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Canon EOS 5D
5.3 out of 10

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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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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Meet the New Boss: The Canon EOS 5D

Pop Photo
27 July 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.
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First Look: Canon EOS 5D

Pop Photo
27 July 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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Expert Review

DP Review
10 July 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 ...
  • 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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Canon 5D Digital SLR Signals A New Era

Tom's Guide
13 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Canon's prosumer EOS 5D 12.8 MP full frame digital camera boldly expresses Canon's view that full frame digital sensors should and will be available in lower priced cameras.
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Overall 9
8.8

Canon EOS 5D review - long term test

Camera Labs
1 May 2006
  • Summary: In our introduction we asked if the Canon EOS-5D was the holy grail of digital SLRs or the solution to a problem which no longer existed. After all, in the time it's taken for a full-frame body to become relatively affordable, the cropped digital SLR market has matured considerably.
  • Pros: Most affordable full-frame body yet, Very high resolution, Very low noise levels, Good build quality (similar to 20D)
  • Cons: High price premium for full-frame sensor, Full-frame coverage is unforgiving on optics, No voice memo or GPS option, No popup flash
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