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Canon EOS 5D Digital Camera

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice EISA.eu EISA Camera Labs Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award
12.8MP 10x CMOS 0.71x Jan 2007
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The full frame 12.8 Megapixel EOS 5D. Discreet enough to avoid attention, with resolution enough to keep the toughest picture editors happy. Travel light without compromise.One sensitive eye... More
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32 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This Canon camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Camera Labs and DP Review, both of which thought that this SLR digital camera was very good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Digitaltrends.com and CNET.co.uk, both of which wrote that this Canon digital camera was excellent.

This camera received an "EISA" award from EISA.eu and Tipa.com gave it a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Camera Labs and Photo Answers.co.uk the average expert rating of this camera is 84%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Cnet.com rated the product 4 stars and said “Top-notch, high-resolution images; 35mm-size sensor obviates focal-length conversions; big 2.5-inch LCD; unmatched low-noise images at ISO 1,600” in their Canon EOS 5D review. Cnet.com also said “The Canon EOS 5D delivers great images and the familiar 35mm-film-format shooting experience for a comparatively low (though still hefty) price.”. Photo.net mentioned “It is more than good enough for most professional photojournalism applications.”.

A number of Canon EOS 5D owners agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Digital camera, 12,800,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color, - CompactFlash Card” in their review of this digital camera. Photoanswers.co.uk said “The Canon EOS 5D is the first D-SLR to offer full-frame shooting at an affordable price”. Photoanswers.co.uk also wrote “The resolution of 12.8 megapixels is more than enough for most enthusiast photographers”.

A few Canon EOS 5D owners said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “It uses a full frame CMOS sensor -- that is”. Thinkcamera.com wrote “The first digital SLR to combine a full-frame sensor with an affordable price tag” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D. Digital-Photography-School.com said in their Canon EOS 5D review “The Canon EOS 5D made waves when it was announced as the first DSLR with a full frame sensor that wasn't priced in the Pro range”.

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer who bought it wrote that it had a good ISO range. Eleven years ago expert review site Luminous-Landscape.com said “Greece, 2005 Canon 5D with 70-300mm f/5.6 DO IS lens @ ISO 1250 September, 2005 First things first”.

One Canon EOS 5D owner said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “Good low-light performance”.

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Reasonably Priced

A few customers who bought the Canon EOS 5D agreed that it was good value for money. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine three years ago “Mark III to see how far we've come since the first affordable full frame digital SLR was announced” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The - the camera that introduced a full frame sensor and made it affordable for con”. Ten years ago Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs “Canons EOS-5D is the first affordable digital SLR with a full-frame sensor” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert website Digitaltrends.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Lightest full-frame D-SLR available and it delivers superb picture quality”. Techradar.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Youll be surprised by its large size and heavy metal body”. Digitalcameraworld.com said in their Canon EOS 5D review “Incredible image quality through ISO 25 600”.

Good Size

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Camera Labs ten years ago “After all, in the time its taken for a full-frame body to become relatively affordable, the” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “Most affordable full-frame body yet” in their Canon EOS 5D review. Digitalcameraworld.com also mentioned “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1”.

A few Canon EOS 5D reviewers who bought the Canon EOS 5D mentioned that it was lightweight. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5D ten years ago “Although the shell is made from lightweight magnesium alloy”. Expert review site Photographyreview.com wrote in their review “By Larry L GreenhillThe Canon EOS 5D is a lightweight, robust, digital SLR with Canons DIGIC II Image Processor” .

A few Canon EOS 5D owners who reviewed the Canon EOS 5D thought it was compact. Expert review site Productsifter.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A full-frame sensor and compact body” . Last year expert website Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “Settle on the somewhat antiquated design of a DSLR, or ‘twist' with a more revolutionary mirrorless compact system camera?Chances are you'll need to buy at least a couple of”.

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Robust

Several people who bought it agreed that it was well made. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “A decent midrange digital SLR camera built around a superb sensor” in their Canon EOS 5D review and scored the product 4 stars. Digitalcameraworld.com said in their Canon EOS 5D review “Good build quality (similar to 20D”.

One Canon EOS 5D owner reckoned that the Canon EOS 5D was strong and durable.

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Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Canon also has good reviews for its SLR digital cameras.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon EOS 5D reviewers concluded that the Canon EOS 5D had a good screen. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Great LCD screen”. One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was mirrorless.

One person said in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. In December last year Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned in their review “Very large, bright viewfinder really fills your vision”.

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Good Quality Lens

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “Excellent focusing system” in their Canon EOS 5D review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5D was noisy. Digitalcameraworld.com said “Excellent picture quality Full-frame CMOS imager Very fast response Very little noise”.

Easy to Use

One Canon EOS 5D owner who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Thinkcamera.com said “Grooved grip make it comfortable”.

One Canon EOS 5D owner who bought it concluded that it had a good experience. Last year Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their Canon EOS 5D review “Full frame 35 mm size sensor delivers film-like shooting experience, real wide angle”.

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Good Connectivity

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer who reviewed the Canon EOS 5D thought it was wifi compatible. Engadget.com said “While point-and-shoot manufacturers are adding WiFi and GPS, an”.

Good Technical Features

One Canon EOS 5D owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features.

Nice Design

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking. One Canon EOS 5D owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their Canon EOS 5D review last year “Excellent build quality and ergonomics”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon EOS 5D supports video recording. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5D also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon EOS 5D supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5D.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon EOS 5D has a built-in flash, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5D.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Eight Diaphragm Blades

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years have between five and eight diaphragm blades, including the Canon EOS 5D which has eight diaphragm blades.

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61 Auto Focus Points

61 auto focus points

The Canon EOS 5D is a 61 auto focus point camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Short

At only 75 millimeters, the Canon EOS 5D is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D. SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5D have heights of between 34mm and 160mm, and the average height is 99mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240|640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon EOS 5D is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Canon EOS 5D is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Canon EOS 5D has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D. The auto focus "Selective Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Canon EOS 5D has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this Canon camera. The camera file systems DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 and RAW are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of only 1 second, the Canon EOS 5D has a fairly short flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average flash recharging time of cameras of this age and type is 3.2s, and the flash recharging times range from 1s to 5.5s.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

Cameras of this spec and age have minimum ISO speed of between 50 and 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 110. With a minimum ISO speed of only 50, the Canon EOS 5D has a very small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 3.8x. The Canon EOS 5D has a fairly small digital zoom (only 0.71 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5D are not 3D compatible. The Canon EOS 5D is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon EOS 5D does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon EOS 5D does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D are not waterproof. The Canon EOS 5D is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Canon EOS 5D does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the cameras of this type and age the screen sizes range from 2" to 3.2". With a screen size of only 2.5 inches, the Canon EOS 5D has a very small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5D.

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Only MicroDrive Memory Card

The Canon EOS 5D supports a MicroDrive memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this Canon digital camera support a cf and microdrive memory card. The memory card type of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 5D ranges from CF+ to SDXC.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D range from 3fps to 60fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 3 frames per second, the Canon EOS 5D has one of the lowest JPEG frame rates amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5D is 1GB and the largest is 64GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 2 gigabytes, the Canon EOS 5D has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1 pixels, the highest is 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon EOS 5D has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this spec and age is 1,600 and the highest is 210,000. The Canon EOS 5D has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 3,200) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only ± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon EOS 5D has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the worst light exposure correction across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5D.

Across similar types of digital camera the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of a similar type and age to the EOS 5D is 230g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. With a weight of 810 grams, the Canon EOS 5D is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Thick

The depths of cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 5D range from 29mm to 130mm. At 113 millimeters, the Canon EOS 5D is very thick compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 5D

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Canon camera was released over six years ago.

MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Canon EOS 5D has a fairly average megapixel count (13.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Focus
Light Exposure
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
JPEG Frame Rate
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
I/O Port
Camera
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Photo Mode
Data Compression
Operating System
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Light Exposure Type
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Digital SLR
Special Features

6 Awards

CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice EISA.eu EISA Camera Labs Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award

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