Canon EOS 5D Specifications

SpecificationsCanon EOS 5D
Year Introduced2005
Total Pixels13.3
Sensor Size35.8 x 23.9mm
Pixel Dimensions4368 x 2912
Pixel Size8.20µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/13.2
Sensor StabilizationN
Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses)
Image ProcessorDIGIC II
TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Points9-point AF (plus 6 Assist AF points)
Working RangeEV -0.5 - 18 (at 20°C & ISO 100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Servo
AI Focus
Point SelectionAutomatic selection, Manual selection
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering: (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 - 20 (at 20°C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 3200
Shutter Speed30 - 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registered
CoverageApprox. 96%
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x
EyepointApprox. 20mm
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level, partial metering circle, exposure warning
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation
Image information: White balance correction, maximum burst (2 digit display), CF card information
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
Type2.5" TFT, approx. 230k dots
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of five levels
Display Options(1) Camera settings
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/A
ModesE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
Exposure Compensation+/-2 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / Yes
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support.
External Flash Control
Shooting ModesAuto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom
Picture StylesStandard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image ProcessingLong exposure noise reduction
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (10s)
Continuous Shooting3fps (speed maintained for up to 60 images (JPEG)/17 images (RAW))
Shutter Lag75ms
Viewfinder Blackout145ms
Live View  
Display OptionsN/A
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW (12bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Image SizeJPEG: (L) 4368x2912, (M) 3168x2112, (S) 2496x1664
RAW: (RAW) 4368x2912
Movie TypeN/A
Movie SizeN/A
Movie LengthN/A
Other Information  
Wireless Features
Custom Functions21 Custom Functions with 57 settings
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes
Water & Dust Resistance
Sound MemoNo
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
Other InterfaceVideo output (PAL/ NTSC)
Memory TypeCompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511/BP-511A or BP-512/BP-514 (BP-511A battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. 800 (at 20°C)
Approx. 400 (at 0°C)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, Compact power adapter CA-PS400, Battery charger CB-5L, Battery charger CG-570, Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy/Plastic
Shutter Durability Rating100,000
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches6.0 x 4.4 x 3.0 (152 x 113 x 75)
CIPA Weight32.0 oz (906g)
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Ee, Angle Finder C
Wireless File TransmitterWireless File Transmitter WFT-E1
Compatible LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Battery Grip BG-E4  Buy ►
RemoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5
OtherOriginal Data Security Kit OSK-E4
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