Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens

Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens

Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor
  • 3.0" High Resolution LCD Display
  • Live View Mode
  • 1080p Movie Mode
  • Dust & Weather-Resistant
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • Broad ISO Range (50-25600)
  • 3.9 fps Burst Mode
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Canon 5D Mark II Overview

  • 1Description

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II improves upon the EOS 5D by increasing the resolution by about 40% to 21.1 Megapixels and adds a Live View feature that allows users to preview shots on the cameras High resolution 3.0" LCD display. It even incorporates the ability to record full motion HD Video with sound, so you can capture the action as well as superb images.

The camera's 21.1Mp, Full frame 35mm-format (24x36mm) CMOS sensor captures image files with incredible image quality and color accuracy, and can capture JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG files. The camera also incorporates Canon's acclaimed DIGIC 4 imaging processor that works in concert with a high-speed DDR-SDRAM buffer to ensure quick performance and fast image processing times. Performance enhancements enabled by the DIGIC 4 processor include an incredibly fast full-resolution frame rate of up to 3.9 fps, improved battery life, noticeably improved image quality at all ISO sensitivities, fast start-up and reaction times, and improved noise suppression at ISO sensitivities ranging from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, plus the cameras sensitivity is further expandable to a range of ISO 50 to ISO 25600.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II incorporates a high-fidelity (920,000 dot) 3" LCD screen and includes a 'Live View' feature that permits the user to frame their shots on the LCD display, and adds framing functions that are not possible with a traditional SLR viewfinder including the ability to zoom in and navigate the preview image to ensure proper focus, and a grid overlay to assist in proper composition. The Live View focusing system also enables focus modes such as Quick mode, Live mode and Face Detection Live mode. Furthermore, the Live View Feature enables HD video recording that can capture true HD-quality (1080p) video at a frame rate of 30 fps with Face Detection and sound.

The magnesium-alloy chassis of the EOS 5D Mark II ensures the durability of the camera so users can take it on safari or to a press junket and be assured that the camera can take it. In addition the camera body incorporates extensive dust and weatherproofing features including seals and gaskets where body panels and/or camera controls meet. To further keep the imaging sensor free from dust, Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System uses ultrasonic vibrations to shake dust particles off of the sensor's low-pass filter each time you power up (or manually when needed); this ensures that your images will be spot free and reduces time needed for image retouching.

Other professional quality features found on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II include 14-bit A/D conversion, a bright viewfinder (with 98% image coverage), Auto Light Optimizer, Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction, 9-point AF plus 6-point assist AF, 25 Custom Functions with 71 settings, and 5 metering modes (35-Zone EV, 8% Partial Spot, 3.5% Spot, Center-Weighted, and Pre-Flash E-TTL II). Altogether, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II has been designed to serve the needs and interests of serious enthusiasts as well as professional photographers who are in pursuit of the perfect image.

21.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
Developed by Canon, the high-resolution, 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor incorporated into the EOS 5D Mark II sets the standard for its class, featuring a remarkable 21.1 million effective pixels for a maximum recorded resolution of 5616 x 3744 pixels. And since the Image sensor is Full Frame, all lenses used with the camera provide the angle of view that was intended by the manufacturer - this is of particular importance for photographers that often use wide-angle lenses and other specialty lenses.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
DIGIC 4 is Canon's latest advanced imaging processor that transforms data from the large CMOS sensor at extremely high speed for photos of exceptional quality and definition. This accelerated performance contributes to highly responsive, user-friendly operation, including a fast continuous shooting speed. The DIGIC 4 Processor also enables a number of processor intensive operations like Face Detection Live mode, HD video recording and lighting and lens peripheral optimization.
Live View Function
The Live View Function on the EOS 5D Mark II provides users with a convenient way to frame images, by allowing for the cameras 3.0" LCD Display to be used as a viewfinder - bringing a powerful feature from the compact camera world to the professional digital SLR. Live View is particularly useful when shooting at odd angles or when doing macro photography. The Live view feature also enables the ability to zoom in and navigate the composition 5x or 10x normal size; there is even a grid overlay feature to aid in the composition of your images. The Feature also enables the Live View focusing modes which include the Quick mode, Live mode and Face Detection Live mode.
Record HD Video
The EOS 5D Mark II is unusual among SLR digital cameras in that it is capable of recording Full HD video, and it's the cameras Live View Function that makes it possible. You'll record video clips in Full High-Definition with 1080p image quality and a capture frame rate of 30 fps with sound. Users can even attach an external microphone for recording professional-quality audio with the video, and all Live View AF features can be used when the camera is shooting video. Furthermore, users can play back video clips on a HDTV display in full HD quality with the cameras HDMI Video output (optional cable required).
Picture Style Settings
Like choosing film for a film camera, users can choose a style from Picture Styles that is ideally suited to the subject or shooting objective. Users can select from 6 preset image style settings (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome) and 3 user-defined styles, depending on their particular subject, shooting conditions and photographic intentions.
9-point AF Sensor Array
The newly developed 9-point AF sensor with 6 Assist AF points provides speedy and precise focus detection plus enlarged subject coverage. With an extra 6 AF assist points added to the spot metering circle, the EOS 5D enables highly detailed focusing around the center of an image in AI Servo AF mode. Of the 9 primary AF points, the high-precision cross-type center AF point is compatible with f/2.8 and f/5.6 lenses, while 8 sensors are sensitive to f/5.6. Upper and lower central points, 2 of the 6 Assist AF points, are also f/2.8 and f/5.6 compatible. All focusing points are configured for quick focus in any shooting situation.
Durable Shutter
An extremely fast, highly durable shutter unit has been especially developed to match the EOS 5D mark II's full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor. The high-torque shutter-cocking mechanism is rated to 150,000 shots, attaining speeds from 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec. and bulb. The unit's flash synchronization (X-sync) function uses an optically detected, contactless switch instead of a mechanical one, which contributes to high durability and reliability when a Speedlite is used and yields an X-sync shutter speed of 1/200 sec.
3.0-inch High-resolution LCD Screen
The 3.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor has 920,000 (VGA) pixels allows users to scrutinize the finest details of their images either during Live View previews or when reviewing images after the shoot. The display is treated with an anti-reflection and water-repellant coating that provides a clear, smudge-resistant surface and incorporates a light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment in accordance with ambient light. Users can clearly view graphics and text on the screen and it provides easy-to-read menus, a full-featured info screen complete with RGB histogram and AF frame displays, and the ability of users to enlarge images right after shooting.
3.9 Frames-per-Second (fps) Shooting
Driven by the advanced DIGIC 4 imaging engine, the EOS 5D Mark II achieves a remarkable 3.9 fps consecutive shooting speed during maximum bursts of 78 shots for Large/Fine JPEG shots (13 shots for RAW images). For rare photo opportunities, the amazingly quick startup and short shutter release time lag will also help you capture the moment without delay.
Compatible with Over 60 Canon EF Lenses
The EOS 5D Mark II is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup (except EF-S lenses), ranging from 14mm Ultra-Wide to 600mm Super Telephoto lenses. The EF lineup employs advanced optical know-how and sub-micron precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Aspherical optics and Fluorite elements, for example, are featured in the universally acclaimed L-series Lenses while Canon's Image Stabilization feature minimizes the effect of camera shake.
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
Canon's exclusive Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction function corrects for light falloff at the corners of the frame for evenly illuminated images. The camera automatically loads this correction data for many of Canon's lenses and correction information can be entered manually through the included Canon EOS Utility software when using lenses that cannot be automatically corrected for.
Flash Photography Features
The EOS 5D mark II features Canon's E-TTL II flash metering system, which provides consistently accurate flash exposure from shot to shot. Canon's Speedlite 580EX and 430EX are perfectly suited to the EOS 5D. They include an AF-assist Beam, which works in conjunction with the EOS 5D's focusing system, and automatically sends color temperature information to the camera when the flash fires, for more accurate color rendition with flash photography.
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A
The optional WFT-E4A accessory allows photographers to transmit images from their cameras directly to a computer over a Wireless local area network (LAN).
Compatible with PictBridge Printers
The EOS 5D Mark II helps optimize every shot with expanded PictBridge functionality. Printing beautiful photos is still done with minimum time and effort: connect to a PictBridge-compatible printer via USB port, select your image and print settings, and press the Direct Print button.
Solid Construction and Sophisticated Design
Highly durable yet elegantly refined, the body of the EOS 5D Mark II can be handled with remarkable ease. It features a highly rigid magnesium alloy exterior (including the Battery Grip BG-E6), a solid stainless steel internal chassis, and a mirror box of high-strength engineering plastic. Balance is effortlessly maintained from the redesigned grip to the top of a Speedlite flash unit. With a front groove on the grip for the middle finger to the enhanced metallic feel of the Mode Dial, this camera assures greater stability at every point.
In the Box
Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens
  • EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh)
  • LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack
  • IFC-200U USB Cable
  • STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
  • Eyecup Eb
  • RF-3 Body Cap for Canon EOS Cameras
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKII
  • EOS Digital Solutions CD-ROM
  • User's Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Canon 5D Mark II Specs

    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 22 Megapixel
    Effective: 21.1 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 21 MP5616 x 3744
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash
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    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Autofocus Points 9
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 98%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
    Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (920,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 6400 (High Sensitivity Mode:50 to 25600)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 to 1/8000  
    Remote Control RS-80N3, RC-1, RC-5 & RC-6 (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Metering Method Average Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 Second
    Flash Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Self Timer 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Connectivity AV Output
    HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Software System Requirements Windows: 2000, XP, Vista 
    Battery 1 x LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1800 mAh
    AC Power Adapter ACK-E6 (Not Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0" / 15.2 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 28.6 oz / 810.8 g
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 24 to 105mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4
    Minimum: f/22
    Angle of View 84° to 23°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' / 45.11 cm
    Magnification 0.23x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 18 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.3 x 4.2" / 8.38 x 10.67 cm
    Weight 1.47 lb / .67 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 8.9 x 7.4"
    B&H Hands-on Learning Videos
    1. Introduction 7:19
    2. Image Quality 2:07
    3. White Balance 2:49
    4. Exposure 9:57
    5. Focusing 6:49
    6. Image Playback 2:55
    7. Metering 2:16
    8. Movie Recording 3:19
    9. Quick Tips 6:11
    10. Troubleshooting 6:08
    11. Bonus 1:18

    Canon 5D Mark II Reviews

    EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 886.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Camera! Pay More, and get More and More! This camera is really a wonderful. I use it with Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens using Cinevate adapter ring for shooting at low light places. The image quality that you get from this camera is unbelievable. If you are into portraits, low light, landscape, macro, and video, this camera will deliver all for you in a superb way! With 21.0 megapixels, 3 screen, high ISO performance and full frame sensor, the image detail is beyond anything that I have seen from other digital cameras. I can say that, spending money for this camera will not regret it after taking first photo.
    Date published: 2011-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Camera! Pay More, and get More and More! This camera is really a wonderful. I use it with Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens using Cinevate adapter ring for shooting at low light places. The image quality that you get from this camera is unbelievable. If you are into portraits, low light, landscape, macro, and video, this camera will deliver all for you in a superb way! With 21.0 megapixels, 3 screen, high ISO performance and full frame sensor, the image detail is beyond anything that I have seen from other digital cameras. I can say that, spending money for this camera will not regret it after taking first photo.
    Date published: 2011-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Competition In It's Price Range I'm a Nikon guy, but D3X was too pricey and lacked certain features that I need. Decided to give Canon a shot, and am not disappointed. Got the camera w/ 24-105 because it was available only as a kit. Not as sharp as I'd like, but I like the range in-studio. More than adequate for portraits! The camera itself is great! Awesome resolution, very intuitive menus. Short learning curve coming from Nikon.(Still have all my Nikon stuff, BTW) I will use this camera as an upgrade in resolution from my D700's. Large groups, architecture, products. This camera will not fit the bill for sports coverage. Too slow in all aspects, but it wasn't made for that application anyway. Very impressed with low-light performance.
    Date published: 2009-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera I purchased this camera as an upgrade from a Rebel XT, and all I can say is, WOW! I am just getting into a portrait photography business, and I think that this camera is definitely going to fill my needs. The camera has a nice solid feel to it, though it does have the potential to get a bit heavy after a while. I have not played with the video feature yet, as that was not one of the reasons I chose this camera. The image quality is outstanding. I love the clean and crisp pictures. Though, for me, I think that that difference is mostly from the lens. I do like the full frame 21 mp. I will be able to offer larger prints to my clients.
    Date published: 2010-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding images I used the Camera for several days at this point in time. Outstanding image results.Very little need to enhance details through the software. Landscape and architectural photography compose 98% of my business.Image res. on par with two & a quarter format, in some cases equivalent to my 4 x 5 transparancy landscapes. Where sharp shadow detail was lacking with the 5D, Canon improved that aspect significantly. For one thing the HDR images via the Expo.comp/AEB setting are indeed an improvement. This works well for light challenged interiors shots
    Date published: 2008-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Positively surprised I am a college professor of business, and photography enthusiast. I enjoy photography as a hobby, but take it seriously enough to invest good money into it, and time learning software. I was recently looking to buy a Nikon D3X, but was sad to learn Nikon has been unable to deliver them, due to manufacturing problems back in Japan. I then decided to purchase Canon's 5D-MkII, given its full size sensor. I am very positively impressed with detail, full color rendition, tone separation, as well as low light sensibility. Things Canon can improve in this camera are faster burst (currently 3.9 shots/second) and 5-pics bracketing (currently it has 3).
    Date published: 2011-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this camera. I am an amateur photogrspher interested in nature photography. I have been nikonite for the last 20+ years but I have been disapointed with Nikon poor response to progress in digital photography. Sure D3 series is nice but you have to rob the bank to afford it. Canon on the other hand offers in my opinion better, easier to use and more affordable equipment. So far so good. I love the camera and lenses I got with it. Pictures are stunning and full size sensor is awsome. Lenses are pinpoint sharp and metering system is spot on. Learning curve was not as steep as I expected so I like it too. Overall first impression is more positive that I expected.
    Date published: 2010-05-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This Camera Rocks!!! As a wedding photographer I must act quickly to different scenarios and lighting situations. The 5D MII is like having three different cameras. You can program your camera with different setting such as ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, WB, as well as many other settings, and quickly switch between setting by the turn of a button. The color is also great. If you plan on getting this camera get it with the lens kit. If you can only have one lens this is the one to have, 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF. It comes with the camera body as a kit. It is a very versatile lens and perfect for the wedding photographer as it gives you many choices between wide angle to medium telephoto.
    Date published: 2011-06-20
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