LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 5D MII has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
5D MII has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 98% and a magnification ratio of 0.71x. 98% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Canon 5D MII can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately 5D MII doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Canon 5D MII features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon 5D MII also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 5D MII, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon 5D MII will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
5D MII has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon 5D MII also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect 5D MII to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon 5D MII is powered by LP-E6 battery which provides a shooting life of 850 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 885 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D850 with its 1840shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 5D MII vs Nikon D850 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 5D MII Features Compared to Main Competitors
You can download Canon 5D MII's User Manual here
Current Lowest price for Canon 5D MII is $1,649.95