|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Sensor size||36 × 24 mm (full-frame)|
|Maximum resolution||5,616 × three,744 (21.1 effective megapixels)|
|Film speed||100–6400 (expansion from 50 upward to 25,600)|
|Storage media||CompactFlash (CF) (Blazon I or Type II)|
|Focus modes||One-shot, AI Servo, AI-Focus, Manual|
|Focus areas||9 user points + six help points|
|Exposure modes||Full car, programmed, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual|
|Exposure metering||TTL, full aperture, 35 zones|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Partial, Spot, C/Wgt Average|
|Shutter speed range||30 to ane/8000 s|
|Continuous shooting||up to three.9 frame/s.|
|Viewfinder||Optical pentaprism with 98% coverage[ane]
and electronic (Alive View)
|LCD screen||3.0 inches (76 mm), 640 × 480 (921,600 dots)|
|Bombardment||Li-Ion LP-E6 Rechargeable (1800 mAh)|
|Optional bombardment packs||BG-E6 grip allows utilize of 6 AA cells, a single LP-E6 or ii LP-E6 batteries|
|Dimensions||152×113.5×75 mm (5.98×iv.47×2.95 in)|
|Weight||810 k (28.57 oz) (trunk only)|
|Replaced||Canon EOS 5D|
|Successor||Canon EOS 5D Mark III|
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
is a 21.1 effective megapixel total-frame CMOS digital single-lens reflex camera made by Canon, the first Canon EOS camera to have video recording capabilities. It succeeds the EOS 5D and was announced on 17 September 2008.[iv]
On two March 2012, Canon announced the camera’s successor: the Canon EOS 5D Marker III.
On 24 December 2012, Catechism Japan moved the camera to their “Old Products” list, effectively discontinuing the camera.[half-dozen]
Improvements over original EOS 5D
- Flick recording full HD at 1920 × 1080 and SDTV at 640 × 480 resolution.
- Monaural microphone for audio during video recording, speaker for playback and microphone jack for external stereo microphone
- Live preview with ExpSim LV “exposure simulation” live preview (full exposure preview control utilizing ExpSim LV, a first for video in a DSLR)
- Live preview with contrast-detect autofocus
- HDMI video output for live preview or playing clips and images on an external monitor via Type C MiniHDMI port
- Grit reduction system to perform automatic sensor cleaning
- Bombardment direction software
The 5D Mark Two is the start photographic camera in the EOS line to provide video recording functions.
Still photography during video recording is possible, but the camera suspends recording video until the terminal still frame is captured.
The lithium-ion bombardment for the 5D Mark II (LP-E6) has an 1800 mAh capacity. Each battery contains a microchip with a unique identifier for reporting charge status and battery health for brandish on the camera. The 5D Mark Two’southward “Bombardment Info” screen tin rails battery wellness and shooting history for upwardly to six LP-E6 batteries.[x]
The photographic camera has native ISO values of 100 multiplied past a power of 2; other ISO values are obtained past a digital exposure button (ISO values that are multiples of 125) or digital exposure pull (ISO values that are multiples of 160). The digital exposure push ISO is 1/3 cease greater than the native ISO, and a digital exposure pull ISO is one/3 stop less than the native ISO.
The digital exposure push ISO settings produce more dissonance than the native settings with a reduced dynamic range, and the digital exposure pull ISO settings produce less noise than the native settings.
While the Nikon D90 was the offset DSLR to shoot 720p high-definition video, and the Panasonic GH1, a MILC, was capable of 1080p/24 recording before the 5D Mark II officially gained this capability, the latter was the starting time total-frame DSLR to feature 1080p video recording.
With these features, Catechism 5D Mark II was able to compete with high-end digital movie cameras available that time. Its release started the tendency of “DSLR revolution”, significantly irresolute the world of independent filmmaking for upcoming years.[thirteen]
The Canon PowerShot SX 1 IS followed with 1080p video in a bridge digital camera soon afterward.
The sixteen:ix aspect ratio portion of the sensor used in video mode is similar in sensitive surface area to a VistaVision 8/35 frame. This large sensor allows videos to be recorded with very shallow depth of field for a “film look”. The 21 megapixel sensor is downsampled to Hard disk drive resolution by only using every 3rd line and 4:ii:0 blush subsampling,
leading to concern about Moiré patterns in recorded video.[sixteen]
Video clips can be up to 4 GB in size, approximately 12 minutes of 1080p HD or 24 minutes of SD (640 10 480) footage. These limits stem from the 4 GB maximum file size supported by the FAT32 filesystem format used on Compact Flash cards. The photographic camera likewise imposes a difficult maximum prune length of 29 minutes 59 seconds if the iv GB limit has non already been reached.
Video and audio is recorded to QuickTime (MOV) container files with H.264/MPEG-iv (Base Profile @ L5) compressed video and uncompressed 48 kHz/sixteen-bit PCM audio. The bitrate for 1080p is approximately 38 megabits per second (4.8 MByte/s), while for SD it is approximately 17 megabits per 2nd (two.ii MByte/s).[xviii]
Although the internal microphone is mono, stereo audio is supported through the sound input jack. When recording for long periods, peculiarly in warmer climates, increased video noise may occur due to CMOS overheating.
Rolling shutter, a miracle where vertical lines look bent on moving objects, when the camera is in motion is a significant issue with the Catechism 5D Mark II.
The EOS 5D Marking II is capable of video recording in low-light situations and it is sold for a relatively low price, compared with professional video cameras. For the offset eighteen months of its release, the camera only had a thirty frame per second (30p) video fashion. On 15 March 2010, Canon released a firmware upgrade to add together a 25p mode for PAL format compatibility and a 24p fashion for compatibility with movie film cameras.
The firmware update also modified the 30p mode to record 29.97 frame/s and the new 24p fashion actually records 23.976 frame/s to have frame rates compatible with NTSC. Lastly, the update added manual control of the audio tape levels and an official style to disable the automatic gain control.
Following the success of the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK) for Canon’s PowerShot cameras, third party firmware improver was besides produced for the 5D Mark Ii. The Magic Lantern firmware add-on provides many boosted video and cinematography related controls and meters such every bit imitation colors, and zebra stripes for exposure command, depth of field estimates via peaking filters, audio VU meters and disables the automatic gain control on the microphone input (manual gain control for microphone input has since been added to Canon’s official firmware, as noted above).
It also provides a stable output of uncompressed 14-Flake RAW video data onto fast UDMA vii CF cards at almost HD resolution (1004p vs. 1080p at Full Hd).
Independent film and idiot box
Notable motion picture and tv productions that used the Canon 5D Marking Two include (in order of release):
- The BBC coverage of the Grand Prix Snooker in the commencement week of September 2009 was the showtime BBC plan to use the camera.[
- The opening title sequence for the 35th flavor of NBC’s
Saturday Night Alive, first broadcast on 26 September 2009. The camera, alongside the Canon 7D, was used due to its size, which allowed covert shooting on the streets of New York City, and depth of field capabilities, making it a suitable substitute for the series’ usual 35mm motion-picture show.
- The music video for the Japanese band Sakanaction’southward vocal “Aruku Around” (2010),a winning entry of the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival, was shot in a single take with a Canon EOS 5D Marking 2 photographic camera.
episode “Help Me”, broadcast by Flim-flam on 17 May 2010, was shot entirely on the Canon 5D Mark 2, replacing the drama’due south usual 35mm moving-picture show format.
Portions of the seventh flavor were too recorded with a 5D Marking 2.
- The BBC Two comedy series
Shelfstackers, start broadcast on four September 2010, is the beginning BBC programme to be entirely shot on the camera. The corporation had initially refused its use due to “lack of quality” but were persuaded otherwise past the serial’ director, Dom Bridges. All six episodes of the serial were shot on the camera for a total budget of £160,000.
The Road to Coronation Street, broadcast by BBC 4 on xvi September 2010, is the beginning United kingdom tv set drama to be shot on the Canon 5D Mark 2. The drama’south manager of photography was impressed and plans to use the camera on the seventh series of the BBC Ane drama
- The 2011 short film
Scenes from the Suburbs
directed by Spike Jonze used a version of the camera modified to use Panavision lenses to shoot all of the night scenes aslope 35mm film used for the 24-hour interval scenes.
- The re-booted
Idiot box series is currently shot using Catechism 5DmkII.
- Behzat Ç. Bir Ankara Polisiyesi, a Turkish Television set series is being shot on Catechism 5DmkII.
- The 2012 pic
Act of Valor
was shot with the utilize of the Catechism 5D Mark Ii.
- Dimensions, a multi-award-winning 2012 British period sci-fi characteristic moving picture, was shot using Catechism 5D Mark Two for ‘less than the price of Batman’due south cape’.
Curiosity’south The Avengers
is reported to take some Catechism 5D MkII shots.
- Section, a 2012 Bollywood moving-picture show, is reported to have been shot using Catechism 5D Mark Ii
- ParaNorman, a 2012 3D stop-motility blithe take chances horror film produced by LAIKA, Inc., was shot on sixty Canon 5D Marking II cameras.
- Frances Ha, a 2012 American comedy-drama movie shot by cinematographer Sam Levy, was filmed in digital black and white using a Canon 5d Mark II.
- Nirel, Starting time International Tulu motion-picture show, directed past Ranjith Bajpe, is reported to have been shot using Catechism 5D Marking II.[twoscore]
- Escape from Tomorrow, a 2013 feature movie, was shot guerilla-manner with 2 Canon 5D Marker II cameras at the Disney theme parks.
- Barack Obama’s 2009 presidential portrait was taken on a Catechism 5D Mark II, making it the first official presidential portrait taken with a digital camera.
The included software package contains the following:
- Digital Photo Professional person
- ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
- EOS Utility
- Movie Style Editor
|ane.0.7||Early buyers of the camera reported blackness pixels appearing in high contrast situations.
In tardily 2008, Canon officially acknowledged that there was an consequence with blackness dots and vertical banding racket in certain circumstances.
|2009-06-02||1.1.0||Originally, the camera lacked manual control when filming video. On 2 June 2009 version one.1.0 of the firmware was released which provided control over discontinuity, shutter speed and ISO while recording video.|
|2009-12-17||1.2.four||Supports the WFT-E4 II wireless file transmitter and to correct an issue where visible racket may appear in photos taken in continuous Bulb shooting.|
|2010-03-16||ii.0.3||Supports 1080p at NTSC 29.97 frame/south, 1080p at PAL 25.00 frame/s and 1080p at cinematography 23.976 frame/s. It likewise added a part for manually adjusting the audio recording level (64 levels), a histogram display (effulgence or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure, shutter-priority AE mode (TV) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies and changed the audio sampling frequency from 44.one kHz to 48 kHz. On 17 March 2010 the firmware was found to have some bugs with the sound functions and thus retired.
|2010-03-19||2.0.4||Fixes the ii.0.three bugs, and add together 24p framerate and manual audio recording.
|2010-x-19||2.0.viii||Solves several issues related to the camera operations under specific circumstances.|
|2011-05-30||2.0.9||This update improves performance with certain UDMA cards and solves other bug.|
|2011-eleven-14||ii.i.1||Fixes a phenomenon where shooting stops later capturing one image when in continuous shooting fashion or auto exposure bracketing (AEB) continuous mode. It also corrects diction in the Dutch language menu screen.|
|2012-02-29||2.1.ii||This update optimizes the camera’s performance when using certain UDMA seven-uniform CF cards released in February 2012 or later.|
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