Product Reviews (112)
Strengths: Professional camera and looking forward to enjoying it to its full potental.
Weakness: The focusing screen seem to be very delicate for the price of the camera.
I purchased the Canon 5D Mark 2 a few weeks ago but I have had to return it because the focuring screen fell out. Otherwise its a great camera and I am looking forward to using the replacement.
By anonymous; - Oct 10, 2009
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Body only)
Crutchfield has collected 8 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "I have been shooting (mostly landscapes) with a Canon T1i since that model first came out and have purchased several lens since. Though satisfied, I wanted to step up to a full frame sensor. The 5D mark II has more than lived up to my expectations."
By on Crutchfield.com - Jan 27, 2012
This camera came to me defective!
Adorama sent me a defective camera! They did nothing to reimburse me for the loss of not having a camera for a week! They had very poor customer service!
By Upset on Adorama - Jun 18, 2012
Where has this camera been all my life?
I love the options, the speed, the quality, and the ease of use of this camera!
By Tara on Adorama - Nov 5, 2013
this is a great camera. would love to upgrade to the mark iii but not quite in the budget right now!
By Tier on Adorama - Sep 4, 2013
This Demo made my year!!
I have been waiting to get this camera and I'm so happy that I did. At first when I heard it was a demo, I'm not going to lie, it made me nervous, but it's perfect (and it didn't hurt that there were less than 3K shutter clicks on it either!!) Very happy with my purchase; Adorama is always my go to store for all of my gear.
By Erika Q on Adorama - Jul 23, 2013
Daily used in business. Like to have an additional camera also.
By Connie on Adorama - May 3, 2013
Its Borderline Cinema & Great Photos Too
I also own a 60D that utilizes EF and non EF lenses. However, it appears the 5D makes the best possible use of the EF lenses as the images appear even stronger detailed when it comes to the photo side of the camera. In terms of the video, the EF lenses also compliment this effort as well. For those of us that are familiar with using 35mm cameras in fully manual mode, it is an interesting way to shoot video, if you like that sort of thing. This mode also gives you full creative abilities, including the ability to shoot in black and white.
By Neptune's Blues on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013
Everything I expected
I have been wanting to upgrade from my Rebel XTI and am beyond excited by the Canon Mark 5dii.
By hg in sl on Adorama - Apr 6, 2013
This is the camera you are looking for!
Went with this over the Mark III, because it has all the features I need, and was slightly less cumbersome than the Mark III. It is a great camera. I am using a 100mm macro and an 85mm prime with it, and the shots come out beautiful. It's a great portrait and outdoor camera, and does excellent in low-light and also in cold temperatures. Battery life seems reasonably good in cold temperatures too.
By Miriam on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013
I love this camera. And I love that you can take video but also photograph an image at the same time.
By Saralynnphoto on Adorama - Mar 26, 2013
This camera is an excellent choice for those looking to up thier game. The picture as well as video quality is amazing. I highly recommend this camera.
By LennyRoo on Adorama - Mar 20, 2013
Still an excellent choice
I made a decision to move into the world of digital photography some years ago, shelving my film based cameras for the flagship full size sensor Canon 5D. I've had no regrets with that decision. Recently I decided to make a move to the 5D mkII and again I'm very pleased. What I like most is that I have not had to "re-learn" the camera's functions layout. If the days arises when I can justify investing again my choice woul without doubt, be the Mk III. It can only keep getting better.
By Oz on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013
Worth the $$ !
I've owned Canon's 10d, 20d, 30d, 40d, 50d and 60d. I finally bought the Mark II since they are so reasonably priced right now and I couldn't be happier. It's focusing capability is amazing, the quality of the images are much better, and I'm happy to finally be working with a full sensor. Best of all, it does amazing work with my 580EX II, giving me perfect flash lighting!
By A Slice of Life Photography on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013
Awesome camera! What else would you expect?
By Jakealake on Adorama - Mar 12, 2013
Superior used quality
I would not be able to afford this new but Adorama's used cameras are truly well inspected and everything works as expected. This camera is dated but its quality is not. A supreme value used at a great price. I was so impressed I also recently got the 7D also at a great price now I can shoot anything.
By Limited vision on Adorama - Mar 12, 2013
I will buy again!
By Ceecee8 on Adorama - Mar 7, 2013
Perfect for a varied photog's arsenal
Zero regrets! While yes, its successor is probably of greater range and quality, I have absolutely no qualms with this terrific camera. It packs a whole lot of punch into a relatively small body and for my budget. I have taken beautiful, clear, color-accurate and CRISP shots of the night sky, portraits, interiors, exteriors, and products. As a photographer shooting in all kinds of light and with all kinds of subjects, it's a perfect all-rounder. Couldn't be happier! Even the shutter sounds sexy.
By LC on Adorama - Mar 5, 2013
I had been using the original 5D and wanted a newer model mainly for the higher ISO qualities. Thus far, I have not been disappointed with the 5D Mark II, which is vitally important when using it on a daily basis and can't afford to have a piece of gear break down. I would say the only thing I didn't initially like was that some of the features were in different places, which took a few days to get used to.
By Ed on Adorama - Feb 27, 2013
I love it.
it is very easy to use it. good image quality.
By TL on Adorama - Feb 8, 2013
This is a great camera. While eh auto focus functions are not as robust as on the Mark III, the $1,000+ savings made it an easy choice.
By Brian on Adorama - Feb 7, 2013
Everything I had hoped for!
We use this to shoot in studio newborns and LOVE this camera! Going from a 50D to this I was surprised that it would be such a large increase in IQ.
By Choptop on Adorama - Feb 6, 2013
I upgraded from the Canon t2i to this camera and am surprised at how much I love this camera. I honestly didn't think I'd see much of a difference but I wanted to start using a full frame camera. It is very easy to navigate all of the settings and menu, and the image quality is great!
By Artmommy on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013
It is a dream camera.
By A.B. on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013
Great camera and service- ADORAMA
The quality and flexibility of the EOS5DMKII far exceeds my previous Canon camera, an EOS20D. Video as well as the lack of noise at high ISO and superior resolution are the main improvements. The customer service was outstanding especially after encountering problems with the first camera. A replacement arrived 2 days after the return. Would not hesitate to recommend the EOS5D II or Adorama to anyone interested in serious photography.
By Frank on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013
Great low light capabilities
I love having this full frame camera. I did have some issues with the focus not tracking a moving object and Adorama was great and immediately offered to replace it.
By dladmire00 on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013
Finally my dream came true !!!
I really liked this camera, if you have this you don't need anything else. Make sure you have full frame lens before bying this body.
By Kazi Islam on Adorama - Feb 4, 2013
Love it! It's a true work horse.
By DPhoto on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013
First full-frame dSLR
I've only owned the 5D mkII for a few weeks now. I'm not sure I can add anything useful to the myriad reviews that are available for this workhorse of a camera. The first two things I enjoy about it are the full-frame coverage (I've used a Canon 50D w/ crop sensor now for 2 years) and the ability to shoot in lower light. I recently shot an event where I never went below ISO 800 (w/ Canon's 50mm 1.2L)and had very good image quality. The lighting for the event could only be described as "challenging". If you're considering making the jump to full-frame, I don't see how you could go wrong with a 5D mkII.
By Stubbs on Adorama - Jan 25, 2013
The first digital camera, "XTI" was used to take preview shots for products and modeling before using large format film. The 5D MKII was used for first and final shots of the same subjects, plus live action short films. They both took away much of the difficult "how to" part of creative shots, allowing the time to concentrate on lighting and content. Amazing technology that I'll use and not take for granted after doing things the hard way for too many years.
By Rolleiman on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013
I've been waiting for a while...
I'm a professional merchandise photographer for a music and entertainment company. We use this camera at work with the 24-70 L Series lens. Beautiful results with RAW image editing and uncompressed files. I have wanted this camera since it came out. I had a 60D and after working all day with the 5D MKII, it was hard to go back to. So I sold my 60D and upgraded! Best choice I have made. The ruggedness of this camera body is unparalleled. The sensor is nice and big. Full-frame which gives room to crop down and not lose image quality. One thing that I do miss from my 60D is the ability to remote sync my Speedlite flash from within the camera without the need for another accessory. Other than that, I love everything about this 5DMKII and am extremely happy with the purchase. I Give 4-Stars because as much as I love this camera, if I could afford it, i would have gotten the 1DX
By Adam_Carner on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013
Canon 5D MK II is Awesome!
The Canon 5D MK II is a great camera if you like it to be sturdy and durable. It does great in low light with the right kind of lens of course. It's a pretty heavy camera so it's not really a to go like a point and shoot. But if you care what your photographs will look like, you should go for it! As any photographer who doesn't care of how heavy their equipments can be, I would HIGHLY recommend this camera. Only downside is it doesn't have on camera flash.
By Mamaof3 on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013
I upgraded from the 60D and can't believe how much it was holding me back. The high ISO capabilities make an enormous difference. The noise that I would get at ISO 400 doesn't seem to show up until about ISO 2000 on this camera. I absolutely love having a full frame camera.
By admirephotography on Adorama - Jan 7, 2013
I have been utilizing the Rebel series and have upgraded to a better camera.
By Radar on Adorama - Jan 7, 2013
Unfortunately the focus lens was not put in correctly and fell out when I removed the camera from the box. Adorama stood behind its service to me in taking the product back and crediting my account. Adorama is a good company and I will continue to use them.
By PMAC on Adorama - Jan 7, 2013
Canon 5D MKII
With the release of the MKIII this camera's low price makes it a great deal and accessible to those of us who dont have budgets for top-of-the-line gear. This camera has been used by pros for many years now and will likely continue to be a reliable workhorse for professional photographers for years to come. 4 Stars only because there is a newer version with better performance.
By chmiel-photo on Adorama - Dec 17, 2012
Finally the Image Quality Dreamed About
I upgraded from a 40D and really have appreciated the 40D, but the image quality and full frame sensor to maximize L-series lenses has been a delightful surprise with the 5D MarkII. I can finally take a full body shot and zoom into all the detail I have wanted to see. The camera is a little on the heavy side with battery grip and both batteries, but the quality is worth hauling the weight around.
By ChE on Adorama - Sep 24, 2012
Great Pro-sumer body!
This was a great gift,and has gotten me into Photography in a big way. The image quality is awesome and is probably more limited by lens quality than anything else. The only con is the AF system, which is much improved in the MKIII. However, if you are not shooting sports or fast moving subjects this is definitely the body to go with!
By Ironmind on Adorama - Aug 27, 2012
sent product back immediately and still waiting for a refund.
By Aaron on Adorama - Aug 13, 2012
Simply an incredible body. I shoot mostly portraits and street photography and I love having full frame with my lenses!
By Dom on Adorama - Jul 23, 2012
I use this camera primarily for weddings
By P. dillon on Adorama - Jul 9, 2012
Nervous to buy used...but so happy I did
This is my first used product. I already own & love a 5d mkII. I wanted a second body and decided to purchased used. I am so glad I did - the condition was absolutely perfect and worked like a charm. Thanks Adorama!
By Erica Ewing Photography on Adorama - Jun 21, 2012
this has really helped me step up my photography game - my last camera was really holding me back, but the 5dmkii is AMAZING!!
By caitlin elizabeth on Adorama - Jun 18, 2012
Great product easy to learn!
By r stanco on Adorama - Jun 12, 2012
Simply the Best
This was an investment into my business making my Canon 50D the secondary camera. I LOVE the performance of the 5D Mark II. Purchased it used and saved a few dollars. An amazing piece of equipment for weddings and portraits. I plan to try it with some sports/action work, too.
By DeewondaDC on Adorama - Jun 4, 2012
Best camera ever!
Being a wedding photographer, I am continually asked not to use flash during the ceremony. With the 5D's great image quality at high ISOs I am confidant that I can keep the priest happy and the bride because her images will look clear and beautiful and I will not miss a shot or have to re-stage a shot because it's to dark.
By Joy on Adorama - May 14, 2012
Works exactly as advertised
As expected, this camera works perfectly as a backup to a more pro body. The battery life is phenomenal, the image quality is more than acceptable, and some of the enhancements to the interface are very welcome compared to the original 5D (although I still personally prefer the images produced by the original 5D). I don't use this camera for video, so I can't speak to its uses that way, but if you were to want to shoot both still and video, I believe this could be a useful feature. Definitely a recommended piece of kit in my bag :)
By Michael Wise on Adorama - May 14, 2012
Great for 2nd time around
Great performance overall. I only wish for better auto focus, however I guess that would be in the upgrade to 5d mk3.
By mkalit on Adorama - Apr 30, 2012
2008 Game Changer and Still Going Strong
When the 5D2 was released in 2008 it was a game changer and if played to its strengths today it remains one of the best. My primary use for this camera is landscape/scenery photography. However it's not bad for still and slower moving wildlife photos. When combined with quality lenses and all but the dimmest of light the results are predictable and stunning. It is well built and reasonably light weight for a full frame DSLR. If you own Canon glass and have considered going to a full frame sensor camera now is the time. New 5D2 availability is waning.
By Swell36 on Adorama - Apr 23, 2012
Best camera i have ever had. The image quality is amazing!
By nightwolf7288 on Adorama - Apr 20, 2012
Awesome Used Product
I upgraded to this used (new to me!) Canon 5D Mark II after 7 years of using the Canon 20D. The 20D was a great camera, but I grew out of its capabilities and wanted something a bit meatier. I took advantage of photogs selling their Mark IIs after the Mark III was released, and got this gently used model from Adorama. It is in great shape (just a few rubs/scratches on the body..E- rating, I think), and works beautifully. Its first use was at a burlesque show in the back room of a dive bar- even with my old(er) lenses, the camera performed BEAUTIFULLY in the low light, capturing a lot of clear photos of quick moving ladies. I also brought it out to a weekend vacationing in Marin and Sonoma counties, and it took beautiful landscapes, and portraits of my mom. My one frustration, which isn't the fault of the camera body, is that my older Canon and Tamron lenses don't have a super fast, or accurate, auto focus. In fact, it was easier, and more accurate, to manually focus while taking portraits and landscapes. Also, it seems like only CS5 and older is capable of opening RAW images from the Mark II without the Adobe conversion tool. Again, this is less an issue with the camera, and more an issue with my outdated technology (I use CS3). I'm thrilled with my gently used Mark II, and am grateful to Adorama for reselling it to me!
By Mo! on Adorama - Apr 18, 2012
I've only had this for a short time and haven't had a chance to experiment much yet. But in the little I have done, the difference between this and my 50D is obvious. I am very happy that I made the investment. Next is to try the video!
By Nancy on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012
Glad I bought it.
I bought this camera a few weeks before I was to shoot a graduation ceremony for a local high school. The 5D Mark II was a replacement for my Canon A2e film camera. I'm glad I bought it. Being familiar with Canon, I was able to quickly learn the controls etc on the 5D Mark II. I was amazed at the quality of the pictures. I shot the speakers on stage at the ceremony w/o flash at 800 ISO and a 70-200L ISlens. After the ceremony I shot several candids with my 430EX II speedlight under a variety of lighting-mostly poor lighting. I was very well pleased with the results. I have since used this camera to photograph high school seniors, wildlife, weddings, bands and families. I'll probably upgrade to the Mark III but the Mark II has served me very well.
By Mitch on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012
You must get this camera!
I bought this body as a step of from a cropped sensor camera and I have to say that I'm thoroughly pleased. The image quality this camera produces is just stunning...creamy and gooey backgrounds, tack sharp focus...just fantastic. Although others have complained that the AF sucks, I found it to be very good, I've not had to hunt for focus even in pretty low light nor have I had "bad" focus issues. Now that the MK III is out this is a bargain for what I paid for it.
By Bob on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012
What did I ever do with out this???
Everything about this camera is Amazing!! I'm used to shooting a t1i & 60d camera. The Full frame makes the BIGGEST difference. Noise(even though its four years old its still way better than 60d), color, and especially bokeh is SO much richer. The ONLY negative thing i could say about it is the autofocus on backlit subjects can be a little hard to control. when paired with 50m prime,24-70 or the 70-200 its a deadly combo.
By Simply Happy Photo on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012
Worth waiting for!
I started using Canon film cameras in the early 70's and have worked my way up through the digital bodies starting in 2005. This is my primary camera and I have a 50D as backup. It does much more than I expected and I seem to learn more about the camera every time that I use it.
By 02Nomad on Adorama - Mar 28, 2012
You will not be disappointed with this camera!
By brneze on Adorama - Mar 27, 2012
I got this camera when I saw the Mark III came out. I knew this would be going down in price. I can say I am NOT disappointed with my purchase. I am still learning it, but was soooo worth the money.
By TÃ¢â‚¬Â¢LÃ¢â‚¬Â¢P on Adorama - Mar 26, 2012
Worth every dime I spent on it
Using for weddings,grads,sports Easy to use
By J.P. on Adorama - Mar 22, 2012
Bought it to do business video, but love it for personal stills. The AF is dated but I'm not finding that to be much problem. I shoot only f2.8 and faster glass and that seems to be the key for good AF performance. This body is still the best full frame for this price point and though the 5D3 is better, for me it didn't warrant the extra $1500...
By MS on Adorama - Mar 13, 2012
I absolutely love this camera. After much saving I was finally able to make the jump from my 50D to 5DMII. I love it!!! The focus is so much better, along with the white balance. Oh not to mention I love love love having a full frame camera now. :)
By AnnKeenPhoto on Adorama - Mar 13, 2012
Cannot Say Enough...
Bought this camera for the video capabilities and I cannot say enough about this camera... I would say, if you are not used to all the manual options, it might be better to go with a T2i (which I also have and love)... but if you are wanting a total control of manual selections, it's been fantastic.
By Jason on Adorama - Mar 12, 2012
EXCELLENT 35mm replacement!!!!
This was a replacement for a much-used & ENJOYED EOS 5D. The increases in functionality & features was well worth the upgrade, although the original 5D was no slouch either.
By SERIOUS SAM on Adorama - Mar 11, 2012
I love this camera! I wish I would have bought this as the first use, but hey it's been great! I highly recommend it to anyone who uses canon.
By brneze on Adorama - Mar 5, 2012
Stellar Example of All The Good
The best you can get at a medium price. Canon did it again with a stellar product incorp[roating continual development in all the right places.
By Hobietim on Adorama - Mar 5, 2012
Love This Camera!
The quality is incredible. Crystal clear images and great color quality. I absolutly love it.
By LDPhotography on Adorama - Mar 5, 2012
Great camera although I find it has a hard time focusing in low light conditions. Excellent image quality when it does acquire, so no real complaints. I so wish Canon would expand the AEB range to 5 or 7 images though, come on Canon, it's just a firmware thing and it's becoming much more common these days with HDR photography.
By bill on Adorama - Feb 28, 2012
Just a great camera
The Canon 5DMII is ( at this point in history) a standard for image capture and short video. The image quality is great, the video is very nice. The combination of the two in one camera makes this an easy choice
By dan busler on Adorama - Feb 27, 2012
Great image quality, low light performance, awesome video in full HD!
By photoman on Adorama - Feb 27, 2012
My first outing with this camera was a friend's wedding. The wedding photographer was using a T2i with EF 70-200 f/4 L ism lens & the kit lens. Not a bad camera, but no comparison to the 5DmkII with EF 135mm F/2 L & 50mm f/1.8. The color's this camera picks up is second to none. Long story short, this amateur is booked thru March.
By Ontario on Adorama - Feb 20, 2012
The Canon 5D Mk II is a great camera. I will regularly use it at ISO 3200, and with slight noise reduction in Lightroom, the pictures are great.
By Mac on Adorama - Feb 14, 2012
Overall, this is a great camera and I would recommend it. I love most of the images I get out of it and it's very easy to use. It handles ISO well. I will say, however, that I have had focus issues with it. I have sent it in, only to hear there was nothing wrong with it. I have micro-calibrated my lenses numerous times and still have issues. My 40D focuses better than this body. Not sure what's wrong, but it's my only hang-up with this body. If that wasn't an issue, I'd be a happy girl.
By Kel G on Adorama - Feb 13, 2012
All of the good things said about this camera are true!
By Robert HD05 on Adorama - Feb 13, 2012
The best of the best for photojournalism
When combined with L series lenses, the 5D Mark II is top of the line for photojournalism & documentary photography.
By MiMundo.org on Adorama - Feb 13, 2012
A great piece of equipment
I use this camera for newborn portraits, and after using a Canon 50D, this camera is a dream indoors. The high ISO's a often need indoors are no problem. Images are still creamy and smooth, whereas the 50D was pushed to it's limits. The full frame sensor has made a huge difference as well. Very, very pleased with my camera!
By Alison on Adorama - Feb 13, 2012
I'm in love!!!
I owned the Canon 50D before the Mark II, and indoors in my own house I would have to shoot at 5000 ISO or H1 on the 50D to get proper exposure, I ended up with tons of noise. With my Mark, I'm shooting at 500-640 ISO in the same lighting and my images are properly exposed without noise. I just love the clarity and the full frame with my 50mm f/1.4 is a dream!
By Mishybaby on Adorama - Feb 11, 2012
By Keith the Saint on Adorama - Feb 7, 2012
Needed a second camera and wanted to step up from the 40D. This was definately the leap I needed!
By Claryblaze on Adorama - Feb 6, 2012
Great camera, BUT...
It is a great product, no doubt. However, it is not perfect. First of all, it is really heavy and bulk. I bough a 24-70 lens for this body, and it turned out to be too heavy to hold them for long time. It is really not a good new for travelling. Second thing I don't like is its noisy reflection mirror. I was surprised by its loudness the first time. And to be honest, the sound is a little annoying. Another thing is that you can easily feel the shock caused by this reflection mirror. This is not a good news for low-speed shooting.
By Kant Yin on Adorama - Feb 6, 2012
All about image quality
This is my main camera for work. I use a 5D Classic as back up. The most important thing to me is ISO performance, image quality and accurate center AF. This camera has definitely pleased me! The button & feature layout is quite basic which means, I can access and change my settings quite fast. Center AF is quite accurate but could always be better. For those of you who are on the fence between this and the D700. Weigh out each spec and see if it'll actually aid you in becoming a better photographer. I focused entirely on image quality and haven't been disappointed with my purchase so far! What I wish this camera had was better weather sealing (not an issue yet) and better auto focusing (or at least an AF assist lamp). Shooting dark weddings can be difficult but my speedlite's AF assist beam has proven extremely helpful. I also wish they'd include in their sRAW settings to match their competitor's of 12megapixels. I believe it allows me to set mine to 21mp, 9mp and 5mp.
By Luft Creative on Adorama - Feb 6, 2012
The best camera I've ever owned
This camera does such a good job taking photos, it makes me feel like a Pro.
By Bill on Adorama - Feb 6, 2012
Not for an amatuer
I shoot sports and family pics
By Stan on Adorama - Feb 6, 2012
Absolutely the best camera I have ever used. It came with me to Iceland along with a few Canon L lenses and it performed better than I had anticipated. Fast, quiet, relatively light, and amazing results with L lenses. It performed without a hitch in the extreme conditions of an Icelandic winter including capturing amazing photos of the aurora borealis. I have absolutely no complaints about this camera!
By Jess on Adorama - Feb 5, 2012
Great Image Quality
I upgraded from a Canon 40D. The difference is night and day. It is slightly bigger and heavier. The LCD is way better. It is brighter and more clear. There is a lot less noise at higher ISOs. The only downsides about the 5D are that the continuous burst shooting is very slow (I didn't believe people when they said it was slow but once you try it out, it is slowww), there is no flash, and the shutter is significantly louder than my 40D. Unless you are shooting sports, the negatives about the 5D shouldn't be a problem. If image quality is what you care about, this is the camera to get! If you are shooting action and need those quick bursts, I would not recommend buying this camera. I would give it 5 stars if the burst was atleast as fast as the 40D.
By Mike on Adorama - Feb 3, 2012
The best of the best, no question
I like it because you can shoot video and photos very quick one or the other very fast
By Mario on Adorama - Feb 1, 2012
Going from a nice mid range camera to this, was not expecting that much of a difference. Boy was I wrong...this camera is AWESOME. The photos are amazing and it is much easier to use that I had expected! Loving it so far! Plus got a great deal from Adorama!!
By Davenna on Adorama - Jan 31, 2012
Great Stills/Good Video
Need one camera that does both stills and video... This is still it!
By RF&P on Adorama - Jan 30, 2012
A Camera With Great Flexibility
Before I made any comments about the 5D, I wanted to use the camera in a variety of situations. I bought it for its large format size sensor and for 50 to 25,000 ISO range because I shoot without flash in low light situations and I wanted to use it with long exposures. I have used it to capture fall color at 50 ISO with HDR in RAW. The resulting photos are crystal clear with great color saturation. I used in wedding photography capturing the ceremony in available light at ISO 1000, sharp images with very little noise. I photographed a candle light service at very high ISO, with color noise apparent in shaddow areas, but the resulting images were acceptable for the purpose. I wanted the full frame sensor for my landscape work and I love the detail I get. I do a lot of bird photography, again detail is outstanding. I did not buy the camera for video as I am only interested in still photography.
By An Old Photographer on Adorama - Jan 29, 2012
Great system foundation body!
The MKII will not disappoint, even the most jaded, will be pushed back at the size and quality of the sensor. Great feel for big hands people like me, for more control and versatility, get the battery grip while you're at it. You'll be glad you did...
By med-i on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012
Amazing piece of equipment!
great product, amazing customer service. would tell anyone to use adorama and their products!!
By Nikki on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012
This is an amazing camera.
The most impressing part is it would take good pictures even the light is low.
By Happy on Adorama - Jan 23, 2012
I would buy this product again and again
Good product for the wedding photography.
By sf on Adorama - Jan 21, 2012
I have two of these and love them. I guess the only improvement would be if somehow the body could be magically lighter.
By goldcowrie on Adorama - Jan 17, 2012
I've been a Nikon user for 27 yrs. and this is my first Canon camera. I like the full frame sensor like my Nikon D700 as it produces rich colorful photos even at high ISO settings. The HD video is very crisp.
By Joshua on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012
Great Pro Camera
I can't find anything that I don't like about the camera.m I do a lot of portraits and groups and some landscape. It will do anything that I want it to do and more.
By CWBY on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012
A great camera
Despite it's age it's still the best in it's proce class.
By skitron on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012
it my 4th 5D they all work great
By fcstudio on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012
My only complaint is at times the camera hunts for focus in low light conditions.
By Bill on Adorama - Jan 16, 2012
the image quality is... (no words)!!!!! i'm in love!
By moris on Adorama - Jan 12, 2012
How about this, "I lOVE THIS CAMERA
I am enjoying my new camera so much. We are attached at the hip.
By NOA'S mom on Adorama - Jan 9, 2012
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (body only)
THE GOOD: Excellent performance and photo quality; good video capture capabilities and quality. THE BAD: No built-in wireless controller; large spot meter; no built-in flash; more direct controls would be nice; AF system could use an update. THE BOTTOM LINE: A great follow-up to the 5D and top-flight full-frame camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II delivers the fluid shooting experience and fine...
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By cnet.com - Jan 28, 2009
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Body Only
Announced on September 16th 2008, the EOS 5D Mark II is Canons successor to the EOS 5D, the worlds first compact full frame digital SLR. The EOS 5D Mark II boasts a new 21MP CMOS sensor, an expanded ISO range of 50-25,600 and a wealth of improvements and new features including full 1080p HD movie recording, live view, 3.0" 920k dot LCD, DIGIC IV processor, increased battery capacity and...
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By productwiki.com - Feb 7, 2010
Best Canon Digital Camera with Resolution Atleast 18 Megapixel
Image is Good according to 14 Digital Camera experts. -- "excellent color reproduction"-kenrockwell.com -- "overall image quality is incredibly impressive."-cnet.com.au -- "excellent color response"-imaging-resource.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.
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By reviewgist.com - Dec 15, 2009
Best Professional dSLR
Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera as a best pick for the Best Professional dSLR. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best dSLR for Video and Best Semi-Professional dSLR. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full...
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By bestcovery.com - Nov 21, 2009
DCRP Review: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
The Canon EOS-5D Mark II is a solid upgrade to its predecessor, and a great choice for Canon users looking to step up to a full-frame body. The Mark II has a whopping 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor (which isn't without a few issues), great build quality, full manual controls, HD movie recording, and more accessories than you could possibly afford. There aren't a lot of negatives, but they're all...
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By DCResource - Apr 18, 2009
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera Review
When Canon introduced the EOS 5D in August 2005 it was one of only two full-frame digital SLRs available (along with Canon's own 1D Mark II). Three years later, though, Nikon and Sony both offer attractive full-frame alternatives that leave the 12.8-megapixel 5D looking a bit antique. Now Canon strikes back with the EOS 5D Mark II, ramping up resolution to 21.1 megapixels, jumping two processor...
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By Digitalcamerainfo.com - Feb 9, 2009
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark II receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 3.64 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1 Professional DSLR digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value,...
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By TopTenREVIEWS.com - Feb 9, 2009
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Review
Canon has been adding something special to each of their new digital SLRs, something that sets the camera apart from the pack. This time, the something special is the HD movie mode in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Capable of capturing 1080p movies, the new camera opens up a whole world of video opportunities for those with a selection of Canon full-frame lenses -- from capturing extreme wide angles...
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By Imaging Resource - Jan 20, 2009
Camera Labs – Canon EOS 5D Mark II review
Canon's EOS 5D Mark II is a powerful and feature-packed DSLR that represents a significant upgrade over the original 5D, and a tough rival in the growing 'affordable' full-frame market. The new Mark II may share essentially the same body and AF system as its predecessor, but almost everything else has been upgraded. The 21.1 Megapixel sensor is capable of recording a huge amount of detail given a...
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By cameralabs.com - Dec 15, 2008
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Review
Today we bring you our in-depth review of the brand new Canon 5D Mark II DSLR. This full-frame, 21 megapixel update of the popular 5D Mark I is the world's first DSLR to feature full HD 1080p video recording. The 5D Mark II also offers an extensive ISO range of 50-25600, 3 inch LCD screen with 920k dots, 3.9 fps continuous mode, Live View and built-in dust removal. Retailing for £2299 / $3499 /...
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By photographyblog.com - Dec 4, 2008
Canon EOS 5D Mark 2
Testseek.com has collected 114 expert reviews for Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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By testseek.com - Oct 22, 2008
Canon Still Camera and Canon High Definition Camcorder in one
DSLR in Motion <p> <p>We have to admit that when we first heard of a Digital SLR camera also shooting video, our first thought was "novelty," but now that we've had the chance to play with the new Canon 5D Mark II, our thoughts have changed quite a bit. With Live view, full HD 1080p video and an outstanding full-frame 35mm sensor, this camera could be the start of a new and permanent trend. Let's...
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By videomaker.com - Nov 30, -0001