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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

21.1 megapixels

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Canon EOS 5D mark II

The Canon EOS 5D mark II is a Digital SLR camera that features high performance for high expectation.

Features

The Canon EOS 5D mark II incorporates a 21.1 mega pixel full-frame CMOS sensor with 14-bit A/D conversion that supports 16384 colours/ each of 3 primary colours. Besides that, it also has a wide range ISO setting of 100 – 6400 and is expandable to L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600. Since it is full-frame, all lenses also deliver the angle of view they would on a 35 …

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Canon EOS 5D mark II

The Canon EOS 5D mark II is a Digital SLR camera that features high performance for high expectation.

Features

The Canon EOS 5D mark II incorporates a 21.1 mega pixel full-frame CMOS sensor with 14-bit A/D conversion that supports 16384 colours/ each of 3 primary colours. Besides that, it also has a wide range ISO setting of 100 – 6400 and is expandable to L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600. Since it is full-frame, all lenses also deliver the angle of view they would on a 35 mm camera without a conversion factor, making the camera come in handy especially when shooting with wide-angle lenses. Not only that, the Canon EOS 5D mark II also features full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution for up to 4 GB per clip with HDMi output for HD viewing of stills and video, as well as Live View function. This means that the Canon EOS 5D mark II is capable of shooting clips of almost half an hour long at full 1080 resolution, with the possibility to shoot broadcast quality video by simply changing the settings. In addition to that, the Canon EOS 5D mark II also incorporates next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor for faster processing of fine detail and colour reproduction as well as reduced image noise. Not only that, processor intensive operations like face detection live mode, HD video recording and lighting and lens peripheral optimization are all made possible. The Canon EOS 5D mark II also features cutting-edge autofocus with high performance of up to 3.8 fps continuous shooting, new shutter with a durability of 150,000 cycles and improved weather resistant body. There are also more features in live view mode, with live view function for stills (including Quick, Live and Face Detection AF modes), and video. With such features, you can zoom in and navigate the composition 5x or 10x normal size. There’s even a grid overlay, as well as a built-in microphone to record sound. Alternatively, an external microphone can be connected to the camera’s microphone input terminal for sound recording. Besides that, playback modes are also available in the camera and all Live View AF feature can also be used in shooting video. Not only that, the Canon EOS 5D mark II incorporates a 3.0 inch clear view LCD monitor with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings.

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