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Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USBv.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A)
36.0mm x 24.0mm (35mm Full-frame)
Canon EF lenses
Canon EF mount
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 21.1 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 22.0 megapixels
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW1, sRAW2, RAW+JPEG
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 6.1MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(2) Large/Nomal: Approx. 3.0MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.6MB (4080 x 2720 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.9MB (4080 x 2720 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 2.1MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 1.0MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 25.8MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(8) sRAW 1: Approx. 14.8MB (3861 x 2574 pixels)
(9) sRAW 2: Approx. 10.8MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
With the WFT-E4A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E4A will be possible as follows:
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality
(4) Recording images having the same size
Enabled with WFT-E4A attached
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW/sRAW+JPEG also possible)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 98%
Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Interchangeable (Eg-D: Grid lines, Eg-S [point of Focus], Eg-A standard focusing screen provided
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cutoff with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information(shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speed sync, FE lock), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information),battery information
Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
9 AF Points (1 Cross Type) + 6 AF Assist Points
AF Working Range
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF Assist Beam
When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at center)Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)Center-weighted average metering
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
ISO Speed Range
ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 50 (L), 12800 (H1), 25600 (H2)
High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-6400
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode) Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay Remote control with N3-type terminal. (Wireless remote controller RC-1/RC-5 can also be used.)
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote control with N3-type terminal. (Wireless remote controller RC-1/RC-5 can also be used.)
Zooming to Match Focal Length
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash Settings
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Single, Continuous, and Self-timer (10-sec. or 2-sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. 3.9 shots/sec.
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 78 (CF)/approx. 310 (UDMA CF)
RAW: approx. 13/approx. 14 (UDMA CF)
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 8 (CF/UDMA CF)
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality,ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face Detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos)
Center-weighted average metering (video)
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Auto, 7 levels provided
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian,Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese,Korean, Japanese)
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information,histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 5D Mark II
Easy Print feature
Version 1.1 compatible
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 with Battery Grip BG-E6 attached.
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Approx. 0.1 sec.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in./152.0 x 113.5 x 75.0mm
Approx. 28.6 oz./810g (body only)
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you EOS 5D Mark II that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
Provides AC power to the camera.
Battery Charger LC-E6
Battery Charger for NP-E6 Li-ion Batteries.
Battery Grip BG-E6
Battery Magazine BGM-E6
Battery Magazine for Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR.
Battery Pack LP-E6
Compatible with Canon LC-E6 battery charger.
Battery Pack LP-E6
Compatible with Canon LC-E6 battery charger.
Battery Pack LP-E6N
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Compatible with Canon LC-E6 and Canon LC-E6E battery chargers.
Car Battery Charger CBC-E6
Car battery charger for Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR LP-E6 battery.
DC Coupler DR-E6
When shooting indoors, in a studio or on a tabletop, use this DC coupler to provide uninterrupted power to your Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR.
Deluxe Back Pack 200EG
Backpack with carry handle and detachable strap. Holds 1-2 Cameras bodies, 3-4 lenses and accessories. Inside measurements (W x H x D): 10 x 14.75 x 5 inches. Rugged nylon, water-repellent, urethane coated for extra durability. Well-arranged divider system for secure storage and easy access. Lightweight construction, padded shoulder straps and back for comfort. Front webbing ideal for storing a light jacket. Tripod carrying straps. Color: Black with Olive.
Deluxe Gadget Bag 100EG
Waterproof bag holds 1-2 cameras and 3-4 lenses with room for accessories. Front and Rear zippered pouches. Zippered full-length mesh pouch inside top cover. Divider system for secure storage and easy access. Size: 9" (W) x 7" (H) x 5.5" (D)
Deluxe Gadget Bag 10EG
This gadget bag is an excellent value, with all the quality material of the Professional 1, at a slightly smaller size. It is designed to hold two 35mm SLR bodies, 5 - 8 lenses, plus film and accessories. It features full padding and interior partitions, leather reinforcing, high strength quick-release buckles, padded exterior pockets, leather snap handle and shoulder strap. Size: 10.5" (W) x 8"(H) x 7.5" (D)
Deluxe Tripod 200
This lightweight, high quality tripod is designed for easy portability and maximum stability. It features a 3-way pan head for precise control and smooth movement. The 3-section tubular leg construction allows for exceptional stability indoors or out.
Deluxe Tripod 300
The Canon Deluxe Tripod 300 was designed for ease of portability when traveling and maximum stability when used in any situation with a compatible Canon digital camera. The Deluxe Tripod 300 features a 3 way pan head for precise control while the 3 section tubular leg construction allows enhanced stability indoors and outdoors. The three-section Deluxe Tripod 300 reaches a maximum height of 62" and folds down to 23" and has a maximum load capacity is 4.4 lb.
Digital Gadget Bag 100DG
Designed especially for digital SLRs. Can hold your cameras, lenses, accessories and even a laptop computer. Durable, water-repellent nylon exterior. Padded interior dividers and easy-access storage pockets.
Digital Gadget Bag 200DG
Size 10.5"(W) x 7.5"(H) x 7"(D)
Focusing Screen (Grid) EG-D
The Canon Eg-D Precision Matte Focusing Screen with Grid is an interchangeable focusing screen compatible with the Canon EOS 5D-Mark II camera. This grid screen provides a 3-line (horizontal) by 5-line (vertical) etched grid which facilitates easier composition and horizon alignment.
Focusing Screen (Standard) EG-A
The Canon Eg-A Focusing Screen is an interchangeable focusing screen compatible with the Canon EOS 5D-Mark II camera. This Standard Precision Matte screen is the original screen that comes supplied with the camera. It is designed to maximize viewfinder brightness, and works with all AF lenses.
Focusing Screen (Super Precision) EG-S
The Canon Monopod 500 is a compact, lightweight 5-section monopod that comes with a mini-ball head. It features a foam grip on the top leg section, a hand strap, flip lock leg sections, and rubber leg tip. Maximum height of 64.5" extended and folded length of 21.9". Load capacity of 8.5 pounds. Weight of 1.1 pounds.
Professional Gadget Bag 1EG
Large gadget bag for the traveling professional. Size: 14.2" (W) x 8.7"(H) x 8.3"(D). This bag is designed to hold two 35mm SLR camera bodies, seven to ten lenses, flash, film, accessories, etc. It features full padding and interior dividers for came
Strap EW-5DMK II
Neck strap for the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera.
Wide Strap EW-100DB IV
Wide strap for EOS Cameras.
Wide Strap EW-100DB V
Wide strap for EOS Rebel T6S
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g wireless communication device for the EOS 5D Mark II Compatibility with FTP and Wi-Fi Protected Setups (WPS) Supports new Camera Linking feature as either a Master or Slave unit USB Host connection to GPS unit or external HD
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A
EOS 5D Mark II Case Studies
The Nort American Eagle Project Was Filmed At Oregon's Alvord Dry Lake Bed
EOS 5D Mark II Digital HD SLR Camera, And EF-Series Lenses To Expedite Production Of Blunt Force
Canon Cinema EOS C100 Digital Video Camera Helps TV News Station Promos Stand Out With Cinematic Style
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D HD Digital SLR Cameras Provide Documentary Filmmakers With Creative Freedom
Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras add muscle to action scenes in Marvel's The Avengers
The action of Captain America: The First Avenger gets supercharged with Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras
As the US Navy performs a magnificent series of rescues, EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras change the cinematography games
Canon's 5D Mark II DSLR shows its mettle during production of Iron Man 2
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