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Canon EOS 5DS Digital Camera

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SLR 50.6MP CMOS Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Waterproof Sensor Type Release Date
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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29 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age, this waterproof camera is one of the most awarded.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this waterproof camera was great.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Canon digital camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both Dkamera.de and Vido.com.ua.

An additional two expert review sites liked this waterproof camera. This camera received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award and it received "" award from Stuff.tv/my/ who wrote it was good.

This digital 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 nineteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Photo Answers.co.uk this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 88%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this waterproof camera rated this digital camera as superb on average. This means that owners think this camera is one of the better cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon EOS 5DS owners concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Chris Hoare he said “The future is super high resolution, this is the beginning”. Hakon Soreide wrote on Amazon “Therefore a reduction in your effective megapixels again” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS. Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website What Digital Camera “• 50.6 MP CMOS sensor • Dual DIGIC 6 image processors • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 50-12,800 • 5fps continuous shooting • 61-point AF system with 41 cross types •”.

A number of Canon EOS 5DS owners concluded that it was able to produce good images. A. R. Murray 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” and gave this digital camera an excellent review. Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “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. Chris Hoare also said “Unlike the 6d shows the full frame of the image my first happiness was the huge coverage”.

Several people who reviewed the Canon EOS 5DS concluded that it had a good image sensor. Hakon Soreide wrote “It really is the sensor size that makes the biggest difference.” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Canon's EOS 5DS D-SLR has a high-resolution sensor that filters out color moiré.”. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS “The highest number of megapixels ever seen in a full frame sensor”.

Several Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Chris Hoare mentioned “The downsides of the camera were quickly apparent - in low light you need a bright lens” in his review. Chris Hoare also mentioned “The Canon 6d is awesome in low light”. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews two years ago “Professional photographers who don't need ultimate speed or supreme low-light flexibility”.

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Easy to Use

Three Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. A. R. Murray wrote in their review on Amazon “It's a laugh out loud, total joy to use and I've had so much fun with it”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

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Good Quality Lens

One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer thought it had a good lens. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Hakon Soreide rated the product 5 stars and said “5) You always make sure your focus is spot on”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers concluded that this digital camera was noisy. Chris Hoare he mentioned last year “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” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Technical Features

Several Canon EOS 5DS owners who reviewed it wrote that it had good features. Hakon Soreide said in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS on Amazon “An adjustable-delay mirror lock-up function – both features to actively counteract the sensor that would be more sensitive to any movement”. Shutterbug.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 5DS review two years ago “It is equipped with numerous professional features and showed excellent image reproduction in our tests”.

Robust

Two Canon EOS 5DS reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Last year Chris Hoare mentioned “Wifi out of the box it feels solid” and gave the Canon EOS 5DS a rating of 80 out of 100. Hakon Soreide wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS on Amazon “4) You plan to use a solid tripod and mirror lock-up for most of your work”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon EOS 5DS owner said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5DS had a good viewfinder. Chris Hoare wrote in his review on Amazon in January last year “Looking in the viewfinder; which is bright” and rated it 4 stars.

Nice Design

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “A 50-megapixel sensor in a beautifully designed camera.” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Video Capture

One Canon EOS 5DS owner concluded that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert review site Photographybay.com wrote “There are a couple compelling examples in this video that demonstrate the dif”.

Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than a year ago the megapixels range from 8MP to 51MP. The EOS 5DS has one of the higher megapixels (50.6 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.2 inches, the EOS 5DS has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest display diagonal of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS is 2.3" and the largest is 3.2".

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Waterproof

The EOS 5DS is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5DS.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Canon EOS 5DS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported image formats supported is EXIF, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Canon camera. The image formats supporteds JPG and RAW are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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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 comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it 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 digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5DS.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Has Eight White Balances

The EOS 5DS has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Fluorescent white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The EOS 5DS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5DS. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The EOS 5DS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The EOS 5DS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a video resolutions of 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 resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5DS.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Canon EOS 5DS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5DS. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Canon EOS 5DS is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 5DS.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The EOS 5DS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Canon digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Features Three Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the EOS 5DS is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The light meterings "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Partial" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 116.4 grams, the EOS 5DS is one of the lighter waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5DS amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were released one year ago have weights of between 110g and 850g.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer concluded that it was not good physically. Hakon Soreide wrote “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” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS.

A Bit Expensive

Two people who purchased the Canon EOS 5DS concluded that it was not cheap. A. R. Murray mentioned on Amazon “It's insanely expensive” however they gave the product a score of 5 stars. Hakon Soreide mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS “3) You have or can afford expensive glass”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not a bargain for the price. Clubbow said two years ago “If you what to get the best out of this camera you need high resolution lenses which are not cheap” in their review but despite that they still gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The EOS 5DS does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5DS which have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5DS do not have an image stabilizer. The Canon EOS 5DS is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5DS, the Canon EOS 5DS does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The EOS 5DS is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5DS are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5DS do not have a GPS (satellite). The EOS 5DS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 5DS do not support wi-Fi. The EOS 5DS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5DS, the Canon EOS 5DS does not support video capability.

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Only 1920 X 1280 Still Image Resolution(s)

The EOS 5DS has a 1920 x 1280 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of (L) 8688x5792, (M1) 7680x5120, (M2) 5760x3840, (S1) 4320x2880, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801.3x Crop - (L) 6768x4512, (M1) 6016x4000, (M2) 4512x3008, (S1) 3376x2256, (S3) 720x4801.6x Crop - (L) 5424x3616, (M1) 4800x3200, (M2) 3616x2408 and (S1) 2704x1808 and (S3) 720x4801:1. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5DS the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Electronic Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electronic viewfinder type, which is the most commonly found viewfinder type on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 5DS

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the EOS 5DS over a year ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. 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 camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

7 Awards

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 0582c014, 0581c008, canon f40, 0581c008a, canon f28, 8712x5813, 0582c014a, canon f12, canon f35, canon f28l, 0582c014aa, canon f12l, canon eos5, canon f35l, canon f40l, 0581c008aa, canon eos5d, canon f4556, canon canon, canon f4556l, canon eos5ds, canon eos5dsr, canon 0581c008, canon sh000660, canon ef100400, canon 0582c014, canon 1010040c, canon ef100400m, canon 0582c014a, canon 0581c008a
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