Canon eos 5 d 12.8 mp digital slr camera (body only)Document Transcript
My Associates StoreShopping CartProduct DetailsCanon EOS 5D 12.8 MP Digital SLRCamera (Body Only)From CanonThis item is not available for purchase from this store.30 new or used available from $550.00Average customer review:(139 customer reviews)Product DescriptionWorlds smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005 the sensor operateswithout a conversion factor.New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extremeangles of up to 170 degrees.New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extremeangles of up to 170 degrees.Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second forup to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst.Product Details Amazon Sales Rank: #2768 in Camera & Photo Color: black Brand: Canon Model: 5D Body Dimensions: 6.80" h x 6.90" w x 9.00" l, 1.76 pounds Display size: 2.5Features 12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels Worlds smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005--the sensoroperates without a conversion factor
New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170degrees Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst Captures images on CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, compatible with cards of 2GB capacity and larger Captures images on CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, compatible with cards of 2GB capacity and larger Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst Worlds smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005 the sensoroperates without a conversion factor 12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170degreesCustomer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews150 of 154 people found the following review helpful.Major positives and minor negativesBy Ahamed B. IqbalHere 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 theequipment 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 thenegatives. 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 optionsthis format provides has really expanded my technical and creative abilities.+Build quality: While I havent tried the true Canon Pro series (1 series), the 5D is pleasantlysturdy and feels solid in my hands. I can see how some might find it too heavy, especially withan L series lens.Negatives--Lens requirements: Because of the full frame sensor, the 5D brings out the best (and worst) outof the corners and edges of your lenses. You will be able to tell a lesser quality lens more easilyon the 5D than on a cropped sensor lens. The obvious negative is that better lenses like the L-series are generally much more expensive ($600+)
-No flash: Not a big deal to me but Ive noticed that people are surprised when they see the 5Dhas no flash. This doesnt matter that much since built in flashes are rarely useful in mostsituations.-Dust in sensor: Make sure you get a good sensor cleaning kit shortly after getting the 5D. Thereare steps you can take to minimize dust like changing lenses rarely and always indoors but youwill need to clean the sensor every few months depending on use. To test if you need to clean (onany DSLR), put the camera on a tripod or flat surface, point it at a white wall , focus, and shootwith a long exposure and small aperture (5+ seconds and f/16 or smaller). If there is any junk onyour sensor you should see it.127 of 131 people found the following review helpful.Wonderful Camera for both professional and amateurs alike!By Hidenori InagakiThis is one of the greatest things ever in my opinion for both professional, and amateurphotographer. Af least, it was for year 2006.And I am very happy to tell everyone that many of my current works for magazine are actuallyusing 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 requirementgiven by the client.2. Battery is interchangeable with 20/30D, so it is ideal candidate for 2 camera configurationwith 20D/30D.3. As far as Portrait photography are concern, it is currently one of the best in image quality andcompared to the 1DSs older design sensor, when situation is ideal, it sometimes create superiorresult.4. Very low ISO noise, it is really useful for anyone who frequently shoot for low available lightsituation. ISO800 was useable even for the magazine purpose.5. Relatively lower shutter noise compared to the 20/30D that are helpful for some of noisesensitive shoot.6. Availability of third party add on are actually important to me when I looked for camera. 5D isvery good with availability and compatibility or such 3rd party equipment. And I am very happyto use many of 3rd party products with 5D.1DS, due to the its form, has major difficulty with some of affordable 3rd party tool, mostnotably bellows system.7. Weight is considerably less compared to the 1DS series and it is still full sensor size camera.
8. DOF of full size sensor camera thus great Bokeh can be archived if used with great lens.9. Ability to shoot AdobeRGB color space RAW format10. Fairly easy to find additional equipment at the local camera store, when you are on the road(I thinkthat is very important)There are some disadvantage for this camera1. It is 12.8M pixel despite the fact it is full sensor (or Leica format) size and it is 4M pixelsmaller than 1DS MKII. And there are few occasion, it will not be enough for the givenassignment(You really need to consider type of work you do)2. It does have lower burst rate compared to 1D MKII or 20/30D that is not exactly ideal for theperformance art, sports events, or outdoor bird photography.Due to that fact, I normally bring my 20D with me, so if I need decent burst rate, I will rely uponmy 20D instead.3.It is not weather sealed, thus, you really cannot take it out when weather is not exactly idealwithout shortening cameras life. So, it is not ideal camera for field photographer who shoot atchallenging environment.4. It is still expensive for the amateur and, it is still expensive for the professional photographerwith rather low fee structure.5. 9 point sensor is more than enough for the most of people. It is however, not for the some ofprofessional who requires quick focus and shoot. It is bit frustrating to work with its AF, if youare used to with 45 point sensor of 1D/1DS series.73 of 73 people found the following review helpful.Should be 4 and half starsBy adovelikeboyThe 5D is worth it, and then some. Id buy it again in a heartbeat. Visually it performs better thananything else Ive seen. Im 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 openalmost all the time because I dislike flash. Youll find me indoors in the dark Seattle winter withthe aperture wide and the ISO cranked to 800. The low noise/high resolution sensor is perfect forthis. It out performs my 30D by a huge margin under such conditions.Build quality? Theres 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 Ive seenany vignetting is when shooting - CORRECTION - when shooting with a too cheap HoyaPolarizer attached. [ORIGINAL TEXT - when shooting at 24mm under bright sunlight; f4.0 tof8; I see some light roll-off in the corners as noted by M.Ryley, but none of the softness that hementions]This phenomenon is simply not there at all with longer focal lengths.As for speed - maybe I have faster CF cards since I bought them recently, but this hasnt been anissue for me at all. However, I do prefer to use my faster 30D for sporting events where speed isof the essence.Im a semi-pro; Ive been taking picture for over 20 years. I asked 5 full time professionals and afew gifted amateurs to recommend a camera before I made this purchase. Every one of themrecommended the 5D - citing image quality. It gives probably three-quarters of the performanceof the 1D at only one third of the price.I recommend this camera.See all 139 customer reviews...My Associates Store | Shopping Cart Browse by CategoryPatio Furniture SetsCamera & Photo Similar ItemsCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard...Too low to displayCanon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium T...Too low to displaySanDisk 16GB ULTRA CF Memory Car...$39.99
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