Canon EOS 5Ds/5DsR
Still the only full-35mm D-SLRs offering 50+ megapixels resolution – which comes with its challenges, but the image quality is sublime.
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell over stainless steel chassis, sealed against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Canon EF. Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 24.0x36.0 mm. EOS 5DsR employs low-pass filter cancellation system. Total Pixels: 53.0 million (maximum image size = 8688x5792 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Two slots for CompactFlash memory cards with UDMA 7 support, and SD/ SDHC/SDXC cards with UHS-I support. Data Compression: Two JPEG levels on six resolution settings with choice of 3:2 and 1:1 aspect ratios and 1.6x and 1.3x crops. 14-bit lossless on RAW data. RAW+JPEG, medium RAW (mRAW) and small RAW (sRAW) capture. ISO Range: 100-25,600 (extendable to ISO 50, 51,200 and 102,400). Bu er Memory: Up to 510 frames JPEG/large/fine or 14 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 5.0 per second. Video Recording: Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 25 or 24 fps (progressive scan) and 16:9 aspect ratio. HD at 1280x720 pixels, 50 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. SD at 640x480 pixels, 25 fps and 4:3 aspect ratio. MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression (either ALL-I or IPB methods). Mono microphone with auto/manual adjustable levels and wind filter. Stereo audio input. Time coding. Autofocusing: 61 points with auto/manual selection, auto tracking and face detection. Up to 41 cross-type arrays (depending on lens speed). Metering: 252 zones multi-pattern evaluative, selective area, centre-weighted average, spot and E-TTL II flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto, manual and ‘Scene Intelligent Auto’. Shutter: Electronic vertical travel focal plane type, 30-1/8000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/200 second. White Balance: Auto, six presets, one custom preset, correction (blue-to-amber and/or magentato-green), auto bracketing and manual colour temperature setting. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Optional BG-E11 battery grip holds two LPE6 types or six AA-size batteries. Features: Live view functions (with contrastdetection AF), built-in sensor cleaning, 8.1 cm fixed LCD monitor (1.04 megadots), sRGB or Adobe RGB colour spaces, eight ‘Picture Style’ modes (Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome), three user- definable ‘Picture Styles’, six adjustable ‘Picture Style’ parameters (Sharpness – Strength, Sharpness – Fineness, Sharpness - Threshold, Contrast, Saturation and Colour Tone), B&W filter effects ( Yellow, Orange, Red, Green), B&W toning effects (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green), grid guides (choice of three), highlight warning, ‘Exposure Simulation’ display, dual-axis electronic level display, long exposure noise reduction (Auto, On, Off ), high ISO noise reduction (Low, Standard, Strong, Multi-Shot, Off ), ‘Highlight Tone Priority’ dynamic range expansion processing (On, Off ), ‘Auto Lighting Optimiser’ settings (Low, Standard, High, Off ), in-camera lens abberation correction (‘Peripheral Illumination’ and ‘Chromatic Aberration), multiple exposure facility (up to nine with Additive/Average/Bright/Dark exposure adjustments), multi-shot HDR capture (Auto, +/-1.0, +/-2.0, +/-3.0 EV) with auto align and four effects (Art Standard, Art Vivid, Art Bold, Art Embossed), anti-flicker mode, intervalometer (up to 99 shots or unlimited), in-camera RAW-to-JPEG conversion (ten parameters), adjustable image display time, auto playback, auto image rotation, 4/9/36/100 thumbnail displays, zoom playback (up to 16x), insert copyright information, auto power-off (adjustable duration), DPOF and PictBridge support. May be fitted with optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 II or GP-E2 GPS receiver.
EOS 5Ds $4899 body only. EOS 5DsR $5199 body only. Estimated average street prices.