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Canon EOS-5D

By: Dave Etchells

Slightly smaller and lighter upgrade brings greater speed and ease of use along with higher res and lower image noise.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 04/02/2006

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon EOS 5D


Model Name:

Canon EOS 5D 
Model Number: 5D 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $3499.99
Street Price:  
Price Update Date:  
Date Available: 2005-08-22
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Remote w/ N3-type contact 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 28.6 oz (810 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 6.0 x 4.4 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 113 x 75 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4368x2912, 3168x2112, 2496x1664
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.80
CCD Size (inches): 35mm 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Canon 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.00
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point (plus 6 invisible assist points), TTL-CT-SIR CMOS 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.0625
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description:  
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism 
Optical VF Accuracy: 96%
LCD Viewfinder:  
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO Rating Max: 3200
Number of White Balance Settings: 9
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/8000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: TTL full-aperture w/ 35-zone SPC: AF-linked Evaluative, 8% partial, 3.5% spot, center-weighted avg. 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: No 
No of Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
No of Flash "Pops": n/a
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2, Microdrive 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.CR2) 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21) 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: Serial, USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowserEX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, Remote Capture,TWAIN and WIA drivers 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.100 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.001 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.001 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.000 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.149 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.149 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.133 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.078 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.330 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.400 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 50
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 3.020
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 1216.00
Battery Form Factor: 1 x BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514, 1 x CR2016 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-511A Lithium Ion rechargable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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