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Canon EOS 5DS

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Canon EOS 5DS
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A high image quality and multi award winning SLR digital camera, good for everyday photography
SLR 50.6MP 8688 X 5792 Pixels CMOS Jul 2016
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Canon EOS 5DS Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5DS number 39 across all digital cameras and number 202 in best selling cameras.
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95 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Value for Money
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
20 Months Old
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Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Looking across the entire Canon camera range, the average reviews for all Canon cameras are also excellent.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good product quality, that it is easy to use and it is robust. However they also report that it is expensive.
It has some great features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
8688 x 5792 pixels image resolution
Very high megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Canon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 43 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 42 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 43 in landscape photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
76
Everyday Photography
Very Good
70
Sports Photography
Very Good
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Wildlife Photography
Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 77% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Canon EOS 5DS?

The Canon EOS 5DS is 152mm wide and 76.4mm tall. It is 116.4mm deep and weighs 845g.

Canon EOS 5DS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

10 Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras really like this camera and have given it 10 awards.

The writers at websites Vido.com.ua and Dkamera.de both concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two other expert review sites both decided that this Canon digital camera was great. This was from Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

Furthermore, the expert at review website Reviewed.com gave this Canon digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was remarkably good and review site Stuff.tv/my/ gave it "" award and thought it was very good. Also, the writer at review website DP Review gave this digital camera a "Silver" award and decided it was very good.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. Pocket Lint gave this Canon digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award, 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award and it received a "Top Class" award from Kamerabild.se.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Canon camera is 88% based on 21 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews. The expert review sites think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this Canon camera as extremely good on average. 48 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. If all the cameras are ranked by average user review score then this Canon digital camera is in the top 10%.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Two people wrote that it was not good value for money.

Excellent Brand

Based on 43,271 expert and owner reviews (including 10,031 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Six customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Eight people agreed that the product was well made.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three people mentioned that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 owners said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5DS was able to produce good images, five customers who bought the product considered that it had a good picture resolution but however 10 owners said that the product did not take good quality pictures.. four owners who bought it considered that it was not able to produce good images and four people who bought the product reckoned that it did not have a good picture resolution.

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon EOS 5DS and the United Kingdom price of £1,689.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,149.99 (£2,987.63).

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This camera was released in July 2016.

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Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

8688 X 5792 Pixels Image Resolution

The EOS 5DS has a maximum image resolution of 8688 x 5792 pixels. That's over three times the resolution of the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very High Megapixels Sensor

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The EOS 5DS's sensor megapixels of 50.6MP is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the EOS 5DS of 6,400 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 50% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavier Than Average

The EOS 5DS's weight of 845g is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1080 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The maximum playback zoom of the EOS 5DS of 16x is higher than 90% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The EOS 5DS has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The EOS 5DS has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the EOS 5DS does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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700 Battery Life

The EOS 5DS is a digital camera that takes 700 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5DS supports direct printing, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The EOS 5DS's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 9".

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The EOS 5DS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 5DS supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The EOS 5DS supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Bigger Than Average Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of digital cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Canon EOS 5DS of 21mm is bigger than 82% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon EOS 5DS has a microphone in, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The fastest start-up time of cameras is 0.1ms, the slowest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 560ms. The EOS 5DS's start-up time of only 1ms is faster than 88% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 5DS is not waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Dustproof

The EOS 5DS is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The EOS 5DS's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 0582c014aa, canon 0581c004aa, canon 0581c008aa, canon sh000660, canon 0582c002, canon 0581c002, canon eos5ds, canon canon, canon f40l, canon f28l

Barcodes:

00000001634973, 00000001647716, 00013803256949, 00400037780126, 04549292037777, 04549292037791, 08714574627854, 08714574628189

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