Canon EOS 5D

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Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D.jpg
Type Digital single-lens reflex
Sensor 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS (full-frame)
Maximum resolution 4,368 × 2,912 (12.8 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
Shutter electronic focal-plane
Shutter speed range 30 to 1/8000 s and Bulb
ASA/ISO range 50-3200
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.
Viewfinder Optical, pentaprism
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
Optional battery packs BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, BP-512.
BG-E4 grip allows use of AA cells.
Weight 810 g (body only)
Made in Japan

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,[1] 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,[1] 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.[2]

On 17 September 2008, Canon announced the camera's successor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.[3]

Features[edit]

Sensor and image processing[edit]

The 5D has a DIGIC II 35.8 x 23.9 mm full-frame CMOS sensor with 13.3 million pixels (12.7 megapixel effective) and a pixel density of 1.5 megapixels per square centimetre. 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.[4]

Autofocus and metering[edit]

The 5D has nine autofocus points (plus six "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.[citation needed] 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.

Shutter[edit]

The shutter is rated to 100,000 shots,[5] and is capable of speeds up to 1/8000 sec, with a flash sync speed of 1/200 sec.

Ergonomics[edit]

Back of the Canon EOS 5D camera

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

Speed[edit]

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.

Physical dimensions[edit]

  • Size (WxHxD): 152 x 113 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)
  • Weight (body only w/battery): 895 g

File numbering[edit]

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.

Software[edit]

The package includes the following software:[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NEW CANON EOS 5D IS A PREMIUM DIGITAL SLR AT AN AFFORDABLE..." (Press release). Canon. 22 August 2005. 
  2. ^ Askey, Phil (November 2005). "Canon EOS 5D Review". Dpreview.com. p. 32. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EOS 5D MARK II DSLR..." (Press release). Canon. 17 September 2008. 
  4. ^ Canon Digital Learning Centre: ISO Expansion on the EOS 5D
  5. ^ Canon's Official Website: Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR
  6. ^ http://www.canon-europe.com/for_home/product_finder/cameras/digital_slr/eos_5d/index.asp?specs=1

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