About Canon 5D Mark 1
The Canon EOS 5D Mark 1 made professional photography affordable to all. Previously, before the EOS 5D's arrival in 2005, those seeking a full-frame digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera could expect to pay many thousands more.
The EOS has a 12.8 megapixel full frame, CompactFlash and an 800 shot battery rating. Its shutter operates at up to 1/8000 a second, giving three frames per second, and the flash comes in at 1/200 of a second.
This high-standard camera comes with a range of pre-packaged software, including Canon's own photo-editing software, Digital Photo Professional. It's designed for Windows and Mac but can be run on Linux as well. Updates to the software are available from the Canon website.
Other software includes Picture Style Editor, PhotoStitch and EOS Utility, which allows for easy transfer from the camera to a computer.
The EOS 5D is an affordable professional-type compact SLR that?s light enough (810 grams) that you can take with you anywhere and get the most spectacular photographs, especially of vibrant landscapes but also when taking portrait shots.
Canon followed up on the EOS 5D Mark 1 with the Mark 2, which was announced in 2008, and the 5D Mark 3, which arrived in 2012. Both of these models have almost double the amount of full-frame megapixels as the EOS 5D 1, at 21.1 and 22.3 respectively.
Both of the later models also have high-definition video recording whereas the original in this series has none. Battery life has been slightly improved in the newer models, as well as the shutter rating.