If you are looking for a camera that is new to you, consider purchasing a Canon 5D Mark II. It is an excellent camera for shooting both photos and HD videos, and with all the features it has, it is a great bargain for those on a budget!
The Canon 5D Mark II was introduced in 2008, and it immediately changed the photography world for the better. The reason? This camera was the first full frame DSLR to be able to shoot 1080P HD video.
Having such a large sensor (24×36mm) with the ability to record high quality video allowed many photographers (and cinematographers) to create dynamic, compelling footage using their existing canon EF mount lenses. Because of the large sensor, the camera operator can create footage that has very shallow depth of field using Canon prime lenses with large apertures.
Regardless of whether you are a photographer or cinematographer, the Canon 5d Mark II is a great camera to own – I know, I own one! It has a high megapixel count (21.1), 3.9 frames per second, a large 3.0 inch LCD screen, and 9 auto focus points.
There are a few downsides to this camera though, and if you can't live without these, check out the 5D Mark III, Canon 7D Mark II, or even the Canon-1D X
The biggest downside to the Canon 5D Mark II is while the 9 auto focus points do a good job, they aren't particularly amazing. In the successor to this camera, the 5D Mark III, Canon upgraded the auto focus system to include 61 auto focus points, 41 of those being cross type points. The 9 point system in the 5D Mark II was carried over from the original 5D, and while it performs well for portraits, landscape, weddings, or studio work, if you are a sports or action photographer, a more recent camera might be a better fit for you.
The other downside to the Canon 5D Mark II vs newer cameras is the low light performance. While it was greatly enhanced from the original 5D, newer Canon cameras have pushed the standard even higher, and can shoot at up 204,800 ISO, or higher!
Buying a used Canon 5D Mark II is a great idea for photographers who are just starting out but want something that will last a few years, and has most of the bells and whistles of the current crop of cameras. This camera is one of the best cameras for a portrait photographers, and you are getting a great camera for a low price!
At Used Photo Pro, we offer an 180 day warranty on all of our products (except those rated F or As-Is), as well as a 14 day exchange/return policy.