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Canon EOS 5D mkII

The new Canon EOS 5D mkII
The new Canon EOS 5D mkII

You can tell that I’m excited, can’t you? Canon’s gone on a rampage and released some cameras that are truly brilliant. The recent EOS 50D, and now this… The Canon EOS 5D mkII.

To avoid looking like a Canon loony (which I’m sure I must look like to some), I’m just going to list some of the cool features, and link to the press release and an in-depth preview of the camera.

  • 21 megapixel CMOS sensor (very similar to the sensor in the EOS-1Ds Mark III)
  • ISO 100 – 6400 calibrated range, ISO 50 – 25600 expansion (1Ds Mark III & 5D max ISO 3200)
  • 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
  • RAW and SRAW1 (10 MP) / SRAW2 (5 MP)
  • AF microadjustment (up to 20 lenses individually)
  • Three custom modes on command dial, Creative Auto mode
  • 3.0” 920,000 dot LCD monitor with ‘Clear View’ cover / coatings, 170° viewing angle
  • Automatic LCD brightness adjustment (ambient light sensor)
  • Live view with three mode auto-focus
  • Movie recording in live view (1080p H.264 up to 12 minutes, VGA H.264 up to 24 mins per clip)
  • Full audio support
  • New 1800 mAh battery with improved battery information
  • New optional WFT-E4 WiFi / LAN / USB vertical grip
  • Water resistance: 10 mm rain in 3 minutes

Full Tech Specs – dpreview

Camera Review – dpreview

Canon Press Release

Ok… Enough drool… We’ll be back with some photography posts real soon. :D

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Published: September 17, 2008 | Last Updated: August 8, 2021

3 thoughts on “Canon EOS 5D mkII”

  1. I just recently sold my Nikon D80 with plans of purchasing the D90. After seeing news about the 5D I’m reconsidering my next massive expense. 1080p recording from an SLR…. Yes please.

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