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

6 Reasons For
52% higher megapixel 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 megapixels 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 (AF) pointss Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has 61.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Pentax K-3 II only has 27.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
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 (numeric) 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.
4 Reasons For
44,800 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
A lot higher magnification Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera, 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.

Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Pentax K-3 II takes 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon EOS 5DS R only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
7x lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-3 II (51,200).
Lower magnification Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is only 0.71x lens magnification ratio. 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.

Only 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a digital camera that takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Pentax K-3 II only takes 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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Older by two months
The Canon EOS 5DS R is two months older than the Pentax K-3 II.
6 Reasons Against
2x lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a total megapixels of 24.71MP, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 53MP digital camera (28.29MP more).
Thirty-four less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Pentax K-3 II is 27.00, but the Canon EOS 5DS R only has 61.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
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 (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a display resolution (numeric) 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
50.6MP
BEST
24.35MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
53MP
BEST
24.71MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 38
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 84.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
61
BEST
27
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.71x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 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
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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
 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
Camera Playback
 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
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 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
Depth
76.4mm 77.5mm
Width
152mm 131.5mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 230g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 785g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
LP-E6N D-LI90
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots 720 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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