The EOS 5D Mark II’s viewfinder keeps you up to date on current camera settings. Aided by a glass pentaprism that increases brightness, the viewfinder displays all shooting information in an easy-to-read layout at the bottom of the screen, including settings for autofocus, exposure (including ISO), flash, highlight tone priority, and available power. As an added touch, a camera shake warning alerts you if the shutter speed is too slow for hand-held shooting.   With its 0.71x magnification ratio*, 33.3-degree angle of view*, and 98% scene coverage*, the viewfinder assures precise, accurate composition with any lens. Eyeglass wearers will appreciate the dioptric adjustment from -3.0 to +1.0 and comfortable 21mm viewpoint. And to meet specialized shooting requirements, three new interchangeable focusing screens enhance usability.

* Approximate

See it all at a glance on the EOS 5D Mark II’s spacious 3.0-inch VGA LCD monitor. Crisp 920,000-dot resolution and seven adjustable brightness levels make it ideal for critical evaluation of image quality when reviewing photos or movies. For supreme ease-of-viewing, Auto LCD Brightness automatically adjusts monitor brightness in three levels depending on the ambient light.   100% coverage* and impossibly wide 170-degree view angle* facilitate composition during Live View shooting while a durable, smudge-resistant multi-coating reduces reflections for outstanding visibility even in bright sunlight. Viewing ease extends to menus, which use a crisp proportional font and can be displayed in 25 languages.

* Approximate and based on Canon's testing standards.

Inside and out, the EOS 5D Mark II is one tough performer. Under the hood, a soft-touch shutter delivers precise, electronically controlled speeds from 30 seconds to 1/8000 sec. Adjustable in increments of 1/2 or 1/3 stops with flash synch up to 1/200 sec*1, the shutter assures trouble-free operation over its 150,000-cycle*2 life-span.

Outside, a stainless steel chassis reinforced by magnesium alloy offers excellent protection against the minor bumps and drops of everyday use.
  Resistance to dust and water has been enhanced through the use of sealing material around openings for the battery compartment, memory card slot, and buttons (red). Additional protection is provided by highly accurate alignment of seams on the magnesium-alloy chassis and rubber grips as well as precision construction of each dial’s axis (green)..

*1 The default flash synch can be changed to auto synch at between 1/60 and 1/200 sec. via Custom Functions. 

*2 Approximate

Canon’s attention to little things gives EOS camera a feel unlike any other camera, and the EOS 5D Mark II is no different. Perfectly balanced, it fits nicely in your hand, delivering a level of comfort that assures stress-free use for extended shooting sessions. Softly streamlined contours and a pebbled finish give it a quality look while rubberized grips provide sure, confident handling.

The superb design extends to the layout, with all controls intelligently positioned within easy reach for fast, one-touch operation. For example, buttons on top have been re-arranged for more natural access, and a new AF Start button has been added for rapid activation of autofocus.
  There is also a Quick Control screen, which appears on the LCD monitor, giving you command over essential settings from one location. And for novices, Creative Auto mode provides an intuitive way to make adjustments without having to understand arcane photo jargon.

A great performer right out of the box, the EOS 5D Mark II can also be tailored to fit individual shooting styles. Custom Functions allow you to modify up to 25 camera operations, and a My Menu feature displays six frequently used menu items and/or Custom Functions in one screen. Additionally, three comprehensive sets of camera settings can be programmed for access via the Mode Dial.