Canon EOS 5D Review
Top of camera controls (left) - Exposure Mode Dial
Situated on the top of the camera on the left hand side is the exposure mode dial. Note that compared to the EOS 20D this has been simplified considerably and now only features fully automatic, 'creative' modes, Bulb and the new Camera user setting mode.
|Fully Automatic Exposure
Camera has complete control over exposure, essentially point-and-shoot operation. In this mode ISO sensitivity is set to 'Auto', White balance is 'Auto' and AF mode 'AI Focus'. You can only select self-timer.
Program Auto Exposure (Flexible)
Shutter Priority Auto Exposure
Aperture Priority Auto Exposure
|Full Manual Exposure
In this mode you select the aperture and the shutter speed from any combination of the above. Top dial selects shutter speed, rear dial selects aperture. Half-press the shutter release and the meter on the viewfinder status bar and top LCD will reflect the exposure level compared to the calculated ideal exposure, if it's outside of +/- 2EV the indicator bar will blink either + or -.
|Camera user setting
This mode dial position is essentially a 'user memory', from any of the P, Tv, Av, M or B modes you can select the 'Register camera settings' option from the menu to preset this mode. Virtually all settings (including custom functions) are then memorized and can be recalled by switching to this mode.
Top of camera controls (right)
Top of the camera on the right side is the status panel LCD, directly above this are four buttons (LCD panel backlight, AF/WB, Drive/ISO, Metering/Flash compen.) In front of these buttons is the main dial and shutter release button. Settings buttons are press once, turn a dial to change setting value and then half-press the shutter release to return to shooting mode (or press another button).
The table below shows the relationship between each of the settings buttons and the parameters changed by either turning the main dial (top) or quick control dial (rear).
||Quick Control Dial
Auto Focus Mode
|White Balance Mode
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 sample)
Kelvin temperature (2800 - 10000 K)
Self-Timer delay is by default 10 seconds, however if you use mirror lockup (C.Fn 12) the delay is reduced to 2 seconds.
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (C.Fn 6)
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