PRO SPECS. CONSUMER PRICE.
Professional photographers, advanced photo hobbyists and anyone who yearns for the wide-angle shooting ability of a 35mm full-sized sensor are going to fall in love with the 12.8 megapixel EOS 5D. Its outstanding sensor has large individual pixels (giving it a wide ISO range, and great low-noise characteristics), along with excellent tonal range and colour. The EOS 5D is among the world's smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR with styling similar to the EOS 20D. With the DIGIC II imaging engine behind it the 5D shoots at up to 3 fps with a burst rate that captures up to 17 consecutive RAW images, or 60 full-resolution, best-quality JPEG files. A large 2.5-inch LCD monitor makes menu text and magnified images so much easier to see and work with. Control over colour and other image quality aspects can be tailored in-camera with Canon's Picture Styles control. Six pre-set choices give you options similar to choosing different types of film. And within each setting, you can adjust Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Saturation, and Colour Tone (red~yellow shift). Other features include a nine-point AF system with six assist AF points, spot metering, a series of three interchangeable focus screens and user-set folder creation on the CF card. EOS 5D - a compact SLR that sees the big picture.
12.8 MEGAPIXEL FULL-FRAME CMOS SENSOR
World's smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR* with a 12.8 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and superb image quality.
The EOS 5D's full-frame CMOS sensor records 4,368 x 2,912 pixels-that's 12.8 Megapixels, larger than many other companies' top-of-the-line sensors. The same size as a 35mm image on a traditional camera, the sensor operates without a conversion factor. This is perfect for taking advantage of the spectacular optics in Canon's L-series, and will be a joy for wide-angle enthusiasts who can make the most of their wide-angle lenses. This CMOS sensor, designed in-house by Canon, provides smooth, high-resolution images similar to the EOS-1Ds Mark II but in a more compact body. Two automatic noise reduction features maximize the effectiveness of the EOS 5D's on-chip noise reduction. Noise reduction can be activated when noise is detected or it will simply come into play on any exposure of 1 second or longer.
UNPRECENDETED PERFORMANCE AND IMAGE QUALITY
DIGIC II Image Processor for outstanding image quality and performance - 3.0 fps for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst.
The EOS 5D's 12.8 Megapixel sensor is driven by the revolutionary DIGIC II Image Processor for unprecedented performance and image quality. Thanks to the DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS 5D is capable of shooting up to 3 frames-per-second for up to 60 JPEG or 17 RAW images. The information captured by the sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional clarity and resolution. Photographers can expect precise, natural colours, spot-on white balance and speed in any number of lighting situations. By handling larger volumes of image data, the DIGIC II Image Processor also contributes to lower power consumption: photographers will discover that they can shoot all day with the EOS 5D without having to change the battery!
MORE INFORMATION, VIEW FROM ALMOST ANY ANGLE ON A BIGGER LCD SCREEN
Larger 2.5 inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles up to 170°.
The EOS 5D has been designed to provide the photographer with instant feedback, saving valuable time when reviewing images. A 2.5 inch LCD screen with approximately 230,000 pixels not only displays more information, it can be viewed at a far greater angle (170°) than many other conventional LCD screens. The full-featured shot information screen not only provides an RGB histogram, it displays the AF frames used. Magnification to check exposure and critical focus has never been faster. It is also simple to jump quickly in image intervals up to 100. Menus are accessed at the touch of a button, and feature larger, easier to read text than previous models. Whether changing colour parameters, setting up custom functions, organizing folders, setting white balance, or any other feature, the screen is designed with the professional in mind. Photographers get to their information quickly, so they never lose a shot.
"Picture Style" function for superior command of in-camera colour, contrast and sharpness.
"Picture Style" settings simulate the characteristics of different film styles, including Snapshot mode, for punchy, print-from-the-camera colour, Portrait mode, for softer, more natural skin tones; Landscape, for vivid blues and greens and overall sharpness, plus Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome, which can be customized to emulate colour filters with black and white film.
ADVANCED 9-POINT AF WITH EXTRA
High-precision 9-point AF with 6 additional Supplemental points surrounding the center point for superior focus tracking.
In addition to 9 different AF points for locking focus on subjects, even if they are not in the center of the composition, the EOS 5D features 6 Supplemental points around the center AF point which help to ensure an even greater degree of focus accuracy when tracking a moving subject. This feature is significant for sports photographers, as well as anyone who needs to keep focus locked on an unpredictable subject. The Supplemental AF points are not displayed in the viewfinder, and they cannot be manually selected. However, they are used in AI Servo AF mode when the EOS 5D is set for automatic focusing point selection, and also when the center focusing point is selected together with Custom Function 17-1.
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
Strong and light magnesium-alloy body with new shutter durability-tested to 100,000 exposures.
The EOS 5D has a solid and substantial feel that complements its compact dimensions. The camera body is constructed of a magnesium-alloy known for its lightweight and ultra-rigid strength. The EOS 5D also boasts a newly developed, high-speed and durable shutter unit that was designed to meet the demanding requirements of a full frame sensor in a relatively compact body. With a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. and with a remarkable 100,000-cycle shutter life, it truly is a camera built to professional standards.
White balance bracketing: +/-3 stops in full-stop increments
White Balance Correction: Blue/Amber bias +/- 9 levels
Magenta/Green bias +/- 9 levels
Blue/Amber bias and Magenta/Green bias cannot be set together during White Balance Bracketing
Eye-level SLR with fixed pentamirror
Approx. 96% horizontally and vertically (coverage against JPEG Large)
0.71x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction:
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Standard focusing screen: Ee-A
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens)
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, spot metering circle, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 550EX, 430EX, MR-14EX, or MT-24EX, pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)
None (eyepiece cover provided on strap)
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor
9 AF points (plus 6 invisible Supplemental AF points)
AF Working Range:
EV -0.5-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus, (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF)), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection:
Manual selection, Automatic selection
Selected AF Point Display:
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD screen
Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (link to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
EV 1-20 (at 68°F/20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems:
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Full Auto, E-TTL II autoflash program AE, Manual exposure
ISO Speed Range:
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200
(1) Manual, (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) Bracketing range: A+2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10 sec. or 2 sec. delay
Remote control with N3 type terminal
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites:
E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
Single, Continuous (approx. 3 fps), Self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed:
Approx. 3 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording quality settings)