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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Features and Specifications
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Published on 10/15/2008
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark II The full frame EOS 5D Mark II combines outstanding resolution with 3.9 fps shooting and superlative high ISO performance. The addition of Full HD movie recording expands the boundaries of photography.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II Features and Specifications
Features

- 21.1MP full frame CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 4 processor
- ISO range expandable to 25600
- Full HD (1080, 30fps) movie recording
- High-res 3.0” VGA LCD with Live View
- 3.9fps JPEG shooting up to card capacity
- 9-point AF + 6 Assist AF points
- Magnesium alloy body

Extend the boundaries of your photography.

21.1 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
For the ultimate in creative shooting, the EOS 5D Mark II features a full frame CMOS sensor (36mm x 24mm). With no cropping or magnification effects, enjoy a true wide angle experience through the large, bright viewfinder. Redesigned pixels minimise noise, while a 21.1 Megapixel resolution surpasses the standards demanded by the leading picture agencies.

DIGIC 4
Canon’s DIGIC 4 works with the EOS 5D Mark II’s image sensor to deliver outstanding reproduction of colours and subtle tonal gradations. DIGIC 4 also delivers split-second start-up times, Face Detection AF in Live View mode, and additional HD movie recording.

High ISO
For handheld shooting in low light, the EOS 5D Mark II offers ISO speeds of up to 6400. For dark scenes where using flash is undesirable, this can be expanded to an incredible ISO 25600.

Full HD movie recording
The EOS 5D Mark II complements outstanding still imaging capabilities with Full HD (1080) video recording. Users can even shoot video to memory card without losing the ability to capture still images. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on an HDTV.

3.0” High Resolution LCD
The 3.0” Clear View LCD features 920,000 dot resolution, wide viewing angle and dual anti-reflective coatings – allowing ultra-detailed image review in a variety of conditions. Live View displays real-time images on the LCD, offering three types of auto focus: Quick AF, Live AF, and Face Detection Live AF, which locks onto faces detected in the frame.

Up to 3.9 frames per second
The EOS 5D Mark II offers continuous shooting at 3.9 frames per second. When shooting JPEGs to a UDMA card, maximum burst is limited only by card capacity.

9-point AF + 6 Assist AF points
Precision auto focus is assured by Canon’s AF system, which employs 9 selectable points and 6 Assist AF points.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon’s built-in dust prevention system offers three ways of guarding images against the effects of dust: reduction of internal dust generation; an in-camera sensor cleaning mechanism; and the ability to map stubborn dust spots for removal with Digital Photo Professional software (included).

Durable, compact design
With a magnesium alloy construction, environmental protection and shutter durability of 150,000 releases, the EOS 5D Mark II is equally suited to location or studio work.



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Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type
36x 24 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels
Approx 21.1M

Total Pixels
Approx 22.0M

Aspect Ratio
3:2

Low-Pass Filter
Built in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning
EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating

Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type
DIGIC 4

LENS

Lens Mount
EF (excludes EF-S lenses)

Focal Length
Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

Type
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points
9-point AF (plus 6 Assist AF points)

AF Working Range
EV -0.5 - 18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)

AF Modes
One Shot
AI Servo
AI Focus

AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual selection.

Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen

Predictive AF
Yes, up to 8m

AF Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.

AF Assist Beam
Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus
Selected on lens

AF Microadjustment
C.Fn III-8
+/- 20 steps
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 20 lenses individually



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EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes
TTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering: (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)

AE Lock
Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB
+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

ISO Sensitivity
Auto (100-3200), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H1: 12800 and H2:25600

SHUTTER

Type
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed
30 - 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance
Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing
+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

VIEWFINDER

Type
Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)
Approx. 98%

Magnification
Approx. 0.71x

Eyepoint
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

Dioptre Correction
-3 to +1 (1/m) (dioptre)

Focusing Screen
Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Eg-A

Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)

Viewfinder Information
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation.
Image information: White balance correction, CF card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).

Depth of Field Preview
Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece Shutter
on strap



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LCD MONITOR

Type
3.0" Clear View TFT, approx. 920K dots

Coverage
Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)
Approx 170°

Coating
Dual Anti-reflection

Brightness Adjustment
Auto 3 levels + Manual adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings

FLASH

Modes
E-TTL Auto Flash

X-Sync
1/200sec

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 EV in 1/3-stop increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock
Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation
Yes

HotShoe/ PC Terminal
Yes / Yes

External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support.

External Flash Control
via camera menu screen

SHOOTING

Modes
Auto, Creative Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom (x3)

Picture Styles
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space
sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination

Drive Modes
Single, Continuous, Self timer /remote control (10s), Self timer /remote control (2s)

Continuous Shooting
Max. Approx. 3.9fps. (speed maintained for up to 78 images (JPEG)ยน(310 with UDMA card), 13 images (RAW))

LIVE VIEW MODE

Type
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor

Coverage
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate
30 fps

Focusing
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode

Metering
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed

Display Options
Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, data, no data

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible.

Image Size
JPEG: (L) 5616x3744, (M) 4080x2720, (S) 2784x1856,
RAW: (RAW) 5616x3744, (sRAW1) 3861x2574, (sRAW2) 2784x1856

Movie Type
MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)

Movie Size
HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9), SD 640 x 480 (4:3) -30fps

Movie Length
Max duration 29m 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Folders
New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions
25 Custom Functions with 71 settings

Metadata Tag
User copyright information

LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / Yes

Water/ Dust Resistance
Yes

Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes

Playback Zoom
1.5x - 10x

Display Formats
(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view
(6) Jump display

Slide Show
Image selection: All images, by date, by folder, movies, or stills.
Playback time: 1/2/3/5 sec
Repeat: On/Off

Histogram
Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert
Yes

Image Erase/Protection
Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

Data Verification
Original image verification data can be appended to the image (OSK-E3 required for verification)

Menu Categories
(1) Shooting menu (x2)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Languages
25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update
Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)

Other
HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Microphone input, Extension system terminal (for WFT-E4)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers
Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge
Yes

STORAGE

Type
CompactFlash Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible, UDMA compatible), external storage with WFT-E4

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh
Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.3-10.5

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Image Processing
Digital Photo Professional

Other
PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory

POWER SOURCE

Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6, 1xCR1616 for date & settings

Battery Life
Approx. 850 (at 20°C)
Approx. 750 (at 0°C)

Battery Indicator
6 levels + percentage

Power Saving
Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.

Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6E/LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6, Car Battery Cable CB-570

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials
Magnesium Alloy

Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)
152 x 113.5 x 75

Weight (Body Only)
Approx. 810g

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder
Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg, Angle Finder C

Wireless File Transmitter
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4

Lenses
All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)

Flash
Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)

Battery Grip
BG-E6

Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-1, Remote Controller RC-5