Before you cry sticker shock, consider this: The 5D's 12.8-megapixel sensor puts it among the very best digital SLRs available, and last year a comparable resolution would have set you back twice as much. Unlike most D-SLRs, the 5D sports a full-frame sensor that's the same size as traditional film. The result is noticeably sharper imageswe made 11-by-17-inch prints that looked better than anything from filmand the ability to use wide-angle lenses at their original focal length. www.usa.canon.comBonus: The extra-large sensor creates a big, clear image for crisp, saturated printing.Bummer: Beginners bewareadvanced controls are designed for advanced digital photographers.
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