Personal View site logo
Make sure to join PV on Telegram or Facebook! Perfect to keep up with community on your smartphone.
Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R, Full Frame with 50mp sensor
  • image

    • 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor (total - 53Mp)
    • 5fps burst shooting
    • Only 1080p30 video
    • 5DS R has no low-pass filter
    • 3.2″ 1.04mdot LCD
    • Magnesium alloy body, Dust and water sealed
    • 100% field of view optical viewfinder, magnification 0.71x, the eye point 21 mm
    • Dual processor DIGIC6
    • Regular sensitivity ISO100-6400
    • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
    • High precision 61-point AF
    • EOS iTR AF
    • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
    • Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
    • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
    • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
    • Time-lapse movie
    • Anti-flicker
    • Interval Timer
    • Bulb timer
    • Mini HDMI output
    • CF (UDMA7) and SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I) slots
    • Stills raw modes - RAW (50MP), M-RAW (28MP), S-RAW (12.4MP)
    • External microphone input (without headphone output)
    • 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
    • 930g (with battery). 845g (body only)

    Previews and such

    500 x 427 - 29K
    800 x 479 - 54K
  • 118 Replies sorted by
  • Limited to ISO 6400 and it has twice as many megapixels as we really need. Interesting. Does it even do video? Did anyone even ask Canon to build this camera? It just seems like it was designed without regard to what people have been asking for. I wonder if this sensor out-resolves the glass?

  • Could be good!

  • It just seems like it was designed without regard to what people have been asking for. I wonder if this sensor out-resolves the glass?

    I think they do not have much options. Plus megapixels increase is easy to explain at managers meeting.

  • this is a landscape photographers dream camera, not meant for video . 5div will be out soon enough...they say

  • "Did anyone ask even ask Canon to build this camera?"

    Yep, this is a response to the high MP high DR stuff from Nikon. A bunch of people "asked" Canon for something like this! I've been waiting...

    Depending on the final product it could be what landscape/studio photographers need to keep them from switching to Nikon...

    I already switched but kept most of my glass.

  • If they can pull off Sony-like DR as well as 50 megapixels, that'd be great! I'd consider going back to Canon, though I'd wait a bit to see if Sony announce the A7r II with a similar megapixel count...

  • Depending on the final product it could be what landscape/studio photographers need to keep them from switching to Nikon...

    True but they are too late for the party. I have been under pressure from a client as the competitor photographer supplied him bigger files for his trade show banners. I think the process of switching is over. Those who were candidates switched already or decided to stay with Canon. I don't see a reason why the Nikon guys should switch back. As a matter of fact I am postponing my order of the Pentax 645z until I see more details (including price) of the 5Ds

  • Pentax 645z has a bigger sensor. A medium format fits better for that resolution.

  • This is not a hybrid dslr. There is HDMI out according to CanonWatch.

  • Good point davjd. Either shooting 50MB either with a Pentax 645z or a Canon 5Ds, I'd choose the Pentax for the same reason I'd choose a FF camera over an APS-C camera with the same resolution. But we also know that if they are making 50MB sensors for FF cameras, 80MB sensors for medium format cameras are not far behind.

  • PR

    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.

    Maximizing the potential of the new 50.6 megapixel sensor – for the first time in an EOS camera the low-pass filter effect in the EOS 5DS R model is cancelled. The cancellation of the low-pass filter helps deliver sharp images, squeezing the most out of every pixel. Both models provide attractive options for medium format shooters especially when coupled with a wide array of over 70 creative Canon EF lenses to choose from.

    “Canon is always looking to deliver the absolute best in image quality and push our technology to the limits. These cameras deliver on that pledge, providing photographers with two new incredible tools that will enable them to make the most out of every shoot,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As photography becomes more specialized and more images are captured than ever before, the burden is on the photography equipment to keep up with the demands of today’s artistic talents. These new camera models will provide many photographers with new options to deliver their vision to clients, fans, and the world.”

    Built to Maximize Sharpness
    In addition to the 50.6 megapixel full-frame image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, both cameras include a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF array including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for high precision autofocus. They also include the EOS Scene Detection system featuring a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor that provides enhanced precision and performance.

    In support of such a high-resolution imaging sensor, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras were designed to minimize camera shake and significantly improve stability via a reinforced chassis, baseplate and tripod lug to improve rigidity. Canon also re-designed the mirror vibration control system to help reduce mirror bounce and camera shake. To help maximize stability and minimize vibrations, Canon added a new Arbitrary Release Time Lag Setting in Mirror Lock mode in both models. In addition to the standard setting (press the shutter button once to lock the mirror, then again to release the shutter), the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras offer new setting intervals of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, one and two seconds, releasing the shutter after the selected preset delay, allowing potential camera vibration to dissipate before shutter release.

    A new Picture Style called “Fine Detail” has been added to enhance the sharpness of JPEGs and EOS Movies with three new settings: Strength, Fineness and Threshold. With such abundant resolution on each sensor, both models also provide two cropped shooting modes, while still delivering high-resolution images 30.5 megapixels for the 1.3x mode and 19.6 megapixels for the 1.6x mode. The available crop options are visible as a mask or an outline in the viewfinder; so shooters can know exactly where to frame their subject.

    Capturing the Action
    Like the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras feature an advanced AE system that can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and natatoriums. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous shooting. And new Auto White Balance settings include Ambience Priority and White Priority (for use when shooting under tungsten lighting).

    Photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long-exposure images. These features are ideal for recording fireworks, star trails, sunrises and more.

    Both models feature Intelligent Viewfinder II providing approximately 100 percent field of view, while adding the ability to display cropped shooting frames and superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings and data such as dual-mode electronic level display and grid, as well as exposure, white balance, metering, drive, image quality and AF modes. A new Customizable Quick Control Screen, another first for EOS cameras, allows photographers to quickly change frequently used camera settings and functions.

    The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras continue the EOS Movie tradition with the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD up to 30p or 720p HD video up to 60p. A creative Time Lapse Movie function, a first for EOS cameras, takes a continuous series of still photographs and automatically combines them in camera into a Full HD movie file. Interval adjustments can be set from one second to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. The number of shots possible range from 2 to 3,600 with a maximum of two minutes and 30 seconds of playback time. In addition, high-speed continuous shooting up to five-frames-per-second (fps) at full 50 megapixel resolution allows users to capture fast action.

    The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras feature dual card slots for CF and SD memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. Built to last, the cameras also feature a shutter durability rating up to 150,000 cycles, the same as the EOS 5D Mark III.

    The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2015 for estimated retail prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively.

  • This last ad its a joke from Canon?

  • @Manu4Vendetta I agree, hilariously bad and cheesey. Who the hell are they marketing to here? No pro, or even an intelligent ameteur, is going to look at that ad and be like "Wow, this is serious business and these guys know what they are doing here in this ad. I want to do it just like they did, I need this camera." My God...

  • image

    577 x 391 - 32K
  • @joethepro, look like Canon lost the way or they are focusing on adolescents and fanboys or I dont understand. Possibly worse ad in the history of photography.