Live View Shooting opens up a whole new world of image capture for the advanced amateur and professional photographer. With the addition of Full HD quality video capture, the EOS 5D Mark II invents an entirely new product category in the digital photography world. Live View shooting of still images, of course, remains fully available.
Improved Live View Shooting Options Overall operability of the Live View Function has been upgraded, for greater control and ease of use.
All Live View functions can be adjusted from a single menu screen
Live Face Detection Mode AF detects up to 35 human faces
Focuses upon face closest to center and/or nearest to camera; user can highlight a different face with rear Multi-controller
Other AF options: Quick Mode (uses camera’s standard 9-point AF system), and Live Mode (reads contrast off of imaging sensor during Live View operation)
Common camera settings (such as White Balance, AF point selection, Drive settings, and ISO) can be accessed live on the LCD, even while running Live View
Two grid display options (coarse and fine)
Improved AF options, including Live Face Detection
Allows multiple shots with minimal noise
Reduces shutter noise even further in single shot mode (Mode 2 in Silent Shooting menu)
HD Video Capture
16:9 Full HD Video Capture Movie recording in Full 1920x1080 HD as never seen before in a DSLR camera! Create high quality video with a huge variety of lenses from Canon, the leader in optical technology.
Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (16:9 format)
SD/VGA: 640 x 480 (4:3 format; standard definition)
Both video settings are at 30 frames per second
Recording format: MOV
Video: H.264 [MPEG-4 AVC]
Sound: Linear PCM
Still capture during movie shooting (at any currently-set Quality setting)
Monaural recording with built-in microphone
Stereo recording via optional external microphone using standard 3.5mm stereo mini-plug
Continuous recording time up to 4GB per clip or 29 minutes, 59 seconds, whichever comes first; approx. 11 minutes of continuous HD video is possible with a 4GB CF card
Exposure in movie mode: full Program AE; no manual control of shutter speeds or apertures possible; ISO automatically set by camera (100 thru 6400)
Retouching and effects based on Picture Style
Play, Slow Motion, First Frame, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Last Frame, Sound Volume (6 levels including mute)
Autofocus during movie recording
Live Mode (possible during movie recording)
Manual focus (possible during movie recording)
Live Mode (before start of recording)
Quick Mode (before start of recording)
All specifications are approximate and based on Canon Inc.’s standard test methods. Variable based on data compression.