Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • Full format
  • 24 x 36 mm
  • 21 megapixels
  • 5616;3744 px
  • Canon EF
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Selective single-point;Single;Continuous;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3 in
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatFull format
Sensor size24 x 36 mm
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Effective pixels21 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution5616, 3744
Other resolutions4080x2720, 2784x1856, 5616x3744, 3861x2574
ProcessorDIGIC 4


ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum6400
Boosted ISO minimum50
Boosted ISO maximum25600
White balance presets6
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW
Built-in HDR function
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountCanon EF
Magnification (Crop factor)1 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Contrast autofocus
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier
Contrast Detect , Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
Number of focus points9
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)15
Image stabiliserLens based only
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFixed
Screen typeTFT LCD
Screen size3 in
Screen dots920000
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder coverage98 %
Viewfinder magnification0.71 x
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus2
Exposure compensation minus-2
Expousure compensation steps1/2, 1/3
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2
AE frames3
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/200s
External flash connectionHot shoe, PC terminal
Built-in flash
External flash
Continuous drive3.9 fps
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 10
Speed (JPEG)3.9 fps
Speed (RAW)3.9 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 2.0±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920, 1080
Supported file formatsH.264
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)25 fps
Video recording


Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.87 lb
Width5.98 in
Height4.49 in
Length2.95 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Dual memory card slots
Storage typesCompact Flash Type I/II, UDMA, MicroDrive


Battery Life (CIPA)850
Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version2.0
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

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