Canon EOS 5D specifications 

List price
(body only)
US: $3,299 [check/order]
EU: €3,699 (inc VAT)
UK: £2,539 (inc VAT)
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor • 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor *
• Full 35 mm size frame *
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 13.3 million total pixels *
• 12.8 million effective pixels *
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor DIGIC II
Image sizes • 4368 x 2912 (L; 12.7 MP) *
• 3168 x 2112 (M; 6.7 MP) *
• 2496 x 1664 (S; 4.2 MP) *
File formats

• RAW (.CR2; 12-bit)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine / Normal
• RAW + JPEG (separate files)

File sizes • RAW: approx. 12.9 MB
• Large / Fine: approx. 4.6 MB
• Large / Normal: approx. 2.3 MB
• Medium / Fine: approx. 2.7 MB
• Medium / Normal: approx. 1.4 MB
• Small / Fine: approx. 2.0 MB
• Small / Normal: approx. 1.0 MB
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Lenses • Canon EF lens mount (does not support EF-S lenses) *
• No field of view crop (1.0x) *
Focusing • 9-point TTL
• 6 "Invisible Assist AF points" *
• CMOS sensor
• AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100) *
Focus modes • AI Focus AF
• One shot AF
• AI Servo AF
• Manual focus
AF point selection • Auto
• Manual
• Home position
AF assist No *
Metering • TTL 35 zone SPC
• Metering range: 1.0 to 20 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes

• Evaluative 35 zone
• Partial (8% at center*)
• Spot metering (3.5% at center) *
• Center-weighted average
• Metering range: 1 - 20 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100)

AE lock • Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
• Manual: AE lock button
AE bracketing • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure compen. • +/-2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity *

• Auto (ISO 100 - 400)
• ISO 50 (Enhanced L) *
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200 (Enhanced H)

Shutter • Focal-plane shutter
• 30 - 1/8000 sec
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec *
• Bulb
Aperture values • F1.0 - F91
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance • Auto (3000 - 7000 K)
• Daylight (5200 K)
• Shade (7000 K)
• Cloudy (6000 K)
• Tungsten (3200 K)
• Fluorescent (4000 K)
• Flash (6000 K)
• Custom (2000 - 10000 K)
• Kelvin (2800 - 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketing • +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• blue/amber or magenta/green bias
WB shift • Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Picture style * • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters * • Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Viewfinder • Eye-level pentaprism
• 96% frame coverage *
• Magnification: 0.71x *
• Eyepoint: 20 mm
• Dioptric adjustment: -3 to +1 diopter
• Precision matte screen Ee-A (removable *)
Viewfinder info • AF points
• Focus confirmation light
• Shutter speed
• Aperture
• Manual exposure
• AE Lock
• Exposure compensation amount
• AEB level
• Spot metering circle
• Flash ready
• Red-eye reduction lamp on
• High-speed sync
• FE Lock
• Flash compensation amount
• Warnings
• Maximum burst for continuous shooting
• Buffer space
LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT LCD *
• 230,000 pixels *
• 5 brightness levels
• 10x zoom playback
Shutter release • Soft touch *
Record review • Off
• On (histogram via INFO button)
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Histogram • Luminance
• RGB *
Flash • No built-in flash unit *
• E-TTL II auto flash / metered manual
• Flash compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec *
• Hot-shoe & PC Terminal
Shooting modes *

• Auto
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Custom

Drive modes • Single
• Continuous: 3 fps up to 60 JPEG / 17 RAW frames *
• Self-timer: 10 sec (3 sec with mirror lock-up)
Burst buffer • RAW+JPEG: 12 frames
• RAW: 17 frames
• Large/Fine JPEG: 60 frames
• Large/Normal JPEG: 150 frames
• Medium/Fine JPEG: 120 frames
• Medium/Normal JPEG: Unlimited
• Small/Fine JPEG: 200 frames
• Small/Normal JPEG: Unlimited
Direct printing • Canon Compact Photo Printers
• Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Orientation sensor Yes
Auto rotation • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image with info (inc. histogram)
• Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 9 image index
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10 or 100 images, by date, by folder *)
Custom functions 21 custom functions with 57 settings *
Menu languages • English
• German
• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Finnish
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Simplified Chinese
• Japanese
• Traditional Chinese
• Korean
• Russian
Firmware User upgradable
Portrait grip Via BG-E4 battery grip (optional) *
Wireless Via WFT-E1 (optional)
Connectivity

• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Video out
• N3 type wired remote control
• PC Sync flash terminal

Storage • Compact Flash Type I or II
• Microdrive supported
• Support for cards over 2 GB (FAT32)
• No CF card supplied
Power • Lithium-Ion BP-511A rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• Supports BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514
• CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
• Optional AC adapter
Dimensions 152 x 113 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.4 x 2.9 in) *
Weight (no batt) 810 g (1.8 lb) *
Weight (inc. batt) 895 g (2.0 lb) *

* New or changed compared to the EOS 20D