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Canon EOS 5D

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Review Date: Jun 26, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent ISO handling, good auto focus (provided you have a good lens), full frame sensor. View finder and the LCD screen is larger than most cameras in its class.
Cons:
9 focus points, an outer circle of focus points like the 1DS mkII would be great. Better or faster buffer would also be great since my newest CF cards write at 40MB per sec. But the next generation of the 5D should be amazing.

First I would like to state that I bought this camera understanding its limitations--just as you should have.

There are people complaining about the camera but giving it a high rating. Some of the complaints include dust, vingetting, limited choices of lenses, on board flash, 3fps, and weather proofing.

All of which are true, except the vigenetting, but each must be addressed.
Dust is a part of digital, learn to clean it or don't change lenses as often, I can clean it in less than a minute. (email me I will tell you how and you will be amazed at how easy it is)
Vingetting has nothing to do with the camera--it is your lens.
Limited choices of lenses--69 lenses compared to Nikons roughly 45 perhaps you would prefer a Leica that has under twenty. Canon also has a better selection with aperatures as large as 1.2.
On board flash--you really should have stuck with the Digital Rebel if you need the built in flash.
3fps and weather proof are a downside because of the amount of megapixels and price, if you're willing to spend the extra thousand dollars, get the Mark II.

Nikon users will take time to adapt to Canon, but you must all realize why you have switched, I certainly do.

This camera has its intended uses, it is not made for sports photography, it was made for portraiture, landscape, architectural, wedding, and a few others. The cameras ISO handling is one of the best ever.