Canon EOS 5D Review

Overall Score

53

Main Features

  • 13 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 152 x 113 x 75 mm, 895g.
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  • Replaced by: EOS 5D Mark II

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Canon EOS 5D Overview


First introduced in November, 2005, Canon EOS 5D is a 13 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Canon replaced EOS 5D with Canon 5D MII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 5D with Canon 5D MII


Canon 5D comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.8 x 23.8 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 42.99 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 5D ~ 4415 x 2943 pixels.

Canon 5D has Crop Factor: 1.01

The sensor has a surface area of 852.0 mm².

There are approximate 12,993,345 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 5D Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 2016 30MP 100 - 25600 890g 151 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5DS Canon 5DS 2015 51MP 100 - 6400 930g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon 5DS R 2015 51MP 100 - 6400 930g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 2012 22MP 100 - 25600 950g 152 x 116 x 76mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D MII 2009 21MP 100 - 6400 850g 152 x 114 x 75mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 5D


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 5D with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
RAW Support
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Low Battery Life: 400 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 895g
Type Scores

Canon EOS 5D has an Overall Score of 53/100 and ranked #135 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #462 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 5D Scores
Imaging score
61
Features score
39
Value for money score
63
Portability score
66
Overall score
53
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 5D


Canon EOS 5D weighs 895g and has external dimensions of 152 x 113 x 75mm (5.98 x 4.45 x 2.95"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Canon 5D is 112 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon 5D is more by 11mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 5D
895g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 5D
75mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 5D with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 5D

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 5D Dimensions EOS 5D
Canon EOS 7D Canon 7D 860 g 895 g 148 x 111 x 74 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D MII 850 g 895 g 152 x 114 x 75 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 700D Canon 700D 580 g 895 g 133 x 100 x 79 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 60D Canon 60D 755 g 895 g 145 x 106 x 79 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 895 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 895 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 6D Canon 6D 770 g 895 g 145 x 111 x 71 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Canon EOS 550D Canon 550D 530 g 895 g 129 x 98 x 62 mm 152 x 113 x 75 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 5D


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 5D
Announced November, 2005
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes External
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.8 x 23.8 mm
Sensor Area 852.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 13 MP
Max Image Resolution 4368 x 2912
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP-511A
Physical
Weight 895 g
Physical Dimensions 152 x 113 x 75 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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