|Type||Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera|
|Recording media||Type I or II CF card, UDMA-compatible|
|Image sensor size||Approx. 36 x 24 mm|
|Compatible lenses||Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)
(The effective lens focal length is the same as indicated on the lens)
|Lens mount||Canon EF mount|
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II succeeds the EOS 5D, launched in October 2005, which marked the first digital SLR camera for advanced-amateur users to incorporate a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and enjoyed lasting market acclaim. The EOS 5D Mark II features a newly developed full-size 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that not only realizes outstanding resolution performance and rich gradation expression, but also offers an expanded standard ISO sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400*1 which, in extended mode, can be expanded to ISO 50, 12800 and 25600, enabling optimal performance in a diverse range of shooting situations.
The EOS 5D Mark II incorporates the next-generation DIGIC 4 image processor, which enables the high-speed processing of the increased amount of data generated by the high-pixel-count image sensor. The technology supports high resolution imaging performance while making possible a continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 3.9 frames per second*2 and bursts of up to approximately 310 shots.*3
Other features facilitating optimal shooting performance include a newly designed high-performance viewfinder that realizes approximately 98% coverage, and a high-speed, high-precision AF (AutoFocus) system with 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points.
Making possible the recording of full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) video at 30 frames per second (fps), the EOS 5D Mark II is the first model in the EOS series to offer a movie function, which also includes a standard recording mode (640 x 480/30 fps). Also, further expanding the boundaries of digital SLR photographic expression, the camera incorporates a Live View function with three AF modes — Quick Mode, Live Mode, and Face Detect Live Mode — and a lens peripheral illumination correction function that compensates for light falloff around the image perimeter in response to the characteristics of the type of lens used when shooting.
The EOS 5D Mark II is equipped with a 920,000-dot, 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor with a multi-coating that reduces reflections and resists smudging and smearing. With enhanced color reproduction performance, the LCD monitor delivers natural image display, supporting improved image verification, even in bright sunlight.
Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System, a comprehensive dust-reduction system, combines measures for preventing and eliminating dust. On the EOS 5D Mark II, the technology features an improved Self Cleaning Sensor Unit that includes a fluorine coating on the surface of the low pass filter, which realizes further protection by minimizing dust adhesion.
The EOS 5D Mark II backs up high performance with strength and durability. The camera’s rugged shutter unit boasts an impressive 150,000-cycle shutter life while the body features a highly rigid magnesium alloy exterior that ensures reliable performance in the face of challenging shooting conditions. Additionally, the EOS 5D Mark II’s new Battery Pack LP-E6 realizes 1.3x the battery capacity of its predecessor, providing users with higher levels of mobility.
In addition to the EOS 5D Mark II, Canon today also announced the introduction of the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4/E4A, which enables the transfer of images to a server or computer via wireless LAN or Ethernet.