For example in portrait mode the camera would use a wider aperture to provide the background out of focus, and would seek out and concentrate on a human face rather than other image content. In the same light conditions a smaller aperture would be used for a landscape, and recognition of faces would not be enabled for focusing. The 5D2 is only slightly larger than the 5D and keeps roughly the same lines and look of the predecessor. Most video cameras give a distinctly non-film look due to the poor depth of field created by their small sensors and fixed lenses.
Most digital cameras support a number of digital camera modes for use in various situations. Shooting modes – "Burst" or "rapid fire" mode will take a number of photographs in quick succession, often used any time a photograph of a specific instance is needed (e. g. Canon cameras will select within the fixed range of ISO 400–ISO 800 in Auto ISO setting. In cases where there is certainly camera acumen (e. g., Auto ISO), different cameras allow different configuration of how decisions are made. There are a few problems with the 5D2, notably the secret appearance of black dots which show up when noise-reduction, light-optimizer and highlight-tone concern are all switched on. Apart from the main modes which control exposure, there are usually other, secondary settings common to digital cameras; examples follow.
Its few flaws are greatly outweighed by amazing new features and huge sensor size. At ISO 100 the full-resolution shots are simply stunning. Photographers and indie filmmakers have been drooling within the 5D2’s video quality ever since Vincent Laforet’s demo movie hit the net in September. Manual-enabled modes give the photographer control over the different variables of an exposure. In automated modes the camera determines all aspects of exposure, choosing exposure parameters according to the software within the constraints of correct direct exposure, including exposure, aperture, focusing, light metering, white balance, and equivalent sensitivity. Professional DSLR cameras modes focus more on manual modes, consumer point-and-shoot cameras concentrate on automatic modes, and amateur prosumer digital cameras often have a wide variety of both manual and automatic modes.
Some cameras have many modes. Many cameras do not document exactly what their many modes do; for full competence of the camera one must experiment with them. Canon also stuffed full-HD video recording into the 5D2, which makes it only the second SLR to record in HD (after Nikon’s impressive D90) and the only one to record in full 1080p glory. But good luck getting one. For the better part of a year, rumors abounded about an upgrade for Canon’s full-frame prosumer camera, the 5D, but no one expected the awesome bomb that the Canon eventually dropped on us. Thanks to the full-frame sensor and Canon’s high-quality lens, the video from the 5D2 looks a lot more like movies shot on film.