Summary Canon 5D

Prices Price
Body only
$2,000
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
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

Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
1,368 ISO
Color depth Good color depth Help
22.9 bits
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,999.99
Weight Light Help
895 g
Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
71.0
Size Quite small Help
Professional size (152×113×75 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
3"

Cons

The Canon 5D vs other recent DSLRs

Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.1 EV
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Announced Old Help
August 2005
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

The Canon 5D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.5"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.7 MP
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
96%

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