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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
SLR 13.3MP 10x Jul 2008
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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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30 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The writers at Camera Labs and DP Review both decided that this digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both said that this SLR camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Digitaltrends.com and CNET.co.uk.

Two other expert review sites both thought that this camera was good. This Canon camera received an "EISA" award from EISA.eu and it received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Camera Labs and Photo Answers.co.uk this Canon camera has an average expert rating of 85%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Canon EOS 5D owners said that the product had a good image sensor. Twelve years ago Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “It uses a full frame CMOS sensor -- that is” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D. Thinkcamera.com wrote “The first digital SLR to combine a full-frame sensor with an affordable price tag”. Three years ago expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “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” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D.

Four Canon EOS 5D owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their Canon EOS 5D review “Digital camera, 12,800,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color, - CompactFlash Card”. Eight years ago expert review site Photoanswers.co.uk wrote “The Canon EOS 5D is the first D-SLR to offer full-frame shooting at an affordable price” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Photoanswers.co.uk also mentioned “The resolution of 12.8 megapixels is more than enough for most enthusiast photographers”.

A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “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 review. Cnet.com also mentioned “The Canon EOS 5D delivers great images and the familiar 35mm-film-format shooting experience for a comparatively low (though still hefty) price.”. Expert website Photo.net said “It is more than good enough for most professional photojournalism applications.”.

One customer concluded that the Canon EOS 5D had a good ISO range. Expert website Luminous-Landscape.com said “Greece, 2005 Canon 5D with 70-300mm f/5.6 DO IS lens @ ISO 1250 September, 2005 First things first” in their review.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “Mark III to see how far we've come since the first affordable full frame digital SLR was announced”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The - the camera that introduced a full frame sensor and made it affordable for con”. Expert review site Cameralabs.com scored it 4 stars and said in their review “Canons EOS-5D is the first affordable digital SLR with a full-frame sensor”.

Good Size

Some Canon EOS 5D owners who reviewed the Canon EOS 5D reckoned that it was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com mentioned “After all, in the time its taken for a full-frame body to become relatively affordable, the” in their Canon EOS 5D review. Expert website Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their Canon EOS 5D review “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1”. Digitalcameraworld.com also wrote “Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that packs a 22.3MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, 6fps shooting an”.

A few Canon EOS 5D reviewers concluded that the Canon EOS 5D was lightweight. Techradar.com said in their review of the Canon EOS 5D “Although the shell is made from lightweight magnesium alloy”. Photographyreview.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “By Larry L GreenhillThe Canon EOS 5D is a lightweight, robust, digital SLR with Canons DIGIC II Image Processor”.

One person who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Productsifter.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D review “A full-frame sensor and compact body”.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Canon SLR digital cameras have good reviews as do all cameras built by Canon.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon EOS 5D reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their Canon EOS 5D review “Lightest full-frame D-SLR available and it delivers superb picture quality”. Eleven years ago Techradar.com said in their Canon EOS 5D review on Techradar “Youll be surprised by its large size and heavy metal body”.

Robust

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Cnet.com rated this digital camera 79 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “A decent midrange digital SLR camera built around a superb sensor”.

One Canon EOS 5D owner who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said that it had a good screen.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Thinkcamera.com said “Grooved grip make it comfortable” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D.

Nice Design

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Engadget.com said in their review of this digital camera “While point-and-shoot manufacturers are adding WiFi and GPS, an”.

Good Technical Features

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer who purchased it thought it had good features.

Good Quality Lens

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5D had a good lens.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon EOS 5D supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age 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 were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] which is cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] which is cheaper.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon EOS 5D is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this Canon digital camera. The photo effectss black&white are also found on this camera.

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Eight Number of Diaphragm Bladess

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 5D have between two and eight number of diaphragm bladess, including the Canon EOS 5D which has eight number of diaphragm bladess.

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5616 X 3744 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D has a higher image resolution than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 5616 x 3744 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5D is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 5D.

A 640 x 424 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Canon EOS 5D has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5D. The light exposure modess "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon EOS 5D has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Selective Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Canon EOS 5D has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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Very Short Flash Recharging Time

At only 1 second, the Canon EOS 5D has a fairly short flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D the flash recharging times range from 1s to 5.5s, and the average flash recharging time is 3s.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of this age and spec is 50 and the biggest is 200. At only 50, the Canon EOS 5D has a very small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 0.71 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 5D has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5D. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 5D is 4.1x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Canon EOS 5D does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon EOS 5D is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D, the Canon EOS 5D is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS 5D does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon EOS 5D is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon EOS 5D does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of this age and type have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 3.2". The Canon EOS 5D has a very small display diagonal (only 2.5 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] (3.2" and higher rated) or the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] (3.2" and cheaper).

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Not Cheap

The price range of SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is from £215 to £6,555. We think that this SLR camera looks expensive compared to other SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon EOS 5D has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Canon EOS 5D has a quite few total megapixels (only 13.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average total megapixels of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 5D is 20MP.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon EOS 5D has a quite small maximum memory card size (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 5D the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 28GB.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolution (numeric)s of between 640 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon EOS 5D has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 3,200, the Canon EOS 5D has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5D. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D is 20,000.

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

The Canon EOS 5D has a wider light exposure correction than most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it 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 similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 Canon EOS 5D is fairly heavy (810 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5D. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 5D

Released Over Eight Years Ago

It was over eight years ago when Canon released the EOS 5D.

MicroDrive Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a cf|microdrive compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Megapixel

The Canon EOS 5D has a fairly standard megapixel (13.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If this Canon digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] (16.2MP and higher rated); or the Nikon D800E[plb_2119188_price] (36.3MP and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Filter
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
I/O Ports
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Recommended Operating Temperature Range (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum System Requirements for Macintosh
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Lens Focal Range
Photo Mode
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Camera Shutter Speed
Light Exposure Type
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

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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1 January 2009

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2 June 2008

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