Canon EOS 5D

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Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D.jpg
Overview
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
Lens
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Sensor/medium
Sensor35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS (full-frame)
Maximum resolution4,368 × 2,912 (12.8 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range50-3200
StorageCompactFlash (CF) (Type I or Type II)
Focusing
Focus modesOne-shot, AI Servo, AI-Focus, Manual
Focus areas9 user points + 6 assist points
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesFull auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual
Exposure meteringTTL, full aperture, 35 zones
Metering modesEvaluative, Partial, Spot, C/Wgt Average
Shutter
Shutterelectronic focal-plane
Shutter speed range30 to 1/8000 s and Bulb
Continuous shootingup to 3 frame/s.
Viewfinder
ViewfinderOptical, pentaprism
General
Rear LCD monitor2.5 in (63 mm), 230,000 pixels
BatteryLi-Ion BP-511A Rechargeable
Optional battery packsBP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, BP-512.
BG-E4 grip allows use of AA cells.
Dimensions152×113×75 mm (6.0×4.4×3.0 in)
Weight810 g (body only)
Made inJapan
Chronology
ReleasedOctober 2005
SuccessorCanon EOS-5D Mark II[1]

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,[2] 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 without lens,[2] 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.[3]

On 17 September 2008, Canon announced the camera's successor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.[4]

Features[edit]

Sensor and image processing[edit]

The 5D has a DIGIC II processor and a 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.

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, omits 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 (LxHxW): 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]

The EOS 5D is compatible with Magic Lantern firmware (old versions only).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EOS 5D Mark II". Canon Camera Museum.
  2. ^ a b "NEW CANON EOS 5D IS A PREMIUM DIGITAL SLR AT AN AFFORDABLE..." (Press release). Canon. 22 August 2005.
  3. ^ Askey, Phil (November 2005). "Canon EOS 5D Review". Dpreview.com. p. 32. Retrieved 9 December 2009.
  4. ^ "CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EOS 5D MARK II DSLR..." (Press release). Canon. 17 September 2008.
  5. ^ Canon's Official Website: Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR
  6. ^ "EOS 5D Support – Download drivers, software & manuals". www.canon-europe.com. Canon Europe.

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