This one's been a long time coming, but we wanted to make absolutely sure you had quite enough reading material to make the most informed decision on this incredibly expensive (albeit quite valuable, as you'll soon find out) DSLR. Reviews the web over shout practically the same thing: the EOS 5D Mark II is astounding. In most every important area, the device simply excelled. Image quality was remarkable, the 1080p video capture was stellar (though the lack of Auto Focus was a legitimate knock against it) and low-light performance was simply awesome. Hailed as a respectable upgrade from the original 5D, it was found to strike "a great balance between resolution, quality and performance," and most outlets found it worthwhile even if you're not interested in capturing video. Frankly, we can't even begin to scratch the surface of all the nuances here, but we'll certainly point you in the right directions to get all the knowledge you need.
Read - PhotographyBLOG (5 out of 5) Read - PopPhoto ("lives up to the hype") Read - ArtByPhil ("an amazing deal") Read - Digital Journalist ("a superb still camera, at a reasonable price") Read - CameraLabs ("one of Canon's most powerful DSLRs to date") Read - CameraTown ("a revolutionary camera")