Canon EOS 5D Mark II : Tests and Reviews

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Type SemiProDSLR
Announced 17/09/2008  
Indicative price (USD) 2199  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 5634 x 3753  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 21.14  
Sensor size (mm) 24 x 36 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14.0
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  50 - 25600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 3.9  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware 2.0.8 
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Canon EF  
Weight (gr) 810
Battery type Li-ion, LP-E6, 7.4V, 1800mAh 
Battery weight (gr) 80
Tropicalization Yes 
Camera material Magnesium alloy 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical  
View finder magnification 0.71 
View finder coverage 98 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -3 to +1 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 920000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo 
Number of autofocus points
Exposure bracketing 2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments  
Exposure compensation -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps 
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self timer 
Buffer size 13 (RAW) 
Recording medium CF (I - II) cards 
Image format JPEG, RAW 
White balance bracketing -3 to +3 EV steps 
Connectivity USB, video, HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MOV 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation No 

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