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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

5DII_1_
Review Date: Jan 31, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $3,099.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Imagine quality, 21.1 MP full-frame sensor, 98% viewfinder coverage, quick control screen, full HD Video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution, outstanding ISO performance, 3" high resolution screen, 3 camera User settings, low price I can go on and on.
Cons:
loose card slot cover (for me anyway), a few more autofocus points for better coverage would be nice.

I purchased this camera for what it could do for me and not for what it can not and it has more than delivered. After 600 actuations and testing all is well except for one or two issues, I will also like to mention that some features performed much better for me than what others have complained about in their reviews.

One issue I had is the amount of play in the card slot cover; a little extra weather sealing resolved quickly but admittedly should not have been necessary to do.

I find the camera very user friendly I really like the 3 custom settings and controls are well placed. The quick control dial is large enough to use while still keeping your eye on the view finder and combine this with a good location for the ISO/Flash exposure compensation button and I am happy guy, when on a tripod I like the quick control screen feature.

The auto focus system works well even in low light (low enough for me to want to shoot in), I tested all modes with good results. The only thing I would like is a few more autofocus points for better coverage, more cross AF points would also be nice and make a big improvement.

When I purchased the camera I joked about never using the video feature, now the joke is on me, I use it and I enjoy having it available, I am going to spend more time with it.

I added the extended warranty on this purchase; this protects my investment and extends the exchange policy. This option also gives me more time to review the performance of the camera for myself, something for everyone to consider. So far it's producing high quality high resolution pictures and definitely a keeper and I will keep it and continue to enjoy it.

cheers,