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Pixel This!

The confident shopper's guide to digital cameras
Steve Morgenstern
From the Print Edition:
Tom Selleck, Nov/Dec 2007

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Sensor-y Pleasures: Canon EOS 5D
If you're the type who likes making really big prints, or dreams of having your images published in National Geographic, this relatively hefty camera delivers unsurpassed image quality. The secret? An image sensor much larger than other digital SLRs. In fact, the sensor is the same size as a frame of 35mm film, which delivers two profound benefits. First, a big sensor means each individual light-sensitive dot can be larger, allowing for noise-free images. Second, the standard lenses designed for 35mm cameras work just as they were designed to work, while other digital SLRs artificially boost the lens magnification, effectively cutting down on their wide-angle capabilities. For gorgeous panoramas or group shots where everybody fits in the frame, you can't beat it.

12.8 megapixels, 6.0" x 4.4" x 3.0", 28.6 oz. (body only), canonusa.com, $3,299 (body only)


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