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Canon: EOS 5D Mark II (Body) Specification

TypeDigital, single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera
Recording MediumType I or II CF card, UDMA-compatible
Compatible LensesCanon EF lenses
(The effective lens focal length is the same as indicated on the lens)
Lens MountCanon EF mount
Image Sensor  
TypeCMOS sensor
Effective PixelsApprox. 21.10 megapixels
Image Sensor SizeApprox. 36 x 24mm
Aspect Ratio3:2
Dust Delete FeatureAuto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System  
Recording FormatDesign rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image TypeJPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Recording PixelsLarge:Approx. 21.00 megapixels (5616 x 3744)
Medium:Approx. 11.10 megapixels (4080 x 2720)
Small:Approx. 5.20 megapixels (2784 x 1856)
RAW:Approx. 21.00 megapixels (5616 x 3744)
sRAW1:Approx. 10.00 megapixels (3861 x 2574)
sRAW2:Approx. 5.20 megapixels (2784 x 1856)
Create / Select a FolderPossible
Imaging Processor  
Picture StyleStandard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
White BalanceAuto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (2500 - 10000K) White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided
* Color temperature information transmission enabled
Noise ReductionApplicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic Image Brightness CorrectionAuto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight Tone PriorityProvided
Lens Peripheral Illumination CorrectionProvided
TypeEye-level pentaprism
CoverageVertical / Horizontal approx. 98%
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
EyepointApprox. 21mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
Build-in Dioptric adjustment-3.0 - +1.0 m-1dpt
Focusing ScreenInterchangeable (2 types sold seperately), Eg-A standard focusing screen provided
MirrorQuick-return type
Depth-of-field PreviewProvided
TypeTTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points9 plus 6 Assist AF points
Metering RangeEV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C / 73°F, ISO 100)
Focusing ModesOne-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing
AF-assist BeamEmitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
AF MicroadjustmentAF Microadjustment possible
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes35-zone TTL full-apperture 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
Metering RangeEV 1-20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure ControlProgram AE (Full Auto, Creative Auto, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, bulb exposure
ISO Speed (Recommended exposure index)Full Auto, Creative Auto: ISO 100 - 3200 set automatically P, Tv, Av, M, B:ISO 100 - 6400 (in 1/3-stop increments) settable, Auto, or expandable to ISO 50(L), ISO 12800(H1), or ISO 25600(H2)
Exposure CompensationManual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation)
Settable amount: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lockAuto:Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual:By AE lock button
TypeElectronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds1/8000sec. to 30secs., bulb(Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
X-sync at 1/200sec.
Drive System  
Drive modesSingle shooting, continuous shooting, 10secs. self-timer / remote control, 2secs. self-timer / remote control
Continuous shooting speedMax. approx. 3.9 shots/sec.
Max. burstJPEG Large / Fine:Approx. 78 shots (Approx. 310 shots)
RAW:Approx. 13 shots (Approx. 14 shots)
RAW + JPEG Large / Fine:Approx. 8 shots (Approx. 8 shots)
* Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 2GB card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 2GB card based on Canon's testing standard.
External Speedlite  
Compatible FlashEX-series Speedlite
Flash MeteringE-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE LockProvided
PC TerminalProvided
Live View Shooting  
Shooting ModesStill photo shooting and movie shooting
FocusingQuick mode (Phase-difference detection) Live mode, Live face detection mode (Contrast detection) Manual focusing (5x / 10x magnification possible)
Metering ModesEvaluating metering with the image sensor (still photos) / Center-weighted average metering (movies)
Metering RangeEV 0-20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent ShootingProvided (Still photo shooting)
MovieMOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Recording size: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 640 x 480 (SD)
Continuous movie shooting time:Full HD approx. 12mins.
SD approx. 24mins.
LCD Monitor  
TypeTFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size and Dots3in. with approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
CoverageApprox. 100%
Brightness AdjustmentAuto (Darker / Standard / Brighter), Manual (7 levels)
Interface Languages25
Image Playback  
Image Display FormatsSingle, Single + Info (Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram) 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom MagnificationApprox. 1.5x - 10x
Image Browsing MethodsSingle image, jump by 10 or 100 images, jump by screen, by shooting date, by folder, by movie, by stills
Highlight AlertOverexposed highlights blink
Movie PlaybackEnabled (LCD monitor, video / audio OUT, HDMI OUT) Build-in speaker
Direct Printing  
Compatible PrintersPictBridge-compatible printes
Printable ImagesJPEG and RAW images
Print OrderingDPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions25
Camera User SettingsCamera user settings Register under mode Dial's C1, C2, and C3 positions
My Menu RegistrationProvided
Digital TerminalFor personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
Audio / Video Output Terminal3.5mm dia. stereo mini jack (NTSC / PAL selectable)
HDMI Mini OUT TerminalType C (Auto switching of resolution)
External Microphone Input Terminal3.5mm dia. stereo mini jack
Remote Control TerminalCompatible with remote control via N3 Type
Wireless Remote ControlWith Remote Controller RC-1 / RC-5
Extension System TerminalFor connection to Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 / E4A
Power Source  
BatteryBattery Pack LP-E6 (Qty.1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
* With Battery Grip BG-E6 attached, size-AA / LR6 batteries can be used
Battery InformationRemaining capacity, Shutter count, and Recharge performance displayed
Battery Life (Based on CIPA testing standards)With viewfinder shooting: At 23°C / 73°F, approx. 850 shots.
At 0°C / 32°F, approx. 750 shots.
With Live View shooting:At 23°C / 73°F, approx. 200 shots.
At 0°C / 32°F, approx. 180 shots.
Dimensions and Weight  
Dimensions (W x H x D)152 x 113.5 x 75mm / 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0in.
WeightApprox. 810g / 28.6oz. (body only)
Operating Environment  
Working Temperature Range0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working Humidity85% or less

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