Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera (Body Only) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCE5D2 MFR # 2764B034AA
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera (Body Only)

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  • 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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The Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Body Only) 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 camera's 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, as either 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 camera's 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 and 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. This feature also enables the Live View focusing modes which include the Quick mode, Live mode and Face Detection Live mode.
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.
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 camera's 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 an HDTV display with higher quality with the camera's HDMI Video output (optional cable required).
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.
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Canon 2764B034AA specs

Lens Mount Canon EF
Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 22 Megapixel
Effective: 21.1 Megapixel
Max Resolution 21 MP: 5616 x 3744
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Memory Card Type CompactFlash
Focus Control
Focus Type Autofocus
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 100-6400 (High Sensitivity Mode: 50-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 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
Built-in Flash No
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, NTSC/PAL
File Size 1920 x 1080
640 x 480
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity 100 - 6400
Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Focus Auto
Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software System Requirements Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
Mac: OS X 10.3 or later
Battery 1 x LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1800 mAh
AC Power Adapter ACK-E6 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 9.2 x 6.0"

Canon 2764B034AA reviews

EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1994.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazed by the IQ I have owned the 5D MKII for 1 1/2 weeks at this point. I have had an opportunity to shoot macro shots, indoor low light shots, and landscape shots. I was previously using a Canon 40D, so many of the improvements I see come from this being a full frame camera as well as the additional resolution. The really incredible part, however, is how clean the images are, and the saturated color. I have been literally amazed several times at the overall image quality. I am printing images in 13x19, and I am really pleased with the results. In addition, the feel and response of the 5D MKII is excellent. I strongly recommend this camera.
Date published: 2008-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This camera has made all the difference I use this product to photograph weddings and having previously used the Canon 50D, I noticed a huge improvement in the quality and functionality after I made the switch. The focusing is effortless and the ISO capabilities have really made all the difference. I never thought that a camera could make me a better photographer but the Canon 5D Mark II is proving me wrong. The only downfall I've noticed with this product is that the LCD changes in brightness in order to adjust to different lighting situations. Sometimes it makes it difficult to distinguish whether or not images are over or underexposed when judging it by what you're seeing on the LCD.
Date published: 2010-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Awesome!!! I can't list all pros of this great camera, because the list is endless. I had previous experience with Rebel XT (350D) and 5D. Robust, similar to 5D, great IQ, low noise, 3 LCD screen, live view, sensor cleaning, HD Video... My camera does not have the black dot issue. Of course, I'd prefer the AF close to the one from 1D series (or, at least, the one with more cross-type AF points), and manual control over video (manual shutter, aperture, and ISO; manual audio level and level lock; zebra). Eyepiece shutter, articulating screen, separate FEL button, and 5fps would also be nice to have, but for the price this is a piece of art!
Date published: 2009-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I have had a few days with this camera and used it on a professional shoot already. It is outstanding. Incredible image quality, ease of use, durability, and the video is so impressive. And yes it DOES have autofocus for video, it just doesn't work like on a video camera. You tell it when to autofocus while shooting by pressing the AF button just above your thumb position. I like how it works. And if you are focusing manually you can even zoom in on the Live View (while shooting) to check your focus. Amazing. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2008-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This camera is magical I'm a pro photographer, primarily weddings and portraiture. I've gone from the 20D, to the 40D, to the 50D and then to the 7D, and all of them were lacking something. I bought my 5DmkII due to complete dissatisfaction with the 7D and the cropped sensor, and I will never look back. Sure the 7D has a better focusing system, sure it's faster in low light, sure it has some other cool features and it's weather sealed and the buttons are laid out a little more nicely... but that doesn't really matter. Ultimately what matters is the image, and the 5DmkII delivers. This camera is magical, especially when paired with Canon's fast prime lenses. If you're debating between a 7D and a 5DmkII, buy the 5D.
Date published: 2010-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Upgrade from a Canon Rebel XT to a 5D I had been using the Rebel for over 8 years. I went to college for Photography and used this camera throughout my studies. Canon makes great cameras! I bought the 5d camera because the Rebel finally stopped working, I wanted more pixels and a better quality camera in general. Technology changes so quickly. Anyways, I bought the camera thinking all my canon lenses would be compatible. I was wrong. The lenses I used for my Rebel don't fit. I'm going to look into adaptors but that was upsetting. Besides that the camera is wonderful and easy to use. The LCD screen is huge and the quality of the photos are amazing!! This is a very professional camera.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best digital camera I have ever owned I'm an editorial portrait photographer working for magazines. This camera coupled with excellent Canon L series lenses and Zeiss lenses is about as good as it gets today with digital imaging. You can spend thousands more on more expensive cameras but you aren't likely going to outdo this camera by a wide margin. Some more expensive cameras might have a faster drive rate, or maybe their weather seals are a little better. (Which in my line of work is a moot point) For the money, this is the camera to buy right now. The files are amazing - I normally keep the ISO down to 100, but with this camera, I'm not afraid at all to take it up to ISO 800 and even higher. The lack of noise is that good.
Date published: 2009-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO HAPPY I FINALLY MADE THE UPGRADE! I had a Canon 20D for years, then a Canon 5D...and now the Canon 5D Mark II. I have been a dedicated Canon user for many many years and the Mark II has just blown me away. There are so many facts about it that I love, but to name a few: The low light shooting range is spectacular. I recently made a super sharp 30 x 40 print, which I could not successful do with the Canon 5D (only having 12 megapixels). The 'live view' feature is pretty awesome, especially for shooting video! The main reason why I went for the upgrade was due to the fact that I wanted to make larger prints...and well, now I can! So happy with this camera, super excited to go out shooting (photos and video)!!
Date published: 2012-10-24
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