Canon EOS 5D (Body Only) comparison

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Canon EOS 5D (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D (Body Only)
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Body Only)
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Nikon D7000 (Body Only)

Nikon D7000 (Body Only)
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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)
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Price $3,499 at 1 store $2,822 to $3,399 at 3 stores $649 at 1 store $568 to $1,346 at 13 stores $2,699 to $3,399 at 14 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 42 reviews 4.5 stars out of 11 reviews 4.0 stars out of 39 reviews 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date October 15, 2005 November 25, 2008 October 15, 2010 November 06, 2012 March 05, 2012
The Bottom Line A decent midrange digital SLR camera built around a superb sensor, the Canon EOS 5D delivers great images and the familiar 35mm-film-format shooting experience for a comparatively low (though still hefty) price. A great follow-up to the 5D and top-flight full-frame camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II delivers the fluid shooting experience and fine photos you expect from a professional model. An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date. The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. While it's not a no-brainer upgrade over the Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is worth the price premium if better performance and configurability matter to you.

Basic specs

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Flash Memory - CompactFlash Card
None
None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 6 in x 3 in x 4.4 in
6 in x 3 in x 4.5 in
5.2 in x 3 in x 4.1 in
5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
6 in x 3 in x 4.6 in
Lens System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
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Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 100-1600
ISO 50
ISO auto (100-400)
ISO 100-6400
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 50
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
ISO 100-25600
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
ISO 100-12800
ISO 102400
ISO 50
ISO 25600
ISO 51200
ISO auto (100-12800)
ISO 20000
ISO 16000
Video capture Info unavailable H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 1.8 lbs
1.8 lbs
1.5 lbs
17.8 oz
1.9 lbs
Product Type Digital camera - SLR
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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