Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit with Canon EF 24-105L Image Stabilized Lens

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About Canon 5D Mark II

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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Large clear LCD (586),Easy to use (466),Excellent image quality (306),Good image quality (282),Image stabilization (252),High ISO performance (249),Quiet (239),Superior build quality (237),Solid operation (228),Fast shutter speed (225),Quick start-up time (223),Nice features/settings (210) Good battery life (203),Simple controls/menu (193),Lightweight/portable (111),Simple controls (94),Strong construction (89),Full frame sensor (8),Low noise at high ISO (7),Live view (5),Great high ISO performance (4),HD movies (4),Long battery life (4),Tilt /swivel LCD (4),Build quality (3),Good in low light (3),Good viewfinder (3),Image quality (3),Solid build (3),HD video (3) View All
Fast / accurate auto-focus (173),Great picture quality (119),Missing features/settings (70),Noisy (44),Heavy/bulky (34),Heavy (18),Poor image quality (17),Short battery life (16),Noisy at high ISO (13),Poor in low light (12),Slow focus (12),Complicated controls/menu (12) No image stabilization (11),Poor build quality (9),Lag / shutter delay (8),Loud (8),Heavy bulky (5),LCD fragile/scratches (5),Pricey / poor value (4),Difficult to use (4),Dim LCD (4),No manual control of video (4),Price (4),Noisy shutter (3),No on camera flash (3),Slow autofocus (3),Slow fps (3),Small LCD screen (3) View All
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (313),Travel (258),Low light (205),Weddings (194),Family photos (166),Wildlife (141),Video (115),Portraits (101),Sports/action (94),Art (62),Photojournalism (59),Fun (56) Sports (42),Macro photography (28),Portrait (3),Wedding photography (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (174),Photo enthusiast (118),Pro photographer (111),Casual photographer (9),Photography student (9)

Canon 5D Mark II Features

  • 21.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion (16,384 colors/each of 3 primary color), wide range ISO setting of 100-6400 (expandable L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600)
  • Full HD Video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution for up to 4GB per clip with HDMI output for HD viewing of stills and video
  • Next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor for faster processing of fine detail and color reproduction as well as reduced image noise
  • High performance with 3.9 fps continuous shooting, new shutter with a durability of 150,000 cycles and improved weather-resistant body
  • Live View Function for stills (Quick, Live and Face Detection AF modes) and video
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) monitor with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings for improved viewing and smudge protection
  • Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System specifically designed to work with a full-frame sensor
  • Compatible with over 60 Canon EF lenses and most EOS System accessories

Canon 5D Mark II Specifications

Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A)
Image Sensor Size
36.0mm x 24.0mm (35mm Full-frame)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 21.1 megapixels
Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 22.0 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Type
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW1, sRAW2, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 6.1MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 3.0MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.6MB (4080 x 2720 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.9MB (4080 x 2720 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 2.1MB (2784 x 1856 pixels) (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 1.0MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 25.8MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(8) sRAW 1: Approx. 14.8MB (3861 x 2574 pixels)
(9) sRAW 2: Approx. 10.8MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
Recording Functions
With the WFT-E4A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E4A will be possible as follows:
(1) Standard,
(2) Automatic switching of recording media,
(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality,
(4) Recording images having the same size
Backup Recording
Enabled with WFT-E4A attached
File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW/sRAW+JPEG also possible)
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing Type
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Info Transmission
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 98%
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Interchangeable (Eg-D: Grid lines, Eg-S [point of Focus], Eg-A standard focusing screen provided
Viewfinder Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cutoff with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speed sync, FE lock), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information), battery information
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
9 AF Points (1 Cross Type) + 6 AF Assist Points
Metering Range
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist Beam
When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
Automatically set, ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 50 (L), 12800 (H1), 25600 (H2)
High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-1600
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote Control
Remote control with N3-type terminal
Zooming to Match Focal Length
Compatible Flash
EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
External Flash Settings
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous and Self-timer (10-sec. or 2-sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. 3.9 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 78 (CF)/approx. 310 (UDMA CF)
RAW: approx. 13/approx. 14 (UDMA CF)
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 8 (CF/UDMA CF)
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face Detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Grid Display
Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 in.
Monitor Dots
Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Monitor Coverage
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Brightness Adjustment
Auto, 7 levels provided
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, 15/15 Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Image Playback Display Format
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Highlight Warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protect
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Image Erase
Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 5D Mark II
Easy Print feature
Version 1.1 compatible
Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions
Total 25
Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) HDMI mini OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal
For connection to WFT-E4A
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 with Battery Grip BG-E6 attached
Battery Check
Power Saving
Provided; Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Date/Time Battery
One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec.
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in./152.0 x 113.5 x 75.0mm
Approx. 28.6 oz./810g (body only)
Canon 1 year limited warranty

Canon 5D Mark II Reviews

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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...

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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!!

Reviewed by 824 customers


best camera i've ever purchased


from Hot springs, Ar

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


Life Changing


from seattle

I am grateful every single day I picked up this camera.


The best full frame!


from Curitiba, Brazil

Simply the best full-frame DSLR at it class! With the extense line of Canon Lenses it is unbeatable.


Great camera!!


from NM

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!


My new Camera


from Hebron, CT

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.


Great deal!


from Houston, TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Camera


from Binghamton , NY

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


Used but you would never know it.


from Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


Best used camera


from Austin,Tx  -  Photo Enthusiast

Product graded properly,works great,8800 actuation's,and fairly priced.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Where has this camera been all my life?


from Michigan  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I love the options, the speed, the quality, and the ease of use of this camera!


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Questions about this item:

Joan H  I currently have a 60D with the following lenses - if I upgrade to the Mark II which lenses will work?? Canon 70-200 F2.8 Tamron SP 10-24mm Tamron DP Di 90mm macro
JAMES W  Only the Caon zoom lens fo sure. Possibly the Tamron Macro. definitely not the Tamron wide angle zoom.
Katie O  if i have a canon rebel xti right now would the lens (canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm) work with this camera?
BETHANY T  No unfortunately it won't. Canon's EF-S lenses are not compatible with the 5D Mark II or any of the Mark series camera bodies because the mount is different. All of Canon's EF lenses are compatible with the Mark series though.
Shopper  do you have in house financing or 9 months same as cash?
HOWARD H  I really like the resolution however the auto focus is terrible. I wish I had the reliability and speed of the 7D and the resolution of the 5D mark II. Then I would have the a perfect camera.
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