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Canon EOS 5D Mk. II
Canon EOS 5D Mk. II

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Canon EOS 5D Mk. II

We've given the 5D Mk. II a grade of A-.

Editor's Review

Canon has introduced a new variant on their popular 5D professional dSLR model, the Canon 5D Mk. II. The Mark II features an enormous 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor that allows for live-view previews on the LCD screen. The other marquee feature on the Mark II is the inclusion of a high-definition movie mode, allowing photographers to become videographers and capture full HD clips in 1920 x 1080 resolution. The ability to shoot HD video with interchangeable lenses opens up a whole new world to users.


  • 21.1 megapixels
  • Full-frame CMOS sensor
  • High-definition movie mode
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Canon DIGIC IV Image Processor
  • Live View LCD display
  • Part Number: 2764B003
  • UPC: 013803105384
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2008

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Canon EOS 5D Mk. II Reviews

Canon EOS 5D Mk. II Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great camera problem with flash (John Geer — 07/24/2010)
This camera does all you want but with 580ex II flash it does have under exposure problems. They can't seem to get it right with Manual settings
  • 2.0 out of 5
Autofocus does not work properly (John Horgan — 04/03/2010)
I am glad I kept my 5D as the MkII has a really bad autofocus problem. See many other websites. I have make comparisons using the same lenses and the same lighting conditions and find that the MkII has a habit of hunting endlessly and occasionally settling on a soft focus which is only discovered when you look at the shots on a computer. At first I thought this was my fault but now having done tests and read other reviews I see that the problem is Canon's and not mine. The MkII nows stays at home when I am doing any serious work. Don't buy it!!!
  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent (nader samavati — 12/11/2009)

photography with this camera is great

  • 5.0 out of 5
The best ever (Chris Brookins — 03/04/2009)

What a camera - excellent weight, low light performance even at high ISOs, and incredible sharpness. Just wish it had better metering like the Nikon D700

  • 4.0 out of 5
next step up (N.Scott Trimble — 03/04/2009)

I like where Canon is going, combining video with still, but it could do better. Ergonomically, shooting video is a pain with this camera. But the quality is great. The image resolution and ISO expansion is incredible. Shooting at ISO 6400 is a good as 800 in the last body. Unfortunately, the autofocus is pretty poor. I think my Mark I was a little better.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Canon 5d mark II Terrific! (Mark Jacobs — 10/26/2008)

This camera is the best camera I have ever used. It has incredibly easy controls and the resolution is incomparible for the price. The 1080p video shooting makes for spectacular videos. Incredible value for the most incredible piece of lastest technology.