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Canon EOS 5DS Digital SLR (Body Only)
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- Newly designed 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS helps deliver ultra-high resolution images
- EOS Scene Detection System features a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
- 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR
- Advanced mirror control mechanism and new user-selectable shutter release time lag
- Full HD 30p movie capability and Time Lapse Movie function
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||700 Photos|
|Compatible Devices||canon eos 5ds|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1040000|
|Display Size||3.2 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||12,800|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||50|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0), Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash|
|Flash Modes Description||Auto|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/200 sec|
|Flash Type||via hot shoe and PC sync port|
|Focus Description||Phase detection with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||Mid-size SLR|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 50-12800)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||4.57 x 2.99 x 5.98 inches|
|Item Weight||2.05 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||7.2 Watt Hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Magnesium alloy|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||8,688|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||Dual DIGIC 6|
|Remote Control Description||Wired and wireless|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Ultrasonic|
|Shipping Weight||3.8 pounds|
|Style Name||Body Only|
|Supported Battery Types||LP-E6 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Total USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Video Capture Format||H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Weather Resistance||dust and water-resistent|
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|Screen Size||3.2 in||3.2 in||3.2 in||3 in||3 in||3.2 in|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 50-12800)||Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option||Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 50-12800)||Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)||Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option||Auto, 64-12800|
|Item Dimensions||2.99 x 5.98 x 4.57 in||2.99 x 5.98 x 4.57 in||2.99 x 5.98 x 4.57 in||3.07 x 5.87 x 4.41 in||2.8 x 5.71 x 4.37 in||3.23 x 5.75 x 4.84 in|
|Item Weight||2.05 lbs||2.09 lbs||2.05 lbs||2.01 lbs||1.7 lbs||2.16 lbs|
|Megapixels||50.6 megapixels||22.1||50.6 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||36.3 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||—||22 megapixels||—||20.2 megapixels||20.1 megapixels||36.3 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)||APS-C (22.4 x 15mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||CMOS (35.9 x 24.0mm)|
|Style Name||Body Only||Body Only||Body Only||Body||Body Only||Body Only|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex|
|Wireless Technology||None||yes||None||yes||yes||Optional, via WT-5A or Eye-Fi|
50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors 3.2 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps 61-Point High Density Reticular AF ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag Anti-Flicker Compensation
From the Manufacturer
The Freedom of High Resolution
Marking a new standard in high-resolution digital SLR photography, the Canon EOS 5DS camera shatters the status quo with a new 50.6 Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor. Perfect for commercial and fine art photography, or any other application that calls for extremely high-resolution, the EOS 5DS is the ultimate combination of EOS performance and ultra-high megapixel capture. It features an advanced, 61-point High Density Reticular AF system that includes 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for precise AF in numerous situations. An anti-flicker function helps provide consistent exposure and color during continuous shooting under certain lighting conditions, while a built-in bulb timer and intervalometer expands creative opportunities without the need for an additional remote control. A refined mirror control mechanism reduces vibration and a Time Release Lag setting minimizes camera shake for sharp image capture when using mirror lock-up. New features like a crop function of 1.3x and 1.6x and a Custom Quick Control screen are complemented by advanced, multi-featured Full HD Movie capture, with Time Lapse Movie, and much more. With EOS performance and 50.6 Megapixel Capture, the EOS 5DS revolutionizes high-resolution photography!
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More Resolution for Bigger Images
New 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor
The EOS 5DS camera features Canon's newest full-frame CMOS sensor. At 50.6 Megapixels, it's the highest resolution sensor in the history of EOS. It captures 8712 x 5813 effective pixels, delivering images with an unprecedented level of realism perfect for large-scale commercial printing, fine art, significant crops and any number of other high-end applications. Thanks to this amazing sensor, engineered to work in concert with dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, the EOS 5DS is a remarkable, high-resolution camera with impressive performance.
New Fine Detail mode in Picture Style
Taking advantage of its sensor's high-resolution capturing power, the EOS 5DS camera has a new Picture Style called Fine Detail mode. Fine Detail emphasizes fine edges and patterns or textures by setting the camera's Sharpness sub-settings, fineness and threshold to their minimum and by lowering contrast settings as well. Prioritizing minute details in the image allows for better gradations, more detailed textures and fine edges for smoother, more polished photographs.
Speed and Accuracy with Intelligent Scene Recognition and Analysis
EOS Scene Detection System with RGB+IR Metering Sensor
The EOS 5DS camera has an amazing iSA Intelligent Scene Analysis system that employs an independent RGB+IR light sensor with approximately 150,000-pixel resolution. This sensor enables Canon's Intelligent Tracking and Recognition system (iTR AF) that detects and tracks subjects, automatically switching the AF point to optimize tracking. With new tracking algorithms tailored to recognize faces and colors, this system serves as a brilliant foundation to the EOS 5DS's AF system.
Precise and Fast AF for High Resolution Detail
61-point High Density Reticular AF
For fast, precise AF with sophisticated tracking performance, the EOS 5DS camera has an advanced, 61-point High Density Reticular AF system with up to 41 cross-type AF points. The EOS 5DS's AF system is incredibly sensitive to changes in composition, making adjustments quickly to help ensure consistent, sharp AF. A new RGB+IR AF (with approximately 150,000 pixels) sensor monitors subject motion, and Canon's iTR Intelligent Tracking and Recognition system synchronizes the active AF point with the subject's motion, helping to ensure that AF precision is maintained. With focus modes dedicated to the particulars of the shooting environment, the EOS 5DS realizes a level of focus accuracy befitting its 50.6 Megapixel sensor.
Mirror Vibration Control for Sharper images
Advanced Mirror control mechanism and shutter release time lag
The camera shake that occurs from the impact of an SLR's mirror can leave blurred details in the recorded image. This effect is magnified when working with a super high-resolution sensor like the one found in the EOS 5DS camera. To counter the effects of conventional, spring-driven SLR mirrors, the EOS 5DS features a newly developed Mirror Vibration Control system. The camera's mirror is not controlled by springs but instead is driven by a small motor and cams. This system suppresses the impact typical of the camera's mirror, significantly reducing impact and its effects on the image. A new Time Release Lag setting, easily accessed on the EOS 5DS's menu system, offers added protection against camera shake by setting the shutter release time intentionally longer so the camera does not begin the exposure until after the impact of the camera's mirror has diffused.
Better Accuracy in More Situations
With Canon's Anti-flicker function, the EOS 5DS camera is able to deliver accurate results under cycling lighting situations. Under flickering light, such as fluorescent lighting, a fast shutter speed may result in an irregular exposure. The EOS 5DS's Anti-flicker function detects the frequency and phase of the flicker and captures images near the point of peak brightness when the subject is most likely well illuminated.
Specialty Controls, Built Right In
Built-in intervalometer and bulb timer
The EOS 5DS camera offers time-lapse fixed-point shooting and long exposures without the need for a remote control. The EOS 5DS's interval timer takes from 1 to 99 shots at preselected intervals (from 1 second to 99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds, or unlimited), ideal for shooting flowers as they bloom or clouds drifting through the sky. Captured exposures can even be collected and saved as an HD movie. Its built-in bulb timer keeps the shutter open for a designated amount of time, perfect for night photography, to capture the flow of traffic on a street corner, or any other situation where long exposure photography is warranted.
Simple Cropped Shooting, In Camera
1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting
For still photography, the EOS 5DS camera features the flexibility of a cropping feature that extends the shooting effect 1.3x and 1.6x. With 50.6 Megapixel capture, cropped shots are possible with plenty of resolution to spare. Images recorded at 1.3x (APS-H) are approximately 30.5 Megapixels (6768 x 4512) Large/Fine JPEG, while images recorded at 1.6x (APS-C) are approximately 19.6 Megapixels (5424 x 3616) Large/Fine JPEG. Particularly useful in extending the range of telephoto lenses, the crop function also improves the EOS 5DS's subject tracking capability with almost the entire frame covered with AF points. Image cropping can be displayed in the viewfinder either masked or overlaid with an outline showing the cropped area, and in Live View shooting the image is cropped by the effect chosen. Aspect ratios can also be defined, with the EOS 5DS shooting in 1:1, 4:3, and 16:9 ratios, in addition to the default 3:2.
Comprehensive Information, Right in the Viewfinder
Intelligent Viewfinder II
The EOS 5DS camera's Intelligent Viewfinder II makes it easy to both shoot, change and confirm camera settings and shooting modes all without looking away from the viewfinder. Displaying approximately 100% of the composition, the viewfinder can show settings like shooting mode, exposure level, white balance, drive mode, AF operation, metering mode, recording format, an electronic level and more. All of this information can be displayed by or superimposed easily over the image for review while shooting, and multiple views are customizable through the EOS 5DS's simple user interface.
Sophisticated Moviemaking with EOS
Full HD 30p movie capability
The EOS 5DS camera is a sophisticated movie-making machine, capturing Full HD movies with numerous manual controls at multiple frame rates and compressions. Featuring movie capture and manual controls, the EOS 5DS's shutter button can be programmed to capture still images when pressed during movie shooting.
|ALL-I||Compresses each frame. Although the file size is larger than IPB, each frame is not affected by the previous and next frames, making it suitable for editing and extracting frames.|
|IPB||Compresses the movie frame by referencing the previous and next frames. High compression is used, making it suitable for recording long movies.|
|Movie-recording Size||Total Recording Time||File Size |
|4GB Card||8GB Card||16GB Card|
|29.97 fps |
|ALL-I||5 min.||11 min.||23 min.||654|
|29.97 fps |
|IPB||16 min.||33 min.||1 h. 7 min.||225|
|59.94 fps |
|ALL-I||6 min.||13 min.||26 min.||583|
|59.94 fps |
|IPB||19 min.||38 min.||1 h. 17 min.||196|
|29.97 fps |
|IPB||48 min.||1 h. 37 min.||3 h. 14 min.||78|
* If the recording time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting will stop automatically.
* There is no 4 GB file size limit for when the shooting stops automatically.
|29.97 fps||ALL-I||1920x1080 |
|59.94 fps||ALL-I||1280x720 |
|29.97 fps||IPB||640x480 |
Time Lapse Movie function
An EOS first, the EOS 5DS camera even has a time-lapse movie feature that takes still photos at set intervals and joins them to create a silent movie. Perfect for showing the moving clouds across the sky, growth of a plant, changes in scenery, the flow of people walking and more, the EOS 5DS's Time Lapse Movie function creates professional-quality movies, in camera, without the need for a computer, saving precious time when out in the field.
Fast-Action Shots are Easy to Capture
High-speed continuous shooting
The EOS 5DS camera can continuously shoot up to 5.0 frames per second. Thanks to its speedy dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors plus its enhanced shutter mechanism and mirror drive, the EOS 5DS is capable of capturing full 50.6 Megapixels images at high speed with superb quality. This sophisticated balance between high pixel count and shooting speed ensures the EOS 5DS is always ready for the next shot.
Easy, Low-reflection Viewing
3.2-inch ClearView II LCD Monitor
The 3.2-inch ClearView II LCD monitor has 1,040,000 dots, anti-reflective construction and features Canon's ClearView technology for a bright, sharp display in any number of shooting situations. It's ideal for reviewing settings and images, as well as for shooting in Live View mode. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections, 24 sections, or 9 sections with diagonals, as can the electronic level, which helps ensure accurate level by displaying roll. For image review, the EOS 5DS camera has a dedicated Magnify/Reduce button for zooming in or out (up to 16x) simply by pressing the button and turning the Main Dial. Images can be protected or erased quickly, individually or in batches, and slideshows can be created with some or all images and can be sequenced by date, folders, movies, stills or rating. A clear and simple feature guide found in the camera's menu provides detailed reference information whenever needed.
Customizable, Easily Accessible Settings for Speedy Performance
Quick Control Screen
In addition to a conventional Quick Control screen, the EOS 5DS camera features a Quick Control button that enables the photographer to quickly and easily access the settings critical for the task at hand. The user can specify features to display, as well as their location and size on the screen. With the level of customization the Custom Quick Control screen offers, the EOS 5DS can work perfectly with the style of any photographer.
Quick and Easy Transfers, Plus Advanced Connectivity with USB 3.0
The EOS 5DS camera features a USB 3.0 digital terminal for fast transfer to PCs and printers, plus offers connectivity to Canon's WFT-E7 (Version 2) for wireless transfer and Wi-Fi compatibility.
NOTE: For connecting an interface cable to the USB 3.0 terminal, a cable protector is included with the EOS 5DS, and must be used at all times to protect the camera's circuit board.
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1. Better out of the box dynamic range that you will notice,
2. Better exposure metering in bright daylight when us average guys shoot,
3. Has a fantastic electronic level so I can finally get my shots straight,
4. Resolution finally exceeds your ability to shoot handheld so this ends the megapixel war (so everyone stop talking about it),
5. There is a usable gain in resolution over the 5D Mark III if you use a tripod and mirror lock up (so this is rare),
6. They put a USB 3 on the side with a cable protector (finally) so you can safely shoot tethered, this was a problem with the Mark III with the slower USB port,
7. It has usable mirror lock up delays that do help get better pictures,
8. The silent shutter is much nicer (pleasing to the ear) and make you bother people less at performances or weddings...
Bottom line, if I had a choice between the 5D Mark III and the 5DS even just for walk around shooting in any light, I would pick the 5DS hands down.
The camera does not disappoint with expectations for increased resolution. Images shot with my 50 mm 1.2L can be astoundingly sharp and tonally rich. The increased pixel count not only means better fine line detail, but also, greater smoothness and accuracy with textures. The greater resolution not only means sharper enlargements, but also greater versatility with cropping. I've made several good headshots from images that were shot half- or three-quarter body. If the lens and light are good enough, the challenge is holding the camera steady enough to take full advantage of all those pixels.
The big but fully expected downside is file size. A RAW image typically weighs in at 60+ megabytes. A detailed minimum compression jpg coming out of photoshop can easily weigh in at 30+ mb. Layered files go off the charts, and these massive images eat up card and hard drive space like nothing I've worked with before. Many processing functions take awhile, and sometimes my CS6 just chokes up.
I will continue to use my 5DIII as my general, all purpose camera, reserving the 5DS for those occasions when the additional resolution justifies the file sizes. It is certainly not the tool to use for sports, due to its slow per second frame rate and the massive size of its files. But for landscapes, portraiture, and other work requiring great detail, this is a dream machine. It is everything you'd expect a 50 mp 5 series Canon to be.
I tested both the 5DS and 5DS R with three lenses: the Canon 300 f/2.8, the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 and the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8. I chose these three lenses because it represented a wide variety of situations a photographer may be in.
Canon 300 f/2.8 (telephoto)
This is one of my favorite lenses that I use a lot in wildlife including when I go to the zoo. For the purpose of testing, I kept the settings the same on my 5D M 3, 5DS and 5DS R. When comparing the resolution between the Mark 3 and the 5DS(R), I noticed a lot more detail when zooming into the picture. The resolution increased about 30% from the 5D 3 to the 5DS and on top of that the 5DS R had a 10% increase over the 5DS. Those tests were at the center of the image (lens). As you go out the edges of the image you’ll notice a decrease in quality which to me wasnt that big of a deal. Even with the decrease in quality there was a 20% increase from the 5D 3 to the 5Ds.
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 (standard usage)
With the Zeiss 85mm Otus things are just a bit different. The improvement between the 5D III and the 5DS is about 20% in the center, slightly less off-axis. The 5DS R version adds about 5% more resolution compared to the 5DS. I was a bit surprised at the result and repeated it several times to confirm the numbers and it was so. The reason I was surprised is the Otus is the highest resolving lens, and my first thought was it therefore would benefit the most from the higher resolution cameras.
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 (wide angle)
Again, we see the resolution is greatly improved, with the 5DS MTF50 numbers about 30% higher than the 5D Mk III, even in the corners. Throughout most of the image, the 5DS R MTF50 numbers are about 10% higher than the 5DS. However, in the absolute corners there is only a small difference between the 5DS and 5DS R cameras. From other things we know about this lens, I would assume this is because the corner resolution with this lens is limited by astigmatism.
I want to clarify this just a bit because depending upon how a tester is presenting data, you may see them present this corner data differently. Imatest doesn’t measure astigmatism exactly, but does measure slanted lines that are nearly vertical and nearly horizontal. When I present corner data I average 8 numbers: the horizontal and vertical reading in each corner. Someone else may present only the best corner number, or the median corner number, or just vertical or horizontal numbers. This might have a corner number better or worse than what we are presenting.
For photographers who demand nothing but the highest resolution, you will love the newer 5DS and 5DS R. Landscape, bridal and studio photography are just some applications which I can see where the new models will shine with their 50-megapixel sensor. Based on the already competent 5D Mk III body, what you have is an amazing megapixel machine designed to delight every pixel peeper out there. The new 5DS and 5DS R shine brilliantly in a slow and deliberate photography workflow for which lighting level is not a concern.
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