The Full Frame Advantage

Enjoy the full-frame advantage with sensors that are the same size as 35mm film. Wide angle lenses can be used to their true potential and you can enjoy precise control over depth of field for superb shallow-focus effects and soft backgrounds. Full-frame technology gives Canon DSLRs extraordinary image quality in low-light conditions, with minimal noise and stunning clarity.

Full Frame

Full frame for landscapes

Full Frame Landscapes

A full-frame DSLR is the perfect companion for the landscape photographer. Combined with wide angle lenses you can achieve a new dimension to your landscape photography giving depth through the greater control of focus. The large sensor allows you to capture the texture of a leaf in a woodland scene or the true colours of moss growing on a rock. Full-frame allows you to capture stunning detail in the world around you. 

Tv: 3.2 sec, Av: f/4.5, ISO: 640
Lens: EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal length: 24.0mm
Latitude: 64,2.8999N, Longitude: 16,10.8699W.
Icebergs floating in Jökulsárlón glacial lake at night, illuminated by the headlamp beams of a 4x4 vehicle. Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland.

Full frame for portraiture

Full Frame Portraiture

Great portraiture shows something of a subject’s personality in a photograph. Shallow focus adds impact by giving a 3 dimensional look to your subject by making them really stand out from the background. Full-frame DSLR’s allow you to take greater control over your portraiture. 

Tv: 1/640 sec, Av: f/8.0, ISO Speed: 200.
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM + Extender EF 2x III, Focal length: 140.00mm.
Latitude: 64,1.7113N, Longitude: 16,18.8542W.
Portrait shot with low-angle winter sunlight, diffused through the mist near Breiðamerkurjökull glacier in Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland.

Capture the ambience, wherever you are

Have the confidence to shoot at high ISO sensitivities, using the natural light around you, safe in the knowledge that the full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor will keep digital noise levels to a minimum.

Full Frame Depth Of Field

Advanced depth-of-field control

Using lenses of the same angle of view, and identical aperture settings, full-frame cameras produce images with shallower depth of field than DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors. This makes it easier to photograph a pin-sharp subject against a soft, out-of-focus background, and a great way to shoot powerful portraits.

Full frame for low-light photography

Full-frame DSLR’s thrive in low light, allowing you to keep shooting hand held and flash free, capturing the atmosphere of an occasion with ambient light for a result that is full of character. Because of the large sized sensor less light is needed to create stunning photographs. Expand your photography by shooting in low light to capture that intimate portrait or that twilight landscape.

Tv: 1/40 sec, Av: f/16.0, ISO: 800.
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Focal length: 50.0mm
Icebergs from the glacial lagoon photographed at sunset. Such ice flows find their way on to the Breiðamerkurfjara beach in the Vatnajökull National Park after being washed out to sea from glacial melt‑water lagoons.

Full Frame Low Light
Full Frame Low Noise

Low noise CMOS sensor for high ISO shooting

Canon controls every aspect of sensor production, from conception to design to manufacture. The full-frame CMOS sensor features larger pixels than are found typically in APS-C sized sensors, resulting in lower levels of digital noise. 

Each of the pixels on the surface of the sensor is covered by an individual microlens that focuses light into it, boosting sensitivity. The gapless nature of this array of microlenses ensures light is collected from more of the sensor’s surface, improving efficiency and boosting low-light performance.

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