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Canon EOS 5D

The Canon EOS 5D, also known as “the big brother to the Canon EO Read more

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Expert Review

The Digital Journalist
4 May 2010
  • Excerpt: ow! Full frame! Blah, blah, blah...12.8 megapixels! Blah, blah, blah...2.5-inch screen at the back! Blah, blah, blah...
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Neil's First Thoughts on his new Canon 5D

Digital Home Thoughts
31 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Neil Enns, formerly of the Digital Media Thoughts review team, has just purchased a Canon 5D , a deliciously expensive and high-resolution camera that most of us can only dream about. Neil has agreed to a series of short articles about his experience with this camera. Enjoy!
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Expert Review

Mobile Tech Addicts
16 April 2008
  • Conclusion: You do however get what you pay for and the EOS 5d is no exception. The full screen CCD and build quality wins for me but, I’m not a professional so I may just be tempted to move down the range slight to say the 450D and spend the extra money on that special lens.
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First Look: Canon EOS 5D

Pop Photo
17 June 2007
  • Excerpt: What do you get when you cross a semi-pro 8.2MP DSLR with a pro 16.7MP DSLR? Only Canon could answer that riddle, and has with the new 12.8MP EOS 5D ($3,299, body only).
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Meet the New Boss: The Canon EOS 5D

Pop Photo
17 June 2007
  • Excerpt: Canon's New EOS 5D DSLR ($3,300 street, body only) is a study in the yin and yang of camera design. On the one hand, its 12.8MP full-frame CMOS sensor eliminates the 35mm lens factor found on all lower-priced DSLRs and gives it a potential image-quality edge. On the other hand, it costs more than twice as much as the 8.2MP EOS 20D ($1,300 street) from which it was cloned, and it's missing a few of the 20D's features.
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Expert Review

DP Review
5 June 2007
  • Conclusion: A lower-priced full-frame digital SLR was a logical step for Canon, the only thing we weren't sure of was how that camera would look when it arrived. Up until now if you wanted a Canon mount full frame camera you would go for the EOS-1Ds / Mark II or the now discontinued Kodak Pro SLR/c.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, a real upgrade for eight megapixel Canon owners (EOS 20D), Full frame 35 mm size sensor delivers film-like shooting experience, real wide angle, Very large, bright viewfinder really fills your vision, Very low noise even at higher sensitivities, About a third of a stop more sensitive than indicated, Very well implemented large buffer supported by fast CF throughput, Very well built, more robust feeling than the EOS 20D (closer to 1D build), Very ...
  • Cons: Edge softness / falloff / chromatic aberrations, needs good lenses, AI Servo (continuous AF) interference banding issue (certain lenses, high sensitivities), Same old 'CF compartment door shuts camera down' issue, Picture Style differences between RAW Image Task/Camera and DPP, Picture Style tone curve not indicated in camera menu (contrast is an offset, not absolute), Pretty average automatic white balance in artificial light, Mirror lock-up still buried in menus (sh...
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Canon EOS 5D review

What Digital Camera
17 April 2007
Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
2 January 2007
  • Conclusion: Canon EOS 5D professional SLR camera The Canon EOS 5D is positioned in between the popular semi-professional EOS 20D and the true professional working horses of the EOS-1D series. It nicely fills up the gab in this series and the EOS 5D does that more than convincing. At first the Canon EOS 5D appears to be an enhanced EOS 20D, but that does the Canon EOS 5D wrong.
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Canon EOS 5D Review

Bob Atkins
13 September 2006
  • Conclusion: As I said at the beginning of this review, the 5D is more of a big brother to the EOS 20D than the little brother of the 1Ds Mk II or 1D MkII N. The 1Ds Mk II has everything - a 16.7MP full frame sensor, full weather sealing, 4fps continuous shooting, a built in vertical grip, a high capacity battery, the ability to use both CF and SD cards etc. However it will cost you $7200.
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The Awesome Canon - EOS 5D 12.8MP Digital SLR Camera

Personal Electronics buzz
30 August 2006
  • Excerpt: On a teacher's salary I could not afford to buy the Canon EOS 5D. It was a gift from the parents of my students. I take 10 to 15 of my eager learners on field trips during the Summer. Last Summer, just before we departed I was presented with the Canon EOS 5D and several lenses. The cost of the Canon EOS 5D body is around $2200 and the lenses ranged in price from $900 to $1200.
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