Canon EOS 5DS R vs Pentax K-3 II

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Canon EOS 5DS R
Pentax K-3 II

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
52% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 50.6MP digital camera. That's 26.25MP higher than the Pentax K-3 II (24.35MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

54% more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 53MP digital camera. That's 28.29MP more than the Pentax K-3 II (24.71MP).
61.00 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has 61.00 auto focus points, however the Pentax K-3 II only has 27.00 auto focus points.
Ninety-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, whereas the Pentax K-3 II is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
1% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-3 II (1,037,000 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge.
Thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a depth of 76.4mm. That's 1.1mm thinner than the Pentax K-3 II (77.5mm).
5 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
44,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
A lot higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a lens magnification ratio of 0.95x, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R is only a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.24x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

21% lighter Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 700g digital camera. That's 145g lighter than the Canon EOS 5DS R (700g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

14% shorter Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a height of 102.5mm, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 116.4mm tall digital camera (13.9mm taller).
Narrower Edit
Pentax K-3 II is 131.5mm wide, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 152mm wide digital camera (20.5mm wider).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II takes 720.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 5DS R only takes 700.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£2,139 cheaper
The Pentax K-3 II is £2,138.90 cheaper than the Canon EOS 5DS R.
More popular
The Pentax K-3 II is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 109989 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R ranks No. 177728.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
7x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-3 II (51,200).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.24x lower than the Pentax K-3 II (0.95x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

145g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a weight of 845g, whereas the Pentax K-3 II is a 700g digital camera (145g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

13.9mm taller Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 116.4mm tall digital camera. That's 13.9mm taller than the Pentax K-3 II (102.5mm).
14% wider Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a width of 152mm. That's 20.5mm wider than the Pentax K-3 II (131.5mm).
Only 700.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a digital camera that takes 700.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-3 II only takes 720.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £2,139
The Canon EOS 5DS R is £2,138.90 more expensive than the Pentax K-3 II.
Older by one month
The Canon EOS 5DS R is one month older than the Pentax K-3 II.
Less popular
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 177728 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Pentax K-3 II ranks No. 109989.
8 Reasons Against
2x lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a megapixel count of 24.35MP, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 50.6MP digital camera (26.25MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a total megapixel count of 24.71MP, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 53MP digital camera (28.29MP more).
Thirty-four less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Pentax K-3 II is 27.00, but the Canon EOS 5DS R only has 61.00 auto focus points.
99% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Canon EOS 5DS R (1s).
3,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (3,000 pixels higher).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R supports PictBridge.
Quite thicker Edit
Pentax K-3 II is 77.5mm deep, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 76.4mm deep digital camera (1.1mm thinner).
Fewer sellers
Only 15 stores sells the Pentax K-3 II, but 20 retailers sell the Canon EOS 5DS R. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
50.6MP
BEST
24.35MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
BEST
 8688 x 5792
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
53MP
BEST
24.71MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 38
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.5mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 85
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.35m
Auto Focus Point
61
BEST
27
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 INC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 INC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
845g 700g
BEST
Height
116.4mm 102.5mm
BEST
Depth
76.4mm
BEST
77.5mm
Width
152mm 131.5mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 488g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 94mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 78mm
Weight Including Battery
930g 785g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
LP-E6N D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots 720 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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