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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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A very popular and high image quality SLR digital camera, with multiple awards and good features
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5D Mark II number 420 across all digital cameras.
98
Reviews
57 Reviews + 24 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%, based on 57 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
The EOS 5D Mark II has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
EOS integrated cleaning system
Super spectra coating
Ultrasonic focusing
Super UD and aspherical lens elements
Image stabilizer
D aperture<br>the f/4 maximum aperture of the EF 24-105mm f/4l IS USM is fixed throughout the lens' focal-length range, so shutter speeds will not change as the lens is zoo
Lightweight and versatile
L-series quality
Series optics<br>- lightweight 4.3x zoom<br>- constant maximum f/4 aperture throughout zoom range<br>- three-stop image stabilizer<br>- super UD and aspheric lens elements<br>- fast autofocus<br>- super spectra coatings<br>- circular aperture provides pleasing background blur<br>- soft case and lens
Ring a greater focal-length range and a more compact construction than other standard zooms, the EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM is the ideal lens for the professional travel photograp
Durable, compact design
9-point AF + 6 assist AF points
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Up to 3.9 frames per second
3.0 high resolution LCD
Full HD movie recording
High ISO
DIGIC 4
21.1 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
.1MP full frame CMOS sensor<br>- DIGIC 4 processor<br>- ISO range expandable to 25600<br>- full HD (1080, 30fps) movie recording<br>- high-res 3.0 VGA LCD with live view<br>- up to 3.9fps JPEG shooting up to card capacity<br>- 9-point AF + 6 assist AF points<br>- magnesium alloy
Full frame EOS 5d mark II combines outstanding resolution with up to 3.9 fps shooting and superlative high ISO performance. the addition of full HD movie recording expands the boundaries of photogra
Smooth background blur
Heavier than average
Very slow camera shutter speed

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How Big is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II?

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is 152mm wide and 75mm tall. It is 113mm deep and weighs 810g.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Popular Choice

The EOS 5D Mark II is one the most popular digital camera currently available for purchase.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $2,300.00 it is in the most expensive 4% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II of £1,549.00 ($1,549.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $751.00.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The EOS 5D Mark II's sensor megapixels of 21.1MP is in the highest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the EOS 5D Mark II of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the EOS 5D Mark II of only 0.000125s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 93% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Heavier Than Average

The EOS 5D Mark II's weight of 810g is in the heaviest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EOS 5D Mark II has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Custom Colours

The EOS 5D Mark II supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Energy Star Certified

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is Energy Star certified. 98% of cameras are not Energy Star certified.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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850 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II which takes 850 battery life.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The EOS 5D Mark II supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Dustproof

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is dustproof. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 5D Mark II supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Has an HDMI Port

The EOS 5D Mark II has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Digital Zoom

The EOS 5D Mark II's digital zoom of 4x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 28% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the EOS 5D Mark II of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 76% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the EOS 5D Mark II is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The EOS 5D Mark II has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5D Mark II supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Canon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II features multi-shot function. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The EOS 5D Mark II supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon b001g7pbic, canon 2764b004, canon 2764b003, canon p196376p, canon 1483c010, canon ef50mm, canon 211mp, canon 715nm, canon eos5d, canon f28l, 4185shot

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