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12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels
2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees
Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst
Includes EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens
Captures images on CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, compatible with cards of 2 GB capacity and larger
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The new Canon EOS 5D offers advanced photographers a lightweight, robust digital SLR that uses Canon's superlative EF lenses without a conversion factor. Its full-frame 12.8-megapixel CMOS sensor combines with Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor, a high-precision 9-point AF system with 6 assist points, and "Picture Style" color control to deliver images of superior quality with enough resolution for any application. With its wide-angle capabilities, 2.5-inch LCD and magnesium-alloy body, the 5D is the perfect addition to the Digital EOS line.
Warranty does not cover misuse of product.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Here are the basics that I considered and have found out from about 9 months of ownership. Keep in mind opinions on photography equipment varies greatly by the user and what the equipment is used for so while I think the 5D is near-perfect, others might not.
While the positives and negatives seem even in number, the positives FAR outweigh the negatives. I have no regrets about my purchase.
Positives +Full frame sensor: allows me to acheive true wide angle photographs with no crop factor +Image size: I have had a number of large (20"x30") prints made and the results are flawless +Ability to shoot in RAW: While the files are huge (12MB+ each), the information and options this format provides has really expanded my technical and creative abilities. +Build quality: While I haven't tried the true Canon Pro series (1 series), the 5D is pleasantly sturdy and feels solid in my hands. I can see how some might find it too heavy, especially with an L...
The 5D is worth it, and then some. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Visually it performs better than anything else I've seen. I'm VERY attached to 35mm and this camera either matches film (beautiful tones; sumptuous shadow detail) or outperforms film by a margin (flexibility, detail, the utter lack of noise at high ISO settings).
I completely disagree with the assertion elsewhere that vignetting is inevitable. I shoot wide open almost all the time because I dislike flash. You'll find me indoors in the dark Seattle winter with the aperture wide and the ISO cranked to 800. The low noise/high resolution sensor is perfect for this. It out performs my 30D by a huge margin under such conditions.
Build quality? There's probably a grain of truth there. I hear the Nikons are better sealed, but the 5D feels neither cheap nor shoddy.
I use both the cheapy 50mm/f1.8 and the expensive 24-70 f2.8L series. They only time I've seen any vignetting is when...
This is one of the greatest things ever in my opinion for both professional, and amateur photographer. Af least, it was for year 2006.
And I am very happy to tell everyone that many of my current works for magazine are actually using this wonderful camera.
There are several distinct advantage using this camera in the professional environment.
1. They are affordable full size sensor camera. Output quality will meets most of requirement given by the client.
2. Battery is interchangeable with 20/30D, so it is ideal candidate for 2 camera configuration with 20D/30D.
3. As far as Portrait photography are concern, it is currently one of the best in image quality and compared to the 1DS's older design sensor, when situation is ideal, it sometimes create superior result.
4. Very low ISO noise, it is really useful for anyone who frequently shoot for low available light situation. ISO800 was useable even for the magazine...
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