Canon EOS 5D

Announced Aug 22, 2005 •
13 megapixels | 2.5 screen | Full frame sensor
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 4368 x 2912
Other resolutions 3168 x 2112, 2496 x 1664
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 13 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic II
ISO 100 - 1600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 3200 as option
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 3200
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
Live view No
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 96%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe & sync)
Flash modes External
Continuous drive 3.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage included None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote control Yes (N3 connector)
Environmentally sealed Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion BP-511A rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 400
Weight (inc. batteries) 895 g (1.97 lb / 31.57 oz)
Dimensions 152 x 113 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.45 x 2.95)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by cable and PC)
GPS None
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