Last update (Jan 21, 2009): Link to full-sized 5D Mark 2 movie clip on Imaging Resoure.
This page has annotated links to sample movies and video clips taken with the Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera.
You might like to read more about the movie mode / video capture capability on the Canon 5D Mark II.
First, a couple of notes about video clips hosted on Vimeo.com
For best viewing results, make sure you turn on the HD option, which appears whenever you hover your mouse over the video.
You can download these 5DM2 clips to play on your HDTV (high-definition TV). To download the original video files on Vimeo, you’d first have to create a free (and fuss-free) login. Then, on the relevant video page, scroll down until you see this download icon on the right:
5D Mark II movie / video samples
Full-sized 5D Mark II clip on Imaging Resource
The 1080p clip is only 9.86 seconds in duration, but takes up 52.27.MB. Imaging Resource says:
The Canon 5D Mark II is capable of offering both the Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction and Auto Lighting Optimizer functions for its movie capture mode as well as for stills.
This quick video of a gorgeous, 19-day old son was taken with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens on the 5D2.
There are eight sample movies shown there. A variety of Canon lenses were used to shoot the movies. No original files are made available for download, what you see there have already been converted to Flash for web viewing.
Additionally, original movie files for two samples have been hosted at DPReview.com (near the bottom of the page), each file is 200+ MB in size.
Direct links to the eight, size-reduced samples:
- Sample Movie 1 — Night Downtown Scene, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Sample Movie 2 — Daytime Scene — EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
- Sample Movie 3 — Lady Posing, Daytime, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Sample Movie 4 — Lady Posing, Nighttime, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
- Sample Movie 5 — Night Scene, TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift
- Sample Movie 6 — Landscape, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- Sample Movie 7 — Sunset / Sunrise Landscape, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- Sample Movie 8 — On-coming Vehicles, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II film in Lisbon
This video is the source of a discussion on DVXUser.com where they noticed the lack of wobble / skew / “jello” / rolling shutter artifacts commonly seen in Nikon D90 video footage.
Phil Askey says something similar, that he had not encountered any significant rolling shutter problems on the 5DM2.
I don’t think there’s anything worth watching in this video, except that you can see a neat 5D Mark II video feature in action, which is this … Anytime you want to take a full-resolution, 21MP (or whatever image size is currently set on your camera) still photo, just press the shutter button, and all you lose is a 1-second gap in the video.
Canon 5D Mark II footage by Alan Doyle
This section links to 5D2 video uploaded by Mr. Doyle.
Fabulous bokeh with this lens. Nice quality in the video and audio.