Canon EOS 5D Mark II Overview

Key Features

  • Full frame, 36 x 24 CMOS Sensor
  • 21 Megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 3" Fixed Type Screen
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
  • 4.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 9 Focus Points
  • 1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 850g. 152 x 114 x 75 mm
  • Replaced Canon EOS 5D - Compare
  • Replaced by Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Compare


Canon EOS 5D Mark II Overview
Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a 21 Megapixel, Full frame, 36 x 24 CMOS Sensor DSLR Camera. This DSLR Camera was announced in 2009-02-13.
Canon 5D Mark II replaced the Canon 5D and was replaced by Canon 5D Mark III
Compare Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 5D here
Compare Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 5D Mark III here
Canon 5D Mark II vs other DSLR Cameras
This part compares the pros and cons of Canon 5D Mark II vs other DSLR Cameras.

PROs


High Resolution Sensor at 21 Megapixels
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
RAW Supported
Large Screen Size at 3"
High Screen Resolution at 920,000 dots
1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
Live View
Autofocus Tracking
High Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s
External Flash
Microphone Port
HDMI Connectivity
Environmental Sealing
High battery life at 850 shots
Good DxO Low Light ISO


CONs


No Flip-Out Screen
No Touch Screen
No Touch Autofocus
No Face Detection Autofocus
9 Focus Points
Low Continuous Shooting at 4.0 fps
No Built-in Flash
No Wireless Connectivity
Heavy Body at 850g
No GPS
Canon 5D Mark II Photography Recommendations
This section reviews how Canon 5D Mark II is recommended for different types of photography.

Canon 5D Mark II Daily and Social Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Daily and Social Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Daily and Social photography camera, click here.

Large Full frame, 36 x 24 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
No Wireless Connectivity
Heavy Body Weight at 850 g
Average Body Size
Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality

Canon 5D Mark II Portrait Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Portrait Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Portrait photography camera, click here.

Large Full frame, 36 x 24 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 21 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode

Canon 5D Mark II Sports Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Sports Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Sports photography camera, click here.

Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Average Continuous Shooting at 4.0 fps
Fast Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s
9 Focus Points
Good Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 850 shots


Canon 5D Mark II Street Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Street Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Street photography camera, click here.

Large Full frame, 36 x 24 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Heavy Body Weight at 850 g
Average Body Size
RAW Image Quality
No Face Detection Autofocus
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization

Canon 5D Mark II Landscape and Wildlife Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Landscape and Wildlife Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Landscape and Wildlife photography camera, click here.

Large Full frame, 36 x 24 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
Remote Control
No GPS
Heavy Body Weight at 850 g
Average Body Size
Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 21 Megapixels
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 850 shots

Canon 5D Mark II Low light Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Low light Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Low light photography camera, click here.

Large Full frame, 36 x 24 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
No Built-in Flash
RAW Image Quality
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
9 Focus Points
Good Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO

Canon 5D Mark II Family and Kids Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Family and Kids Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Family and Kids photography camera, click here.

Large Full frame, 36 x 24 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 21 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
No Image Stabilization
Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Average Continuous Shooting at 4.0 fps
Fast Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s

Canon 5D Mark II Wedding and Social Events Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 5D Mark II Wedding and Social Events Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Wedding and Social Events photography camera, click here.

Large Full frame, 36 x 24 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
No Wireless Connectivity
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 21 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Good Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Good Battery Life at 850 shots


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