Canon EOS 5D

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Canon EOS 5D

The Canon EOS 5D offers advanced photographers a lightweight, robust digital SLR that uses Canon's superlative EF lenses without a conversion factor. ...

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published 08/03/2007 | chrisplatt999
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Excellent
Pro Superb handling 1st class quality pictures. Real feel good factors
Cons bit heavy compared to other lightweight DSLR and a bit more complicated
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"wowza.....! I love it"

Got this for my Christmas self pressie as an upgrade from 350D. Probably not 4 times as good (comparing price to price) but so much better nevertheless. Seemed a better upgrade than going to 20D or 30D. More complicated to set up and use but thats half the fun of photography for an amateur like me. I just love gadgets and playing - great!! If you take in RAW then everything can be improved after all. I am still learning on this camera
The picture quality is first class even up to 1600 ISO. The colours are sharp and crisp
The full frame is more than a bonus. With a wide angle lens you can almost see behind you!!
On my old 350D I had to deliberately move the camera down so as not to cut off the top of the subjects heads. Now I have to move it up so as not to have too much clear space above the subject!
Perhaps the only complaint is that with some pictures regardless of which lens I use at the extremes of the focal length top and bottom there is a very very slight darkening in the four corners which suggest the light is not hitting the sensor totally evenly over the whole frame. This is not a great problem as it is a simple matter to adjust the focal length a bit but perhaps should not be there?

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  • chcouper published 08/03/2007
    Not a bad review, but I think it would be easier to read if you didn't use abbreviated sentences so much.
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Product Information : Canon EOS 5D

Manufacturer's product description

The Canon EOS 5D offers advanced photographers a lightweight, robust digital SLR that uses Canon's superlative EF lenses without a conversion factor. Its full-frame 12.8 Megapixel CMOS sensor combines with Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor, a high-precision 9-point AF system with 6 assist points, and "Picture Style" color control to deliver images of superior quality with enough resolution for any application. With its wide-angle capabilities, 2.5 inch LCD and magnesium-alloy body, the 5D is the perfect addition to the Digital EOS line.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon EOS 5D - digital camera - body only, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 24-105mm IS lens, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 24-70mm lens, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 24-105mm IS and EF 100-400mm IS lenses, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 180mm lens, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 24-70mm L and 70-200mm f/2.8L lenses, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 50mm f/1.2 L lens, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, Canon EOS 5D - digital camera EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens

Product Type: Digital SLR Camera

Lens Included: Body only, EF 24-105mm IS lens, EF 24-70mm lens, EF 24-105mm IS and EF 100-400mm IS lenses, EF 180mm lens, EF 24-70mm L and 70-200mm f/2.8L lenses, EF 50mm f/1.2 L lens, EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Image Processor: DIGIC II

Sensor Resolution: 12.8 Megapixel

Viewfinder: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1390 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 15.2 cm x 7.5 cm x 11.3 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg, 0.81 kg

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Lens System: 4.3 x zoom lens - 24 - 105 mm - f/4.0 L IS USM Canon EF, 2.5 x zoom lens - 24 - 70 mm - f/2.8 L USM Canon EF, Lens - 180 mm - f/3.5 L USM Canon EF, Lens - 50 mm - f/1.2 L USM Canon EF, Lens - 50 mm - f/1.4 USM Canon EF, Lens - 85 mm - f/1.2 L II USM Canon EF

Min Focus Distance: 45 cm, 38 cm, 48 cm, 95 cm

Lens System (2nd): 4 x zoom lens - 100 - 400 mm - f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Canon EF, 2.9 x zoom lens - 70 - 200 mm - f/2.8 L USM Canon EF

External Flash Name: Canon Speedlite 580EX II, Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Canon Speedlite 220EX

General

MPN: 0296B007, EOS5DKIT24105, 0296B175, 0296B127AA, 0296B040, 0296B139AA, 0296B156AA, 0296B124AA, 0296B172AA, 0296B255AA, 0296B269AA, 0296B189AA, 0296B203AA, 0296B025, 0296B054AA, 0296B083AA, 0296B244AA, 0296B221AA, 0296B038, 0296B021, 0296B008, 0296B051, 0296B004, 0296B086, 0296B022, 0296B115, 0296B002, 0296B043, 0296B177, EOS-5D/24105, 0296B149AA

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR

Lens Included: Body only, EF 24-105mm IS lens, EF 24-70mm lens, EF 24-105mm IS and EF 100-400mm IS lenses, EF 180mm lens, EF 24-70mm L and 70-200mm f/2.8L lenses, EF 50mm f/1.2 L lens, EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens

Sensor Resolution: 12.8 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Total Pixels: 13,300,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,800,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 23.9 x 35.8mm

Image Processor: DIGIC II

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 9

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.0

Optical Zoom: 4.3 x, 2.5 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 50, ISO 3200, ISO auto (100-400), ISO 100-1600

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot, partial (8%)

Exposure Metering Zones: 35

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, E-TTL II program flash

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Faithful

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (daylight)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

X-sync Speed: 1/200sec

Exposure Range: EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Lens System Mounting: Canon EF

Features: UD glass, internal focusing system, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), aspherical lens

Filter Size: 77 mm, 72 mm, 58 mm

Lens Construction: 13 groups / 18 elements, 16 groups / 30 elements, 12 groups / 14 elements, 6 groups / 8 elements, 6 groups / 7 elements, 7 groups / 8 elements

Max View Angle: 74 degree(s), 13.7 degree(s), 46 degree(s), 28.5 degree(s)

Type: 4.3 x zoom lens - 24 - 105 mm - f/4.0 L IS USM Canon EF, 2.5 x zoom lens - 24 - 70 mm - f/2.8 L USM Canon EF, Lens - 180 mm - f/3.5 L USM Canon EF, Lens - 50 mm - f/1.2 L USM Canon EF, Lens - 50 mm - f/1.4 USM Canon EF, Lens - 85 mm - f/1.2 L II USM Canon EF

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Min Focus Distance: 45 cm, 38 cm, 48 cm, 95 cm

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe, PC terminal

Status LCD Display Illumination: Yes

LCD Display Information: Autofocus mode, shutter speed, frame counter, aperture, manual focus mode, self-timer mode, film speed, photo quality, photos remaining, drive mode, remote control indicator, white balance indicators, exposure compensation, Metering Mode, focus area, battery condition, programme

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Field Coverage: 96%

Magnification: 0.71x

Dioptric Correction Range: -3 to +1

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, white balance

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x remote control ¦ 1 x flash terminal

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon Digital Photo Professional 2.0

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, body cap, neck strap

Body Material: Magnesium alloy

Battery

Battery Type: Canon BP-511A

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1390 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash, Microdrive

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 4368 x 2912 - 4.6 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 4368 x 2912 - 2.3 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 3168 x 2112 - 2.7 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 3168 x 2112 - 1.4 MB ¦ Fine JPEG 2496 x 1664 - 2 MB ¦ Normal JPEG 2496 x 1664 - 1 MB ¦ RAW 4368 x 2912 - 12.9 MB

Included Memory Card: 256 MB CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 15.2 cm

Depth: 7.5 cm

Height: 11.3 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg, 0.81 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS X

Lens System (2nd)

Features: UD glass, full-time manual focusing, fluorite glass, floating system

Filter Size: 77 mm

Lens Construction: 14 groups / 17 elements, 15 groups / 18 elements

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Type: 4 x zoom lens - 100 - 400 mm - f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Canon EF, 2.9 x zoom lens - 70 - 200 mm - f/2.8 L USM Canon EF

Min Focus Distance: 1.8 m, 1.5 m

Camera Flash

External Flash Name: Canon Speedlite 580EX II, Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Canon Speedlite 220EX

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