The EOS 5D Mark II features a huge, full-frame sensor. A 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers images of up to 5616 x 3744 pixels. And since it is full-frame, all lenses will deliver the angle of view they would on a 35mm camera without a conversion factor. Thanks to improved noise reduction technologies, images shot even at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth.
The EOS 5D Mark II is the first digital EOS to offer recording of Full HD video in Live View Mode. Capable of shooting clips almost half an hour long at full 1080 resolution, the EOS 5D Mark II does amazing double duty, making it possible to shoot broadcast quality video on your camera by simply changing settings.
The advantages move way beyond the ability to shoot on your SLR - the wealth of high-speed lenses and shooting accessories that make EOS photography so remarkable can be used in shooting video. Where interchangeable lens video cameras cost thousands of dollars, with the EOS 5D Mark II their operation, including HDMI output, is simply an added bonus to a remarkable camera.
The EOS 5D Mark II has a sophisticated AF system consisting of 9 user-selectable AF points, along with a total of 6 additional vertical and horizontal AF assist points. With Live View Function on the EOS 5D Mark II, you can zoom in and navigate the composition 5x or 10x normal size.
The EOS 5D Mark II has an all-new 3.0-inch Clear View LCD that features high-resolution 920,000 dots/VGA for far more detail than any previous EOS Digital LCD. The EOS 5D Mark II is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses.
The Canon 5D Mark II is commonly used for Art, Family photos, Fun, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 5D Mark II is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 5D Mark II is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 5D Mark II: Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Full frame sensor, Good battery life, Good image quality, Great picture quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings, Quick start-up time, Quiet, Simple controls, Simple controls/menu, Solid operation, Strong construction and Superior build quality
Most Liked Positive Review
I been shooting photojournalism with a EOS 1D-Mark II for several years and purchased the 5D-Mark II, basically for the portrait and landscape resolution factor. 21 megapixels are absolutely amazing for making quality large prints. I just did a panorama of Alaska's Denali Range by shooting ten verticals and merging them in Photoshop's CS4 and the grass blades in the foreground to the summit of Denali are beautifullly crisp, have perfect contrast and if there were climber's on the mountain, yo...View full Review
I been shooting photojournalism with a EOS 1D-Mark II for several years and purchased the 5D-Mark II, basically for the portrait and landscape resolution factor. 21 megapixels are absolutely amazing for making quality large prints. I just did a panorama of Alaska's Denali Range by shooting ten verticals and merging them in Photoshop's CS4 and the grass blades in the foreground to the summit of Denali are beautifullly crisp, have perfect contrast and if there were climber's on the mountain, you could spot them in this shot from about 100 miles away, taken with a 200mm lens on a 1.4 converter (about 280 mm equivelent). The Picture Style features are cool, as you can set it for Portraits, giving a softer feel with perfect skin tones or put it in Landscape mode and capture rich blues and greens. I am very happy to have purchased this camera, but have only used it for these two styles. I think the 1D Mark II will still be my main sports camera, because 8.2 megapixels can shoot much faster than 21. If you use a 5D Mark II, you better have a computer with some powerful memory to process the large files efficiently as they are huge and made my laptop choke until I upgraded the memory. A very cool camera, haven't used the movie mode yet, because I didn't by a huge memory card yet. Seems fairly watertight, and dust-worthy. Very important for night shots, this has very low noise at high ISO's!!!
Most Liked Negative Review
Don't buy this camera, yet
I owned this camera for a week and returned it when I saw black dots and heavy banding in the images. I'm glad to see that Canon has acknowledged this problem and will try to fix it. Until then I will not buy this camera and I can't recommend it either. Many have bought it and are going to accept this issue, I will not. I don't understand why anyone would buy a manufacturer's known defective product. Good luck!!
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The camera i've always wanted, it takes great pictures of whatever I want whenever I want with little effort. The auto mode is extremely easy to use. although I'm still learning about all of its functions so far I'm extremely happy with my purchase of the T5
I am grateful every single day I picked up this camera.
Simply the best full-frame DSLR at it class! With the extense line of Canon Lenses it is unbeatable.
Fantastic camera! All the features I was looking into having. Very excited to use for stop motion project. Easy to learn my way around this work horse!
HI. I wanted a cameras for years, I was watching QVC, and The Cannon Rebel T5 was on , I believe a good price. I'm brand new to this much camera, I'm still learning , But very happy with the basic photos I've taken. I need help with IOS and Lighting, My zoom shots are fuzzy and I need to learn how to take Fire works and Moon shots. I'm Sure I will have fun learning.. Thank you.
I was given money for a new camera and was able to purchase a used one from this site at a great price. I use my camera for portraits and weddings, have rented the mark ii before and loved it. I was anxious to see what condition it was in and I was pleasantly surprised! Minimal wear!
This camera is great in just about every way , there are a few things i would change , the 9 point AF , im not sure why in the world there is only a 9 point AF system in the 5d mark II , this camera deserves so much better , the other small thing is low light shooting , it is ok , but a lot of noise past 1600iso , other than that , depending on your lens and i recommend using a tripod unless your very stable , you get super sharp images , and the camera just feels great , yeah a little heavy and bigger than your beginner dslr , you feel like your holding a great piece of equipment , im upgrading to the 5d mark III for the extra's , but i shoot professional portraits , and i need the extra things the mark III has , if your coming from a rebel or other amateur camera , start with the mark II , get to know the camera , and see if you need the extra stuff on the mark III if you dont the mark II works great
Bought from the used dept. of Adorama. Came quickly in original box and all accessories. Looked new, felt new, got a great deal. Camera is awesome.
Product graded properly,works great,8800 actuation's,and fairly priced.
I love the options, the speed, the quality, and the ease of use of this camera!