Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Launched 2008 Resolution 21MP
Sensor type: Full Frame Focusing elements: 9
Weight: 810g Lens fitting: Canon EF
Storage: Compact Flash
Other details:
  • Metal body construction
    ISO range: 50-25600
    3" LCD screen
Rating: 89% (from 2 reviews)

User Comments


I absolutely love the image quality this camera produces. Very smooth gradations, gorgeous tones, vastly improved over the 10d through 30d type cameras with a slight edge over the 5d classic. Responsive and great performance with virtually no waiting for image buffering. Ease of operation coming from previous Canon models was very intuitive. Where it fails for me and many I've spoken with is the focusing system. It "can" nail focus and product extremely sharp images with a good lens, but it's as likely to decide on somewhere other than close to the user selected focus as where it wants to focus. Requires overshooting to try to compensate. If Canon could bring out a similar camera with a focus system that succeeded more than it failed I'd feel I'd found the perfect camera rather than continuing my search.
Je Neuhaus28/10/2010