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Testseek.co.uk have collected 143 expert reviews of the Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 and the average rating is 89%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Canon EOS 5D Mark 2.
Award: Editor’s Choice January 2009
January 2009
 
(89%)
143 Reviews
Users
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3 Reviews
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The editors liked

  • Excellent images
  • FullHD video
  • ISO range and performance
  • Live View
  • 21 MP
  • Dual function buttons
  • Full frame sensor. Superb high ISO performance. Shoots 1080p video
  • Too
  • Responsive
  • Crisp results with bundled lens
  • HD quality movies
  • HD video
  • Automatic sensor cleaning on power down
  • Expandable ISO settings (up to 25
  • 600)
  • Pre-set capture modes
  • Automatic lens correction
  • Superb 21MP images. ISO sensitivity of 25
  • 600 means you can shoot even when the sun goes down.
  • The 5D’s new 21million pixel chip reveals more unnecessary detail than the National Enquirer
  • And will probably be just as popular with paparazzi. A handy thumb wheel lets you browse through the 5D’s bewilderingly complex list of options on th...
  • Excellent performance and photo quality
  • Good video-capture capabilities and quality
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good ergonomics and build
  • Menu system
  • Comprehensive feature set and customisability
  • Info panel
  • HD movie capture

The editors didn't like

  • Odd handgrip
  • Lowlight performance not best in class
  • Fiddly white balance controls
  • Lens
  • Need to shoot in RAW to get the most out of it
  • Hella expensive. Menus a tad tricky at first
  • Bulky
  • Expensive
  • Images at ISO25600 appear as if they’ve been faxed in Min specs
  • 21.1Mp full frame CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO range expandable to 25600
  • Full HD (1080
  • 30fps) movie recording
  • High-res 3in VGA LCD with Live View
  • 3.9fps JP...
  • No built-in flash
  • No in-camera anti-shake (which means that
  • Ideally
  • A stabilised lens is required)
  • Heart attackinducing price tag. Autofocus in movie mode isn't the best.
  • Huge image sizes mean huge memory cards – and sluggish burst shooting
  • The 5D rattles along at a modest 3.9 frames per second. And while the movie mode delivers stunning images
  • The 5D’s video autofocusing isn’t as rock-solid reliable as...
  • No built-in wireless controller
  • Large spot meter
  • More direct controls would be nice
  • Autofocus system could use an update
  • Joystick and Quick Dial take getting used to
  • Slight underexposure issues
  • Mode dial easy to inadvertently jog
  • Battery and memory card slot covers are flimsy
  • No built-in flash unit

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  Published: 2013-02-27, review by: ephotozine.com

  • Buy Online Now Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body£2350.00 Amazon.co.uk Each successive Canon EOS 5D has been revolutionary in its own way, with exception, perhaps of the latest, the Mark III, which in appearance at least has been a much more evolutionary u...

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  Published: 2010-06-01, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Abstract:  The first thing you notice about Canon 5D Mark II: Basic Controls is the price. At £14.99, it's not an inexpensive purchase. The next thing you notice is that, at 214MB, it's not a quick download, either. This is due to the amount of video, as this isn...

 
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  Published: 2010-02-12, review by: wired.co.uk

  • Abstract:  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, t...

 
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  Published: 2010-01-01, review by: amateurphotographer.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Canon EOS 5D Mark II at a glance: 21.1 million effective pixels Full-frame CMOS sensor 3in, 920,000-dot LCD screen Live View Full HD (1080p) video recording in 12-minute bursts Street price approx £2,250Scores: Features - 8/10 Build and handling - 8/10...

 
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  Published: 2010-01-01, review by: EISA.eu

  • Abstract:  The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a worthy successor of the EOS 5D. The principle features remain the same: a full-frame sensor in a relatively compact body, but Canon has added extra professional features such as sealing against the ingress of dust and mois...

 
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  Published: 2009-12-17, review by: electricpig.co.uk

  • Superb 21MP images. ISO sensitivity of 25,600 means you can shoot even when the sun goes down.
  • Heart attackinducing price tag. Autofocus in movie mode isn't the best.
  • The slick Canon EOS 5D Mark II accurate shots every time you click that shutter shut, shutterbug. Superb!...

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  Published: 2009-10-14, review by: macworld.co.uk

  • HD video, automatic sensor cleaning on power down, expandable ISO settings (up to 25,600), pre-set capture modes, automatic lens correction
  • Expensive, no built-in flash, no in-camera anti-shake (which means that, ideally, a stabilised lens is required)

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  Published: 2009-07-15, review by: Photoradar.com

  • So while the Canon EOS 5D Mk II is a major development of the original, it's never going to enjoy the same near-monopoly as its predecessor. So what's changed?The sensor resolution has gone up from 12.8 megapixels to 21. The 2.5-inch 230,000 pixel LCD ...

 
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  Published: 2009-06-08, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • The video capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D MkII make it ideal for news gatherers, indie filmmakers or even the all-consuming Internet. After all, why shouldnt on-line video content be good-looking? As a DSLR, it’s a real upgrade from the old 5D. It&...

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  Published: 2009-06-02, review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Excellent image quality, good ergonomics and build, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability, info panel, responsive, HD movie capture
  • Joystick and Quick Dial take getting used to; slight underexposure issues, Mode dial easy to inadvertently jog, battery and memory card slot covers are flimsy, no built-in flash unit
  • Canon’s EOS 5D Mk II refreshes the original 5D in light of stiff competition. The feature-rich 5D Mk II boasts an in-vogue and rather superb 1080p HD movie mode but looks very priceyKey specs21 megapixels, CompactFlash, HDMI...

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