To troubleshoot your 5D Mark II, visit the troubleshooting page.
Background and Identification
Announced in 2008, the EOS 5D Mark II is a significant improvement over its predecessor, the EOS 5D. With the added functionality of full HD video recording, and a dramatic increase in sensor resolution (21.1 MegaPixels) the EOS 5D Mark II is widely used in the professional photography industry. It proudly touts a 1800mAh battery (an upgrade from the 1390mAh battery in the original) and a three inch, 640x480 display.
The EOS 5D Mark II is clearly identified by its labels on the lens side of the left hand grip. A very common complaint about this camera is about the autofocus; this is a problem with how it is used and is not a defect. Consult your manual and find advice online on how to properly use the autofocus feature on this camera.
- 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-6400
- DIGIC 4 Image Processor; high-performance 3.9 fps continuous shooting
- Full HD video capture at 1920x1080 resolution, 20 frames per second, for up to 4GB per clip
- HDMI output