Canon EOS 5D Mark II Review

Overall Score

70

Main Features

  • 21 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 152 x 114 x 75 mm, 850g.
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  • Replaced: EOS 5D
  • Replaced by: EOS 5D Mark III

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a 21 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 5D with EOS 5D Mark II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 5D MII with Canon 5D

Canon replaced EOS 5D Mark II with Canon 5D MIII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 5D MII with Canon 5D MIII


Canon 5D MII comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.27 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 5D MII ~ 5612 x 3741 pixels.

Canon 5D MII has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 864.0 mm².

There are approximate 20,994,492 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 5D MII Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 2016 30MP 100 - 25600 890g 151 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5DS Canon 5DS 2015 51MP 100 - 6400 930g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon 5DS R 2015 51MP 100 - 6400 930g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 2012 22MP 100 - 25600 950g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D MII 2009 21MP 100 - 6400 850g 152 x 114 x 75mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 5D MII


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 5D Mark II with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
AF Face Detection
21MP High Resolution Sensor
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
850 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Environmental Sealing
2 AE Bracketing Range
150000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Continuous Shooting: 920 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Weight: 850g
Type Scores

Canon EOS 5D Mark II has an Overall Score of 70/100 and ranked #65 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #158 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon 5D MII Scores
Imaging score
68
Features score
63
Value for money score
79
Portability score
68
Overall score
70
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 5D MII


Canon EOS 5D Mark II weighs 850g and has external dimensions of 152 x 114 x 75mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Canon 5D MII is 67 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon 5D MII is more by 11mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 5D MII
850g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 5D MII
75mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 5D Mark II Dimensions EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D Canon 6D 770 g 850 g 145 x 111 x 71 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 850 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 950 g 850 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 850 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Nikon D610 Nikon D610 850 g 850 g 141 x 113 x 82 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 7D Canon 7D 860 g 850 g 148 x 111 x 74 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 765 g 850 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 850 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 5D Mark II


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 5D Mark II
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5616 x 3744
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 850 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E6
Physical
Weight 850 g
Physical Dimensions 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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