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.

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