Canon EOS 5D 12.8 MP Digital SLR Camera is one the smallest, lightest, full-frame digital SLR available in the market. With 12.8 megapixels of Canon CMOS resolution, the 5D offers excellent image quality at a great price. The EOS 5D has a full range of photographic controls and custom functions that expect as a canon’s customer. The larger surface area of a full-frame sensor also allows the 5D to deliver low noise results at high sensitivities. Designed for serious enthusiasts and professionals, the camera is the perfect option for someone who wants to experiment with a different aspect of photography.
12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels that look great printed up to A3. The 5D can take any EF-mount lens, and thanks to its full-frame sensor, their effective focal length remains unchanged. composition and focusing are performed using the EOS-5D’s optical viewfinder alone, although the full-frame sensor means there’s a proportionally larger view. The DIGIC 2 processor is able to process a large amount of data in a short time. In combination with the huge internal memory, it’s possible to write many large sized files very quickly onto the memory card. Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst.
Build quality and ergonomics are excellent. New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees. The frame seen through the viewfinder is much larger. The camera’s viewfinder covers approximately 96 percent of the actual image area. The camera also features a high-speed shutter to meet the demand of a full frame DSLR designed in the compact and light weighted body.
The ISO speed range varies from 100 to 1600 that is helpful in capturing a superb dynamic range and enabling tonal gradation with different lighting conditions. It is easier to compose the shot and see what’s in focus. Lenses work at their normal focal length, without a multiplier. Cropped-frame sensors effectively increase the minimum depth of field of a lens. It is much easier to create an image with selective focus using the 5D.
Amazing low noise performance. Excellent low light autofocus and fast overall autofocus. The RAW files respond really well to processing such as curves and fill light. The build quality and ergonomics are good. The Screen displays histograms and the viewfinder is bright and clear. The camera is of compact size and light weighted.
Low light autofocusing is not very good with the camera. The camera is not sealed for environmental factors. Controls are not intuitive and not easy to operate. The LCD also has dim color. The viewfinder doesn’t cover 100% of the area.
The Canon EOS 5D is a perfect photographic tool that is good for the enthusiast amateur or professional photographer. The beginner may struggle to adjust the setting until he knows much about the photography principles.