Canon EOS 5D - Digital Cameras: Reviews
(Mark Wiens)

Canon EOS 5D – Digital Cameras: Reviews

Canon EOS 5D - Digital Cameras: Reviews
Kevin Arnold

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.

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 images—we made 11-by-17-inch prints that looked better than anything from film—and the ability to use wide-angle lenses at their original focal length.

Bonus: The extra-large sensor creates a big, clear image for crisp, saturated printing.

Bummer: Beginners beware—advanced controls are designed for advanced digital photographers.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Mark Wiens