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SLR 50.6MP CMOS Mar 2015
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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... More
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31 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras rave about this waterproof camera and have given it eleven awards.

The writers at four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this Canon camera. Trusted Reviews, Dkamera.de, Focus-numerique.fr and Vido.com.ua all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

This Canon digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this waterproof camera was great.

Three other expert review sites all thought that this waterproof camera was good. The expert at Digifotopro.nl said that this Canon digital camera was fantastic and gave it a "Gold" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com who wrote it was excellent. Also, Stuff.tv/my/ wrote that this waterproof camera was good and gave it "" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both wrote that this Canon camera was good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 89 out of 100. This means that camera experts think this Canon camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this age and spec.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 59 user reviews this digital camera has an excellent overall user rating. Most EOS 5DS owners think it is one of the very best waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Good Quality Pictures

Twelve customers who bought it said that it had a good picture resolution. Chris Hoare said in December this year “The future is super high resolution, this is the beginning” and gave the Canon EOS 5DS a rating of 4 stars. This month Craig said “The detail you can get with the massive 50.6 megapixels is amazing” in his review of this digital camera. Hakon Soreide mentioned “Therefore a reduction in your effective megapixels again”.

A number of Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed the Canon EOS 5DS agreed that it was able to produce good images. In December last year A. R. Murray gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It's a genuine upgrade in DSLR photography and while the 5D Mark iii still remains as a great camera, there's no denying the benefits of the 5DS”. In December this year Chris Hoare mentioned “Having tried both on loan with my own lenses I felt the 5DS was a better fit for my images” in his review of the Canon EOS 5DS and rated the product 80 out of 100. Chris Hoare also said “Unlike the 6d shows the full frame of the image my first happiness was the huge coverage”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Hakon Soreide gave it a score of 5 stars and said “It really is the sensor size that makes the biggest difference.” in their Canon EOS 5DS review. Pcmag.com wrote “Canon's EOS 5DS D-SLR has a high-resolution sensor that filters out color moiré.” in their review. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “The highest number of megapixels ever seen in a full frame sensor”.

A few Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. This year Chris Hoare mentioned “The downsides of the camera were quickly apparent - in low light you need a bright lens” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Chris Hoare also wrote “The Canon 6d is awesome in low light”. In December last year expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Professional photographers who don't need ultimate speed or supreme low-light flexibility”.

One customer who reviewed the Canon EOS 5DS considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. In December Craig he wrote on Amazon “Also as this has superb detail and clarity any movement or the slightest miscalculation in focus will show up” in his Canon EOS 5DS review.

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Easy to Use

Some Canon EOS 5DS reviewers considered that it was easy to use. A. R. Murray rated it as very good and said in their review of this digital camera “It's a laugh out loud, total joy to use and I've had so much fun with it”. Ahmed mentioned “Solid control layout”. Craig rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “I am yet to go back to the 70D to see if the difference in skill level makes that an easier camera to use (I doubt I will” in his Canon EOS 5DS review.

Good Technical Features

Several Canon EOS 5DS owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Hakon Soreide rated this digital camera as excellent and said in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS in December last year “An adjustable-delay mirror lock-up function – both features to actively counteract the sensor that would be more sensitive to any movement”. Tomsguide.com said “Extensive feature set” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Shutterbug.com said “It is equipped with numerous professional features and showed excellent image reproduction in our tests” in their Canon EOS 5DS review.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Waterproof cameras built by Canon have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Robust

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. This year Chris Hoare said in his review of the Canon EOS 5DS “Wifi out of the box it feels solid” and gave the Canon EOS 5DS a rating of 80 out of 100. Hakon Soreide mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS on Amazon in December last year “4) You plan to use a solid tripod and mirror lock-up for most of your work”.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought the product said that it had a good lens.

One Canon EOS 5DS owner who purchased it said that it had a good autofocus. Hakon Soreide gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote in their Canon EOS 5DS review on Amazon “5) You always make sure your focus is spot on”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Ahmed said “Sharp rear display”. One person who reviewed the Canon EOS 5DS reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon in December this year “Looking in the viewfinder; which is bright”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. In December this year Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “Once you get past the noise and the nice feel of the buttons; its a great step up from the 6d - there are more customizable options”.

Good Product Quality

One Canon EOS 5DS owner said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5DS was good quality. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Excellent image quality” in their review.

Good Flash

One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer who bought the Canon EOS 5DS said that it had a good flash. Ahmed said “Lacks built-in flash”.

Good Video Capture

One customer who bought the product said that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Photographybay.com said “There are a couple compelling examples in this video that demonstrate the dif”.

Very High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this type and age is 8MP, the highest is 51MP, and the average megapixel count is 19MP. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5DS that we have assessed, the megapixel count of the Canon EOS 5DS of 50.6 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Large Screen Size

At 3.2 inches, the EOS 5DS has a very large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the cameras of this age and type the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 3.2".

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EOS 5DS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Waterproof

The EOS 5DS is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports One Image Format

The Canon EOS 5DS has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPG,RAW are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel count of the EOS 5DS of 53 megapixels is one of the most amongst waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS have total megapixel counts of between 14MP and 53MP, and the average total megapixel count is 21MP.

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3 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 3 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the EOS 5DS's maximum playback zoom is one of the highest amongst waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5DS. The maximum playback zooms of waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 5DS range from 10x to 16x.

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8688 X 5792 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5DS has an 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and spec. Most cameras that were released one year ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

An 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5DS.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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700 Shots Per Battery Charge

The EOS 5DS is a digital camera that takes 700 shots shots per battery charge.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5DS range from 23,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. At 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 5DS has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5DS.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The EOS 5DS has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Auto,Cloudy,Custom modes,Daylight,Flash,Fluorescent,Shade,Tungsten,Twilight are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of cameras of this age and type range from 4s to 60s. The EOS 5DS has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5DS.

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Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon EOS 5DS is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5DS. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the EOS 5DS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5DS. This Canon digital camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1080 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that were released one year ago.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Light

The EOS 5DS is fairly light (only 116.4 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The lightest waterproof camera that has been available for around the same time as the EOS 5DS is 110g , the heaviest is 820g, and the average weight is 260g.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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14 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Craig mentioned in his Canon EOS 5DS review on Amazon in December this year “Although much heavier that my previous models feels like you've got a good piece of kit in your hands” nonetheless he still gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good structurally.

One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer reckoned that the Canon EOS 5DS was not good physically. Hakon Soreide mentioned on Amazon “There is only so much clever processing can hide the fact that this is a physical limitation directly linked to the actual size of the photosites”.

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Poor Design

One person who reviewed the Canon EOS 5DS reckoned that it was not a good design. Ahmed wrote on Amazon “Not a true OLPF-free design” but despite that he rated this digital camera 5 stars.

One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not ugly. Hakon Soreide wrote “Also, with the smaller sensor sites, camera movement will also be more likely to rear its ugly blurry head” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS but in spite of that they scored it very highly.

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A Bit Expensive

A number of Canon EOS 5DS reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was not cheap. A. R. Murray mentioned in their review “It's insanely expensive”. This year Craig mentioned in his review on Amazon “This will make an already expensive camera even more so”. Hakon Soreide wrote on Amazon in December last year “3) You have or can afford expensive glass” in their review of this digital camera yet they still rated the product as very good.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was not a bargain for the price. 999 mentioned a few weeks ago “If you want one why not buy yourself a cheap camera with one in it(moron” although they rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. In December last year Clubbow wrote in their Canon EOS 5DS review on Amazon “If you what to get the best out of this camera you need high resolution lenses which are not cheap”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The EOS 5DS does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5DS do have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The EOS 5DS does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS do have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Canon EOS 5DS does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5DS, the EOS 5DS does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The EOS 5DS does not support video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5DS also do not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5DS are not 3D compatible. The EOS 5DS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Pricey

Waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago range in price from £59 to £1,899. We think that this waterproof camera looks expensive compared to other waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Only 720 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 5DS has a 720 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 5DS the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Supports One ISO Speed

The Canon EOS 5DS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 320, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100,6400,200,400,800,1600,3200,12800 are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Thick

With a depth of 76.4 millimeters, the EOS 5DS is quite thick compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS. Waterproof cameras that were released one year ago have depths of between 19mm and 79mm, and the average depth is 42mm.

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Very Wide

Cameras of this age and type have widths of between 100mm and 160mm, and the average width is 120mm. At 152 millimeters, the EOS 5DS is very wide compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5DS.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This Canon camera was released over a year ago.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports CF, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, which is the most frequently supported memory card on waterproof cameras that have been around for more than a year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Dust-Resistant
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(46)
17 December 2015

Preview based on pre-production Canon EOS 5D S & SRCanon has added to its EOS 5D range with the launch of two 50MP cameras, the 5DS and the 5DS R. Both cameras are high resolution full frame... Read more…

23 October 2015

It's another fantastic pro-grade camera, but video shooters need not apply. All in all, the Canon EOS 5DS is a pro-grade camera that lives up to Canon's esteemed reputation, but only in the...

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20 October 2015

Nikon has been the king of the DSLR pixel count since its splendid 36MP D800 and D810. ?That's more megapixels than most photographers will ever need,' we thought when those cameras first... Read more…

18 October 2015

Nikon has been the king of the DSLR pixel count since its splendid 36MP D800 and D810.?That's more megapixels than most photographers will ever need,' we thought when those cameras first launched.... Read more…

18 October 2015

If you're already a 5D Mark III owner and are thinking of making the leap to the 5DS, it should be an extremely easy transition. You'll need to give a bit of thought as to how those extra pixels...

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User Reviews

(49)
Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Toyo
Toyo would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I love the 5DSR because of its high resolution for serious landscape photography. My own testing shows that it has resolution/detail equal to75% of 4x5 film, along with the many benefits of... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by FhvnEd
FhvnEd would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I just got mine after trading in one of my 5D Mark III cameras in on it; and s far as I know, this is only the second 50MP camera currently in production. The other is a $ Hasselblad. "Why do I... Read more…

Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Jar of clay
Jar of clay would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

The resolution and sharpness of this camera are exciting. The file sizes are up to 78 megabytes. The processing is slower than the previous cameras in the Canon line up, but that has not been an... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Mark
Mark would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

Among the best pieces of gear I've ever owned. I've shot this for studio, but also for sports. When single-shooting, which is common for many types of action, the results can be beyond stunning.... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Zaid the Photographer
Zaid the Photographer would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I received my Canon 5DSR camera from BH Photo on Wednesday evening. I played around for it for about 20 minutes that evening. I normally do not like to use a new camera on an actual assignment... Read more…

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A Lot Higher Maximum ISO Speed
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Hugely Worse Review from "Expert Reviews"

Samsung NX30 vs Canon EOS 5DS

Samsung NX30 vs Canon EOS 5DS
Samsung NX30 Canon EOS 5DS
£ 433.59 £1,899.00
Five More Awards
Thinner
247 Auto Focus Points
75% Higher Maximum ISO Speed
Hugely Less Total Megapixel Count
2x Lower Megapixel Count
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