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Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 24-105mm Lens

Canon's update to the wildly popular full frame EOS 5D is here, and it's better than ever. The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a vast ISO Range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600), plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction. It supports Live View shooting, Live View HD videos, and more. It can shoot up to 3.9 fps, has 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a 98% coverage viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) and a rugged build.The EOS 5D Mark II features a huge, full-frame sensor. A 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers images of up to 5616 x 3744 pixels. And since it is full-frame, all lenses will deliver the angle of view they would on a 35mm camera without a conversion factor. This comes in handy especially when shooting with wide-angle lenses. For the flexibility to shoot in even the most dimly lit situations, the EOS 5D Mark II offers Canon's highest ISO sensitivity to date, ranging from 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600). Thanks to improved noise reduction technologies, images shot even at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth.The EOS 5D Mark II is the first digital EOS to offer recording of Full HD video in Live View Mode. Capable of shooting clips almost half an hour long at full 1080 resolution, the EOS 5D Mark II does amazing double duty, making it possible to shoot broadcast quality video on your camera by simply changing settings.á Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor speeds up all operations, making a number of features such as Face Detection Live mode, HD video recording and lighting and lens peripheral optimization possible.á The EOS 5D Mark II also offers full 14-bit A/D conversion resulting in significantly finer tonal gradation for better prints.Canon has given the EOS 5D Mark IIá a sophisticated AF system consisting of 9 user-selectable AF points, along with a total of 6 additional vertical and horizontal AF assist points. The central AF point is cross-type, and is sensitive to vertical lines at an aperture of f/2.8, horizontal lines at f/5.6. The AF system is also sensitive to its light source, and can compensate for focus errors that can occur when multiple sources illuminate a scene. AF points can be chosen by the photographer using the 5D's multi-controller or preferred control dial. Plus, the EOS 5D features a dedicated AF ON button.á Also, The EOS 5D Mark II has a rugged high performance 3.9 fps shutter designed to withstand 150,000 exposures. Combined with its impressive build quality, this shutter ensures that the EOS 5D Mark II will thrive in challenging shooting environments.With the Live View Function on the EOS 5D Mark II, you can zoom in and navigate the composition 5x or 10x normal size.á The Live View Function also makes videos in Full High-Definition. Shooting is at a frame rate of 30 fps. Sound is recorded either through the camera's built-in microphone or through an external microphone connected to the camera's microphone input terminal. Playback modes are available in the camera, and all Live View AF features can be used in shooting video.The 3.0-inch Clear View LCD features a high-resolution of 920,000 dots/VGA for far more detail than any previous EOS Digital LCD.á Anti-reflection and water-repellant coatings provide a clearer and more smudge-resistant surface and a light sensor mounted below the screen enables automatic brightness adjustment in accordance with ambient light.Canon's Integrated Cleaning system includes a cleaning unit designed specifically for the EOS 5D Mark II's full-frame CMOS sensor. The camera's low-pass filter even has a fluorine coating upon its surface to help repel dust.á The EOS 5D Mark II is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses.Features:21.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion (16,384 colors/each of 3 primary color), wide range ISO setting of 100-6400 (expandable L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600Full HD Video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution for up to 4GB per clip with HDMI output for HD viewing of stills and videoNext generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor for faster processing of fine detail and color reproduction as well as reduced image noisesophisticated AF system consisting of 9 user-selectable AF points, along with a total of 6 additional vertical and horizontal AF assist pointsHigh performance with 3.9 fps continuous shooting, new shutter with a durability of 150,000 cycles and improved weather-resistant bodyLive View Function for stills (Quick, Live and Face Detection AF modes) and video.3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) monitor with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings for improved viewing and smudge protectionUpdated EOS Integrated Cleaning System specifically designed to work with a full-frame sensorCompatible with over 60 Canon EF lenses and most EOS System accessories.
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