• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Nikon D3S
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Predecessor: Canon 5D
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Nikon D2Hs
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Successor: Canon 5D Mark III
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General
Model Number: 5D Mark II D3S
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $3499.00 $5199.95
Street Price: $2,199.00  
Date Available: 2008-11-30 2009-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 56.0 oz (1,588 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
49.7 oz (1,410 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 114 x 75 mm)
6.3 x 6.2 x 3.4 in.
(160 x 157 x 88 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 21.1 12.1
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 860.4mm2 (36.00mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.41 microns 8.46 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79 82
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 23.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.9 12.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,815 3,253
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP, 3:2),
4080 x 2720 (11.1 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
3861 x 2574 (9.9 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2)
4256 x 2832 (12.1 MP, 3:2),
3184 x 2120 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2128 x 1416 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1848 (5.1 MP, Other),
2080 x 1384 (2.9 MP, 3:2),
1392 x 920 (1.3 MP, Other),
3552 x 2832 (10.1 MP, 5:4),
2656 x 2120 (5.6 MP, 5:4),
1776 x 1416 (2.5 MP, 5:4),
3552 x 2368 (8.4 MP, 3:2),
2656 x 1776 (4.7 MP, 3:2),
1776 x 1184 (2.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2; 14-bit CR2 JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; compr
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.9 9.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (24)
640x424 (24)
320x216 (24)
Movie File Format: .MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM) Motion JPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes Yes
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF Nikon F
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 105mm  
Focal Length (actual): 24 - 105mm  
Zoom Ratio: 4.40x  
Aperture Range: f/4 (W/T) to f/22  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 77.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values:   n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor; 9 AF Points (1 Cross Type) + 6 AF Assist Points 51-point TTL phase detection via Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX with 15 cross-type and 36 line-type sensors
Auto Focus Assist Light? No No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.71x mag., 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screen, 100%, 0.7x, 18mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x 0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 27.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: 100-6400, extendable to 50/25600, 1/3 EV increments Auto, 200 - 12,800, plus down to 100 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-3
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Auto, twelve manual modes can be preset with fine-tuning; color temperature setting, custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (8%), Spot (3.5%) 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, 3 Custom None
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: n/a n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: PC Sync, Hot Shoe ISO-type hot-shoe contact; safety lock provided; PC Sync terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive CF1
UHS Support: No UHS support  
Other Memory: UDMA compliant  
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2; 14-bit CR2 RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; compr
Movie File Format: .MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM) Motion JPEG
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or IR wireless Optional wired
Connections (extended): System Extension Terminal (for WFT-E4) HDMI Out, DC Input, 10-pin Expansion Terminal, External Stereo Mic
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.35 0.34
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.37 0.34
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 14 58
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.35 0.34
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.9 9.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 75 90
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.9 9.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 11 41
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.9 9.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 8 36
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.19 seconds 0.51 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.119 seconds 0.423 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.118 seconds 0.043 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.082 seconds 0.043 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full AF, Quick Mode: 0.47s Full AF, Live Mode: 1.189s Prefocused: 0.119s Optical Viewfinder AF lag: 51-point Auto-Area Full AF = 0.361s Live View AF Lag: Hand-held mode Full AF = 0.511s Tripod mode Full AF = 2.66s Tripod mode Prefocused = 0.423
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 0.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 850 shots 4200 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E6 Proprietary EN-EL4a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL4a Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 19.1): EOS Utility (Version 2.5), Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.5), ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.2), Picture Style Editor (Version 1.4) PictureProject
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS X 0.3 or higher Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
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