Canon EOS 5D

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • Full format
  • 35.8 x 23.9 mm
  • 13 megapixels
  • 4368;2912 px
  • Canon EF
  • Phase Detect;Multi-area;Selective single-point;Single;Continuous
  • 2.5 in
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Canon EOS 5D Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatFull frame
Sensor size35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor photo detectors13 Mpx
Effective pixels13 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution4368, 2912
Other resolutions3168x2112, 2496x1664
ProcessorDIGIC II


ISO minimum50
ISO maximum3200
Boosted ISO minimum50
Boosted ISO maximum3200
Maximum image resolution4368, 2912
White balance presets6
White balance modesAuto, Cloudy, Custom, Fluorescent, Shade
Custom white balance
Photo effectsNeutral
Image stabilizer
Image stabilization type
Supported aspect ratios16:9
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported image file formatsJPEG, RAW
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountCanon EF
Optical zoom10 x
Digital zoom0.71 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Focus adjustmentAuto
Focal length multiplier
AutofocusSelective, Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Manual focus
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Number of focus points9
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)15
Image stabiliserLens based only
Filter diameter3.03 in
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFixed
Screen technologyLCD
Screen size2.50 in
Screen dots230000
Touch screen
Field of view100 %
Live view
Viewfinder coverage96 %
Viewfinder magnification0.71 x
Separate info display

Photography features

Camera shutter typeElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus2
Exposure compensation minus-2
Expousure compensation steps1/2, 1/3
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2
Self-timer delay2, 10
AE frames3
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/200s
External flash connectionHot shoe, PC terminal
Built-in flash
Flash metering system
External flash
Continuous drive3.0 fps
Scene modes
Portrait, Landscape
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Flash modesRedeye Reduction
Manual settings
Self-timer options10, 2
Speed (JPEG)3 fps
Speed (RAW)3 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 2.0±EV

Videography features

Recording resolutions320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
HD typeNot supported
Supported video file formatsH.264, MOV
Analog signal format systemNTSC, PAL
Camera playbackSingle image, Slide show
Motion JPEG frame rate30 fps
Video recording

Audio features

Voice recording
Built-in microphone


Body typeSLR
Body materialMagnesium, Plastic
Colour of productBlack, Black,Silver
Weight1.79 lb
Width5.98 in
Height2.95 in
Depth4.45 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Compatible memory cardsCF, MicroDrive
Storage typesCompact Flash Type I/II
Maximum memory card size2 GB


Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)400
Battery life (max)11 h
Battery technology
Number of batteries supported1


USB version2.0
HDMI ports quantity1
DC-in jack
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording
Energy Star certified

Canon EOS 5D Online reviews

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