Summary Canon 5D

Prices Price
Body only
$2,300
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 8
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 12.7 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.5"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

The Canon 5D vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism

The Canon 5D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Thickness Thin Help
3"

Cons

The Canon 5D vs other recent DSLRs

Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.1 EV
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
August 2005
Lowest price Expensive Help
$2,299.99
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Movie format No movies Help
None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (152×113×75 mm)
Weight Heavy Help
895 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

The Canon 5D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
1,368 ISO
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.9 bits
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.5"
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.7 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
71.0
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
96%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
1

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