Canon EOS 5D SLR Review

By Movable Type Admin




Click for Steve's Digicams Main Menu

Canon EOS 5D SLR



Bundled Software






Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

Included with the 5D is Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) program that offers users high-speed processing of RAW images. Rivaling and even surpassing features of expensive, stand-alone and plug-in RAW image processing programs, DPP streamlines professional photographers' workflow, providing time and labor saving options such as instantaneous RAW image adjustment display and support for .CR2 and RAW .TIF as well as Exif TIFF and JPEG formats.


Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

DPP is compatible with multiple color space settings including sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB as well as Color Management Settings using ICC profiles.


Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

Among the array of processing options provided by DPP are color channels, tone curves, exposure compensation, white balance, dynamic range, brightness, contrast, color saturation, ICC Profile embedding and assignment of monitor profiles. Another new feature sure to be embraced by DPP users is the program's ability to allow continuous editing while batches of previously adjusted RAW files are rendered and saved in the background.



Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

Among the numerous features DPP provides is the capability to save multiple adjustments to an image as a "recipe" that can be reloaded and used again or applied to other images. In comparison mode, original and edited images can be compared side by side or within a single split image.



Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

File save options are: Exif-TIFF 8bit, TIFF 16bit or Exif-JPEG with selectable image quality (scale of 1 to 10).







Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

CameraWindow supports the tethered download, configuration and operation of the 5D when connected to your computer via an USB cable.



Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

Images can be selectively downloaded, offering you a view of a shot's histogram and shooting data.



Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

CameraWindow can set the 5D's DPOF parameters, upload images to the camera, and modify camera settings.



Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

CameraWindow can modify the 5D's Picture Style settings and upload new Picture Styles when they are provided by Canon.



Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

CameraWindow invokes EOS Capture to perform remote shooting. Exposure parameters can be set and the shutter button "depressed" from your computer.








Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

Canon recommends use of the upgraded Zoom Browser software if you mainly shoot JPEG images. It provides scrollable thumbnail view to help you find images you want to process as well as a preview mode that display's shooting information.





Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

Double clicking on a thumbnail brings up an edit window, where you can correct red eye, adjust brightness/contrast, adjust sharpness and trim the image.





Canon EOS-5D Digital SLR

Edited images can be saved as JPEG, TIFF files, or BMP for use as wallpaper.







Continue on to
Steve's Conclusion


Return To Our
Reviews Menu








Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens + Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens + Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens + EN-EL15 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 64GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 52mm Wide Angle Lens + 52mm 2x Telephoto Lens + 52mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Mini HDMI Cable + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + Multi Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens + Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens + Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens + EN-EL15 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 64GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 52mm Wide Angle Lens + 52mm 2x Telephoto Lens + 52mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Mini HDMI Cable + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + Multi Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit $2,690.49
Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens + Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens + Two EN-EL15 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + Battery Grip + 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 67mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Mini HDMI Cable + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + External Flash + Multi Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens + Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens + Two EN-EL15 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + Battery Grip + 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 67mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Mini HDMI Cable + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + External Flash + Multi Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit $2,680.79
Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Body Bundle with EF 24-105mm L IS USM Lens + Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM Zoom Lens + Deluxe Camera Sling Backpack + High Speed 32GB Class 10 Memory Card + Deluxe Battery Grip + Commander LP-E6 Replacement Battery + Commander LC-E6 Rapid AC/DC Charger + 58 Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Body Bundle with EF 24-105mm L IS USM Lens + Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM Zoom Lens + Deluxe Camera Sling Backpack + High Speed 32GB Class 10 Memory Card + Deluxe Battery Grip + Commander LP-E6 Replacement Battery + Commander LC-E6 Rapid AC/DC Charger + 58" Steady Tripod + 2pcs High Definition UV Filters + Commander 58mm Filter Kit + Wireless Remote + .45x Super Wide Angle Auxiliary Lens + Professional Grip Strap + Commander Macro Close Up Lens Set + 72" Steady-Grip Monopod + TTL Dedicated Flash + High Speed Card Reader + 33rd Street Starter Kit $2,679.99
Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera (Body / Import) + Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens + EN-EL15 Replacement Li-on Battery  + 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 52mm Macro Close Up Kit + 52mm Wide Angle Lens + 52mm 2.2x Telephoto Lens + 52mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Full Size Tripod + External Flash + Digital Carrying Case + Mini HDMI Cable + SDHC Card USB Reader + 6pc Starter Kit  + Memory Card Wallet + Lens Cap Keeper + Bonus Nikon DVD! Bundle Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera (Body / Import) + Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens + EN-EL15 Replacement Li-on Battery  + 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 52mm Macro Close Up Kit + 52mm Wide Angle Lens + 52mm 2.2x Telephoto Lens + 52mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Full Size Tripod + External Flash + Digital Carrying Case + Mini HDMI Cable + SDHC Card USB Reader + 6pc Starter Kit  + Memory Card Wallet + Lens Cap Keeper + Bonus Nikon DVD! Bundle $2,670.79
Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens + Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens + Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens + EN-EL15 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 52mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Mini HDMI Cable + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + Multi Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens + Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Nikkor Zoom Lens + Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens + EN-EL15 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 52mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Mini HDMI Cable + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + Multi Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit $2,670.29
Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm IS II Lens and Canon EF 75-300mm III Lens + 16GB Green's Camera Package Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm IS II Lens and Canon EF 75-300mm III Lens + 16GB Green's Camera Package $1,349.00
Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver for Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver for Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera $390.00