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The Canon EOS 5D Mark II made history when it was used to record the entire season finale of the popular television show, House MD in 2010. It became the first DLSR to ever record an episode of a hit television show, and, surprisingly, the video quality of the episode was on par with the video quality of TV episodes recorded with professional video cameras. Clearly, the 5D video recording features allow the popular Canon camera to do quite a lot in the realm of video recording.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II was the first DLSR to include 1080p Full HD video capture capabilities. To this day, many DLSRs do not record video in 1080p Full HD. Most only offer 720p video capture, and some popular DLSRs on the market can’t even record videos at all. What makes the Canon EOS 5D Mark II’s video recording capabilities special isn’t just that the camera can record Full HD videos. Here’s some general information and some other things you should know about the 5D Mark II’s video recording abilities and features:
Overall, if you want a DLSR that can record professional quality videos, the Canon 5D Mark II might be a good investment, especially since it’s less expensive than many professional video cameras.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a lot to offer in addition to its video recording features. The 5D viewfinder and ergonomics make this camera both practical and user-friendly, allowing you to work less and take better pictures. And the 5D full frame sensor takes image quality to a whole new level by allowing an optimal amount of light to enter the camera. If you’d like to learn more about the Canon EOS 5D Mark II in general, check out our Canon EOS 5D Mark II Camera review and features post.