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Canon EOS 5DS Digital Camera

£1,878.00
SLR 50.6MP CMOS Yes Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
Eight industry awards
Supports video recording
Expensive
reviewed.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
78 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Expensive

Two people concluded that the Canon EOS 5DS was not good value for money.

Average Priced

Waterproof cameras that were released in the last year range in price from £77 to £4,599. We think that this Canon digital camera has an average price compared to other waterproof cameras that were released in the last year.


Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This Canon camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review websites Dkamera.de and Vido.com.ua, both of which thought that this digital camera was good.

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

Furthermore, this waterproof camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Reviewed.com who thought it was marvellous and it received a Stuff.tv/my/ "" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both thought that this camera was good. This digital camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and Pocket Lint gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 88% based on 19 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Pocket Lint.

Excellent User Reviews

This digital camera has an excellent average user rating based on 44 user reviews. 39 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this camera in the top 1% of all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 33,793 expert and user reviews (including 1,185 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Superior Product Quality

Six owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good quality.

Robust

Eight people mentioned that it was well made.

Easy to Use

Three customers who purchased it said that it was easy to use.

Dustproof

The Canon EOS 5DS is dustproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last year also are dustproof.

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Other

Released 11 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since July 2016.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The EOS 5DS supports video recording, as do most of the other latest similar spec cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1080 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many new similar spec digital cameras. 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.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the EOS 5DS has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.2" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 5DS R (£2,045) which has better reviews.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 845 grams, the EOS 5DS has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last year.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera, the Canon EOS 5DS does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The EOS 5DS supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon EOS 5DS supports direct printing, as do most of the other new digital cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 5DS supports live view. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also support live view.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The EOS 5DS has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Histogram

The EOS 5DS features histogram, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The EOS 5DS has one of the higher playback zoom (max) (16 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the playback zoom (max) range from 10x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 12x.

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Ports & Interfaces

3 USB Version

The EOS 5DS supports a newer USB version than most latest waterproof cameras. This camera supports a 3 USB version, whereas most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it support a 2 USB version.

A 3 USB version is actually the best supported USB version amongst all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

The worst supported USB version amongst similar types of camera is 2.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon EOS 5DS has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI

The Canon EOS 5DS has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon EOS 5DS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The EOS 5DS has a self-timer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The EOS 5DS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The EOS 5DS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon EOS 5DS has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The EOS 5DS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Picture Quality

8688 X 5792 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5DS has an 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that were released in the last 12 months. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 4160 x 3120 pixels maximum image resolution.

An 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all latest digital cameras.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Only 1920 X 1280 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5DS has a 1920 x 1280 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(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 that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 5DS is more than most new cameras. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that came out in the last year. The ISO sensitivity "6400" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

At only 0.71 times zoom factor, the EOS 5DS has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. Similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have magnifications of between 0.71x and 1x.

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Good Quality Lens

Two customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good autofocus.

Good Quality Pictures

14 customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images and four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803256949, 00400037780126, 04549292037777, 04549292037791

Canon EOS 5DS Review Sources

To prepare this Canon EOS 5DS review we compared this digital camera to 1,234 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,817 product attributes, 188,070 digital camera reviews and 4,202,600 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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