Canon EOS 5D Mark II Specifications

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Next to each category and value there are articles describing it all, giving you a deeper understanding on every area so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses.

Name Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Manufacturer Canon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2008
Release Date 2008-09-17
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Camera Type
Camera Type DSLR
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Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
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Sensor Type CMOS
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Resolution 5616 x 3744 pixels
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Megapixels 21,1 MP (21026304 total pixels)
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Image Processor DIGIC 4
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ISO Range 50 - 25600
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White Balance Presets 6
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization Yes
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops
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Uncompressed format RAW
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
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Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection

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Focus Points 9
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Lens Mount Canon EF

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Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 920000
Touchscreen No
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Screen Type TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Live view Yes
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Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism)
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Viewfinder Coverage 98%
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Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
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Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 3,9 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds
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Built-in Flash No
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External Flash Yes
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse Yes
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted

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Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording Yes
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Video Format H.264

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Video Resolution 1920 x 1080

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Built-in Microphone Yes
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Built-in Speakers Yes
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Memory Card Compact Flash

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HDMI Output Yes
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Microphone Port Yes
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Headphone Port No
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Wireless Yes

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Remote Control Yes (N3 connector)
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Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed Yes
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU LP-E6
Battery Life 850 shots according to CIPA
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Width 152 mm
Height 114 mm
Depth 75 mm
Weight 850 gram including battery
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Images taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Worker in jeans and Caterpillar boots See camera and lens details
1/1600s  135mm  f/2,5

Man in blue shirt is talking in his phone See camera and lens details
1/3200s  50mm  f/2

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1/8000s  135mm  f/2,5