Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Top 41%893 points
Top 41%
Megapixels
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203 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
21.1
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 56 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

21.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
24 x 36mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.9fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. weight

810g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
25600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
850shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

8. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

9. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23.7bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
48% have it
84
0

11. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
11% have it
84
0

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

13. pixel density

471ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

14. width

152mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

15. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
11.9Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

16. height

114mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
920k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

18. thickness

75mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

19. battery power

1800mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

20. resolution

1175 x 783px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
23% have it
67
0

22. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
9% have it
67
0

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

24. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
18% have it
56
0

25. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
29% have it
56
0

26. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
43% have it
54
0

27. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
52% have it
52
0

28. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
29% have it
49
0

29. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
98%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
49
0

30. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
66% have it
48
0

31. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
44% have it
48
0

32. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
44% have it
47
0

33. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Nikon D800E: 2
43
0

34. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
67% have it
41
0

35. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
55% have it
41
0

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