Canon EOS 5D Mark II Review

Announced Sep 17, 2008 •
21 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
dpreview conclusion

Although some aspects of the spec (AF, metering) are looking a little long in the tooth, the superb image quality and class-leading movie output should ensure the Mark II is as popular as its predecessor. The numerous smaller improvements are welcome, and if you want full frame (without going to an even more expensive pro body) the 5D Mark II is about as good as it gets right now.

Good for

Studio, landscape and low light photographers wanting full frame and the best possible image quality. HD Movies.

Not so good for

Action / sports / wildlife

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