Canon celebrated the 10th anniversary of its iconic EOS 5D series on 28th May 2015.
Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D was the first 35mm advanced amateur dSLR camera. It enabled a wider range of photographers to experience the impressive image quality of a full-frame CMOS sensor than ever before.
In November 2008, Canon launched the second-generation model in the series – the renowned EOS 5D Mark II, which revolutionised Full HD video capture for photographers, and facilitated the widespread adoption of DSLRs as a tool for capturing movies. Coupled with exceptional image quality and greater control over depth of field, it also allowed filmmakers to take advantage of Canon’s diverse interchangeable EF lens line-up spanning over 64 models at the time¹, enabling a wide spectrum of imaging possibilities.
In March 2012, Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark III, featuring significant improvements over its predecessors in still-image and video quality as well as enhanced AF precision and a faster maximum continuous shooting speed.Since its launch, the EOS 5D Mark III has garnered high acclaim in the market and, as one of the company’s flagship DSLRs, has come to serve as a driving force for the continued innovation of the EOS series.
This year, in February 2015, Canon launched the latest models in the series, the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R – a new breed of ultra-high resolution full-frame DSLRs, which boast a record-breaking 50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor for ultra-high resolution stills.
The EOS 5D has been a fantastic product line for Canon. Canon has created a highly robust line-up. Each and every model within the series, including EOS 5D models, is equipped to deliver the very best image performance, thanks to the evolution of innovative technology. We look forward to Canon continuing to strengthen its EOS DSLR line-up, which enjoys widespread support from professional and consumer users alike.