mark II supports live view, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Histogram

The EOS 5D Mark II features histogram. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Power

Excellent Battery Life

Two customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good battery life. Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D Mark II review “Clever technology used in battery”. Eight years ago Wired.com mentioned “Excellent battery life” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Full Feature Set

Nine people reckoned that it had good features. Wired.com wrote “Full feature set” but even so they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Expert website Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Has all the bells and whistles which makes this shooter not only a decent still image shooter.” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. Macworld.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Mac World “I’d like to see a few additional features (better auto bracketing”.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 5D Mark II has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has an HDMI Port

The EOS 5D Mark II has an HDMI port. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Other

Released Over Eight Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the EOS 5D Mark II.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon b001g7pbic, canon p196376p, canon 211mp, canon 715nm, canon f28l, 4185shot
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