Canon EOS 5D

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canon_eos5d.gifCanon’s press material for the EOS 5D states that it ‘defines (a) new D-SLR category’, while not typically too concerned with marketing talk this particular statement is clearly pretty accurate. The EOS 5D is unlike any previous digital SLR in that it combines a full-frame (35 mm sized) high resolution sensor (12.8 megapixels) with a relatively compact body (slightly larger than the EOS 20D, although in your hand it feels noticeably ‘chunkier’). The EOS 5D is aimed to slot in between the EOS 20D and the EOS-1D professional digital SLR’s, an important difference when compared to the latter is that the EOS 5D doesn’t have any environmental seals. While Canon don’t specifically refer to the EOS 5D as a ‘professional’ digital SLR it will have obvious appeal to professionals who want a high quality digital SLR in a body lighter than the EOS-1D. It will also no doubt appeal to current EOS 20D owners (although lets hope they’ve not bought too many EF-S lenses…)

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D digital camera specifications

Announced 22-Aug-05

Format      SLR
Price (street)      US$3134
Also known as       
Camera body       
Release Status       
Max resolution      4368 x 2912
Low resolution      3168 x 2112, 2496 x 1664
Image ratio w:h      3:2
Effective pixels      12.7 million
Sensor photo detectors      13.3 million
Sensor size      36 x 24 mm
Sensor type      CMOS
Colour filter array      RGB
Sensor manufacturer      Canon
ISO rating      100 – 1600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 3200 as option
Zoom wide (W)      n/a
Zoom tele (T)      n/a
Digital zoom      No
Image stabilization      No
Auto Focus      Yes
Manual Focus      Yes
Auto focus type      Multi-BASIS TTL, 9 focus points (diamond shape)
Normal focus range      n/a
Macro focus range      n/a
White balance override      8 positions & manual preset
Aperture range      n/a
Min shutter      30 sec + Bulb
Max shutter      1/8000 sec
Built-in Flash      No
Flash guide no.       
External flash      Yes, hot-shoe & sync
Flash modes      External
Exposure compensation      -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps
Metering      35 area eval, center weighted, partial, spot
Aperture priority      Yes
Shutter priority      Yes
Focal length multiplier      1
Lens thread      Canon EOS EF mount
Continuous Drive      Yes, 3 fps max 60 JPEG, 17 RAW
Movie Clips      No
Remote control      N3 connector
Tripod mount      Yes
Self-timer      10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
Time-lapse recording      Yes, by cable and PC
Orientation sensor      Yes
Storage types      Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage included      None
Uncompressed format      RAW
Compressed format      JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Quality Levels      Fine, Normal, RAW
Viewfinder      TTL
LCD      2.5 ”
LCD Pixels      230,000
Playback zoom      Yes
Video out      Yes
USB      Yes, 2.0
Firewire (IEEE 1394)      No
Battery / Charger      Yes
Battery      Canon 1390mAh Li-Ion & Charger
Weight (inc. batteries)      895 g (31.6 oz)
Dimensions      152 x 113 x 75 mm (6 x 4.5 x 3 in)
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1 comment »

  1. Bikash shrestha/ maharajgunj,kathmandu said,

    May 5, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Awesome camera..wish i had one.

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