Excerpt: The Canon EOS 5D is my first DSLR ever and it is great. It has met with all my expectations of a good auto camera and then some. Gripes are little but I wish the shutter lag was a bit shorter. I also wish the multi-direction control on the back could be a tad closer to the thumb rest and easier to use. In terms of image quality I have no complaints. The images produced by this camera are sharp with film like texture and resolution.
Amazing camera for its age - a real bargain entry into the world of full-frame photography!
Michael Mendones, Amazon
21 December 2013
Summary: This camera met all my expectations, it's a pity good secondhand glass isn't as affordable. The difference between this and crop-frame DSLR is astonishing - all my images look superb. You need to know how to use a camera to get the most out of it as auto mode does not give the best results. I was worried about autofocus speed on an 8 year-old camera, but it's fine, as long as you're not expecting to shoot racing cars etc. For portraits it's real peachy creamy.
Summary: I broke my camera body a couple of days before the new year's eve. And was desperately looking for a new one on Amazon. There I found a perfect second-hand seller, music6233. At first, I thought of buying their spare 40D camera body, which is described as almost new. but then I found they are also selling a "well-used" 5D, which suits perfectly my dream to find a full-frame body for the wide-range lens I'm using. The listed price for the 5D they were selling was 500.