Canon EOS 5D

EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras

EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

One sensitive eye deserves another.

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.

Benefits

  • 12.8 MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • 3 fps 60 JPEG image burst
  • 9-point AF with 6 Assist AF points
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Picture Style image processing
  • DIGIC II
  • Records RAW/JPEG images
  • Digital Photo Professional software
  • Compact magnesium alloy body
  • Connectivity options

Detailed Features

Full frame

With no cropping or magnification effect, the EOS 5D's 12.8 MP full frame CMOS sensor (35.8 x 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.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.8M
Total Pixels Approx. 13.3M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built in/Fixed
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II
Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S lenses)
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 9-point AF (plus 6 Assist AF points)
AF Working Range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)
AF Modes One Shot
AI Servo
AI Focus
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection.
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
Predictive AF Yes, up to 8m ¹
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering: (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 3200
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30 - 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

VIEWFINDER

Type Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 96%
Magnification Approx. 0.71x ¹
Eyepoint Approx. 20mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 (1/m) (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Ee-A
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level, partial metering circle, exposure warning
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation
Image information: White balance correction, maximum burst (2 digit display), CF card information
Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece Shutter on strap

LCD MONITOR

Type 2.5" TFT, approx. 230k dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx 170°
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of five levels
Display Options (1) Camera settings
Modes E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync 1/200sec
Flash Exposure Compensation  +/-2 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC Terminal Yes/ Yes
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support.

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Long exposure noise reduction
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (10s)
Continuous Shooting 3fps (speed maintained for up to 60 images (JPEG)/17 images (RAW)) ¹

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (12bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible.
Image Size JPEG: (L) 4368x2912, (M) 3168x2112, (S) 2496x1664
RAW: (RAW) 4368x2912
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions 21 Custom Functions with 57 settings
LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information
(2) Single image
(3) 9 image index
(4) Magnified view
Slide Show Autoplay: All images, repeat
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes (Shooting information display only)
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, Unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Data Verification Original image verification data can be appended to the image (OSK-E3 required for verification)
Menu Categories (1) Shooting Menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
Menu Languages 15 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Type CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)¹

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP
OS X v10.2 to v10.5

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511/BP-511A or BP-512/BP-514 (BP-511A battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings
Battery Life Approx. 800 (at 20°C)¹
Approx. 400 (at 0°C)
Battery Indicator 4 levels
Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, Compact power adapter CA-PS400, Battery charger CB-5L, Battery charger CG-570, Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials Magnesium Alloy/Plastic
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 152 x 113 x 75
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 810g

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Ee, Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1
Lenses All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR‑14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E4
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5
Other Original Data Security Kit OSK-E4
Magnification ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1(1/m) dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style.
Type ¹ Compatible with large memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB and more (camera may require firmware update).
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
Predictive AF ¹ with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
  • *Recommended Exposure Index
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.