Highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark II
continues its predecessor's groundbreaking legacy
Three years after Canon's EOS 5D broke into the scene with a full-frame sensor, the EOS 5D Mark II follows up with yet another leap in DSLR performance.
Manila Philippines – When the EOS 5D was first released in 2005, it was a groundbreaking DSLR featuring many innovations that greatly enhanced performance with its 12.8 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor which offered greater dynamic range for fine, nuanced image detail, and lower noise.
Three years on, the EOS 5D Mark II once again introduces significant performance gains: a new 21.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, and a host of advanced features to make the EOS 5D Mark II the platform of choice for professional photographers and advanced photography enthusiasts who demand the best.
21.1-Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor
At the core of the EOS 5D Mark II is a new 21.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with EOS Integrated Cleaning System. The EOS 5D Mark II not only provides ample pixels for sharp detail and enlargements, but because it is a full-frame sensor, it also possesses wider dynamic range for subtler tones in images, and low noise at higher ISO sensitivities.
In this way, the sensor provides exceptionally sound data fundamentals with which the EOS 5D Mark II's advanced processing capabilities with 14-bit analog-digital conversion can produce the highest image quality with finer tonal gradation, while the integrated cleaning system that keeps dust off the sensor ensures that this high quality is sustained.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor: Performance, Quality, Features
Equipped with Canon's latest DIGIC 4 image processor that combines ultra-fast image processing (1.3 times faster processing than DIGIC III) with fine-detail, natural colour reproduction, the EOS 5D Mark II delivers vastly improved performance and excellent image quality along with a host of useful features made possible by DIGIC 4.
On the quality front, excellent image reproduction is supplemented by a host of automatic image correction features to handle challenging conditions and situations. These include improved noise reduction at high ISO sensitivities with little or no impact on continuous shooting speed, lens peripheral illumination correction which uses specific lens data to ensure correct light level at the four corners of images, and Auto Lighting Optimizer which automatically corrects image brightness and contrast.