Summary: This is an old FF SLR (2005) but still takes wonderful images with great details and fine grain at higher ISOs even 3200 (compared to current APS-C SLR). I love the images this camera produced... Things you should've noticed before buying this camera: the back LCD is low res (compared to current LCD display), and the user interface is dated. There is no AF microadjustment feature and the battery life is short.
Pros: Image quality (it's FULLL FRME), substantial hand grip
Cons: Poor LCD, body paint (getting shiny over time), heavy, manual ISO setting
Summary: To have a full frame camera at the prices for this camera now is great. Picture quality is excellent. The feature set is somewhat outdated, along with the LCD but fantastic buy and couldn't ask for any more. Feels solid and size is perfect as I have large hands.
40% of the cost of the new 6D for a full-frame sensor camera - recommend.
25 May 2013
Summary: The 5D Classic is barely a move from film to digital. When this camera came out it may have been revolutionary, but the features are somewhat primitive and regressing to the 5D Classic show how far DSLR's have come in quality and features. That said, I have a T4i with the crop-sensor and I wanted to see the difference a full frame sensor makes, and it is substantial.
Professional grade camera for the least amount of money
4 January 2013
Summary: The best camera for buck has a large format and 12.8 MP once you have one you will see what Im saying is a fact. I know all the other cheaper cameras are higher Meg pic but the large format blows that right out of the water. Have one for astrophotography and one for regular pictures.
Summary: I have always used a cropped format Canon camera and I debated moving up to a full frame camera and I am very happy I did. There are dozens of reviews of this camera online so I will not bother. But my personal opinion is buy it. You will be amazed at the difference between cropped and full frame. I have owned the Drebles, 30D,40D ( which I still use and like very much.),60D ( Which I didn't like much, I don't shoot video.) But this 5D blows them away.
Great price for an older body that still takes amazing pix
25 October 2012
Summary: Right now, if you can find an unabused one with low actuations, this is a full frame to start out on. It lacks a lot of features and the lcd is subpar but if you can get past all that you can create some amazing pictures with good glass and this sensor. I'm happy with mine. Late model, barely used for only $750. Pretty awesome.
I sold it for a better 1Ds II, but this has things it doesnt
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Excellent full frame camera. i currently use the 1ds 2, because it has the better AF and build quality, but this is something else. Sometimes I wish i still had it so i could carry it around without being consciencious. Pros: lighter than 1Dsff sensorsmall batteriescheap accessoriesCons:not weather sealedcontrols are sometimes difficult to get toonly 3fps :(crappy AF
This camera is a dream. Can't wait for the next generation.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I'm a professional photographer who has been shooting with a Canon 5D for 2 1/2 years. I can't live without this camera. It works so well in the dark and does not have much digital noise when shooting in low light. Its seen me through several wedding shoots and daily assignments at my newspaper. If you're thinking of buying one you might want to hold off a few more weeks because the next generation 5D Mark II is coming out.
This Canon Digital Camera is one of the clearest camera's around
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Canon - EOS-5D Body Only Digital Camera:I thought it would be too bulky and heavy.Let alone too advanced for me to use.But when I used it for a little while it was the best camera I have had anything to do with.I recommend this camera for anyone who likes clear wonderful pictures.