The Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR. The Canon EOS 5D Mk II hits the ground running with a host of features just dripping with technological advancement and sure to inspire great photography. From the huge number of megapixels to the introduction of Live View, from the advanced DIGIC 4 processor and full HD Movie Mode to improved weather sealing, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a crowd pleaser that doesn't have it in its nature to disappoint.
All Canon 5D Series Cameras:
Here are all the other cameras in the 5D series:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Features:
- 21.1 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor gives you vivid, beautifully clear definition and enables you to print at an almost limitless size
- 3.9 fps shooting at 78 JPEG continuous image burst
- Full HD 1080 movie recording including HDMI output
- 9-point AF with 6 extra 'hidden' autofocus assist points
- Huge bright 3" LCD screen with Live View mode and Face Detection Live AF
- DIGIC IV processing for speedy reactions, accurate auto-focus and excellent image quality
- Super sleek, sturdy magnesium alloy body
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- High ISO 6400 - expandable down to 100 and up to 25,600
- Improved weather sealing to keep out the elements
- Optional Wireless Fire Transmitter with External HDD and GPS compatibility
5D Mark II – CMOS DIGIC IV Processor
Featuring the same second-generation on-chip noise reduction circuitry used on the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II more than adequately suppresses random noise, and eliminates fixed-pattern noise. This, combined with a CMOS sensor with 21.1 megapixels, means the Canon EOS 5D Mark II delivers crystal clear, high fidelity images.
With many years of in-house CMOS development under their belt, the Canon DIGIC IV processor offers an almost instant, super-quick start-up time, immediate buffer-clearing between frame bursts and superior image quality through advanced rendering algorithms.
The EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR from Canon shoots at 3.9fps, making this camera ideal for studio, wedding and landscape photographers, as well as for demanding action and sports photographers who need a camera that can keep up with the action.
Canon 5D Mark II – Full Frame Finesse
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II features a 21.1 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, giving you the capability and the freedom to express your creativity without a cropped field of view experienced with smaller sensors (a.k.a focal length multiplication). The full frame, 35mm film size sensor means the viewfinder is bright and open, making composition easier and reducing eye-strain. The sensor's low-pass filter and on-chip circuitry suppresses false colours and noise, allowing faithful reproduction of subtle tonal gradations in shadow, midtone and highlights. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II delivers outstanding image quality, particularly for its price point, and is the ideal upgrade for a 5D user, new 'film to digital' converts, or 450D / 40D owners wishing to experience the 'full frame advantage'.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II – Full HD 1080 Movie Recording
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II can shoot at 30 fps in full HD (High Definition) 1920x1080p video at 16:9 ratio, and at 640x480p, 4:3 ratio in SD (Standard Definition). Movie mode is accessed via Live View and still photos can be taken at any time while shooting videos. Files are recorded with .MOV file extension.
Canon EOS 5D Mk2 – Big, bold and bright LCD screen
The EOS 5D Mark II features a large 3" high resolution 920K pixel poly-silicon TFT LCD screen providing you with improved image review functionality as well as improving the ease with which you can access and peruse the menu. The screen retains brightness and visibility throughout 170° in both a vertical and horizontal direction.
One of the biggest advancements of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is the introduction of Live View. Enabling you to view your composition on the LCD screen before you take the shot, Live View has taken its time to come to most DSLR's, despite being commonplace on digital compact cameras, but the feature is pride of place on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II's extensive list of benefits.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II – Take things into your own hands
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II weighs only 810g, far lighter than the EOS 1Ds Mark III and features a magnesium alloy exterior with rubberised grip surfaces. Another highly anticipated advance is the significantly improved weather sealing of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Whilst not to the same standard of the fantastic seals seen on the Canon EOS 1D series, the EOS 5D Mark II improves on the EOS 5D, featuring a multitude of dust and moisture resistant seals on the exterior, whilst the EOS integrated cleaning system looks after things on the inside. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II body strives to look good and feel durable yet light in your hands.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II – Complete connectivity
The EOS 5D Mark II is compatible with the WFT-E4 optional Wireless File Transmitter, so photographers can work free of cables as full-frame image files can be automatically transferred through a wireless LAN to a computer in a matter of seconds.
A Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface allows rapid transfer of images from camera to computer, the ideal solution for shooting straight to hard-drive with the camera tethered to a computer in a studio environment, consequently providing full-screen previews of images as they are shot.
The EOS 5D Mark II is also HDMI compatible, enabling you to connect your digital SLR to HDTV sets, bringing your images to life in all their high definition glory. Compatible with PictBridge, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II supports direct printing to any compatible photo printer without the need for a computer. The EOS 5D Mark II accepts both Compact Flash Type I and Type II cards, including cards of 2GB and larger.
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