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Canon EOS 5D Digital Camera

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SLR 12.8MP 10x Jan 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser 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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32 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The reviewers at Camera Labs and DP Review both strongly endorse this SLR camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at two other expert review sites both thought that this camera was superb and gave it their highest award. Digitaltrends.com and CNET.co.uk both gave this Canon digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

EISA.eu gave this camera an "EISA" award 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 SLR camera has an average expert rating of 85%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “It uses a full frame CMOS sensor -- that is” in their Canon EOS 5D review. Expert review site 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 mentioned two years ago “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” .

A few customers said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5D had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Digital camera, 12,800,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color, - CompactFlash Card”. Photoanswers.co.uk wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5D on expert website Photo Answers.co.uk seven years ago “The Canon EOS 5D is the first D-SLR to offer full-frame shooting at an affordable price”. Photoanswers.co.uk also mentioned “The resolution of 12.8 megapixels is more than enough for most enthusiast photographers”.

A few people said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Expert website Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “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” and scored this digital camera 79 out of 100. 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 wrote “It is more than good enough for most professional photojournalism applications.” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D.

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good ISO range.

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Good Size

Three Canon EOS 5D reviewers considered that the product was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5D on Camera Labs “After all, in the time its taken for a full-frame body to become relatively affordable, the”. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com said “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1” in their Canon EOS 5D review. Digitalcameraworld.com also said “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”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Techradar.com said “Although the shell is made from lightweight magnesium alloy” in their Canon EOS 5D review. Photographyreview.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5D “By Larry L GreenhillThe Canon EOS 5D is a lightweight, robust, digital SLR with Canons DIGIC II Image Processor”.

One person who purchased the Canon EOS 5D thought it was compact. Productsifter.com wrote “A full-frame sensor and compact body” .

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Good Brand

SLR cameras built by Canon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just SLR cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon EOS 5D reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Lightest full-frame D-SLR available and it delivers superb picture quality”. Expert review site Techradar.com said in their review ten years ago “Youll be surprised by its large size and heavy metal body” and rated the product 5 stars.

Robust

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer reckoned that the product was well made. Cnet.com said in their Canon EOS 5D review on expert website CNET.com “A decent midrange digital SLR camera built around a superb sensor”. One Canon EOS 5D reviewer thought the product was strong and durable.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon EOS 5D reviewer who bought the Canon EOS 5D concluded that it had a good screen.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Ten years ago expert website Thinkcamera.com wrote “Grooved grip make it comfortable” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote that the product was wifi compatible. Expert website Engadget.com said “While point-and-shoot manufacturers are adding WiFi and GPS, an” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

One Canon EOS 5D owner considered that the Canon EOS 5D had good features.

Good Quality Lens

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good lens. Expert website Luminous-Landscape.com said in their review of the Canon EOS 5D eleven years ago “Greece, 2005 Canon 5D with 70-300mm f/5.6 DO IS lens @ ISO 1250 September, 2005 First things first”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon EOS 5D supports video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Canon EOS 5D supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon EOS 5D has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5D is 10MP and the most is 53MP. With a total megapixel count of 53 megapixels, the Canon EOS 5D's total megapixel count is one of the most amongst cameras of this spec and age.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon EOS 5D has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Eight Diaphragm Blades

The Canon EOS 5D is a eight diaphragm blades digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Canon EOS 5D has a greater number of photo effects than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found photo effect is Neutral, but this photo effect is not found on this Canon camera. The photo effects black&white are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon EOS 5D is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Single image playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D. The playback mode "slide show" is also found on this digital camera.

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61 Auto Focus Points

61 auto focus points

Most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago have between 9 and 799 auto focus points, including the Canon EOS 5D which has 61 auto focus points.

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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 typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Short

The shortest SLR camera that has been on the market for more than two years is 34mm tall and the tallest is 160mm. At only 75 millimeters, the Canon EOS 5D is fairly short compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon EOS 5D is more than most SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D. The ISO speeds "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports H.264, MOV and MPEG4 video formats, which is the most frequently supported video format on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

At only 1 second, the Canon EOS 5D has a quite short flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5D. The average flash recharging time of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D is 3.1s, and the flash recharging times range from 1s to 5.5s.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked the minimum ISO speed of, the Canon EOS 5D's minimum ISO speed of only 50 is one of the smallest. The minimum ISO speed of SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 110.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 0.71 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 5D has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this type and age is 0.71x and the biggest is 14x.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Canon EOS 5D does not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon EOS 5D is not 3D compatible. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon EOS 5D does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon EOS 5D is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5D do not have an image stabiliser. The Canon EOS 5D is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D the megapixel counts range from 4MP to 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. With a megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the Canon EOS 5D has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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Very Small Screen Size

At only 2.5 inches, the Canon EOS 5D has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5D the screen sizes range from 2" to 6.7", and the average screen size is 3".

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Only MicroDrive Memory Card

The Canon EOS 5D supports a better memory card type than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a MicroDrive memory card, whereas most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. In addition, this Canon digital camera support a cf and microdrive memory card. The worst memory card type of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is CF+ and the best is SDXC.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rate of the Canon EOS 5D of only 3 frames per second is one of the lowest amongst cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 5D. SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D have JPEG frame rates of between 3fps and 60fps.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1GB to 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 SLR cameras of this age.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5D is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 95% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5D the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5D the display resolutions range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 780,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon EOS 5D has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5D.

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Heavy

The Canon EOS 5D is quite heavy (810 grams) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g.

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Very Thick

Across all the SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago the depths range from 32mm to 130mm, and the average depth is 79mm. The Canon EOS 5D is one of the thickest digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 5D (113 millimeters) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS 5D

Released Over Eight Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over eight years.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Protection Feature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
I/O Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Recommended Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Minimum System Requirements for Mac
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Certificates
Other Features
Interface
Dimension
Lens Focal Range
Photo Mode
Data Compression
Operating System
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Light Exposure Type
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Technical Details
Image Processor

13 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice Camera Labs Highly Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award EISA.eu EISA Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star vido.com.ua Recommended dkamera.de Recommended

Expert Reviews

(81)
17 December 2015

Preview based on pre-production Canon EOS 5D S & SRCanon has added to its EOS 5D range with the launch of two 50MP cameras, the 5DS and the 5DS R. Both cameras are high resolution full frame... Read more…

25 November 2015

If you're upgrading to a full-frame camera should you ?stick' with tradition and settle on the somewhat antiquated design of a DSLR, or ?twist' with a more revolutionary mirrorless compact system... Read more…

Incredible image quality through ISO 25 600
Excellent focusing system
Comprehensive HD video options
Brilliant 3.2inch LCD with wide viewing angle
Most affordable full-frame body yet
Expensive
No autofocus during video capture
High price premium for full-frame sensor
Full-frame coverage is unforgiving on optics
No voice memo or GPS option
23 October 2015

It's another fantastic pro-grade camera, but video shooters need not apply. All in all, the Canon EOS 5DS is a pro-grade camera that lives up to Canon's esteemed reputation, but only in the...

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20 October 2015

Nikon has been the king of the DSLR pixel count since its splendid 36MP D800 and D810. ?That's more megapixels than most photographers will ever need,' we thought when those cameras first... Read more…

18 October 2015

Nikon has been the king of the DSLR pixel count since its splendid 36MP D800 and D810.?That's more megapixels than most photographers will ever need,' we thought when those cameras first launched.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(49)
Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Toyo
Toyo would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I love the 5DSR because of its high resolution for serious landscape photography. My own testing shows that it has resolution/detail equal to75% of 4x5 film, along with the many benefits of... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by FhvnEd
FhvnEd would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I just got mine after trading in one of my 5D Mark III cameras in on it; and s far as I know, this is only the second 50MP camera currently in production. The other is a $ Hasselblad. "Why do I... Read more…

Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Jar of clay
Jar of clay would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

The resolution and sharpness of this camera are exciting. The file sizes are up to 78 megabytes. The processing is slower than the previous cameras in the Canon line up, but that has not been an... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Mark
Mark would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

Among the best pieces of gear I've ever owned. I've shot this for studio, but also for sports. When single-shooting, which is common for many types of action, the results can be beyond stunning.... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Zaid the Photographer
Zaid the Photographer would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I received my Canon 5DSR camera from BH Photo on Wednesday evening. I played around for it for about 20 minutes that evening. I normally do not like to use a new camera on an actual assignment... Read more…

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