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Canon EOS 5D

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Canon EOS 5D

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Canon EOS 5D
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DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
A good spec and multi award winning SLR camera, but representing only moderate value for money
SLR 13.3MP 5616 X 3744 Pixels CMOS Dec 2010
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Canon EOS 5D Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5D number 447 across all digital cameras.
96
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85 Reviews + 13 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
5616 x 3744 pixels image resolution
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.<br>one sensitive eye deserves anot
frame<br>with no cropping or magnification effect, the EOS 5d's 12.8 MP full frame CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm) offers full freedom of expression. wide lenses stay wide and the viewfinder is bright and open. subtle tonal gradations are reproduced in shadow, midtone and highlights. A low-pass filter and on-chip circuitry suppress false colours and noise. low (l:50) and high (h:3200) ISO settings extend the standard 100-1600 ra
S<br>The EOS 5d can shoot a 60 large JPEG image burst at 3
focus and flash<br>9-point AF is supported with 6 assist AF points to improve subject tracking. AF modes include one shot AF, AI SERVO AF and AI FOCUS AF. E-TTL II communicates with EX series speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures, even with reflective or off-centre subje
E lcd<br>illuminated by 6 leds, the bright 2.5" 230k pixel LCD is viewable from 85 in almost all directi
Ure style<br>picture style pre-sets simplify in-camera control over image processing, including a monochrome mode supporting black & white shooting with filter and toning effects. picture style pre-sets can be likened to different film types - each one offering a different colour response. each pre-set has control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturat
C ii<br>digic II renders colours with precision and accuracy. fast and efficient, DIGIC II minimises power consumption for prolonged battery life and delivers instant 0.2 second start up t
and raw<br>jpeg and RAW images can be written simultaneou
Tal photo professional software<br>the digital photo professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW ima
Act and robust<br>the EOS 5d's tough, compact magnesium alloy body weighs just 810 grams; ideal for assignments requiring discret
Ons and connectivity<br>the EOS 5d is compatible with over 60 EF lenses (excl. ef-s) and all EX series speedlite flash units. untethered shooting is available with the optional wft-e1 wireless file transmitter. USB 2.0 hi-speed permits fast file uploads, while video out allows review on a regular TV. an optional magnesium alloy battery grip extends shooting time and offers comfortable portrait shooting with a vertical shutter release. A precision matte focusing screen is interchangeable with grid and easy manual focus screen opti
Lower than average megapixels
Very slow camera shutter speed

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How Big is the Canon EOS 5D?

The Canon EOS 5D is 152mm wide and 75mm tall. It is 113mm deep and weighs 810g.

Canon EOS 5D front dimensions
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Canon EOS 5D In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,999.99 it is in the most expensive 9% of cameras.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Canon EOS 5D's sensor megapixels of only 13.3MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 74% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5616 X 3744 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon EOS 5D is 5616 x 3744 pixels. That's 32% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Canon EOS 5D's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon EOS 5D's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 37% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon EOS 5D has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Canon EOS 5D's weight of 810g is heavier than 96% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The maximum memory card size of the Canon EOS 5D of only 8GB is in the smallest 9% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Flash Recharging Time

Cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The Canon EOS 5D's flash recharging time of only 1s is very fast compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Energy Star Certified

The Canon EOS 5D is Energy Star certified, unlike 98% of cameras which are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon EOS 5D has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Canon EOS 5D of only 2.5" is smaller than 91% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Canon EOS 5D's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 28% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon EOS 5D supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5D is 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon EOS 5D of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 61% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Canon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

circuit street cs5ds702001635pk1, circuit street f28l, paging zone eos5dsr, canon bp511charger, paging zone f4556l, paging zone f28l, canon 0581c002iv, canon 0296b002, canon f12l, mr14ex

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