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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Black 21.1 MP Digital SLR Camera w/EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

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  • 3.0" LCD Monitor with 21.1MP
  • Full HD Video capture
  • Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System

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This EOS 5D Mark II professional DSLR from Canon is an update to the wildly popular, perfect full-frame professional grade camera. It’s just the right equipment that you need. With a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the 5D Mark II delivers the best possible detail at any cropping size. With a light sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction, this EOS 5D Mark II gives you real surprise and professional photography!

Record Full HD video at 1920x1080 pixel resolution in Live View Mode with this camera and watch your HD video on HDTV via the HDMI output. Review your shots on the ultra-large 3.0-inch Clear View LCD screen. 3.9fps continuous shooting ensures you never miss a moment. Combined with a Canon standard zoom EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM kit lens, your photos will always sparkle with clarity.

This is a spectacular DSLR camera for the photographer who wants to step up his/her equipment to a professional level, and a great value for your money. Interested? We’ll wait for your decision.

  • newegg 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor The Canon EOS 5D Mark II features a huge, full-frame 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, and offer Canon’s highest ISO sensitivity to date - range from 100 all the way up to 25600 (in extended mode). With a 14-bit A/D conversion, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II provides fine transitions from light to dark tones and a significant drop in digital and shadow noise. Full-frame enables all lenses deliver the angle of view they would on a 35mm camera without a conversion factor.
  • newegg DIGIC 4 Image Processor Canon’s state-of-the-art DIGIC 4 image processor increases the speed and performance of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and enables other advanced features such as Face Detection Live Mode, HD video recording, lighting and lens peripheral optimization for greater flexibility.
  • newegg All New High-precision AF System The Canon EOS 5D Mark II incorporates an extraordinary 9-point (9 user-selectable AF points and 6 additional Assist Points) high-density area AF system to deliver pin sharp, accurate auto focus. With the dedicated rugged shutter unit, the EOS 5D Mark II will thrive in challenging shooting environments.
  • newegg Integrated Self Cleaning Sensor Unit The Canon EOS 5D Mark II features an all-new, Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit to combat stray dust that enters the camera and adheres to the image sensor during a lens change. The low-pass filter shakes off dust automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly. Dust that has been missed by the integrated Self Cleaning Sensor Unit can be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.3. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.
  • newegg HD Video Shooting with Live View Function The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is capable of recording stunning HD video clips at up to 1920 x 1080 in Live View Mode. It connects directly to your HDTV via a built-in HDMI connector for full-screen high-definition enjoyment.
  • newegg Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Kit Lens The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM kit lens features a useful zoom range from 24mm to 105mm, enough for scenery, portrait and other daily shots. With the Image Stabilizer, obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod, handy for places where flash is prohibited. The EF lens also uses a ring-type USM for swift, silent auto focus and full-time manual focus.

Learn more about the Canon EOS 5D Mark II


EOS 5D Mark II


Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
36.0mm x 24.0mm (35mm Full-frame)
Gross Pixels
Approx. 22.0 megapixels
Effective Pixels
21.1 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
Low-pass Filter

(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Image Processor
5616 x 3744
4080 x 2720
2784 x 1856
3861 x 2574

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 98%
Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
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)
Viewfinder Information
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

LCD Monitor

3.0" 920K
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Brightness Adjustment
Auto, 7 levels provided


Focus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Points
9 AF Points (1 Cross Type) + 6 AF Assist Points
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.
Focusing Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection


Exposure Control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Metering System
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
ISO Sensitivity
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
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button


Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
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)
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote Control Support
Remote control with N3-type terminal. (Wireless remote controller RC-1/RC-5 can also be used.)


Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, Continuous, and Self-timer (10-sec. or 2-sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. 3.9 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst
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.


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)
Total 25

Recording System

File Format
JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW1, sRAW2, RAW+JPEG
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A)


Movie Format
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF Mount
Lens Spec
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 24-105mm f/4
Lens Construction 18 elements in 13 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 84° - 23° 20' (with full-frame camera)
Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system with focusing cam
Closest Focusing Distance 1.48 ft./0.45m
Zoom System 5-group helical zoom (front group moves: 32.5mm)
Filter Size 77mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.3 in. x 4.2 in., 23.6 oz. / 83.5mm x 107mm, 670g (lens only)



Power Source

Battery Pack LP-E6
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Beatrice W.
  • 3/29/2011 5:07:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply the best!

Pros: Full frame. Excellent low light capabilities. Bokeh. Superb kit lens. Long battery life. Compact when compared to professional video cameras. 24p.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This is my second 5D mkII, bought to use as a second camera for my film shoots. I also own a Canon 60D, and while I love the rotating viewfinder on the 60D, nothing compares to the look of the 5D mkII. If you've been on the fence, spend the extra cash and you will not be let down. The best!

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  • Chris L.
  • 3/22/2011 5:48:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice, but 1 major FAIL

Pros: Nice ergonomics, intuitive menus for the most part, great big 3" rear view LCD, easy to hold, great battery life. Has great potential but...

Cons: Lets start with the small ones. First, mode switch to the upper left of the view finder is easily bumped, which will totally change the camera operation. Canon has a $150 modification that puts a lock on it. Really? $150 for something that should be done at the factory? Second, getting into the video mode is not easy or intuitive. In fact, without the manual, I don't think you could get into video mode. But thats just nits to pick.

Now for the biggie. The imagery is junk, 90% of the shots are soft at high enlargement factors.

Other Thoughts: I'm dissapointed. After spending thou$and$ on assignment only to download 1,000+ crummy images, I had to spend more time and effort trouble shooting this brand new rig. I find that the 24-105 F4 kit lens is BAD, right out of the box. Borowing another 24-105 F4 and a 70-200 F2.8 from a pro house, I found that at and between F4-F8, MY lens is NOT SHARP until it approaches F11. While Canon customer service was excellent and they have a walk in service center only a few miles away, I still must lose this rig for "7-10" business days before I can go out and start all over again, now 2 months behind schedule. At this point, they have had it almost a week and the website that supposedly tracks your repair order only acknowledges that they have the unit, but does not detail any progress. With it being only 6 weeks old, I would have preffered Canon just provide me with a new replacement lens and be done with it. After shooting Nikon for decades, this is not impressing me.

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  • Robert W.
  • 1/16/2011 11:56:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat upgrade

Pros: Loving this camera! Great build quality. Low light ability is amazing! Pretty much holds true to all the great reviews I have read. The 24-105 lens is a great deal in the kit and performs excellent! Really loving the L Canon glass! Glad Canon includes a decent software package, including remote control software. Really happy to have Full Frame! Color rendition is better than Nikon.

HD video is pretty slick, although not a feature I see myself using much.

Cons: The auto focus system on the 5Dii is noticeably sub par compared to the Nikon D300 or D700. FPS is slower than the old D200, much slower than the D300/700. Although that isn't a big deal for my subject matter.

I am really missing the on demand grid lines that Nikon and Fuji offer, have to change the screen on Canon. Also miss the voice memo feature, have to step up to a 1 series to get that on a Canon. Custom menu is nice, but Fuji has a better menu system. Canon includes a better software package than Nikon, Fuji has better tethered software out of the box. The 5Dii has impressive color, but still lags Fuji's color straight out of the camera. Also prefer Nikon's thumb wheel much better. The lock on the 5Dii's thumb wheel is clunky. It is either locked when I need it, or unlocked and gets bumped.

Rubber flaps on the side ports are clunky when using multiple ports at once.

Live Mode hasn't been as useful as I had hoped.

Other Thoughts: This 5Dii kits really is a great package and I am very happy with it! However, it does show its age a bit, which is why I am docking an egg. Couple more months and I will probably forget most of the Nikon differences, except the grid lines and voice memo.

Program modes seem pretty worthless on a camera of this caliber. Although full auto means my wife might actually get a usable shot out of it! I am shooting on manual most of the time.

Price isn't a big issue, paid more for my previous DSLRs. Just a bit frustrating to lose features that I have had clear back to my 7 yr old Fuji S2, and some lower end Canon's have.

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  • robert j.
  • 10/5/2010 2:05:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing images!

Pros: Image quality
Excellent kit lens
Canon lens selection
Excellent video quality
Included Canon DPP RAW software

Cons: Older 5D focus system that is fast only if you select the center focus point.

Other Thoughts: Very large but very detailed 21 megapixel images with that great Canon color tones. Smaller images size selection in the 11 and 5 megapixel range are sharper than any other camera in that native range such as Nikon D700.

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  • Marilyn M.
  • 7/19/2010 10:57:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera

Pros: Love the Focus Points, Fast Shutter, High ISO and HD videos

Cons: Price! None really.

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  • David W.
  • 5/25/2010 10:50:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Full Frame, HD Video, rugged design, clear LCD, included lens is L grade, IS USM. People calling 21.1MP a con is inappropriate. Again, A) you can downgrade if you want, B) you already know that's what you're buying, C) It's full-frame, why not capture with high mp.

Cons: I had to RMA my first one, the glass was loose after ~100 photos. Newegg was not only quick, but courteous, and efficient,

Calling price a con is inappropriate as well. You already know the price, this is the price of the product.

The Rebel T2L....

The included lens is a pro as well as a con. Although it makes a nice walk-around lens, with this caliber of camer-body, I'd say Canon should consider variations of included lenses and adjust price accordingly. Package it with a Wide Angle, package it with a Macro, and adjust the price correspondingly. *shrug*

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for. Sure the AF isn't as "sporty" as the 7D or the Mark 1, but nor is it a pinto by comparison.

I've taken this chugger to many events and I have never been disappointed. I have two batteries, 4 lenses, a 580ex II flash unit, I feel pretty prepared for almost any situation. I went from an XTi to the 5DMK2... and I felt like my eyes opened for the first time.

Embrace Full Frame and HD glory, it's time and you know it.

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  • Jay H.
  • 3/29/2010 8:48:25 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggskiller setup

Pros: Great camera, it's easy to understand why this unit has been the must have sidearm for all professional photographers for the last few years. The Mark II adds noticeable image quality over the regular 5D. I have the old 5D chassis and still use it, and once I have gotten used to the newer unit's LCD display, the old 5D looks small and cramped. HD video, but I don't use the feature that much. The live view is probably a function that most professionals won't use, but it's fun to play with. I feel like it might be negatively affecting the sensor to keep it open that long, especially with my expensive glass.

Cons: mono mic on video mode, but it's actually still pretty good. complicated menu to get into live mode, and then from there to shooting live video.

Other Thoughts: It's expensive, but trust me, if you are looking at a prosumer body in the 1200-1600 dollar range, you might want to wait and get this baby. The full frame will give you a lot of options that the midsize prosumers won't, and the image quaility is amazing without being too noisy (which might have been a problem at 22MP). Newegg rocks as always.

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  • Mike M.
  • 12/29/2009 11:19:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPretty amazing piece of hardware

Pros: * Great menu, Canon thought this out well
* Lens that comes with the bundle is phenomenal
* Video is superb, will support 60fps soon
* High ISO settings are ridiculous in a good way. Yes, shooting 6400 iso will make grain, about the same amount of grain my 30D has at 1500.
* Full frame!
* VERY solid build
* Metal Body

Cons: * Specific video modes aren't straight forward enough. but then again this is a camera...
* I'll try to find more and get back to you.

Other Thoughts: * If you have the hard drive space, ALWAYS shoot RAW format.
* If you don't have other lenses and looking to see this camera do amazing shots, grab the Canon 50mm for around $120. This camera combined with that lens at 1.8F and you will be blown away.

This camera really does break the barriers down for any photographer that has to shoot without a perfect setup. Yes, you could buy something cheaper and invest in flashes, etc... But at the end of the day you will realize with this camera it's really great to have something that doesn't need superb lighting for superb shots.

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  • Mariusz K.
  • 8/29/2009 2:51:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat purchase

Pros: -full frame (this is the primary reason I have purchased this camera), -easy menu (my previous camera was Nikon brand),
-beautiful picture quality
-with high ISO pictures sill comes out just amazing
-and much much more.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Well worth spend money on my SLR upgrade.

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