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Canon EOS 5D Black 12.8 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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  • CMOS 12.8 MP
  • 2.5" 230K LCD
  • Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200
  • Canon EF Mount

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The Canon EOS-5D is unlike any other offering in its class, with a full-frame, 12.8 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a relatively compact body. For quite awhile, photographers have looked forward to a camera body with a full-frame sensor which would make the complete transition of 35mm photography to the digital format. Well, here it is!

Sized and featured between the EOS-20D and EOS-1Ds Mk II, the EOS 5D is a fantastic tool capable of producing outstanding results. Meant primarily for professionals and advanced amateurs, you can get the most out of this versatile camera with a solid knowledge of the features of the available lenses. The range of automatic “Picture Styles” achieves results like changing film stock, and the range of in-camera image parameters is more than impressive.

The camera’s buffer alone holds 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW images in a burst, before resorting to the (not included) memory card. The image stabilizer and DIGIC II image processor provide you with the clearest pictures you can take! With its wide-angle capabilities, 2.5 inch LCD and magnesium-alloy body, the 5D is the perfect addition to the Digital EOS line

  • newegg 12.8 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor The EOS 5D's full-frame CMOS sensor records12.8 megapixels (4,368 x 2,912), the same size as a 35mm image on a traditional camera. The Canon in-house designed CMOS sensor produces smooth, high-resolution images. Two automatic noise reduction features maximize the EOS 5D's on-chip noise reduction effectiveness.
  • newegg DIGIC II Image Processor The EOS 5D's new 12.8 Megapixel CMOS sensor is driven by the revolutionary DIGIC II Image Processor for unprecedented performance and image quality. The DIGIC II Image Processor captures up to 3 frames-per-second for up to 60 JPEG or 17 RAW images in a burst.
  • newegg Large 2.5 inch LCD Monitor The EOS 5D provides instant feedback to save you time when reviewing images. The new 230K pixel 2.5 inch LCD provides more information and far greater viewing angles (170°) than many other conventional units. The full-featured shot information screen displays the AF frames in use with an RGB histogram feature.
  • newegg Advanced 9-point AF 9 different AF points and 6 Supplemental points around the central AF greatly enhance focus accuracy when tracking a moving subject. This feature is perfect for sports photographers and anyone who needs to keep focus on an unpredictable subject.
  • newegg PictBridge Support The EOS 5D makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your EOS 5D to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings, and press the Direct Print button to start printing.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface The EOS 5D supports the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard for the highest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 compatible computer.

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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
1.41" x 0.94" / 35.8 x 23.9mm
Gross Pixels
Approx. 13.3 megapixels
Effective Pixels
12.8 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Image Processor
4368 x 2912

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Manual (Custom, Color Temperature)


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism
Approx. 96% horizontally and vertically (coverage against JPEG Large)
0.71x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, spot metering circle, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 550EX, 430EX, MR-14EX, or MT-24EX, pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)

LCD Monitor

2.5" 230K
LCD Coverage
100% for JPEG images
Brightness Adjustment
5 levels provided


Focus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor
Focusing Modes
Autofocus, (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF)), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Points
9 AF points (plus 6 invisible Supplemental AF points)
AF-assist Beam
Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite
Focusing Point Selection
Manual selection, Automatic selection


Exposure Control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Full Auto, E-TTL II autoflash program AE, Manual exposure
Metering System
Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (link to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
ISO Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button


Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
10 sec. delay
Remote Control Support
Remote control with N3 type terminal

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, Continuous (approx. 3 fps), Self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 3 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording quality settings)
Maximum Burst
JPEG: Approx. 60 frames (JPEG/Large)
RAW: Approx. 17 frames
RAW+JPEG: Approx. 12 frames


Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Auto play, Auto play right after shooting, Rotated, Jump
21 Custom Functions with 57 settings

Recording System

File Format
JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. Backup image recording enabled (Same image recordable on CF card standards)
Image Type
Color Space
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB


Compatible Lenses
1.41 x 0.94 in./35.8 x 23.9mm
Lens Mount
Canon EF Mount



Power Source

Battery Pack BP-511A

Dimensions & Weight

6.0" x 4.4" x 3.0"/152 x 113 x 75mm
28.6 oz./810g (Body only. Battery: 2.9 oz./82g)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by's Replacement Only Return Policy.
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