Combining the high-end specifications of the EOS-1 Line and the operational easeof the EOS 20D model, the Canon EOS 5D digital SLR is a premium digital SLR designed for a wide range of photographers. Boasting a 12.8 megapixel, 35mm full-size image sensor in a magnesium alloy body weighing just 28.6 ounces (810 grams), the EOS 5D digital SLR is a petite but powerful imaging machine.
The camera features a Canon-designed & manufactured CMOS image sensor. At 12.8 megapixels, there is enough resolution for a double-page spread in a magazine, a large print of the bride & groom, facial detail in group shots or a landscape of impressive dimensions. The sensor's 35.8 x 23.9mm size means that each pixel can be a generous 8.2mm, resulting in exceptionally low shadow noise, & increases the light-sensitive area of each pixel & improves dynamic range as well.
The full-size sensor maximizes performance of the world's largest selection of autofocus lenses. Even wide-angle lenses have the same look & feel they have with conventional SLR cameras, preserving their optical signatures. The addition of the DIGIC II image processor, provides detailed & natural color reproduction & fast image processing, including an incredible burst performance of 60 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images at 3 fps. It also enhances start-up time bringing it down to a lightning fast 0.2 seconds.
A new feature called Picture Styles combines processing parameters & color matrix settings into easy settings designed to obtain the desired effect, almost like choosing a type of film to obtain a specific result, to avoid confusion of digital effects on the image. The Canon EOS 5D digital SLR has a new 9 point AF system with 6 Supplemental AF points, a new AF algorithm & a new AF circuitry.
The new AF system improves subject detection & focusing precision at the center, the most frequently used area, & significantly enhances subject tracking performance. The EOS 5D digital SLR has a newly developed, high-speed & highly durable shutter unit that was designed to meet the demanding requirements of a full-frame sensor in a relatively compact body.
The EOS 5D digital SLR has a solid, substantial & organic feel along with its compact dimensions & relatively light weight. The EOS 5D model has a 2.5" polysilicon TFT LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 pixels. At 170 degrees, it has an exceptionally wide viewing angle. Brightness on the monitor is also adjustable in 5 levels & the screen's backlight feature uses six LED modules.
The EOS 5D DSLR has a bevy of other high-end features including the same ISO range as the 1Ds Mark II ISO 100-1600 in 1/3-step increments & ISO speed extended at L:50, H:3200. Also included on the camera is ultra-precise white balance with 9 types of white balance settings, white balance bracketing, & white balance correction, enhanced 35-zone exposure metering, & spot metering in approximately 3.5 percent of the viewfinder area.
|Type||Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera|
|Recording Medium||Type I or II CF card *Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB and larger CF cards|
|Image Format||35.8 x 23.9mm|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) Canon EF mount|
|Sensor Type||High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.80 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 13.30 megapixels|
|Color Depth||RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
|Image File Format||Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (12bit) Folder setting Folder creation/selection enabled
File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1, 2, 3
|File Size||(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 4.6MB (4368 x 2912 pixels) (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.3MB (4368 x 2912 pixels) (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.7MB (3168 x 2112 pixels) (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.4MB (3168 x 2112 pixels) (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 2.0MB (2496 x 1664 pixels) (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 1.0MB (2496 x 1664 pixels) (7) RAW: Approx. 12.9MB (4368 x 2912 pixels) * Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.|
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 96% Magnification 0.71x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) Eyepoint 20 mm
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 diopter Focusing screen Interchangeable (two types optional), Ee-A (Precision Matte) focusing screen provided
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter lenses)
|Viewfinder Information||AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information|
|LCD Monitor||TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Brightness adjustment Five levels provided
|LCD Inormation||Pixels Approx. 230,000
Coverage 100% with respect to the effective pixels
|Depth-of-Field Preview||Enabled with depth-of-field preview button|
|Playback||Image display format: Single image, shooting information, 9-image index, magnified view (Approx. 1.5x - 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and Jump (by 10 or 100 images, by date, by folder)
Highlight warning: In the shooting information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink.
Histogram Brightness: RGB
AF point display: Enabled
|Image Erase||Protect Single images can be erase-protected or not.
Erase One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images).
|Type||TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor (TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)|
|AF Working Range||AF points 9 plus 6 Assist AF points Metering range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 20°C/68°F, ISO 100)|
|Focusing Modes||One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Auto, manual
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist beam Emitted by the dedicated external Speedlite
|Metering Modes||35-zone TTL full aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted Average Metering
|Metering Range||EV 1-20 (at 20°C/68°F with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)|
|Exposure Control Systems||Full auto, program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash|
|ISO Sensitivity||Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200.Full auto: ISO 100-400 set automatically|
|Exposure Compensation||Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB) AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus isachieved Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes ..Shutter
|White Balance||Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Color temperature compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments * Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible
Color temperature information transmission: Provided
|External Flash||EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
Flash exposure: compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments.
FE lock: Provided
Zooming to match lens focal length: Provided
|Drive Modes||Single, continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec.)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||Max. 3 shots per sec.|
|Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting||JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 60, RAW: Approx. 17 * With a Canon 512MB CF card. * Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, CF card, etc.|
|Computer Interface||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Print/PTP, PC connection selectable)|
|Battery||One Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512. * AC power can also be supplied with the DC Coupler. * With Battery Grip BG-E4, size-AA batteries can be used.
Battery life At 20°C / 68°F: Approx. 800 shots At 0°C / 32°F: Approx. 400 shots * The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used.
Battery check Automatic
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
|Dimensions||152 x 113 x 75 mm / 6.0 x 4.4 x 3.0 in.|
|Weight||Approx. 810g / 28.6 oz. (body only)|
|Operating Temperature Range||0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F|
|Operating Humidity Range||85% or less|