• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 14.8 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Sigma DP1 Merrill
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Predecessor: Canon 5D
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Successor: Canon 5D Mark III
5D Mark II vs 5D Mark III
 
General
Model Number: 5D Mark II DP1 Merrill
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $3499.00 $799.00
Street Price: $2,598.49 $849.00
Date Available: 2008-11-30 2012-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 56.0 oz (1,588 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
13.8 oz (391 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 114 x 75 mm)
4.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.
(122 x 67 x 64 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Foveon X3
Effective Megapixels: 21.1 14.8
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.41 microns 5.00 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG Full Color
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Not needed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.9  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,815  
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)
4704 x 3136 (14.8 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2336 x 1568 (3.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2; 14-bit CR2 JPEG, 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.9 3.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: .MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM) AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF n/a
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Sigma Lens; 9 elements in 8 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 105mm 28mm
Focal Length (actual): 24 - 105mm 19mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.40x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/4 (W/T) to f/22 f/2.8 - f/16, with 9-bladed diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
100 cm to Infinity
39.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: 77.0mm 49.0mm
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 Contrast Detection: 9 points select mode, Free move mode; possible to change size of focus frame (Spot, Regular, Large)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.71x mag., 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter Optional add-on optical type VF-11.
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: 100-6400, extendable to 50/25600, 1/3 EV increments Auto (with programmable low and high limits), 100-6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (8%), Spot (3.5%) Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot
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 No scene modes or effects. Note that maximum shutter speed varies with aperture. Top shutter speeds are 1/2000s at f/5.6-f/16, 1/1600s at f/4.0-f/16 and 1/1250s at f/2.8-f/16.
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: n/a Normal, Redeye, Slow Sync., Redeye + Slow Sync (with compatible external flash unit)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: PC Sync, Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support No UHS support
Other Memory: UDMA compliant  
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2; 14-bit CR2 12-bit RAW (.X3F), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM) AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No 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 No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or IR wireless  
Connections (extended): System Extension Terminal (for WFT-E4) Combined USB/AV
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.35 1.68
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.37 1.84
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 14 9
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.35 1.88
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.9 3.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 75 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.9 3.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 11 7
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.9 3.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 8 7
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds 0.49 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.19 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.119 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.118 seconds 0.081 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 Full AF lag, Speed Priority AF mode = 0.424s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 2.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   97 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 850 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E6 Proprietary BP-41
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 2 x Proprietary BP-41 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) SIGMA Photo Pro
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS X 0.3 or higher Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Update of DP1x with same 14.8MP x 3 Foveon X3 Full Color sensor used in the SD1, 3-inch 920K-dot LCD, and dual TRUE II processors.