These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
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