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THE CANON EOS 5D
CAMERA:
THE WORLD'S FIRST
PREMIUM DSLR

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    WHITE PAPER THE CANON EOS 5D CAMERA: THE WORLD’S FIRST PREMIUM DSLR...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Enhanced PictBridge Functions Interfaces SPECIFICATIONS CONCLUSION Contents ©2005 by Canon U.S.A., Inc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpts from this material may be quoted in published product reviews and articles. For further information, please contact Canon U.S.A., Inc. Public Relations Dept., (516) 328-5000.

  • Page 3: Overview

    I. OVERVIEW In the Canon DSLR lineup, the gap between the EOS 20D camera, at about $1,500, and the new EOS-1D Mark II camera, at about $4,000, represents an irresistible marketing and engineering opportunity. Of course, many combinations of size, performance, ruggedness and complexity are possible, especially for Canon.

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    At an estimated selling price of $3,299 , the Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR has actually invented a new category: the mid-price, high-end DSLR or, as Canon prefers to say, the first Premium DSLR camera. Actual selling price will be set by dealers and may vary.

  • Page 5: Summary Of New And Improved Features

    IMPROVED FEATURES • World’s smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR (as of August 2005) • Full-size 12.8 megapixel Canon-designed and -manufactured CMOS image sensor with large 8.2µm square pixels for ultra-fine detail and high image quality • Incredible value at an...

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    • Compatible with wireless/wired LAN image transmission via optional WFT-E1/E1A • Original image verification system with optional DVK-E2 • Sculpted Canon logo, electroplated “EOS 5D” badge and higher density matte finish for quality look and feel • Optional battery grip, BG-E4, accepts up to 2 battery packs (BP-511A/511/512/514)

  • Page 7: Performance And Reliability

    The result is very high resolution and exceptionally low image noise, on the same level III. PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY RELIABILITY The heart of the Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR is its extraordinary new, Canon-designed and –manufactured, full-frame, single-plate 12.8 megapixel sensor. This is enough resolution...

  • Page 8: Sophisticated New Af System

    as the EOS-1D Mark II camera. Seen in its totality, this is groundbreaking performance: top-of-the-mark image quality in a beautifully balanced package for thousands less than ever before. Sophisticated The EOS 5D camera has a new 9-point AF unit New AF System with six Supplemental AF points, a new AF algorithm and new AF circuitry.

  • Page 9: Highly Durable New High-speed Shutter

    previous cameras, focusing starts from the center AF point. If it cannot track the subject, the other AF points will help. The Supplemental AF points enhance subject tracking performance and enable a smoother transition from the center AF point to adjacent AF points.

  • Page 10: Design And Construction

    100,000-cycle life this unit enjoys. This is a level of durability expected in a professional camera. For example, based on Canon’s test standards, the EOS-1D Mark II and – 1Ds Mark II cameras are rated at 200,000 shots; the EOS-1v model is rated at 150,000 shots and the EOS-1n camera is rated at 100,000.

  • Page 11: Power Sources

    5 years. An accessory AC Adapter Kit, the ACK-E2, is also available. E-TTL II Autoflash The EOS 5D camera features Canon’s sophisticated E-TTL II flash control system that incorporates improved flash exposure control, lens focusing distance data and flash color temperature information.

  • Page 12: Controls And Display

    IV. CONTROLS AND DISPLAY High Performance The EOS 5D camera has a 2.5 inch LCD Screen polysilicon TFT LCD screen with approximately 230,000 pixels. It has an exceptionally wide viewing angle of 170 degrees, and the display area is double that of the EOS 20D’s 1.8 inch screen.

  • Page 13: New Picture Style

    Also, some thought that their images looked soft because they did not recognize that Canon’s default setting for EOS-1 class DSLRs deliberately applies no sharpening. Picture Style makes it simple for users to get optimum image quality by making a selection, which is more or less like selecting a particular film type in the past on the basis of color characteristics, contrast and sharpness.

  • Page 14: New Automatic And Intelligent Noise Reduction Function

    Saturation are set to obtain vivid colors. The Portrait Style has Color Tone and Saturation set to obtain natural skin tones. Sharpness, one step weaker than in Standard, is kinder to skin. With the Landscape Style, Color Tone and Saturation are set to achieve deep, vivid blues and greens for skies and foliage.

  • Page 15: Ultra-precise White Balance

    as 999EOS5D. Any folder can be selected for saved images, except during playback. Up to 9999 images can be saved in a folder, as opposed to 100 in the EOS 20D camera. Folders are created automatically if the file number reaches 9999 or if the CF card does not have a Design rule for Camera File-system compliant (DCIM) folder.

  • Page 16: Image Recording, Processing And Protection

    metering sensor zone areas. Evaluative (set automatically in the Full Auto mode), partial, spot (updated for each shot during continuous shooting) and centerweighted average metering modes are provided. Partial metering reads approximately 8% of the viewfinder area at the center, and spot metering reads approximately 3.5% of the viewfinder area.

  • Page 17: Image Playback

    Small (4.2 megapixels, Fine/low compression or Normal/high compression). RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording is enabled in all JPEG recording modes so each of these six choices can be combined with RAW, creating a total of thirteen image recording quality possibilities. The RAW and JPEG images are saved as separate files on the CF card. With the menu’s [Protect] function, a single image can be protected or unprotected.

  • Page 18: Menus

    is enabled by choosing C.Fn-18-1, shooting priority, and pressing the Direct Print button and the Magnify/Reduce button simultaneously. Menus The EOS 5D Digital SLR has three menus: Shooting, Playback and Setup. They are color coded red, blue and yellow, respectively. The Shooting menu offers control of recording quality, Beep on/off, Shoot without CF card on/off, Auto Exposure Bracketing, White Balance shift and bracket, Custom White Balance, Color Temperature, Color Space and Picture Style.

  • Page 19: Software Package, Compatibility And Support

    Enhanced PictBridge New “Contact” Printing Functions When used in conjunction with PictBridge compatible third-party printers, Canon cameras can print directly without a computer. Now, the collaboration between Canon PIXMA photo printers and Canon cameras has been extended so that, beginning with Canon’s exceptional...

  • Page 20: Interfaces

    Three new paper sizes have been added: 4" x 8", 8" x 10" and 10" x 12". An extended selection of new paper sizes and types is scheduled to be available for Canon PIXMA Photo Printers announced in the second half of 2005.

  • Page 21: Specifications

    Type: Digital AF/AE SLR Recording Media: CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I and II Sensor Size: 1.41 x 0.94 in./35.8 x 23.9mm Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) Lens Mount: Canon EF mount IMAGING ELEMENT Type: High-sensitivity, High-resolution, Single-plate, CMOS Sensor Effective Pixels: Approx.

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    VIEWFINDER Type: Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism Coverage: Approx. 96% horizontally and vertically (coverage against JPEG Large) Magnification: 0.71x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) Eyepoint: 20mm Built-in Dioptric Adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter Focusing Screen: Interchargeable (3 types), Standard focusing screen: Ee-A Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens) Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (transmittance: reflectance ratio of 40:60)

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    SHUTTER Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically- controlled Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec. Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release Self-Timer: 10 sec. or 2 sec. delay Remote Control: Remote control with N3 type terminal FLASH EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite PC Terminal: Provided...

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    Working Temperature Range: 32–104°F/0–40°C Working Humidity: 85% or less • All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing and measuring standards. Shooting Capacity data complies with CIPA standard. • The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 25: Conclusion

    Actual selling price will be set by dealers and may vary. Contents ©2005 by Canon U.S.A., Inc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpts from this material may be quoted in published product reviews and articles. For further information, please contact Canon U.S.A., Inc. Public Relations Dept., (516) 328-5000.

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