Canon EOS 5D Price in USA

Canon EOS 5D Price in US

Even while we don’t usually put too much stock in marketing hype, we have to admit that Canon’s claim that the EOS 5D “defines (a) new D-SLR category” is, in this case, pretty damn close to the truth. The Canon EOS 5D is unlike any digital SLR that has come before it because it manages to pack a full-frame (35 mm sized), high resolution sensor (12.8 megapixels) into a reasonably compact chassis (slightly larger than the Canon EOS 20D, but it feels notably ‘chunkier’ in your hand). The Canon EOS 5D is a professional digital single-lens reflex camera that is intended to fill the gap between the Canon EOS 20D and the Canon EOS-1D. One of the most notable differences between the two is that the EOS 5D does not have any environmental sealing. Although Canon does not refer to the EOS 5D as a “professional” digital SLR model, it is clear that this camera will appeal to professionals who are looking for a digital SLR with a high level of image quality but a body that is lighter than the EOS-1D. It is also likely to appeal to people who already possess an EOS 20D, although we can only hope that they haven’t already invested in an excessive number of EF-S lenses.

Canon EOS 5D Specifications

List price
(body only)
US: $3,299 
EU: €3,699 (inc VAT)
UK: £2,539 (inc VAT)
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor• 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor *
• Full 35 mm size frame *
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 13.3 million total pixels *
• 12.8 million effective pixels *
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processorDIGIC II
Image sizes• 4368 x 2912 (L; 12.7 MP) *
• 3168 x 2112 (M; 6.7 MP) *
• 2496 x 1664 (S; 4.2 MP) *
File formats• RAW (.CR2; 12-bit)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine / Normal
• RAW + JPEG (separate files)
File sizes• RAW: approx. 12.9 MB
• Large / Fine: approx. 4.6 MB
• Large / Normal: approx. 2.3 MB
• Medium / Fine: approx. 2.7 MB
• Medium / Normal: approx. 1.4 MB
• Small / Fine: approx. 2.0 MB
• Small / Normal: approx. 1.0 MB
Color space• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Lenses• Canon EF lens mount (does not support EF-S lenses) *
• No field of view crop (1.0x) *
Focusing• 9-point TTL
• 6 “Invisible Assist AF points” *
• CMOS sensor
• AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100) *
Focus modes• AI Focus AF
• One shot AF
• AI Servo AF
• Manual focus
AF point selection• Auto
• Manual
• Home position
AF assistNo *
Metering• TTL 35 zone SPC
• Metering range: 1.0 to 20 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes• Evaluative 35 zone
• Partial (8% at center*)
• Spot metering (3.5% at center) *
• Center-weighted average
• Metering range: 1 – 20 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100)
AE lock• Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
• Manual: AE lock button
AE bracketing• +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure compen.• +/-2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity *• Auto (ISO 100 – 400)
• ISO 50 (Enhanced L) *
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200 (Enhanced H)
Shutter• Focal-plane shutter
• 30 – 1/8000 sec
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec *
• Bulb
Aperture values• F1.0 – F91
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance• Auto (3000 – 7000 K)
• Daylight (5200 K)
• Shade (7000 K)
• Cloudy (6000 K)
• Tungsten (3200 K)
• Fluorescent (4000 K)
• Flash (6000 K)
• Custom (2000 – 10000 K)
• Kelvin (2800 – 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketing• +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• blue/amber or magenta/green bias
WB shift• Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Picture style *• Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters *• Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Viewfinder• Eye-level pentaprism
• 96% frame coverage *
• Magnification: 0.71x *
• Eyepoint: 20 mm
• Dioptric adjustment: -3 to +1 diopter
• Precision matte screen Ee-A (removable *)
Viewfinder info• AF points
• Focus confirmation light
• Shutter speed
• Aperture
• Manual exposure
• AE Lock
• Exposure compensation amount
• AEB level
• Spot metering circle
• Flash ready
• Red-eye reduction lamp on
• High-speed sync
• FE Lock
• Flash compensation amount
• Warnings
• Maximum burst for continuous shooting
• Buffer space
LCD monitor• 2.5″ TFT LCD *
• 230,000 pixels *
• 5 brightness levels
• 10x zoom playback
Shutter release• Soft touch *
Record review• Off
• On (histogram via INFO button)
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Histogram• Luminance
• RGB *
Flash• No built-in flash unit *
• E-TTL II auto flash / metered manual
• Flash compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec *
• Hot-shoe & PC Terminal
Shooting modes *• Auto
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Custom
Drive modes• Single
• Continuous: 3 fps up to 60 JPEG / 17 RAW frames *
• Self-timer: 10 sec (3 sec with mirror lock-up)
Burst buffer• RAW+JPEG: 12 frames
• RAW: 17 frames
• Large/Fine JPEG: 60 frames
• Large/Normal JPEG: 150 frames
• Medium/Fine JPEG: 120 frames
• Medium/Normal JPEG: Unlimited
• Small/Fine JPEG: 200 frames
• Small/Normal JPEG: Unlimited
Direct printing• Canon Compact Photo Printers
• Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Orientation sensorYes
Auto rotation• On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode• Single image
• Single image with info (inc. histogram)
• Magnified view (1.5 – 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 9 image index
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10 or 100 images, by date, by folder *)
Custom functions21 custom functions with 57 settings *
Menu languages• English
• German
• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Finnish
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Simplified Chinese
• Japanese
• Traditional Chinese
• Korean
• Russian
FirmwareUser upgradable
Portrait gripVia BG-E4 battery grip (optional) *
WirelessVia WFT-E1 (optional)
Connectivity• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Video out
• N3 type wired remote control
• PC Sync flash terminal
Storage• Compact Flash Type I or II
• Microdrive supported
• Support for cards over 2 GB (FAT32)
• No CF card supplied
Power• Lithium-Ion BP-511A rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• Supports BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514
• CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
• Optional AC adapter
Dimensions152 x 113 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.4 x 2.9 in) *
Weight (no batt)810 g (1.8 lb) *
Weight (inc. batt)895 g (2.0 lb) *
7.5Expert Score
Good

Canon’s decision to release a full-frame digital SLR at a more affordable price was a natural progression; the only thing about which we were unsure was how the camera would seem once it was released. If you wanted a camera with a Canon mount and a full frame sensor, your only options were the EOS-1Ds/Mark II or the Kodak Pro SLR/c, both of which have now been discontinued. Since the introduction of the digital single-lens reflex camera, many photographers have been eagerly anticipating the day when they would be able to (financially) purchase a camera body equipped with a full-frame sensor. This would signal the “complete transition” of 35 mm photography to digital photography.

On the other hand, it is a challenging choice for everyone else. If the EOS 5D had been released a few years earlier, before the advent of ultra-wide angle zoom lenses built for digital photography, the company might have easily taken a commanding lead against “cropped sensor” versions. However, there are many photographers who are perfectly content with the quality they obtain from their existing cameras. Only time will tell if the EOS 5D is the beginning of a full frame revolution or if it is merely the first of a new niche format.

Design
6
Features
8
Image quality
9
Performance
7
Pros
  • Excellent quality, and a significant step up for Canon users with only eight megapixels (EOS 20D)
  • Full frame 35 mm size sensor provides a shooting experience similar to film, as well as a true wide perspective.
  • Your vision is completely consumed by the extremely huge and brilliant viewfinder.
  • Extremely little noise, even when the sensitivity is turned up.
  • Approximately one-third of a full stop more sensitive than what is stated
  • Large buffer that has been very effectively constructed and is backed by a rapid CF throughput
  • Very well constructed and has a more solid appearance and feel than the EOS 20D. (closer to 1D build)
  • Extremely quick to operate, with a very minimal shutter lag and an instant starting.
  • The EOS 20D lacked support for spot metering, therefore it couldn't be used.
  • With the introduction of new Picture Styles, it is now much simpler to obtain "ready to use" results directly from the camera.
  • Large range of picture parameter change, often ranging from minus four to plus four.
  • Wide sensitivity settings, ranging from ISO 50 to 3200 (with the 'ISO Expansion' feature activated).
  • Massive LCD panel with a fantastic quality and less brightness than some other, smaller displays
  • The camera may be released with a gentle touch
  • RAW plus JPEG, with the ability to choose the image size of the JPEG right away.
  • screen for focusing that may be switched out
  • Software that allows for remote, tethered capture for use in the studio (included)
  • Orientation sensor
  • Wireless transmitter WFT-E1 (802.11 b/g) is an available add-on.
  • Excellent supplied software bundle
  • both ZoomBrowser EX and DPP have reached their full potential now
Cons
  • Good lenses are required to avoid edge softness, falloff, and chromatic aberrations.
  • Interference banding problem with AI Servo using constant alternating frequency (certain lenses, high sensitivities)
  • Same old problem with the "CF compartment door causes camera to shut off."
  • There are distinct variances in the picture styles produced by RAW Image Task and Camera and DPP.
  • There is no indication of picture style tone curve in the camera menu (contrast is an offset, not absolute)
  • The automated white balance performs about as well as expected in artificial light.
  • The mirror lock-up option is still hidden in the options (should be a continuous shooting mode option)
  • Nothing of the like can be found. Only 2.5 megabytes per second may be sent while using the USB mode.
  • LCD display does not have an anti-reflective coating.
  • No GPS support
  • There is neither an internal flash nor an internal AF assist bulb.
  • A price premium in comparison to cameras with cropped sensors

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