But you can actually get a canon 5d Mark 1 for around £1000 or sometimes a bit cheaper (check here Canon EOS 5D 12.8 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)), but is it worth it?
Is the full frame 12mp 5 year old Canon camera worth forking out a grand when you can now get a Canon 60D or Nikon D7000 which have many more features and better iso abilities and video!
More insight after the break
Firstly here are two links
the canon 5D and the canon 7D (full frame and cropped frame respectively)
I know which one I would choose!
Canon 7D straight away! if you didn't guess.
There really are not that many video reviews of this camera on line. It came out in 2005 probably this is before many bloggers started using youtube. And it is much easier to youtube about a camera that can do video as well as photo.
Anyway. This camera is now getting to the realms of cheep in comparison to other full frame cameras. But it is pretty dated at the same time.
If you really want a full frame camera and you have full frame glass and you are on a budget then go for this. here is a pro and con list
- Price (second hand it is going for $899) or £999
- its full frame
- with good glass it produces sharp vibrant punchy images
- well built
- Noise at its different iso's is not too bad
- makes your wide angle wide again
- its only 12mp (compared to its brother (mark 2) thats not much
- iso is limited to 1600 then a Hi level
- its fps is only 3 a second
- at that speed it can only take in 13 raw then it slows down
- it has no built in flash
- And with that no Built in auto focus assist lamp
- The Dynamic range of the images barely drops when going to max iso
- Dynamic range is around 7-8ev
- full frame really brings up the lenses faults such as distortion and vignetting
What would i use it for?
- Deffo for landscape
- product shots (as it is nice and sharp)
- flash portraits (where i can keep the iso low)
- creative images where vignetting is not an issue
- Fashion, beauty, family etc all fine
- Getting the most out of my wide angle lenses
What i would not use it for
- weddings (nowadays, much better to get a more modern camera with higher iso abilities)
- video (obviuosly)