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Canon EOS 5D 12.8 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
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- Captures images on CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, compatible with cards of 2 GB capacity and larger
- Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst
- World's smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005 the sensor operates without a conversion factor
- 12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels
- New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees
- 12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels
- World's smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005--the sensor operates without a conversion factor
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||14 fps|
|Display Size||2.5 inches|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Memory Type||CF|
|Item Dimensions||6 x 4.4 x 9 inches|
|Item Display Weight||28.6 ounces|
|Item Weight||1.79 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Maximum Aperture Range||n/a|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 of a second|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||60 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.8 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||Infrared|
|Removable Memory||CompactFlash Type I or II|
|Shipping Weight||4.05 pounds|
|Shooting Modes||Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (1, 2, 3)|
|Style Name||Body Only|
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|Screen Size||2.5 in||3 in||3.2 in||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||manual-and-auto-focus||Automatic with Manual||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Automatic with Manual|
|ISO Range||50-1600||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)||Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option||Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option||Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (H)|
|Item Dimensions||4.4 x 9 x 6 in||2.91 x 5.83 x 4.37 in||2.99 x 5.98 x 4.57 in||2.8 x 5.71 x 4.37 in||3.07 x 5.87 x 4.41 in||2.91 x 5.75 x 4.25 in|
|Item Weight||1.79 lbs||1.9 lbs||2.09 lbs||1.7 lbs||2.01 lbs||1.81 lbs|
|Megapixels||12.8||18||22.1||20.2 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||10.1|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.8 megapixels||18 megapixels||22 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||10.1 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||full_frame||APS-C (22.4 x 15mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||APS-C (22.4 x 15mm)||APS-C|
|Style Name||Body Only||Body Only||Body Only||Body Only||Body||40D Body Only|
|Video Capture Resolution||—||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||—|
|Viewfinder||Optical||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)|
World's smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005 the sensor operates without a conversion factor.New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees.New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees.Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst.
In-depth review from dpreview.com:Read the full Canon EOS 5D review at dpreview.com.
Top customer reviews
5D is a real find if you can get one in like new condition as I did
here on Amazon from a great independent seller.
If you already have a 5DII or 5DIII and have never had the Classic
5D then it may not seem like such a great deal, but it is.
Built like a tank
Doesn't require huge Memory card storage as it is 12.8MP.
Creates beautiful images in good light
Fairly easy to use for first time full frame operators.
You can roll right through the entire menu or skip to sections that you want.
If no don't need or want video capability this is the best bargain on
the full frame market.
LCD on the back is a bit smaller and dimmer than the
newer more expensive models, so if you have sight issues like I do then
you might rethink this camera.
Will NOT shoot RAW in Auto mode, but it WILL in Program, so no loss
there. Just bear that in mind.
No designated rear AF button, but you can designate the " * " if you use it like I do. Great
NO auto sensor clean, so you'll either have to take it into
get the sensor cleaned from time to time or learn how to Carefully clean
it yourself. I have been using DSLRs since before we had auto sensor
clean, so this was no issue for me.
ISO 1600 ISO and a push is 3200. For Weddings/Flash or daylight landscapes this
shouldn't be too much of a handycap.
This is a great full frame backup and I use it for that when my 5DII is busy on
Do some research before you buy. Theses pros and cons are the ones that really
came to mind for my uses. But read the specs before you buy.
If you are going to use it with really fast lenses then you might get this to work on
wildlife and sports in decent light. It just does not have high ISO capability for fast
work. If you keep that in mind and choose accordingly then you'll enjoy your purchase.
As this next degree was coming up, I wanted to purchase a nice `serious' camera that would expand the limits of enlargement capabilities and image quality. With an already descent line-up of glass for the EOS system, I always look to Canon, but it didn't seem to attract me that much. Either their equipment is too expensive to justify the purchase or it seems to basically mimic the function of my still-loved XTI - I'm not someone that is constantly clawing and scratching for the latest tech gear - I just want nice compelling pictures that have good image quality (XTI fits that bill fine). I had mainly looked at the OM-D E-M5. The image quality was great and it was weather sealed - fitting a great niche in my line up. All bets were off when I saw what the 5D was selling for used. After mulling countless hours over three years trying to decide on my next camera line up (not even thinking of the 5D - ever), I had thrown out every candidate in one evening when I found my dream selling for $550 in `like new' condition (I do see that this is a very good deal as compared with other Amazon used offerings - maybe $100 cheaper than others may be able to get same camera/condition). This wonder of a camera had not even been on my radar due to the perceived cost - I had not even given it a glance. I even had convinced myself that it was too good to be true during the time that I waited for the shipping and delivery - I fully expected to find something drastically wrong with it hidden someway. After a week of putting it through every trial I could think of, I am convinced that I possess a camera that fits one of the greatest niches that I have had. It is truly in near mint condition and gives me the performance that I was lacking with my smaller sensors.
For a grand total of a $1000, I have purchased a used `very good' Tamron 28-75 2.8, a `like new' Sigma UV multicoated filter, used `like new' Canon brand vertical battery grip (which came with AA adapter and 1 factory Canon battery), two new batteries with AC/DC charger, sensor cleaning kit from Copper Hill, and a Giottos Rocket Blower (The camera purchase also included cables, 8GB CF card, manual, and strap). My portraits are wonderful - images that almost magnetize your eye to keep looking at them. The ability for this camera/lens to isolate the subject and blur the rest of the image is perfect. The lens and sensor are so impressive in terms of image quality. The color is a dream. The viewfinder gives a great wide view of the scene. At over $3000 I would have given this camera a reluctant nod. Since I don't get paid for my work, I would be hard pressed to get too excited over my treasure. But for the price I have paid? Heaven. Paradise. Perfection. Regretless. How can I not find this purchase perfection? The years that I have seen my pro-buddies knock out stellar images without the slightest notion that they desired more quality from any other camera or gear. That doesn't even count the years of images in magazines made by this gem - I don't recall any complaint of image quality.
Understand that I'm speaking of image quality. The 5D is made very well and I feel that this copy has every indication of being quite reliable. But this camera does not come with some of the latest features that newer camera have been equipped with in order to keep Canon camera sales up. I imagine its main work for me will be studio, portraits, and outdoor photography - perfect for the way it is equipped.
I have even heard of photographers having purchased the mark II/mark III as an upgrade for their mark I regretting it. Wow. If you are contemplating using this camera as I have, a used purchase is a no-brainer especially if you have a cool line up of 35mm film glass and this is your first step into full frame photography. Enjoy!