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Pro review bonus: Canon EOS 5D

Filling the niche between the 20D and the Mark II, the new Canon DSLR combines speed and performance in a compact camera.

By Ron Eggers

Canon’s new EOS 5D full-frame digital single lens reflex camera is in a class by itself. Positioned in the market between the 20D and the least expensive Mark II—what Canon calls the “premium DLSR market”—it’s suitable for a broad range of professional applications.

Priced just over $3,000, the 5D is less expensive than the lowest-priced Mark II, and holds its own against those models in speed and performance. The 5D is designed around a 13.3-megapixel effectively), with maximum resolution of 4,368x2,912 pixels. With 8.2-micron pixels, the 5D’s second-generation Canon CMOS chip is a significant redesign of the original, engineered for lower power consumption and less noise distortion, particularly in shadow detail.

Here you'll find three additional photos taken with the Canon EOS 5D, and links to download the full-size images to take a closer look.

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Download the full-size image ( 4.85MB). ©Ron Eggers

Exposure: 1/100 second at f/6.3
Exposure Bias Value: -0.67
Exposure Mode: Auto
Exposure Program: Normal
ISO Speed Rating: 640
Focal Length: 53mm
Flash: Did not fire, compulsory mode
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Manual


Download the full-size image ( 8.26MB). ©Ron Eggers

Exposure: 1/60 second at f/5
Exposure Bias Value: -0.67
Exposure Mode: Auto
Exposure Program: Normal
ISO Speed Rating: 160
Focal Length: 28mm
Flash: Did not fire, compulsory mode
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Manual


Download the full-size image (9.03MB). ©Ron Eggers

Exposure: 1/640 second at f/13
Exposure Bias Value: -0.67
Exposure Mode: Auto
Exposure Program: Normal
ISO Speed Rating: 800
Focal Length: 16mm
Flash: Did not fire, compulsory mode
Metering Mode: Partial
White Balance: Manual