Conclusion: The Canon 5D Mark II is the world's best DSLR for nature and landscape shooting because its technical performance is as good or better than competitive cameras that cost up to three times as much, and because it weighs so much less than other full-frame DSLRs.
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 5D MkII is a remarkably capable camera with excellent imaging capability, including the ability to shoot broadcast quality HD video and record sound in stereo. It represents an advance in features over the original EOS 5D and the overall image quality is generally higher—though that...
Excerpt: Convergence has finally reached the high-altitude hamlets of Pro-Camera Land. This magnesium-bodied beauty summons the powers of a full-frame 21-megapixel sensor and mighty Digic 4 processor to bang out stills that often kick its much pricier brother, the 1D Mark III, squarely in the behind.
Pros: Simple user interface. Self-cleaning sensor. Terrific high-ISO images. Peripheral-illumination correction eliminates vignetting to keep brightness consistent across the entire image. Auto lighting optimizer boosts shadow detail. Full manual control over video lets you micromanage every frame. Ext...
Cons: Autofocus system is not as fast as, say, Nikon’s.
Summary: The EOS 5D Mk II had tough act to follow in the 5D and it has some tough competition with Nikon’s D700 and Sony’s Alpha 900 being its primary targets. However, it almost pulls it off, offering Alpha 900-alike resolution and D700-alike high ISO performance.
Pros: Excellent image quality, good ergonomics and build, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability, Info panel, Responsive, HD Movie capture.
Cons: Excellent image quality, good ergonomics and build, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability, Info panel, Responsive, HD Movie capture.
Summary: Traditionally, Canon and Nikon’s approach to the pro market was to have one model built for speed and one for cold, hard resolution, though the advent of highly-specified offshoots at a cheaper price point means that this concept isn’t as defined as it used to be.
Pros: Excellent image quality, good noise control, colour rendition, great LCD screen, usable video
Cons: ISO 25,600 unusable, banding at high ISO's, chromatic aberrations fail to be removed, users may have preferred faster burst rate and/or more advanced focusing system to the inclusion of video mode
Pros: Awesome image quality, Excellent low-light shooting performance, Full-frame sensor offers shallow depth-of-field control for portrait shooters, Beautiful 1080p HD video, Stereo sound for movies with optional external stereo microphone, Awesome image quality, Excellent low-light shooting performan...
Cons: No auto focus in movie mode, Bigger and heavier than APS-C sensor Canon DSLRs, .MOV video files are difficult to edit with Windows PCs, 3.9 frames-per-second high-speed capture is a little slow, No auto focus in movie mode, Bigger and heavier than APS-C sensor Canon DSLRs, .MOV video files are di...
Conclusion: Here’s a shocker: DigitalTrends.com gives this Canon EOS 5D Mark II an Editor’s Choice award, even with the drawbacks enumerated. Going to the top line: This video-recording D-SLR is a true breakthrough with quality that’s far better than the Nikon D90.
Excerpt: Let's cut to the chase- the Canon EOS 5D Mark II does live up to its billing. It takes a great full-frame DSLR, the original 5D (Pop Photo's 2005 Camera of the Year), boosts damn near everything, adds high-definition video capture, and turns in an overall performance that makes it a virtual steal...
What could be better than a semi-pro DSLR with over 21 megapixels? How about adding true HD - 1080p at 30 frames per second!
Consumer Electronics Net
1 July 2009
Excerpt: In case you haven't heard the news - a few months ago Canon introduced its new 5D Mark II digital SLR camera and it hit the market like the proverbial 600 pound gorilla. Everyone, and I mean everyone, sat up and took notice when they heard the specs.