Canon EOS 5D (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

10 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
Canon EOS 5D (Body Only): 12.8 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, Compact Flash storage, No image stabiliser digital SLR camera.

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Some customer reviews of Canon EOS 5D (Body Only)

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Ian, Larner

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use straight out of the box for anyone use toEos cameras.
Bad points:
No eye focus control as Eos 3.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2005

Dave, Penzance

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Full-frame sensor
High pixel-count
Large image buffer
Bad points:
Lack of pop-up flash on a non-pro body
No LCD screen protection
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 4.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Dec 2005

mike, poole

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
image quality, build.
Bad points:
you have to be an experienced user to get the best from it.ie exposure compensation
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Dec 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Very fast, very good pictures (generally)
Bad points:
No built-in fill-flash. I find this a major issue - the argument about prism size being the reason is just lame. Other major gripe is that no matter how carefully you handle this body, the sensor always has dirty spots, which are particularly annoying as I take most of my shot with a large f-stop.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 4.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Nov 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great screen,superb clarity
Bad points:
Not aware of any.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Nov 2005

Paul, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The image quality and sharpness on the EOS 5D is stunning. The viewfinder is large and bright and the LCD monitor a good size.
Bad points:
Tends to overexpose on evaluative metering though this can be compensated for.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Nov 2005

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Optical zoom ratio 1
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 1
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder No
Timer No
Weight (g) 810
Flash No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 113x152x75
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2005-09-27
Height in mm 11.3
Width in mm 152
Depth in mm 7.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Canon EOS 5D - Digital, Canon EOS 5D Body Black

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Manufacturer's Description

The full frame 12.8 Megapixel EOS 5D. Discreet enough to avoid attention, with resolution enough to keep the toughest picture editors happy. Travel light without compromise.

Full frame
With no cropping or magnification effect, the EOS 5D’s 12.8 MP full frame CMOS sensor (35.8 × 23.9mm) offers full freedom of expression. Wide lenses stay wide and the viewfinder is bright and open. Subtle tonal gradations are reproduced in shadow, midtone and highlights. A low-pass filter and on-chip circuitry suppress false colours and noise. Low (L:50) and high (H:3200) ISO settings extend the standard 100-1600 range.

3 fps
The EOS 5D can shoot a 60 large JPEG image burst at 3 fps.

Auto focus and flash
9-point AF is supported with 6 Assist AF points to improve subject tracking. AF modes include One Shot AF, AI SERVO AF and AI FOCUS AF. E-TTL II communicates with EX series Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures, even with reflective or off-centre subjects.

Large LCD
Illuminated by 6 LEDs, the bright 2.5" 230K pixel LCD is viewable from 85° in almost all directions.

Picture Style
Picture Style pre-sets simplify in-camera control over image processing, including a Monochrome mode supporting Black & White shooting with filter and toning effects. Picture Style pre-sets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Each pre-set has control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation.

DIGIC II
DIGIC II renders colours with precision and accuracy. Fast and efficient, DIGIC II minimises power consumption for prolonged battery life and delivers instant 0.2 second start up time.

JPEG and RAW
JPEG and RAW images can be written simultaneously.

Digital Photo Professional software
The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.

Compact and robust
The EOS 5D’s tough, compact magnesium alloy body weighs just 810 grams; ideal for assignments requiring discretion.

Options and connectivity
The EOS 5D is compatible with over 60 EF lenses (excl. EF-S) and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. Untethered shooting is available with the optional WFT-E1 Wireless File Transmitter. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed permits fast file uploads, while Video Out allows review on a regular TV. An optional magnesium alloy battery grip extends shooting time and offers comfortable portrait shooting with a vertical shutter release. A Precision Matte focusing screen is interchangeable with Grid and Easy Manual Focus screen options.


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