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Canon EOS 5DS

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DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured SLR camera, perfect for portrait photography
SLR 50.6MP CMOS Yes Jul 2016
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Canon EOS 5DS Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5DS number 172 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 67?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is robust and is easy to use. 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
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution

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 excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 115 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 197 in wildlife photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 175 in sports photography cameras.
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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 front dimensions

Canon EOS 5DS size in context

Canon EOS 5DS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

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

The editors of two additional expert review sites both decided that this camera was very good. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Canon camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

In addition, this camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Reviewed.com who decided it was marvellous and the author at review website Stuff.tv/my/ gave it "" award and said it was very good. This Canon camera also received a DP Review "Silver" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. Pocket Lint gave this Canon digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 20 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 88 out of 100. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon digital camera is in the top 8%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Canon camera rated it as brilliant. Over 92% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average owner review score then this Canon digital camera is in the top 7%.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was not good value for money.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Six people concluded that the Canon EOS 5DS was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

Eight people considered that the product was well made.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers thought it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 customers who bought it said that it was able to produce good images, five owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution but however 10 buyers thought it did not take good quality photos.. four people said in their reviews that it was not able to produce good images and four customers agreed that it did not have a good picture resolution.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is less than 18 months old, however at £1,799.00 it is more expensive than 93% of cameras.

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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 £1,799.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,376.61 (£3,088.40).

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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.

Canon lens range

8688 X 5792 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5DS has a maximum image resolution of 8688 x 5792 pixels. That's over three times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The EOS 5DS's sensor megapixels of 50.6MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It 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 camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon 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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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Canon EOS 5DS of 845g is in the heaviest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The EOS 5DS's display diagonal of 3.2" is in the largest 4% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1080 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many 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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Waterproof

The Canon EOS 5DS is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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3 USB Version

The EOS 5DS supports a newer USB version than most cameras. This Canon camera supports a 3 USB version, whereas most digital cameras support a 2 USB version.

A 3.1 USB version is the worst supported USB version across comparable types of camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The EOS 5DS does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The EOS 5DS supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the EOS 5DS is 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4320 x 2880 pixels, 1920 x 1280 pixels and 720 x 480 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Dustproof

The EOS 5DS is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The EOS 5DS's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

The eye relief of the EOS 5DS of 21mm is in the biggest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have eye reliefs of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Quite Fast Start-Up Time

The EOS 5DS's start-up time of only 1ms is very fast compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have start-up times of between 1ms and 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 740ms.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5DS supports direct printing. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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700 Battery Life

The Canon EOS 5DS is a digital camera that takes 700 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The EOS 5DS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The Canon EOS 5DS's playback zoom (max) of 16x is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Canon EOS 5DS has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Age

Released 13 Months Ago

Canon released the EOS 5DS in July 2016.


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Barcodes 00013803256949, 00400037780126, 04549292037777, 04549292037791

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