Canon EOS 5D
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|Type||Digital single-lens reflex|
|Sensor||35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS|
|Maximum resolution||4,368 × 2,912 (12.8 megapixels)|
|Shutter speed range||30 to 1/8000 s and Bulb|
|Exposure metering||TTL, full aperture, 35 zones|
|Exposure modes||Full auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Partial, Spot, C/Wgt Average|
|Focus areas||9 user points + 6 assist points|
|Focus modes||One-shot, AI Servo, AI-Focus, Manual|
|Continuous shooting||up to 3 frame/s.|
|Rear LCD monitor||2.5 in (63 mm), 230,000 pixels|
|Storage||CompactFlash (CF) (Type I or Type II)|
|Battery||Li-Ion BP-511A Rechargeable|
|Weight||810 g (body only)|
|Optional battery packs||BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, BP-512.
BG-E4 grip allows use of AA cells.
The EOS 5D is a 12.8 megapixel digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera body produced by Canon. The EOS 5D was announced by Canon on 22 August 2005, and at the time was priced above the EOS 20D but below the EOS-1D Mark II and EOS-1Ds Mark II in Canon's EOS digital SLR series. The camera accepts EF lens mount lenses.
The EOS 5D is notable for being the first full-frame DSLR camera with a standard body size (as opposed to the taller, double-grip "professional" camera body style). It is also notable for its price, suggested at US$3299 sans lens, which set a significant new low price point for full-frame DSLRs; its only full-frame competition at the time was the Canon 1Ds Mark II, which cost more than twice as much.
Sensor and image processing
The 5D has a 35.8 x 23.9 mm full-frame CMOS sensor with 13.3 million pixels (12.7 megapixel effective). The very low pixel density of only 1.5 megapixels per square centimetre, combined with the redesigned DIGIC II image processor, provided significantly lower noise at all ISO sensitivities than other consumer cameras on the market at the time. ISO speeds from 100 to 1600 are provided, adjustable in 1/3 steps (ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 3200 with a menu function). The ISO 50 setting reduces dynamic range by a stop in the highlights.
Autofocus and metering
The 5D has 9 autofocus points (plus 6 "invisible assist AF points" available only during continuous-focus tracking) arranged in a horizontal diamond pattern. The AF system was a minor upgrade to the one on the 20D. The camera uses TTL 35 zone SPC metering with four variations (evaluative, center-weighted, partial, spot) and exposure compensation of −2 EV to +2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.E-TTL II flash metering is provided.
The 5D is very similar in design to the 20D, and most of the controls are identical or nearly so. Differences include:
- A much larger and brighter pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 96% coverage. This arrangement, borrowed from the 1D range, eschews the pop-up flash of the consumer range.
- A larger, 230,000 pixel, 2.5" (63 mm) colour TFT liquid-crystal monitor
The 5D can shoot up to 3 frames per second, with a buffer that can store up to 60 frames in large JPEG mode, and up to 17 frames in RAW.
- Size (WxHxD): 152 x 113 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)
- Weight (body only w/battery): 895 g
The 5D is the first prosumer Canon DSLR where 9,999 images are stored to one folder (which was exclusive to the EOS-1D series), unlike its predecessors where 100 images are stored.
The package includes the following software:
- Digital Photo Professional
- ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
- EOS Utility
- Picture Style Editor
Notable works shot on Canon EOS 5D
- Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c, an earlier Canon EF-compatible full-frame digital SLR
- "NEW CANON EOS 5D IS A PREMIUM DIGITAL SLR AT AN AFFORDABLE..." (Press release). Canon. 22 August 2005.
- Askey, Phil (November 2005). "Canon EOS 5D Review". Dpreview.com. p. 32. Retrieved 9 December 2009.
- "CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EOS 5D MARK II DSLR..." (Press release). Canon. 17 September 2008.
- "Canon U.S.A. Announces the Highly Anticipated EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera" (Press release). Canon. 2 March 2012.
- Canon Digital Learning Centre: ISO Expansion on the EOS 5D
- Canon's Official Website: Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR
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