Canon EOS 5D Mark II

89
Global
Score
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

With a sensor that's larger than those found in most digital cameras, the Canon 5D Mark II can take sharper pictures in low-light situations than most DSLRs (and can make better use of any old Canon film lenses you may have lying around). As a pro-level camera, it has a steeper learning curve than lower-end DSLRs, and you'll have to shell out extra cash for such niceties as a flash. With a successor model (the Mark III) recently launched, prices have dropped on the Mark II, though it will never be a bargain.

from $2135+

Scores

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.0
Ease of use
8.3
Battery life
8.4
Speed (start-up time, lag)
7.7
Video quality
8.0
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Specs

EOS

Type
DSLR (Canon EF)
Resolution (effective)
21.1 megapixels
Sensor size
Full-frame
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II
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Specs

EOS

Type
DSLR (Canon EF)
Resolution (effective)
21.1 megapixels
Sensor size
Full-frame
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II
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