Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price in USA

Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-II Price in US

With the release of the EOS 5D in August of 2005, Canon is widely credited with having “created a new DSLR category.” It was the first ‘full frame’ sensor camera with a compact body (meaning it did not have an integral vertical grip), and it has since proven to be very popular. One possible reason for this is that if you wanted a full frame DSLR to use with your Canon lenses but didn’t want the chunky EOS-1D style body, then the EOS 5D was your only option until recently. After three years, two new rivals in the form of the Nikon D700 and the Sony DSLR-A900 have emerged, and Canon has made it very apparent that the company feels it is time for a refresh.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is an advanced digital SLR camera that includes a resolution of 21 megapixels, a video recording capability of 1080p at 30 frames per second, a 3.0 inch VGA LCD, Live view, and a larger capacity battery. That is to say, a camera that attempts to outpace both of its immediate competitors, either in terms of resolution (as is the case with the D700) or features (in the case of the D800) (in the case of the DSLR-A900).

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price in USA

$699.00 12 used from $599.99 7 new from $699.00
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Specifications

street price
(body only)
• US: $ 2,699
• EU: € 2,499
• UK: £ 2,299
List price
(EF 24-105 L kit)
• US: $ 3,499
• EU: € 3,299
• UK: £ 3,049
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor *• 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor
• Full 35 mm size frame
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
• 22.0 million total pixels
• 21.1 million effective pixels
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Lenses• Canon EF lens mount (does not support EF-S lenses)
• No field of view crop (1.0x)
Dust reduction• “EOS Integrated Cleaning System”
• Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown – can be disabled)
• Dust Delete Data – Data from a test shot is used to ‘map’ dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software
Image processor *DIGIC 4
A/D conversion14 bit
Image sizes (JPEG) *• 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP)
• 4080 x 2720 (11.1 MP)
• 2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP)
Image sizes (RAW) *• 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP)
• 3861 x 2574 (10.0 MP)
• 2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP)
File formats *• RAW (.CR2; 14-bit)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine / Normal
• RAW + JPEG (separate files)
• sRAW1, sRAW2 (see above) *
Auto focus• 9-point TTL CMOS sensor
• 6 “Invisible Assist AF points”
• Centre point cross type F5.6 or faster
• Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
• AF working range: -0.5 – 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
Focus modes• One shot AF
• AI Servo AF
• AI Focus AF
• Manual focus
AF micro adjustment *• Adjust all lenses by same amount (effectively body adjustment)
• Adjust up to 20 lenses individually
AF point selection• Auto
• Manual
Predictive AF• As close as 8 m (with 300 mm F2.8L lens at 50 kph)
AF assistNo (only with external flash)
Metering• TTL full aperture metering 35 zone SPC
• Metering range: 1.0 – 20 EV
Metering modes• Evaluative 35 zone (linked to any AF point)
• Partial (8% at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 3.5% at center)
• Center-weighted average
AE lock• Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
• Manual: AE lock button
Exposure compensation• +/-2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure bracketing• +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity *• ISO 100 – 6400
• 0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
• Auto ISO (100-3200)
• Expansion options:
review menu 1ISO 50 (L1)
review menu 1ISO 12800 (H1)
review menu 2ISO 25600 (H2)
Shutter• Focal-plane shutter
• 150,000 exposure durability
• 30 – 1/8000 sec
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values• F1.0 – F91
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance• Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Flash
• Custom
• Kelvin (2500 – 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketing• +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias
WB shift• Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Picture style• Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User def. 1
• User def. 2
• User def. 3
Custom image parameters• Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Image processing options *• Highlight tone priority
• Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)
• Long exposure noise reduction
• High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
• Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)
Color space• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Viewfinder *• Eye-level pentaprism
• 98% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.71x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
• Eyepoint: Approx. 21 mm
• Interchangeable focusing screen (3 other types optional)
• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror• Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
• Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)
Viewfinder info *• AF information:
review menu 1AF points
review menu 2Focus confirmation light
• Exposure information:
review menu 1Shutter speed
review menu 1Aperture value
review menu 1ISO speed (always displayed)
review menu 1AE lock
review menu 1Exposure level/compensation
review menu 1Spot metering circle
review menu 1Exposure warning
review menu 2AEB
• Flash information:
review menu 1Flash ready
review menu 1High-speed sync
review menu 1FE lock
review menu 2Flash exposure compensation
• Image information:
review menu 1White balance correction
review menu 1CF card information
review menu 1Monochrome shooting
review menu 1Maximum burst (2 digit display)
review menu 2Highlight tone priority (D+)
LCD monitor *• 3.0 ” TFT LCD
• 920,000 pixels
• Automatic 3 level brightness adjustment plus 7 manual levels
• 170 ° viewing angle
• Dual anti-reflection (‘Clear View’)
LCD Live view *• Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
• 100% frame coverage
• 30 fps
• Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
• Best view or exposure simulation
• Silent mode
• Grid optional (x2)
• Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
• Three AF modes – Live mode / Quick mode / Face Detection
• Live histogram (Luminance or RGB)
• Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
Movie recording *• Available optionally during Live view mode
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9) up to 12 mins (Quicktime 1080p H.264; 38.6 Mbits/sec)
• 640 x 480 (4:3) up to 24 mins (Quicktime 480p H.264; 17.3 Mbits/sec)
• Max file size 4 GB
• Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video, PCM sound)
• 30 fps
Record review• Off
• On (histogram via INFO button)
• Display mode same as last used Play mode
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Playback modes1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot
2. As 1 but also image count and quality
3. Detailed exposure information, thumbnail and luminance histogram
4. Less detailed exposure info., thumbnail, luminance and RGB histograms
Playback features• Optional blinking highlight alert
• Optional AF point display
• Magnified view (up to 10x)
• 2×2 or 3×3 thumbnail index
• Jump (by 1, 10, 100 images, screen, date, folder, movies, stills)*
• Delete / Protect
Flash• No built-in flash unit
• E-TTL II auto flash / metered manual
• Flash compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Hot-shoe & PC Terminal
External flash• E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• In-camera flash configuration (currently only 580 EX II)
• Wireless multi-flash support
• PC Sync
Shooting modes• Auto
• Creative Auto *
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Custom 1
• Custom 2 *
• Custom 3 *
Drive modes• Single
• Continuous: 3.9 fps *
• Self-timer: 2 or 10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
Burst buffer• Large/Fine JPEG: 78 frames (310 with UDMA card) *
• RAW: 13 frames *
Orientation sensorYes
Auto rotation• On (recorded and LCD display)
• On (recorded only)
• Off
Custom functions *25 custom functions with 71 settings in 4 groups
Menu languages *• 25 Languages
• English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
FirmwareUser upgradable
Portrait grip• Optional WFT-E4 (WiFi / LAN / USB mass storage)
• Optional BG-E6 battery grip
Connectivity *• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• AV out (video & audio *)
• HDMI connector *
• Microphone input *
• PC Sync flash terminal
• Communication terminal on base for WFT-E4
• InfraRed *
Storage *• Compact Flash Type I or II (inc. FAT32)
• Supports UDMA cards *
• Copyright metatag support
• Canon Original Data Security Kit supported (“Original Image Data”)
Power *• Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• CR1616 for date & settings
• Approx. 850 shots at 20°C
• Battery indication 6 levels & percentage (memorized)
Dimensions *152 x 114 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.5 x 2.9 in)
Weight *• No battery: 810 g (1.8 lb)
Accessories• Viewfinder: Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Eg, Angle Finder C
• Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4
• Battery Grip BG-E6
• All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
• Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
• Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-1, Remote Controller RC-5
• Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3
7Expert Score

Even while some of the specifications, including as the autofocus and metering, are starting to show their age, the exceptional picture quality and industry-leading movie production of the Mark II should guarantee that it enjoys the same level of popularity as its predecessor. The countless little changes are very much appreciated, and if you desire full frame (without upgrading to an even more costly pro camera), the Canon 5D Mark II is about as good as it gets right now.

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Image quality
  • Outstanding resolution, quite comparable to that of the Sony Alpha 900 (and essentially the same as EOS-1Ds Mark III)
  • Very strong performance with high ISO, practically on par with the Nikon D700 or D3
  • Wide variety of available ISO settings, from 50 to 25600 (with the 'ISO Expansion' feature activated), as well as a convenient auto ISO setting
  • Finally provides a high ISO noise reduction mode with adjustable settings
  • The ISO setting is now observable in the viewfinder (at long last!)
  • 1080p video recording with 30 frames per second, playable even in low light, with excellent clarity and complete manual control over exposure (with firmware version 1.10)
  • A port for external microphones that can be utilized during video recording
  • Improved big, bright viewfinder (98 percent coverage)
  • Large LCD display with a high resolution and an anti-glare coating, which improves contrast and allows for broader viewing angles.
  • Although contrast detect AF is still sluggish, the live view capability brings it up to speed with other cameras in 2009, making it better than most (no mirror flip, live histogram, exposure simulation choices).
  • System for the integrated cleaning of sensors
  • The newly implemented Digic IV processing engine with 14-bit A/D converter brings the system's performance and menu interface up to date with industry norms.
  • sRAW1 and sRAW2 modes for reduced file sizes without sacrificing the advantages of RAW
  • RAW and JPEG sizes adjustable individually. sRAW1 and sRAW2 modes for smaller file sizes without losing the benefits of RAW.
  • Integrated correction for the periphery lighting to address the issue of vignetting
  • Very well constructed, and improved over the first generation 5D in key areas such as the mirror box and lens mount
  • Large range of picture parameter modifications, often ranging from minus four to plus four.
  • Even when the card door is open, it will continue to write to the CF card (finally)
  • Significantly increased data transmission rates through USB
  • Significantly increased data transmission rates through USB
  • Wireless transfer grip WFT-E4 is available as an option.
  • Optional wireless infrared remote control, if desired.
  • Comprehensive and well-tested software included in package (everything you need to process images)
  • The photo styles editor enables users to design their own unique picture styles, which can then be loaded into the camera.
  • AI Servo, often known as continuous autofocus, is not as good as that of the EOS-1 series or the Nikon D700.
  • Standard noise reduction settings are extremely aggressive for anything that is higher than ISO 400. (can be turned down though)
  • When seen at 100 percent, the JPEG result is a little fuzzy.
  • The automated white balance in artificial light is still around the same as average.
  • Nothing of the like can be found. USB mode
  • The built-in microphone is not very good and cannot be used for recording audio notes (EOS-1 series feature)
  • Because of the auto LCD brightness management, the preview image may not be the same as the recorded image.
  • Even when equipped with the My Menu system, the mirror lockup is not as user-friendly as that of competing manufacturers.
  • There is no lower or maximum limit that can be selected for auto ISO.
  • There is not a built-in flash (would be useful, if not essential)
  • The weather sealing is not as good as some of our rivals' products.
  • The slowest continuous shooting speed of any full frame DSLR currently available.
  • Does not have quite as much "headroom" in the highlight portion of the dynamic range (in RAW) as the Nikon D700 or the Sony Alpha 900.


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