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Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.7 stars
(based on 161 reviews)
98% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(116), Fast / accurate auto-focus(38), Fast shutter speed(85), Good image quality(58), Good viewfinder(3)
Cons:
Heavy(12), LCD fragile/scratches(5), Loud(6), Noisy at high ISO(5), Poor in low light(5)
Best Uses:
Art(56), Family photos(12), Fun(48), Landscape/scenery(123), Low light(45)
Describe Yourself:
Casual photographer(4), Photo enthusiast(50), Pro photographer(45), Semi-pro photographer(61)
Was this a gift?:
No(21)
 
Love it
By crankyTVerified Reviewer from New York, NY on 6/9/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in photo editing software, Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, High-speed shooting, Hi-resolution display / AMOLED display, Image stabilization, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Sell – professional photographer, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization
Cons:
Noisy At High ISO
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Finally a digital camera that creates film-quality images. I've come from several different Canon SLRs and finally upgraded to the 5D Mark 2 and it is simply the best I've seen in terms of image quality. I wish it had the focus options of the 7D, but overall I love it.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Versatile!
By RVVerified Reviewer from Bonney Lake, WA on 3/16/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Display on television, Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
8
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
8
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Light, Long battery life
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

My advice: Buy one! Great Image Quality! This camera is light and easy to carry around! It is a delight to use! The advanced features of this camera are easy to learn and use. Great color, excellent image quality and resolution, good battery life. This is the first Canon DSLR I have owned. I have used other Canon DSLR's including the 5D. I have a fleet of Nikon pro DSLR equipment so I have experience and a performance benchmark for comparison. I have gotten excellent results from this camera from my first images. How would I compare it to the Nikon products? Well, first off, they are different tools. I use them for different jobs. Having both brands of equipment has allowed me to see the operational differences bewteen them. One would think that using Nikon equipment for 29 years would pernamently bias me towards that brand. But I like to keep an open mind and honestly evaluate equipment. Don't fall into the trap of being stuck on one camera brand because of lens investments. Buy the good lenses for both brands. The Canon 5DMKII has a very intuitive and easily learned menu structure when compared to Nikon. I have 6 different Nikon DSLR bodies so I do have experience with this. Low light performance: The 5D MKII is good, The Nikons have an slight edge with less image noise at high ISO settings. The Nikon pro cameras all include built in time interval functions which the Canon line does not have. With Canon, one must buy an external interval timer. I do quite a bit of time interval shooting so I miss this on the 5D MKII. The Nikon line has a complex menu structure, the Canon menu is much easier to use and access. The Nikons have a heavy robust build. I will continue to buy new Nikons but I can honestly recommend the Canon camera line as durable and easy to use. Bottom line: The Canon 5D MKII is an excellent camera that yields high resolution images and is easy to pack around. If you want one camera that does everything and has great performance you can't go wrong with a 5D MKII! If you are shopping around for your first high resolution DSLR or upgrading from another Canon model you will be very pleased with this camera!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love the 5D Mark II, one of the best!
By Chris, CSI Studios LLCVerified Purchaser from Richmond, VA on 3/15/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Fast Auto focus, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting, Manual focus
What do you do with your digital images?:
Display on digital picture frame, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Print using an in-store photo service via online upload, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
8
Ease of Operation:
8
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
8
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

A little intimidating at first, but quickly came up to speed on it's organization, and options. Love the HD video capabilities, and the full frame 35mm sensor with the auto cleaning feature, as well as it's handling of low light shooting situations. It has you ready for a double page spread out of the gate for your clients, you might find the challenge being, keeping the images small enough for what your clients can handle..

Love this camera!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic product!
By MarionVerified Purchaser from São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil on 3/14/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Digital zoom, Face detection software, High-speed shooting, Low-light shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Display on television
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
8
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Cost x Benefit relation
Cons:
None
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This product will drive me to study and develop the capabilities the camera provide.

 
I would buy this product again
By photodudeVerified Purchaser from Bonney Lake WA on 3/13/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Fast Auto focus, High-speed shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Print using a home printer, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Save to disk, Sell – professional photographer
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
9
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
9
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This digital camera is the best. I'm a pro photographer I shoot a wind range of photos. From people to landscape and wildlife the camera works grate at all of them.

 
"I would buy this product again"
By Q ShotsVerified Purchaser from Enterprise, AL on 3/13/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Bulb setting, High ISO, Image stabilization, Individual Focal Points, Interchangeable lenses, Low-light shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Create photo albums, mugs, t-shirts using online photo sites, Sell – professional photographer, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
9
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Sharp images and low noise

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very nice Camera
By Stephan PetersVerified Purchaser from Grangeville, ID on 3/13/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Continuous shooting, Fast Auto focus, HDMI or component video output, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting, Interchangeable lenses, Manual focus
What do you do with your digital images?:
Print using a home printer
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
9
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
8
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have this camera a little over two years now and I really like it a lot. There are a couple of things Iwould like to see changed in the follow-up model though. I like to see the Mirror-Lock-up put on the dial where it belongs and not hidden in the menues. Also like an increase in the amount of pictures for the Auto-Bracketing, a minimum of five at least.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Camera I've Ever Owned
By baf72Verified Purchaser from lemoyne, pa on 3/7/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Fast Auto focus, HD Video recording, Hi-resolution display / AMOLED display, Image stabilization, Low-light shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Display on television, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites, Use in professional publications
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
7
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
9
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Slow autofocus
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I've been shooting for 15 years and the quality of pics with the 5DMk2 is incredible. Auto focus is a little slow, but other than that this thing if perfect in terms of image quality, build quality, weight... everything. And GORGEOUS video.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
The best camera I've ever used!!
By HammeritVerified Purchaser from Columbus, Ohio on 1/26/2011
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Great resolution, Great resolution balance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Great creativity, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera gives a wide range of functions for creativity. The functions are easy to learn and use. It's proformance is beyond any expectations I had before the purchase.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
This is one awesome piece of equipment
By Mr. BVerified Purchaser from Omaha, NE on 1/20/2011
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Quiet
Cons:
Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The 5D Mark II is the best Digital SLR I have ever used. I presently own two of them. I love the various ISO ranges that the 5D has to offer. I wish it could be capable of shooting 5 fps vs. 3.5 frames.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing more that I expected
By JBVerified Purchaser from Chicago,Illinois on 1/15/2011
Pros:
Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Grided view option in men
Best Uses:
Portraits documentation
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I'm really enjoying the camera....

 
I would buy more of this product
By Coal MinerVerified Purchaser from Indianapolis on 1/13/2011
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

so far the best I have used

 
Wedding Photographers
By CameronVerified Purchaser from Brooklyn, NY on 1/13/2011
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Sports/Action, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is an amazing camera. Can't say anything bad about it. Waited to see if a Mark III would be released before buying, but couldn't hold off any longer. Great images up to 3200 iso.

 
Wonderful
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Cromwell CT on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

World class

 
Fantastic purchase
By blueflagVerified Purchaser from north carolina on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Fantastic shots, Fast Shutter Speed, Flexible, Great image stabilization, Simple instructions
Cons:
Needed to buy better lens
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Easy to use out of the box, many many uses and fantastic pictures

 
A must have for every professional
By MoVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The best Canon Camera that I ever bought.

 
this camera is a Beast
By lilmonsterVerified Purchaser from cincinnati, Oh on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I am a family and Wedding Photographer and this camera can handle the load. its great in low light.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
5d is awesome
By Canon fanVerified Purchaser from Washington on 12/27/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I am thrilled with this camera. It was an upgrade from my EOS 20d. It has been easy to use, works great at high ISOs and low light. I am looking forward to working more with this wonderful camera. I really like canon products and this is no exception. Great product.

 
Love my 5dmkll
By rancheropersonVerified Purchaser from Buena Park Ca on 10/31/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
None not even the price
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Easy to use

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Just got it!
By Alex from Sibiu, RO on 9/2/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Video
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I just got the 5DmkII yesterday. It leaves you with no words the moment you unveil it. The quality of the build is superb. I got my body with the 24-70 f2.8 and the lens in rock solid. It shows the Canon L quality all the way. Just half an hour ago I upgraded to firmware 2.07, to resolve some of the issues the camera has on v.1.1.0 regarding the video mode. All in all this is a GREAT BUY and I recommend it to everybody.

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
As fantastic as I expected
By AustenVerified Purchaser from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 8/30/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera lives up to the hype. It has a few small shortcomings, I'd say namely the slow FPS and lacking autofocus, but 3.9 is fine with me, and the focus issues just help me pay more attention and stick with quality lenses. I describe it to people as the best build piece of electronics I've ever used. It's so well designed, feels great, and the menus are so logical that a decent photographer will barely even need the manual.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Solid Performance in all situations
By tomKVerified Purchaser from McKinney, Texas on 8/23/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is my second Mark II (first one is still being used) and it was purchased because of the outstanding performance of my fist one. I shoot Weddings as my primary business and have found the M2 to allow shots that I would never get with another camera. With all the changing lighting situations encountered during a typical wedding the camera comes through every time with ease.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Of course, a great Camera
By rrb-photo[@]Verified Purchaser from New York, NY on 8/22/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Can't go wrong.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera for the Price
By KeithVerified Purchaser from Los Angeles, CA on 8/18/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Cons:
Noisy At High ISO
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is a really great camera for the price and if you are serious about photography then abandon the JPEG and shoot only RAW with this camera. ISO noise is minimum when below 3200 ISO and if you combine this camera with Lightroom or Aperture 3 you will be a very, very satisfied shooter.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Pics very poor focus !
By CallahanVerified Reviewer from Cornelius, NC on 8/12/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Cons:
Poor In Low Light, Slow focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

If you use the camera for what I suppose it was designed for it is a good camera. I have a 1D MKIII and a 50D. This camera takes better pictures than both of them in certain conditions. It boggles my mind that Canon would put such a poor focus system on this camera. For manual focus or auto focus in good light it works well, but let the light or contrast get a little low and this thing will search until the cows come home or fail totally. For a Camera to have the ability to take beautiful high ISO pics in low light but be unable to focus in low light is just a poor combination. Also the camera gives the impression of being slow all the way around. But if you have good light and take your time you will get good pics. The 50D is a much faster camera, it just feels fast and has no problem focusing in any reasonable light, same with the 1D MKIII, it is just a screamer.

 
Expensive but worth it
By NAGHVACVerified Purchaser from Pitman,N.J. on 7/28/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have only had the camera a few weeks, what I noticed the first time I pressed the shutter was how smooth it was compared to my 40D.I use the Mark5D for taking landscapes and so far The shoots are very impresive,I took some low light shoots over water that realy came out great,I'm sure they will print well with the full size sensor when the time comes.I am very pleased with the camera.

 
Excellent camera
By PatVerified Purchaser from Birmingham, AL on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Video, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Excellent camera does everything I want to do and more.

[0 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By pkbVerified Purchaser from New York on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Once I take a class on how to use the camera I'm sure I'll have better feedback

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
My dream camera from my favorite website
By DaveVerified Purchaser from Portland, OR on 7/7/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The manual is very helpful, and having the full frame 21mp sensor allows me to make enlargements without grain and noise. It's a bit heavy, but I love it.

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Only Camera You Will Need
By BBOYLESVerified Reviewer from New Baltimore, MI on 7/2/2010
Pros:
Construction is excellent, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great feel in the hands, High ISO Performance
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera has been everywhere with me. Just got back from Africa where the camera as well as lenses, took some hard knocks and bounces but held up. You can't say enough about the durability of this camera.
Purchase this camera and you can put your others away.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
My first Full Frame camera
By Mac LeonVerified Purchaser from Stroudsburg, PA on 6/9/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Cons:
Loud shutter, No in camera flash
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I upgraded from 7D and WOW, the quality of the pictures is great specially in low light, photographs taken with high ISO look awesome. Now my lens 24-150mm is truly a wide angle lens. I like the size not too big and not too heavy, it feels great in my hand. The only thing I didn't like is the sound of the shutter, sounds like you are chopping with a huge machete or something :o).All in all I think is worth the price.[...]

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WOW!
By Nature's Lens from South Bend, IN on 5/30/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Video, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I got this camera a little over a month ago and I have been pleased! The images are crisp and clear. The only thing that I found quite frustrating is my focusing screen gets dirty every time I change my lens. I do change my lenses alot, but I make sure that the environment is clean. This camera is a great system nonetheless and I have no regrets buying it, eventhough I have to spend time cleaning it after each shoot.

You will not regret buying this camera systems and it is every penny worth it!

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Overrated
By AnomVerified Purchaser from SF, CA on 5/24/2010
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality
Cons:
Noisy At High ISO, Poor Image Stabilization, Poor In Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Not as much of a improvement over the rebels as the hype would suggest. Particularly at high ISO. Less then 1 stop is gained

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
One Terrific Camera!
By ChickVerified Reviewer from Frisco, TX on 5/23/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I am absolutely floored by this camera! This is an upgrade from a 40D, and the performance is everything I had been told and then some. Coupled with good Canon glass, the 5D MkII leads the pack in terms of resolution and detail. Okay, so the price could be a little easier on the wallet, but once you shoot with this camera, you may forgive Canon for this.

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
The big game changer
By Session7MediaVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 4/26/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

If you want to take beautiful photos and more importantly to me, beautiful HD film-quality video, this is the camera for you. Full frame is worth the extra price!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love this camera
By AhsumtoyVerified Purchaser from Prescott, Arizona on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Cons:
Slow fps
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is my first DSLR but have had many SLR's in the past, including the old Canon A1. I am still getting use to this camera. It has so many options, it will take a while to learn. It takes fantastic pictures. I love this camera. Just wish it had a faster fps.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A winner
By garlecVerified Purchaser from OR on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, High ISO Performance
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

just got this and haven't used it much. I replaced my 5D with it as I found my bigger lenses in the dark jungle ran out of ISO. love the auto ISO feature. more megapixels is always sweet too. I love Canon

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
1080p video is Awsome
By photo enthusiast BobVerified Purchaser from Troy, MI on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Get to know easy, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, In auto-easy, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Excellent image quality
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Purchased for Alaskan trp, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I'm best described as a photo enthusiast. I like good pictures. I like fast shutter speeds w/o missing the shot. I purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mrk II w/Tamron 28-300mm lens and Nissin DI622 Flash as recommended [...], along w/sandisk 64GB Ext Pro CF 90 FC, and I'm glad I did because I was going on an Alaskan Cruise and required a good camera. This outfit proved to be a good purchase from the px and 1080p movies I'd been able to get.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Loving it!
By JennyBVerified Purchaser from Saskatoon SK Canada on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Getting used to the weight and size of this camera in comparison to what i used to have.  But overall, so far I am enjoying everything about it.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellence and excellent
By SunRiseVerified Purchaser from Tri-Cities, Wa on 3/22/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I've previous owned a Canon camera and using this camera is simple. I'm very excited about owning this camera. I haven't taken a bad picture yet

 
Just got it. Great photos from the get
By ron rivchin photoVerified Reviewer from chicago, culver city, new york, florida on 3/15/2010
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Great photos from the get. I can't wait to shoot a TV show and do lens changes and broadcast clips all from my studio.

 
Upgrade from 5D
By Canon fanboyVerified Reviewer from New York, NY on 3/6/2010
Pros:
Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is a great upgrade from the original 5D. With the new video option & live view your creativity limitless.

Can't wait for the new firmware update adding the option to shoot video to shoot in 24P like on 7D. Pure awesomeness

 
Best camera I've ever owned
By Canon GuyVerified Purchaser from Orange County, CA on 2/26/2010
Pros:
Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Excellent camera, perfect upgrade from the original 5D.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
It's the cat's meow, as expected
By HoglegVerified Purchaser from Tucson, Arizona on 2/22/2010
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I had used the Canon EOS 5D for two years prior to moving up to the Mark II, so it wasn't a huge learning curve. That said, I still spend quite a bit of time in the owner's manual. Big pluses (for me) with the II are ISO range, Live View and video capability. I've had the camera for only three weeks, so I'm still experimenting with its goodies.

 
My Second 5D
By Bob the BuilderVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Noisy At High ISO
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is my second 5D Mark II, although the camera has some serious ergonomic flaws including lack of pertinent information in the viewfinder, I find it works just fine for wedding photography.

 
Great job as always!
By FranksterVerified Purchaser from Milton, VT. on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Nice camera, everything you would want.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Outstanding Camera
By PhotogVerified Purchaser from Little Rock, AR on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Outstanding even in low light conditions and HD video too!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Impressed from day one
By robertcolorado2009Verified Purchaser from Denver, CO on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The first look through the viewfinder I knew I made the right choice. The weight, feel, balance all came together and adds up to an almost zen experience. Cliche? Yes! But worthy of every word. I love this camera and am considering buying a second one. Instead of having a crop sensor for backup. Add the L series lenses to this and you can hardly go wrong.

 
WOW!
By FMPhotoVerified Purchaser from Ottawa, Ont, Canada on 2/4/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

All I have to say is WOW!!

Having upgraded from an older Canon XTi, the 5D mkII was definately worth the money. Superb image quality, and wicked ISO quality, even up around 6400 it looks nice. The weight and feel is very nice, buttons all well placed, and was easy to get used to jog dial that I did not have before. Viewfinder is much bigger and nicer, so much easier to see if focus is properly set or not. LCD screen also nice and big, very bright, and high resolution.
HD videos are crisp, and beautiful. Only thing ive noticed is that although it records in 1080p, using the HDMI cable from the camera direct to tv (purchased seperate) only outputs 1080i.
I was also very happy that right out of the box the camera's LCD screen and sensor was completely free of any bad pixels, good quality control! I had to replace my Canon G7 3 times because of bad pixels right out of the box, untill I got one that was clear.... not so with this 5D mkII!
You wont regret buying this camera!

 
Great image quality
By JaytVerified Purchaser from woodinville wa on 2/3/2010
Pros:
Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Coming from a 40d and 1dm3, still image quality is great with enough light. I can't say the high iso performance is leaps or bounds better than my other 2 bodies. Image quality is better than the 40d/1dm3 for non-moving objects. Obviously the 1Dm3 is still better for sports.
Also, with a 8G CF I can take about 277 RAWs. If you need more shots per card, consider a 16gig card.
No comment on the video quality as that is an unknown world to me.

 
Great upgrade
By SteveVerified Purchaser from Lompoc, CA on 1/29/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Video is a great add on. Wish list would be- better AF, voice notes, wider exposure bracketing

 
Really great image quality.
By WarnerVerified Purchaser from Cerritos, CA on 1/25/2010
Pros:
1080P HD movies, Full Frame Sensor, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Everything is fine but sometimes I miss 1D series' AF system. :)
(I know I have to pay a lot of money.. :D)

Anyway, I think the 5D mark II is the best DSLR for the amateur photographers.

 
Awesome camera
By nonicknameVerified Purchaser from Oakland East Bay on 1/19/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The autofocus is fine. Don't worry about negative comments concerning it. It's heavy but quality gear usually is.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
love it!
By pazyVerified Purchaser from detroit, mi on 1/15/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have the classic 5d and just upgraded to the markii. I love how it handles noise at a higher iso!

 
You get what you pay for....
By KrellVerified Purchaser from Denver, CO on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Video, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I primarily use this camera for family type photos (candids, portraits, etc.) and for landscape/travel photography. It excels at both, and I'm sure would do the same with anything else you throw at it.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
No Shortage of Resolution and IQ
By Photonut1Verified Purchaser from United States on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Simply put, this camera inherits the already excellent performance of the original 5D and takes it further by augmenting the pixel counts to 21MP as well as the rear LCD, among others. When coupled with excellent Canon lenses such as the 85L or 135L, its qualities truly shine. Sharpness, resolution, and excellent performance at high ISO: This camera has it all. If one wants high IQ for the price, this is the camera to gets.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great camera, but not perfect
By Jo MamaVerified Purchaser from California, soon to be South Carolina on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
AF isn't the latest, Demands xpensive lenses, Must use superb lenses, Only 39 fps tops Why
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Video
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

There's no question that this camera is a marvel. That being said, I don't really understand why Canon could (or would want to) put high speed video in a serious SLR, but couldn't up the still shot fps to more than 3.9 at its fastest. For capturing fast movement, not just sports but children and animals on the go, 3.9 fps doesn't give serious shooters the advantage of Canon's lower-on-the-totem pole models such as the 50D or the 7D (or of Nikon's D700, which does 5 fps, or 8 fps with a battery grip.) In addition, Canon's 50D and 7D, both less expensive & lower end than the 5Dii, have more updated and capable AF systems than the 5Dii, which I don't understand. Both were on the market a few months before/after (respectively) the release of the 5Dii, so Canon knew that updated AF was near completion. Irritates me, really, that they didn't put their best into the higher end camera. Speaking for myself, I'd have paid a few hundred more for the AF system of the 7D. I love the IQ and depth of Canon's imagery - more than I like the very sharp but sometimes flat IQ of Nikon - but Canon is behind the 8-ball on AF and exposure metering systems. The 7D is much closer, but it's a crop sensor! Ah, well. The 5Dii is more camera than I thought I'd ever own, and it takes gorgeous pictures. Monday morning quarterbacking is easy in today's digital world. I love this camera, and will continue to use it and collect the high quality lenses that its resolution demands.

 
Great camera
By DRinLSVerified Purchaser from Kansas City, MO on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The 5D Mark II's ISO of 50 is great for incredible detail. There is very little noise with an ISO of 3200.

 
very nice camera
By kellyVerified Purchaser from minnesota on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

pretty much everything i expected when purchasing. excellent image quality, low noise, decent low light capability (have nice a nice investment in quality lenses already). coming from a 40d, the only thing that i was a little surprised about was missing the extra reach of a crop sensor. while nice at times indoors as it makes the 85mm 1.2 a little easier to use (136mm with the crop is a little long in close quarters), testing some casual nature shots i missed the length more than i thought i would. hopefully canon will update some of the super telephotos in february as i think i will be looking for something longer than a 200mm with teleconverter. haven't used it for video very much so no comments there.

improvements, AF is the worst characteristic (and why it didn't get 5 stars, i would have given it 4.5 if i had the option). it's not horrible, just not excellent like almost everything else. other one that would be nice is weather sealing, but that would just be a nice to have for me.

best accessory purchased so far, the canon battery grip. didn't have it over the holidays, the vertical controls and the better balance make a big difference.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
How about a full frame stunner
By SteveVerified Purchaser from Perth, Western Australia on 12/15/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I was really tossed between the 5D MK II and the 7D when I made this purchase. Being a photo enthusiast, full frame was the next step up and I wanted high performance in low light conditions, but I was also very intrigued by the possibilities of 1080P video.

The 5D MK II delivers on all of this, but it also has some drawbacks, especially compared to the newer 7D. Namely, a very usable but older auto-focus system, no Speedlite transmitter, only 30fps at 1080P video, and no pop-up flash. The good news, Canon has announced an upcoming firmware update to rectify the video frame rates and this will probably arrive in the first quarter of 2010. In contrast, the 7D has the newer auto-focus system, twice the frame rate (8fps), all the video frame rates with drop frame, a leveler, and a pop-up flash, but at the end of the day... it has a crop frame sensor. For those that don't know, a crop frame sensor effectively adds a 1.6x magnification to your focal length.

All that said, I did a lot of web research on the 5D MK II's image quality and low light performance before my purchase and found that all the tests I read reported that the 7D did very well... but could not match the 5D MK II in either category. And, with the possibility of a firmware update, that was the clincher for me; I could live without the other frills. Ultimately, the two cameras are very different, the 5D MK II being targeted more towards portrait, studio, and landscape photographers and the 7D being targeted towards sports, bird wildlife, and nature photographers. You have to ask yourself which one you are?

Do I have any regrets? Absolutely none. For me, the 5D MK II has produced some stunning photographs and video, the image quality is everything I hoped for and the full frame sensor really opened up the full use of my wide angle lenses. If you are thinking of full frame, I highly recommend this camera, you won't be disappointed!

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The Best so far !!!
By PhotoManVerified Purchaser from Tampa, FL on 12/9/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Travel, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Got it about 6 months ago and more then happy so far. Using it on daily basis as a pro event and portrait photographer. Excellent image quality and amazing video quality even at ISO 6400!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love my 5D Mark II
By ty328Verified Reviewer from California on 11/24/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Macro Photography, Portraits, Sports, Travel, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Had been shooting my Canon 1Ds Mark II for over 4 years, wasn't sure I like the new 5D Mark II. Untill my friends let me try it, Wow! the image are so much better. My favor is you can shoot live view & watch your histogram before your shoot, save so much time. HD video are unbelivable.

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A + + + +
By Russ498Verified Purchaser from Pasadena, MD on 11/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Can't find any
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is my third Canon, and each one is better than the last. Great product. And, Adorama is a great company to buy from.

 
Worth the money
By kgphoto from Lake Elsinore, CA on 11/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Live view, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow fps, Video
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I use this camera mostly for outdoor/wildlife photography with amazing results. I have used the video with great results but have found out that unless the camera and subject are stationary its more trouble than its worth. I would have rather have more fps than a video function. Overall its an amazing camera with a user friendly interface.

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solid camera
By Ron from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 11/2/2009
Pros:
Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is my second 5D mark II. I've had one converted to infrared with great results. The camera overall is great, but the video is cumbersome at best. Having a small built in flash would be nice for portraits with light behind the subject, but other than that it is easy to use and produced great images with a good lens. I prefer the L series, otherwise there is an imbalance in quality.

 
Awesome Camera
By chbphotoVerified Purchaser from Los Angeles, CA on 10/20/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Loud
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

i't taking a little time to get used to a 100mm lens acting like a 100mm lens!

 
Just as promised ---- PERFECT!!!!!
By jdeanVerified Purchaser from Providence, RI on 10/20/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I waited and waited to upgrade from my 5D.
I sure am glad I did and wish I had earlier.
It is great and the "live" mode is really handy for undercover images and to help focus in low light situations.

 
Loving my Full Frame upgrade!
By TrailwoodVerified Reviewer from Durango on 10/10/2009
Pros:
Color quality, Great Image Quality, ISO sensitivity
Cons:
AF System, Metering
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera has changed my shooting. It's low light sensitivity and Color rendition are the best there is. I can't believe this camera doesn't cost $8000! I wish it had the AF and Metering system of the new 7D, but I guess I can't have it all... atleast not yet!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Canon EOS 5D Mark II lives up to reviews
By RocketdunVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 10/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I decided on this camera and then it seemed to be out of stock in some places. I am glad I found it in-stock at Adorama. I read review after review and considered other cameras including the Mark 1D Mark IIn, it had a faster frame rate but I wanted to move to a full frame camera with more megapixels. I had no idea what great sharp photos this camera was capable of taking until I was able to use it. It certainly exceeded my expectations and the various reviews.

 
After a long wait, it's great!
By Steve OrcuttVerified Purchaser from Winston-Salem, NC on 9/30/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Faster focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Low Noise At High ISO, Strong Construction, Video
Cons:
No highspeed shutter mode
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Great great camera. Not as heavy as you would think, even with the verical battery grip (use to 40D w/ Batt Grip)
Image quality is fantastic.
The only drawn back, compared to the 40D (that I've been using) is it doesn't have the high speed shutter mode.

 
Fantastic Camera!
By shutter garnishVerified Purchaser from Cincinnati, Ohio on 9/30/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Every review that I read about this camera was dead on. It is just an amazing piece of equipment. I am so happy that I purchased it. I love the high and low ISO range and the pretty much unnoticeable noise/grain.

 
Great Camera!
By Yanna HushoeVerified Purchaser from Hartford, CT on 9/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Pricey but well worth it, Strong Construction
Cons:
Exposed LCD
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

A lot of Sports photos were taken with this camera. Also some Candids and Group Photos. This camera worked very well with all situations.Photographing from a Canon 30D to the Canon 5D Mark II is like Night and Day! Full Frame sensor. Wish they put more features in the Camera instead of putting HD Video in it. A lot of people already have a separate Video Camera so to me, wasted valuable internal camera space.

 
Great improvement from the last version!
By JerzyVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 9/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Enough said about this great camera. If you are Canon enthusiast, you will not regret the buy!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By jurizzoVerified Purchaser from Paris, France on 9/3/2009
Pros:
Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I only have had it for 2 weeks. The 5D is very powerful (a lot of setting you have to dig into) but at the same time very easy to use

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
SUPER CAMERA
By DICKVerified Purchaser from LAUREL, MD on 9/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

GREAT IMAGES AND COLOR.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Long overdue
By BVerified Purchaser from Delaware on 9/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Light weight very easy to use.I waited until all the bugs were eliminated by Canon. Much better than the 5D.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Don't Wait - Get it now.
By XDaveCVerified Purchaser from Tacoma, WA on 9/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have been old school on SLR's for some time. I have four 35mm cameras with various lens and another four fixed lens digitals that I have been happy with for a long time. Recently, I returned from Africa and discovered that my 1800 pics I took were ruined by a light leak. That will kill anyone! I swore that would not happen again..but waited for the right camera. This Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR was well worth the wait. It is the right camera and wow, how awesome it is. I took it with me on a trip to Australia, right out of the box and just flat out expermented with it. I shot over 2500 shots in 12 days. Oh my gosh..with the lens I got..this camera just flat out performed anything I had expected. Easy to use and to figure out..I haven't even read the manual yet (If you are already a camera nut, you'll do fine. If you have a rink dink fixed lens digital..you'll learn). The slight downside was the weight with the battery pack. Yet, on the other hand, a couple of my old SLR's weighed more..so it was no major adjustment. I never used a flash once. I didn't need to. I purchased with the camera body, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM AutoFocus Image Stabilized Telephoto Zoom Lens and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom lens. (It would be plain dumb to buy the body with our getting quality eyes to shoot with. Buy a cheaper camera with better lens not great camera and cheappie lens). With the low F stop..I was a shooting animal. I got some great night shots of Sydney..even in low light..very low light. Perhaps the down side was all my camera gear I carried in a backpack everywhere I went..and it was about 45 lbs. for 10-14 hours every day. (That's my fault). When I downloaded the pics though..I was giddy. The detail and the colors will make you soil yourself. Run..don't walk..and get this baby. PS: Oh..I had read some where that some people had problems with how to focus this beast..not sure what they were talking about as long as you got it fixed on your subject..it will nail it. I am still playing with it and I am sure I'll get massive more hours out of it..it does that to you (if you like takin pics). They should call this thing: The Beast..because it can take it, keep walking and still bust your fanny when you see the pics on your computer. So what are you waiting for????

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Upgrade from Canon 5D
By Jerry BuzzellVerified Purchaser from Morgan, Vermont and Al Ain, UAE on 9/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I bought the Mark II when my faithful 5D went for an unexpected swim. I was surprised by two small (but pricy) changes - a different battery and the different RAW format, rendering Photoshop CS3 useless and necessitating a further purchase of CS4.
Having gotten those annoyances off my chest, I have found the Mark II a pleasure to use. There's a learning curve (and I'm on it) but the ease of use and quality of the photos makes me confident that this camera will be my workhorse for many years.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Better than what you expect
By [...] from Brandon, Ms on 9/1/2009
Pros:
Great Image Quality, ISO
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Portraits, Wedding photography
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I use this camera for wedding photography. Its low light performance is far superior to the D50 and rebel series. I have shot multiple weddings at ISO's of 1600 with little noise. The noise can be easily reduced in postproduction with CS4 and LR. This camera with an L series lens produces great image quality. I can only think of two complaints: 1. the camera "locked up" on me when changing lens' once, but was easily corrected by turning off and back on, 2. there is no quick button on the top display for changing the F stop. If you are planning on upgrading your camera for a more proffesional camera, then buy and don't look back, you won't regret it.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Such a great camera
By BrewyetVerified Reviewer from Louisiana on 8/28/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I use this camera for shooting weddings. I LOVE the low noise at higher ISO's. I regularly shoot at ISO 1200-1600 with extremely good results. I can go up to 3200 with little problem and 6400 if I know I'm going to "Convert it to BnW and call it ART!..LOL" With my old 5d ISO 800 was perfectly usable, but 1600 was kinda pushing it. Love the huge LCD. I want another one soon to replace my 5d. I clicked "Slow Focus" in the cons area because in low light it has a hard time focusing. But, with a flash on top it really helps. But, I'm not sure that any other camera wouldn't have the same problem.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worth paying the extra $$$
By GlennVerified Purchaser from San Diego on 8/20/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I absolutely love this camera, the picture quality is amazing. I have only had it for a couple of weeks so I'm still getting used to it

 
lives up to the hype
By Armando FamucciVerified Purchaser from Milan on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

A huge leap forward, combined with the right lenses this is a fantastic machine.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice color and resolution
By Kumdo AndyVerified Purchaser from Dominion Valley, VA on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Huge bright view-finder, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I truly love the color and resolution it produces. And I personally like the smaller form-factor (w/o the grip) and hence less weight than the 1D Series. It's already heavy enough with my 24-70L and 580EX.

Regarding 580EX, Flash C.Fn settings on the External Speedlite control does NOT work with 580EX Mark I, which was a small disappointment.

I also wish 5D Mark II had more focus points, and wish those to be spread out more evenly. The main 9 focus points are clustered on the center, which leave wide areas without respective focus points nearby. It's more noticeable since the view-finder is huge!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
5D does it all
By MishVerified Purchaser from Brooklyn on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Exposed LCD, Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I'm a location scout for films and print in NYC and find myself in a myriad of situations from basements to rooftops to beaches and city streets, often with too much light or not enough light and needing a wide full image and or a zoom, all in matter of a few turns of the head... the ease of controls allows for quick adjustments and the 5D and it's lens' offered are a great combo of equipment, ease of use and excellent image quality.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Where to Buy the Canon 5D Mark II
By Jim the Art GuyVerified Purchaser from Town of Vernon, Wisconsin on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Business, Fun, Landscape, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Everyone loves the camera. There are reams of positive reviews for it. Why waste space on repetition. My only question was where to by mine. Lots of camera stores in NY state, many of which are not good folks and you should avoid doing business with. Adorama has a good, honest reputation and did not disappoint me. No high pressure to buy extra stuff like lenses or other accessories. [...]

 
Awesome!
By cjagersVerified Purchaser from Dallas, TX on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera is everything I hoped it would be. Assuming you have good lenses, the extra expense really does result in better image quality.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Canon 5D MK 2 -- Great Camera
By Photobisou[...]Verified Purchaser from VA on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Upgrade from 40D & 5D MK 1. It is very nice camera. I used for 2 weddings so far, no problem and awesome camera for wedding portraits and all other events.

Not too heavy but very professional looks.

 
5D MKII is a wonderful camera
By RicknDallasVerified Purchaser from Grapevine, Texas on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I use the camera for model shoots and travel photography.

 
Love my new Canon EOS-5D Mark II
By AiaiVerified Purchaser from Bellevue, WA on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I had really good purchase experience - efficient process [...]

[2 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
95% of the camera is great!
By SooooziVerified Purchaser from Durango, Colorado on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Loud, Poor In Low Light
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

When I shoot in sensitive areas, I often shoot from the hip with a wide angle lens, such as in the Congo. I would have a hard time doing that with this camera. It has a loud thunk when you shoot it, which could get me shot or stoned.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best camera ever!
By Ben from Central CT on 8/12/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Have used it for 8 months now, taken every kind of photo. Great low light performance (high ISO) means I almost never use my flash. Photos of babies, etc. in darker rooms even without flash still top notch, even in evenings. Short video clips also cool; can "capture the moment" without switching to a camcorder. Also, with live view, kids don't think you are recording them... much more natural vids. Biggest plus, great image quality! Sharp, can crop with still great clarity, colors true, beautiful pics!

 
So Far, So Great
By KFVerified Purchaser from VENICE, CA on 8/9/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
Cons:
Exposed LCD
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Very happy with this camera

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
World-Class Photo-Fusion Tool
By Canon_ShooterVerified Purchaser from Plano, TX on 8/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Art, Photo-Fusion, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The Canon 5D Mark II is a full frame DSLR camera that has the added benefit of recording 1080p HD video! The color, sharpness and detail are hard to beat. Shooting at 21 megapixels allows me to crop a lot and yet have a high quality photo. The high ISO/low noise capability coupled with a fast lens is like shooting with night vision.

I have read a lot of reviews that denigrate the video, especially regarding manual controls (which Canon has resolved). Let's face it, this is not a camcorder. Regardless, the video is simply amazing, and in the hands of a capable editor, you can produce video that rivals many of the indie-film producers using high-end equipment.

The 5D Mark II is certainly a disruptive product that has created a new genre of DSLR shooting that combines stills and video. I'd recommend this camera for any shooters serious about their craft.

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need more excuses to go shooting
By JFVerified Purchaser from Hamilton, ON on 7/24/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Little known fact: the little wireless remote (RC-1?) I used for my Rebel XTi works with the 5D MK ii.
For consideration: the HD video .MOV files are so big that, when transferred to a computer, viewing is choppy via QuickTime. Viewing is not choppy using ZoomBrowser (included). Also, once the video is taken... you are now asking yourself, what to do with this freaking huge file. It's hard to transfer, load, edit, upload onto facebook etc... Video editing software is a must if you want to do anything significant with your clips. The mic works good enough for informal stuff, but a better mic is needed to do professional work (e.g. if you're going to charge for a wedding video shoot). Until you have video editing software or plan to do more than just take random clips for YouTube, just shoot video using the smaller file setting.
Other notables- 1) the editing software for this camera is a better than the XTi. Playing with the saturation and hue gives some very rich looking shots. 2) The big advantage of 21 mp means you can crop a lot and usually still be left with a high quality photo. 3) The full frame sensor does justice for my lenses, especially my favourite lens (50mm f/1.2L) now has more freedom in coverage. 4) the high iso settings (and the auto iso setting) are incredibly helpful. I can get away with many more low light conditions than I thought I could without the shots coming out grainy.

 
Pro grade!
By AndersVerified Purchaser from San Jose, CA on 7/22/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great at low light, Great Image Quality
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Excellent camera house. In particular noise in low-light environment is much less than any camera with 1.6 crop factor, which is what I have previously been using.

 
Extremely good camera
By DonVerified Purchaser from Bay Area, CA on 7/17/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Can't think of any
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is my second SLR camera. Bought it for a family vacation in Asia. The pictures taken were extremely sharp and clear. This is a very good camera and I highly recommend it.

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My Dream Camera
By Luv My 5DVerified Purchaser from San Antonio, Texas on 7/13/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I graduated from the 20D to this model. The transition was a breeze, and the image quality is a great improvement. I love the large LCD screen and high ISO.

Flash photography in a fast-paced environment still leaves a lot to be desired.

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great camera
By griVerified Purchaser from Swarthmore PA on 7/9/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Loud
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

takes wonderful baby pix

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Great camera! You want this one
By MurdochVerified Purchaser from Pearl, MS on 7/9/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Like the larger quality prints you can get off of this camera. Especially like the video in a DSLR.

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Awesome camera!
By The QuigmanVerified Purchaser from Lone Tree, Iowa on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, HD Video, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I wish it focused better. Sometimes a little soft even using L lenses.

 
Canon 5 D Mark II
By CR NYCVerified Purchaser from NY on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Great improvements on the old 5D...definately would recommend this camera for anyone serious about their photography.

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Great Camera
By rlsVerified Purchaser from Wichita, KS on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I didn't believe it but this camera is head and shoulders above both my 40D and XT in image quality. There is that little extra that's hard to nail down, but this things just rocks. Great ISO performance, I now shoot 1600 without even worrying about it. Higher if needed.

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Amazing Quality Says It All
By SteveVerified Purchaser from Laguna Niguel, Ca. on 7/8/2009
Pros:
211 Mega Pixel, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Eye Pleasing Design, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Light weight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Automotive Shots, Landscape, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The 5D Mark II is everything they said it would be. It is an amazing addition to my current equipment. Coupled with L series Canon lenses, the quality of my work has improved considerably. If you want quality and ease of use, then buy this camera. 21.1 megapixel lets you shoot at high quality and allows you to enlage images reducing noise (grain)I only shoot with Canon lenes and cameras. To me, there is nothing else that comes close.

 
Excellent product, amazing image quality
By IntrepidIrishVerified Purchaser from Dublin, Ireland on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

My first assignment after purchasing this was to shoot a friend's wedding. Amazing results, especially for indoor shots where the lack of noise at high ISO is fantastic.

I'll be enjoying this camera for years to come, or until the Mark 3 comes out ;-)

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Incredible Camera!
By MAGVerified Purchaser from Columbus, OH on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Great upgrade to the 5D

 
Breakthrough Camera
By cerbx7Verified Purchaser from NY, NY on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Canon 5d Mk2 is a technological breakthrough in digital photography!

 
Great Camera
By Focused ExposureVerified Purchaser from Fayetteville, AR on 6/24/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Wedding photography
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera is great. I've been waiting to make the investment in this level of camera. It's already paid for itself through the images I have been able to capture for my clients.

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SWEET but be prepared to keep spending!
By JonathanVerified Reviewer from Sudbury Ontario Canada on 6/19/2009
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

When I got this camera I was upgrading from an EOS 450D/XSi. The noticeble differences were larger viewfinder/crop area, body size/weight/grip, and of course the scroll-wheel and the top LCD display. With the seperate battery grip added on this thing is quite hefty. I recommend also owning a compact like a powershot because I stand out like a soar thumb when I take this to the park to shoot casually (though the results are a superior payoff in the end). The battery life goes much faster than my rebel I think because of the HD video recording feature. Also, I enjoy playing back images in high def via the HDMI output for HDTVs, something the rebel suffered with. (standard def')

This body comes at quite the cost, and they don't stop there. L quality lenses are required, and most of all (something I was not anticipating) a pretty good computer is a must. I've had this camera for 2 months and keep buying CF cards because my pentium4 system couldn't cut it. I recently plopped 2 thousand on a custom i7 system (waiting on a new motherboard currently in transit) so that I can actually download/post-process my photographs. So I ***still*** can't attest to the image quality of the 5Dii as of this date (though I suspect they are brilliant given the beautiful shots my rebel pulled off)

Only negative is the focus system. It's ok for slow stuff but if your kids are running around (espcially AT you) forget about focused shots under wide aperture settings!!

If ya gots the cash, go out and pick this beauty up as you will unlikely be disappointed. If the focus system isn't to your standards, well drop another 4 grand on the 1Ds! :P

If you're a casual camera user and don't need all the bells and whistles, treat yourself to a rebel!

 
"love it"!!
By SchwagVerified Purchaser from Minneapolis,MN on 6/17/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Wedding photography

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It's been great.
By DScottFotoVerified Purchaser from Bloomington, IN on 6/11/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, High ISO performance, Live view, Sensor cleaning, Strong Construction
Cons:
9 pt autofocus, Poor In Low Light, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I sold my 1ds Mark II body to buy this upgrade. For the most part I love the camera, but there are some things I miss from the pro body of the 1ds. Most striking is the loss of the 45 point autofocus. The 9 point auto focus on the 5DMII is usable but you don't have the same control. The image quality is great. The ISO capabilities are incredibly helpful. Live view with the digital zoom for exact manual focus has come in quite handy on commercial shoots.

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Best Canon Camera to Date!
By 5 star for canonVerified Purchaser from san jose ca on 6/11/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Low Light Sensational
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Indoor wo Flash, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I own the Canon Rebel, 20d, 40d, and MarkiiN. I think the 5dMarkii has open my eyes to a whole new level. The colors, sharpness, high iso low light capabilities, video, menu screen, and the images make me rate this camera very high. I am very pleased with my 5dMarkii and take it with me where ever I go. I have shot some indoor lecture series without flash and the images are perfect. Outdoor landscapes have more detail than my other Canon cameras. Outdoor night shots in San Francisco have been stunning!! Keep up the great work Canon!! Ordered the camera online from Adorama and it was effortless. [...]

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I have to admit, better than the 5D !
By Gene-OVerified Purchaser from Westchester, NY on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Very high resolution
Cons:
Heavy with zoom and flash, Very Large Raw Files
Best Uses:
Any serious work, Art, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I was happy with original 5D. Saw no reason to upgrade. Then my wife, a great people photographer, upgraded from 40D to 5D MK.II.

When it arrived, she and I both did some test shots of a pre-prom party. It took only a minute in Lightroom to see the amazing improvements in color gradation, usable speed, and skin tone.

Higher resolution was really useful for group shots! ISO 3200 doesn't compromise color depth like with 5D. Responds extremely well to noise reduction (like Dfine for Lightroom). I am now officially jealous!

But note, about 500 shots on 16gig card vs. 900+ with 5D. Price of progress I guess.

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Canon 5D, the true skinny
By LesTerVerified Purchaser from Somewhere in Central California on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Exposed LCD, Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have all the top Cameras, like the D3, D3x, D700, 1Ds MkIII and Phase One P45, out of all those cameras, I used the 5D MkII the most, why, because of the great video I get from that camera. I could shoot stills and at the same time shoot video. Great quality from both end. It not the cost but what works best for you.

 
I Love it!!!!!
By pentaxcamVerified Purchaser from Glendale Hts, IL. on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE THAT I CAN FIND
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have nothing but great things to say about this Canon 5D Mark 2 camera. I own 4 other Canon digital camera and the 5D Mark 2 is the cream of the crop of them all.

 
Great Full Frame Digital DSLR
By Rduck56Verified Purchaser from Morganton, NC on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Nature and Wildlife Shoot, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is a great full frame DSLR that is perfect for landscapes, travel, and nature photography. It allows you to use the full complement of Canon lenses without dealing with the normal DSLR crop factor.

 
Wow
By T. DarleyVerified Purchaser from Ozark, Alabama on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I wish it shot more fps, but the image quality is mind boggling! I shot a baseball player full length from at least 30 feet away and cropped in on just his face with amazing quality. The LCD is fabulous and the self-cleaning sensor gives me peace of mind, especially when shooting blue sky. I've wanted this camera since its release and it doesn't disappoint!

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Nice
By RoscoVerified Reviewer from Hazzard County, GA on 6/7/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I've had this since January. I own an original 5D, and the Mark II is a a significant improvement; a great camera. The build quality is great and image quality is unbelievable. I don't need to shoot RAW anymore; the JPG's are superior. Yep. They are better - especially the high ISO's. I set Picture Style to Neutral (NO sharpening), camera NR to LOW, Peripheral illumin. correct. to ENABLE (except for the highest ISO's), Auto Lighting Optimizer to STANDARD (this feature is very subtle), and use Highlight Tone Priority arbitrarily (also a subtle feature). Overall for accurate color and noise this setup works better, faster, and easier to use than Adobe Camera RAW, DxO, or Canon Digital Photo Professional. Results between software makers are similar at lower ISO's, but the in-camera JPG processing for ISO's 6400-25,600 is unmatched, even against DPP. To summarize, the LOW NR setting gets rid of chroma noise, but leaves the (pleasing) grain of luminance noise and therefore preserves detail. STANDARD NR adds a subtle amount of smoothing to luminance, and STRONG NR smoothes the luminance noise just before it looks too fake (watercolor effect); it is designed very well. NR tends to blur the detail in red and some blues, but chroma NR from other software makers does the same thing. The only advantage to I can see worth using additional software processing is for correcting distortion and lateral color fringes. DPP yields superior results for this, but you must shoot RAW to use them, so I use DXO for these two corrections (from JPG's) and is fast and easy. It would be nice if these corrections were available in-camera, even if not processed in real time (I imagine it would slow the burst rate too much). Just allow the files to be processed separately in-camera before transfered to a PC or print. Auto White Balance is great! Very accurate even in tricky lighting and reliable. In really dim tungsten light, I'll have to set Kelvin between 2500-3000 though. Shooting M fine and S fine look great, too. One image quality con is the in-camera sharpening on ISO's above 400. They look terrible. Grain looks "spotty" and artificial. ACR and DxO are superior for sharpening. The LCD looks great! The burst rate and 9-point Auto Focus put's it in a lower class for action photography, but the auto focus is accurate and works very well. The center-point is good in low light, but when I'm shooting in light that requires the extended high ISO's, I use my Speedlite's AF assist beam and disable flash firing. I can literally shoot in the dark, and the subject will be in perfect focus. The outer focus points without the AF assist beam only work well in regular indoor to bright light. Auto ISO is nice, and aims for the shutter speed to match the focal length. A nice concept, but images can still suffer from camera shake. I set the dial to Tv and double the focal length with shutter speed when using Auto ISO. The video looks awesome. If you try to auto focus when recording, it will go out-of-focus first then slowly achieve focus. This looks bad, and you can hear the lens "clicking" to get in focus. It's as loud as the recorded speech, so I would say it's not usable audio. If you manually focus in real time, it's not too difficult and the audio is useable. If you use the external mic input (highly recommended/a must) it works well. It has auto level gain only, but works well. If you use external microphones or a line-in from a mixing board to record music, it will NOT sound as full/rich as a CD. Even with a BeachTek XLR adapter, the frequency response is narrow. Reduced bass and highs, but very clear and undistorted audio nonetheless. However, this is common for any camcorder with a mic input. But, this is a still camera so who cares? The video quality is unreal at this price and if you're serious about audio you'll probably record it separately anyway. I use a 3 year-old MacBook Pro and a 32GB Transcend CF card and I've never had a problem recording or viewing video. Overall, this is a fun camera to use and produces arguably the best quality images from a DSLR straight out of the camera.

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Pixel Pixel Pixels!!
By ElvisVerified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 6/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Image quality is awesome for the entry level full frame sensor. At 21MP, you have unsurpassed quality the surpases the Mark [@]

 
Outstanding machine
By RPVerified Reviewer from Mountain View, California on 6/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The 5D Mark II is a worthy upgrade to the 5D. Paired with Canon's L lenses, this is a fantastic photographic tool. In particular, it is suited for landscape, portrait and street photography. Image quality is top notch. The self-cleaning sensor and the new hi-res LCD screen are welcome features separating the 5DII from its predecessor 5D. There is room for improvement in the focus system and in the weather sealing departments. But all in all, there is very little to find fault with in the 5DII.

 
Canon EOS-5D Mark II
By KenMVerified Purchaser from Boston on 5/27/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The camera is a 10 in my opinion. It does nearly everything well.

 
The Best Digital SLR for the Investment
By photomanVerified Purchaser from Tampa, FL on 5/13/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I own Canon 5D since they came out, bought my first 5D for [$] couple years ago and this Mark II is positively worth the upgrade. I love the image quality, resolution ,low light sensitivity - easily shooting at ISO 3200, great improvement is the Auto LCD brightness- increaes in bright light and decreases in low light. HD footage is Amazing, there is NO other video camera which would create this beautifull shallow depth of field then this Mark II !!! I didn't find anything negative about it exept the lack of manual controls when i shoot the HD video.

 
5D Mk II
By StanVerified Purchaser from Visalia, CA on 5/9/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is a very versitle camera. Landscapes and the options easily available for the shot. Also have shot some sports. Here again all options are easily available. Extremely fast and high quality shots.

 
totally satisfied
By n/aVerified Purchaser from Benton City Washington on 5/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I use the 5D 11 for all my nature photography.

 
We like it enough to by a second one fo
By GaryVerified Purchaser from Tucson, Az on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have been able to move the ISO to 1250 and don't see the noise. Birds in flight turn out great!

 
Outstanding Upgrade
By Highway BobVerified Purchaser from Sacramento, CA on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Stereo with external mic, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Often there is a need tio raise the unit above your head to rise above people etc. This unit crys out for an adjustable (swing out) tilt/swivel LCD.

 
Simply a phenomenal camera
By SteveVerified Purchaser from San Francisco, CA on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Glitchy video focus
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I already own the original 5D and needed/wanted a second body for an upcoming demanding assignment shooting production stills on a movie set. I can't begin to describe what a dream it was to use the Mark II. Handles just like the original, but somehow feels more substantial than just an "upgrade." The whole shoot was in quite low-light (no flash, obviously) so I shot at ISO 2500 and 3200 most of the time. The images are incredibly low in noise! I mean really amazing. The images so faithfully reproduce the lighting designer's ambience on set that it's almost eerie. And to top that off, the ability to shoot long chunks of HD video was priceless. The clips are of remarkably high quality. This new Canon is a dream machine. Love it.

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing
By GUY JACKSON DPVerified Purchaser from NYC on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Exposed LCD, I need manual Iris, Missing manual shutter, Need 24 fps
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel, Video work
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

i will use it as a cinematic tool
perfect for artistic B-roll on my shoots.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fast, Prompt, Reliable
By LTVPhotographyVerified Purchaser from Maryland on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera lives up to it's hype. A great product from Canon! I held out a few years before upgrading my camera, and invested in my glass. I had finally accumulated the glass I wanted, and felt it was time to upgrade my camera body. I was very glad I did. The 5DMKII is a great tool, and it helped me improve, and try new shooting techniques. If you can afford it, I recommend you get this body.

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nothing short of brilliant!
By Steve @ SVS ImageryVerified Purchaser from Carlsbad, CA on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Expensive, Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I upgraded to the 5D Mark II from the Rebel XTi - wow what a difference. I still use my XTi from time to time due to the fact that I have some lenses that won't work on a full frame. Plus, it's a great backup camera.

The 5D build quality is excellent and there's just nothing like shooting with a full frame camera.

So far in my experience with the camera, there are a few things that stand out as the biggest differences between the 5D and the Rebel XTi.

1) Picture color - I noticed that pictures come off the 5D with very rich colors (using the same lens on both bodies). The standard adjustments I've always made to photos coming off my XTi just aren't necessary with the 5D. For example, most outdoor/landscape photos with the XTi need to have vibrance and contrast bumped up a bit. With the 5D the images come right off the camera already where I would be adjusting them to on the XTi. Stellar color saturation and clarity on the 5D!

2) Noise levels are so unbelievably low on the 5D; it's really incredible! Pictures at ISO 3200 have about the same amount of noise as ISO 400 on the XTi, and the 5D still retains more detail (although the 21 megapixels have a lot to do with that).

3) I have a Canon 70-300 F/4-5.6 IS USM lens that I've been shooting with on the XTi for almost 2 years, but this lens works so much better on the 5D. I'm not a know-it-all photo tech guy so I can't offer any reasons for this, but the 5D focuses much more accurately with this lens than the XTi does. Plus, the focus at full zoom doesn't "hunt" as much as it does on the XTi. Shooting with this lens on the 5D has made me love this lens even more. So, in this case, the 5D seems to have improved the performance of one of my existing lenses.

Granted, comparing an XTi to the 5D Mark II is like comparing a Camaro and a Ferrari so it's definitely not a good market comparison. I have a friend with the 40D that I shoot with regularly and we discovered that the vibrancy of the images between the 40D and the 5D Mark II were pretty much the same results as I got with my XTi - the 5D produces much truer, richer photos than the 40D does - at least in our test photo shoot. Oh yeah, and then there's that full frame difference too.

Spending as much as I did on the 5D Mark II gave me a stomach ache, but I would do it all over again. TOTALLY worth every penny. And to think I almost bought a 50D instead....

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
The camera I have been waiting for
By furtogVerified Purchaser from Elk Grove CA on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

LOVE THIS CAMERA

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Simply Awesome
By VuVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 4/28/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Fantastic camera. Great image quality all the way up to ISO 3200, 6400 is usable with post processing noise reduction, and 12,800 and 25,600 are reserved for B&W or small print/web use only. Its let down by the slow autofocus in low light. In most other situations, the AF works swimmingly. Controls are almost identical with my 40D, so going back and forth is easy. New high res LCD is fantastic, 21mp files are just crazy high res at base ISO. Would have liked a higher frame rate, but 3.9fps is pretty impressive for moving all those 21 megapixels. Of course, the 1080p video is really eye-popping. It has to be seen to believe. I'm not a serious videographer and use it mostly for recording random moments, but it can be used for serious work. Check out Vincent LaForet's video. There's rumors that its being used on the set of Iron Man 2 as well. What for, I have no idea. Its also the official White House photographer's camera. That's pretty high praise.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Digital camera I have ever owned !
By Photooo7Verified Reviewer from Wichita, Kansas [@] on 4/25/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Some of the low rating comments are ridiculous, especially from the "Pros" . First off , it is a digital still camera, think of the HD video as a freebie. Any Pro will have a Canon Pro video Camcorder, lets face it. As a still camera, this is as close or surpasses film for quality, And forget about the ease, digital made everyone a "Pro". The camera is built like a tank as Cameras go. If you can afford the price, this is the camera to get along with a good Canon flash, and you too will shoot Pro pictures all on auto mode. Pictures that can be made any size that any consumer would ever need and with detail that will amaze your friends. Canon lenses have been famous for decades, so get something decent to go with it. this is not for the [...] consumer, but you don't have to be a pro either. I have had many a friends buy the cheap DSLR only to want to upgrade a month later. The video works great, but it is not a $3000.00 Canon camcorder. It is one of the best still cameras I have ever owned, and I have been taking Photographs before there were buttons on telephones. Some times companies shoot them selves in the foot and make something better then their higher priced items, this is one of them. This camera and its specific camera accessories are hard to get for a reason, Every body wants it.

 
Great Camera
By LazyllVerified Reviewer from Indianapolis, IN on 4/18/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Have had Canon 10,30 & 40D and now the best ever the 5D Mark II. Great photos with just a small learning curve up form the 40D. Is very strong & solid. Great camera for the average to the pro.
Adorama is very easy to deal with.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wow! I'm impressed!
By b8264dVerified Reviewer from Martinsburg, WV on 4/17/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I upgraded from a 20D and wasn't sure this would be a wise investment, but now that I have it and have used it, I am so impressed. There isn't enough I can say about it, I like the full frame, the LCD is huge, it is a little heavy but I need the work out, and it's simply amazing to see the images from this camera.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worth every Penny
By Max Power (Slama Photography) from Abington, PA on 4/7/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I jumped to the 5DmkII after entering the DSLR world with a 30D. While the 30D is a fantastic camera, the 5D mkII has taken my photographs to the next level. The image clarity, the full frame sensor and the video mode has truly made me work harder to be worthy of such a great camera.
The only negatives are that I now want to buy more high quality lenses to take full advantage of what this camera offers.

[3 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great upgrade, but not perfect
By Paul SteinkeVerified Reviewer from Denver, CO on 3/30/2009
Pros:
Bright viewfinder, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Useable high ISO
Cons:
Loud, Noisey at high ISO, Not enough AF points, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I purchased the 5D MKII to add to/upgrade from a 30D and start using a full frame body. I am definitely pleased with my purchase.

Some things to consider though. First, 21mp files aren't small, mine average anywhere from 24-40 megs each, and once those are brought into Photoshop they get to be quite large. This camera is definitely not a sports camera as the focus is not the quickest. However, it works great in low light and in any other situation.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for Shooting Existing Light
By OldharryVerified Purchaser from Lexington, KY on 3/11/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Raw hard to translate
Best Uses:
Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I bought the camera for shooting existing light events. As a photojournalist, I've already used it for several assignments. I was really pleased with it's performance. The only Con I've found is that some programs I use to translate the Raw shots with my Mark III won't translate the Raw from the Mark II.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
It is just Great
By fsandovaljrVerified Purchaser from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela on 3/7/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

It is great, nice image quality, the colors are excellent the CA new shooting mode is nice but it is heavy, it is slow in focusing

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love it!
By Elizabeth StantonVerified Purchaser from PA on 3/7/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This camera is easy to use and well constructed. The included camera raw software isn't great, but livable. The video capabilities are an amazing addition to an already great camera. Even without any video experience, the creative possibilities are outstanding.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Finally enough MP for the job
By SteveVerified Purchaser from Montrose, MI on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Cons:
Poor In Low Light, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Art, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

We use this with a macro lens and image documents for duplication. Most are bound in very old volumes that cannot be stressed for standard imaging processes. With this and very good lighting we now can image works with very small font sizes at a distance and still have the clearity to duplicate the work without losing the quality of the original print.Had to pick up a Sandisk Extreem IV though for the fast imaging because the slower memory card could not keep up with the 21 MP raw + jpg format. With a 16 Gig card we got about 416 images in that same format so it will chew up some disk space.The remote switch and other accesories are priced out of this world. I still don't understand why a switch and cord should cost $80 and only be 3 ft long.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Buy
By IvanVerified Purchaser from Spokane, WA on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Great noise performance, Strong Construction
Cons:
Nothing so far
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Travel, Wedding photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I do a lot of photography at our church, I have been requested to use flash as little as possible, at this point I use no flash inside the church, and the photos are great. I also use this camera for landscape and wildlife photography, and it does a great job at everything.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
The real deal
By DagooVerified Purchaser from San Jose CA on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The feel of the camera is great--it's not to big or too smaill, and the veiwfinder is clear and bright. The custom settings are useful for special applications.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Stellar Product
By kavefishVerified Purchaser from Baltimore, MD on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
No auto-focus in video, Too few auto-focus points
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I use the 5DmkII for a variety of purposes: weddings, portraits, nature both in studio and out.

My previous body was a 20d and the biggest improvements with the 5dmkII are the color accuracy -- especially reds -- and low-light performance. The dynamic range seems a little better too, when shooting raw. And of course, the full-frame sensor was immediately noticeable - a must for landscape photography.

On the down side, it still has only 9 AF points, which means slower focusing and more hunting in low-light when compared to similar products from other manufacturers. However, neither of these issues have been major as the video capability is mostly a gimmick (for my purposes) and I'm quite used to the AF limitations from previous experience.

Bottom line, this is an awesome product and I'm very happy with my purchase.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent! Great Camera
By Michael Allen MemphisVerified Purchaser from Memphis on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, One Hot Camera, Strong Construction
Cons:
Whats not to like
Best Uses:
Art, Fine Weddings, Fun, Landscape, Magazine Editorials, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I've used the Canon 5d and shot over 75000 frames under a lot of challenging conditions, this new 5d Mark II is amazing. I've read the forums and heard the critics, this camera takes photography to a new level. A turbo charged 5d. My first test was shooting at high ISO of 6200. The images were so sharp and crisp, I was very impressed with the limited noise. I could never shoot on my old 4d at ISO1600 because of the noise. The 5d Mark II at 6200 ISO was much better than the old 5d at 1600 ISO. Running some images through Lightroom 2 added even more power to the images with no image destruction. As far as HD video, very impressive too. I'll be shooting an HD project next month in the Bahamas to put it to the test on location. We will see if it is as good as The Red One or Scarlet. We just put some images of a new recording artist on facebook from our 5d Mark II, the producers were blown away with the image quality. The images shown were shot at ISO 400 indoors and ISO 100 outdoors in RAW mode. Both tack sharp with no noise.

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Yung Rip - A new recording artist from Memphis

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Image Quality and Detail
By JTVerified Purchaser from Fort Wayne, IN on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The image quality and detail of the 21.1 megapixel sensor is truly amazing. Don't forget to use quality lenses, or you're wasting your money!

 
Very Pleased!
By Johnny BVerified Purchaser from Strongsville, OH (Cleveland area) on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, High ISO Capability
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I use this camera as an enthusiastic hobbyist. Combined with my new Canon 24-70 L 2.8 lens, I'm very, very pleased with the images I'm recording. Now I just have to get out and shoot more often!

 
Upgrade indeed!
By David AllanVerified Purchaser from San Mateo, CA on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have shot with the EOS 5D since it came out. In fact, I own two of them. I recently purchased an EOS 1Ds Mark III, which I love. The EOS 5D Mark II gives me many of the same features, esp. 21.1 mps, full frame sensor, and the DIGIC 4 processor, as the Mark III, but has the more compact size and weight of the 5D. The 1Ds Mark III will remain my primary camera for serious landscape photography, but the 5D Mark II is my new best friend for every-day shooting.

 
Don't believe the Nay Sayers.
By TJVerified Purchaser from Sacramento, CA on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I have not used this camera a lot so far but it has been excellent. Canon has released software "fixes" for the problems that had been running rampant in the early reviews - mine came with the updates installed. Also the fit and finish is excellent in the unit I received.

[3 of 27 customers found this review helpful]

 
Be sincere, post my comment!
By d52gayaVerified Purchaser from Reston, VA on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Potential buyer for this camera should wait until Canon can supply additional battery. Otherwise, no matter how good the camera is, you can not count on it to do serious shootings.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love my 5D...
By Courtney Price PhotographyVerified Purchaser from Lynden, WA on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I've enjoyed the 5D so far. The images are crisp and beautiful, though for the record, I do not see an amazing difference over the 40D-- the difference is there, but it's not fall-over difference. It is MUCH better than the XT however, but I almost would have been okay just sticking with the 40D if I only wanted it for portraits.

I am exploring the HD video and so far it is a really fun feature! I'm sure there are many ways that I could add to this capability with microphones, better editing software, etc. But it's fun right out of the box. You should be aware that it might be choppy playback on your computer, but will play well on a TV or you might want to try Vimeo for uploading online. If you don't care about the HD, normal def. is available too, so it's a much smaller file size... easy to use if you're moving things around a lot.

I'm a happy girl!

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excellent
By tiotuyin from Santiago Of Chile on 3/3/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

very very good camera, i bought two, i am very happry whit it

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing
By VishalVerified Reviewer from Philadelphia, PA on 2/22/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Bright viewfinder, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, HD Video, High ISO Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
No Manual HDVideo Control
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

That the image quality of the Mk II is stellar is a well known fact so I'm going to assume that you've done your research and are actually considering purchasing this camera. If you want to learn more about it, you may read a review here[@]For those of you who are worried about the build quality, let me say that the build quality of this camera is midway between that of the xxD series and of the 1D series. So while it isn't water proof, it is fairly water resistant and won't die on you if you get a few drops on it. At the same time, if you're a pro and you want to soak this camera in a torrential downpour - stop. Go buy a 1-series camera, this one is not for you. Otherwise, it's a really great camera.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!
By shellyQVerified Reviewer from New Jersey, USA on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
High ISO Noise
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I feel like this camera has become part of me! I never consider it cumbersome or a bother to take anywhere as the pictures are always a reward. I love the full frame CCD! It was a whole new world when it arrived! The only complaint is that there is a lot of noise at a high ISO but that is the same for all cameras right now. I believe they are working on that issue... until then I will not need another camera.

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[15 of 17 customers found this review helpful]

 
Incredible! Don't listen to jealousy!
By SureFireVerified Reviewer from Florida on 1/13/2009
Pros:
Amazing Files Produced, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Commercial, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Don't listen to the hype out there by competition fan boys and haters. This camera rocks the socks off everything on the market at this time.

The files it produces are simply incredible. The high ISO performance is amazing and quite unbelievable. This camera definitely surprised me and I'm very picky.

Ignore all the chatter by people who can't buy one and the noise tests being conducted without proper support. ACR did not support this camera when most of these tests were done. Even without proper support, the files still blow away everything out there. Don't believe me? Open them in DPP 3.5 and ACR and see the difference. ;)

This is quite simply the best money I've spent in photography for many years. If you want to go full frame, now is definitely the time and the 5D Mark II is definitely the camera for the job.

I shoot weddings, commercial and more. This camera is being put through the ringer and it produces! I love it so much, I have another on the way. :)

[5 of 15 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great camera - but still disappointed
By MattVerified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on 1/13/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Great Image Quality, Resolution
Cons:
Poor auto ISO, Very slow Autofocus, Video unusable
Best Uses:
Landscape, Still subjects
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I am not going to repeat all the good things that have already been said about this camera. They are all true. However, I am still disappointed. First, with the video feature. The video autofocus is unusable as it dramatically changes the brightness and contrast of the image for a few seconds. Not what you want in the middle of the shot! This means that you have to try to keep focus manually on a moving subject. This is VERY hard to do when on a standard Canon lens the closest focus to infinity is less than 1/4 turn on the focusing ring. When I say very hard to do, I mean that you will give up before you get the shot you want. The video feature was a bonus to me as I want to film our son but it is not possible to do this. Our [$] Canon Powershot does a better job! The second area of disappointment is the Auto ISO. Even though the 5D MK II is capable of amazing quality at ISO up to 1200, the Auto ISO has a maximum of 3200. Worse still, if you are shooting on Auto and the conditions change such that ISO 3200 is not fast enough, the camera does not indicate this in any way and will let you keep shooting at shutter speeds too slow for the conditions. All in all a good camera, but I am still disappointed. SOME other things you should know about but not directly related to the review. Adobe Photoshop CS3 will not read the RAW files from this camera so you have to convert them all the DNG format first. If you dont want to discard the original RAW this leaves you with a 50MB DNG file. I have a powerful PC but I will probably need to upgrade to handle these images.

[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing [...]
By marcusVerified Reviewer from south florida, go Bucs ! on 1/9/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Great Image Quality
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Previous 5D owner. This is an amazing package for the price. Incredible photo quality up to about 2000 ISO. Above that, quality degrades as expected but not nearly what you would expect from high end SLR's from just a year or so ago. still very usable at high ISO.
Very, very customizable. Three customizable setting on on primary dial alone plus the ability to save custom picture settings and customize several buttons to make use of those features you use frequently without having to dig through menus to find/change them. Dont even get me started on the live view-HD movie feature. Its so cool to see how changing f stops and ISO effects your exposures in real time by viewing them on the LCD before even taking the shot. Only downside to HD is limited recording time, to be expected, and the fact you have to focus manually via 3" review screen. Also, what a differance the 3" screen makes. Much more accurate view of what your actual exposure looks like. I can go on and on about the new features. Im sure you can read the for yourself in the product description.
All I can gripe about is HD focusing and limited record time, dual memory card slots would be nice, and a 4 fps burst rate isnt exactly screaming, but if you consider the size of these 20+ megapixel in terms of data collected by the sensor, its almost amazing it can turn over 4 fps nonstop in JPEG mode using a UDMA memory card. Regardless, this is an absolute steal when you compare it feature for feature to the Mark iii 1ds. I can buy two 5D's for the price of a 1ds but I can assure you the 1Ds is not two times more a camera than the 5D. Enjoy it if you get it......Till the next Canon wonder is released. Im sure its in the works as we speak.

[14 of 14 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellant upgrade from 5D
By fototogoVerified Reviewer from NYC on 12/29/2008
Pros:
1080P HD Video, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Low noise high ISO
Cons:
Auto focus tracking, Lack of video tweaks
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

Best bang for the buck in full frame SLR. The image quality is great. Has some glitches and idiosyncrasies that can be worked around for the most part but for the price is an incredible tool for capturing images. Deduct 1/2 to 1 star if your primary purpose is video, but remember this is the first SLR still camera with 1080P HD and the video quality is superb even if it lacks features. Manual focus or prefocus is best for video. A very worthy successor to the 5D. Better at track focusing moving cars than people (AI Servo) walking. The track focus/autofocus is at least as good as the original 5D. I am a very knowledgeable pro and for me this camera has met or exceeded almost all of the hype generated before it's release.

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[5 of 94 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good camera, if you are not pro
By LeonVerified Reviewer from New York on 12/27/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD
Cons:
Loud, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

This is not professional camera. Cheap body and
slow aftofocus. Great with good lenses in manual
mode. Forget to use it with todays zoom lenses like 17-40L or 70-200L, sharpness comming only after F/8. From my huge lens collection best results was with old manual Zeiss lenses.

[20 of 20 customers found this review helpful]

 
Just an outstanding camera; highly recom
By huz001Verified Reviewer from St. Louis on 12/26/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
Cons:
Loud
Best Uses:
Fun, Portraits, Travel, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

The pictures compare favorably to the 5D and the re-arrangement of the controls makes this a better camera for the advanced beginner/intermediate user.

The new LCD is wonderful. Canon still has not made the access doors all that easy to use. Not constructed as well, compared to 1DS Mark II, but then that is not a fair comparison.

A very nice replacement for my 2 year old 5D, with easier to read and easier to use controls and LCD. The additional resolution is useful for cropping.

I have used it with; 24-105 L, 70-200 f 2.8 IS, 300 f2.8 IS, 600 f4 non-IS, and 400 F5.6 with it so far and have had no problems with speed or focusing.

All and all, just great camera.

Love it.

[21 of 36 customers found this review helpful]

 
Beautiful but locked down
By The AC ManVerified Reviewer from San Francisco on 12/21/2008
Pros:
Beautiful Video
Cons:
Limited Control
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

I bought this to replace my 5D, and to use the awesome HD video for documentary film. The video from this camera is simply stunning. However, it's all but unusable for real film work. The lack of manual exposure and forced AGC in video unnecessarily limit its use in professional video.

[29 of 34 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing camera [...]
By OlegVerified Reviewer from New York, NY on 12/17/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Lightweight, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, 21.1 Megapixels with 3.0" TFT LCD - USA Warranty:

[...] The camera is just what I expected plus some. The video quality is phenomenal. [...]

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