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Canon EOS 5D Mark II - Sample Gallery

Written by Ron Risman
December, 2008

If you would like to view actual images shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II then please click here to view our image gallery.

This page represents the ISO image quality results achieved during my testing of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This page will help you judge the camera's ability to handle noise, especially at higher ISO settings.

ISO Test Comparison - Standard Noise Reduction

The following photo has been reduced for web display and represents the scene that I used to capture full resolution images at each ISO setting. I then grabbed a small section of this image at 100% magnification in order to present you with a full magnfication view. In the photo below, the red box represents the crop area selected. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II had noise reduction set to "standard" and the .CR2 raw image was processed with Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 inside Adobe Photoshop CS4 and saved using JPEG at quality setting of 12 (100%).

100% Crop at ISO 100 100% Crop at ISO 125
ISO 100 ISO 125
ISO 100 - 400 are virtually indistinguisable from each other
100% Crop at ISO 160 100% Crop at ISO 200
ISO 160 ISO 200
100% Crop at ISO 250 100% Crop at ISO 320
ISO 250 ISO 320
100% Crop at ISO 400 100% Crop at ISO 500
ISO 400 ISO 500
ISO 500 - 1600 show a tad bit more luminance noise and are virtually indistinguishable between each of these settings.
100% Crop at ISO 640 100% Crop at ISO 800
ISO 640 ISO 800
100% Crop at ISO 1000 100% Crop at ISO 1250
ISO 1000 ISO 1250
100% Crop at ISO 1600 100% Crop at ISO 2000
ISO 1600 ISO 2000
100% Crop at ISO 2500 100% Crop at ISO 3200
ISO 2500 ISO 3200
100% Crop at ISO 4000 100% Crop at ISO 5000
ISO 4000 ISO 5000
From ISO 2000 on - noise levels slowly start to increase. Keep in mind that these sample cropped images represent a tiny portion of the screen and will most
100% Crop at ISO 6400 100% Crop at ISO 12800
ISO 6400 ISO 12800
100% Crop at ISO 25600
ISO 25600

Page 1 (Intro) Page 2 (High ISO) Page 3 (ISO Test Images) Page 4 (Sensor)
Page 5 (Features) Page 6 (HD Video) Page 7 (Conclusion) Page 8 (Sample Gallery)
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