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Canon EOS 5DS R Digital Camera

£2,190.00
£2,074.00 £116.00 cheaper than 17 days ago
SLR 50.6MP CMOS Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
Eighteen industry awards
Superb image quality
Swift and accurate focusing
439 Reviews + 18 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Eighteen Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded of all the latest comparable spec cameras.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Dkamera.de, Focus-numerique.fr and Vido.com.ua all of whom said that this digital camera was good.

This waterproof camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this camera was brilliant.

The experts at four other expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. This Canon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award.

The expert at review sites Digifotopro.nl wrote that this waterproof camera was superb and gave it their "Gold" award.

EISA.eu gave this digital camera an "EISA Best Product" award, 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. That puts this waterproof camera in the top 15% of all the recently released waterproof cameras.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, EOS 5DS R owners rated this digital camera as outstanding. 296 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 830 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Value for Money

Fifteen people who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Worth The Price” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS R. Robphoton gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “The main thing about using this camera is that to get its full value you must use it in situations where most of the pixels are in focus”. Tony mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Price is very reasonable for a camera with many features found on higher priced canon camera” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Eight owners considered that it was expensive. Nova Nation gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote “The add on grip is bulky and expensive”. Movie Actor said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “With this kind of sensor they are just like new expensive snow tires on a beater”. Tech1 wrote three years ago “It matters little to me in use that it may be like a more expensive camera” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

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Released Ten Months Ago

This camera was released in July 2016.


Features

Extensive Feature Set

Twenty customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Website Tomsguide.com said “Extensive feature set”. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Vastly Improved Features” in their Canon EOS 5DS R review and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Shutterbug.com wrote “It is equipped with numerous professional features and showed excellent image reproduction in our tests” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Superb Image Quality

Fourty-five owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Extraordinary image quality with huge levels of detail”. Website Techsmart.co.za wrote “Superb image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Pocket Lint gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Hugely impressive image quality (when matched with best lenses”.

Good Map Style Variation

Twelve people who purchased the Canon EOS 5DS R agreed that it was good looking. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Good map style variation” in their review of this digital camera. Tony-Hi wrote “That's pretty good in my book”. Three years ago Scott said “Handheld shots by moonlight are crisp, clear and gorgeous”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Tokenography.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “From an ergonomic perspective the camera carries on the tradition of the Canon full frame line with button” in their review of this digital camera. Daren said “The ergonomics are perfect”.

Three people reckoned that this digital camera was smooth. Wolf said in their review of this digital camera “Smooth shutter and resolution”. Captain Midnight mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The shutter is rated to 200,000 clicks and is responsive, decisive and smooth” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Kimbee 2013 rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “The shutter action is very fast and smooth”.

Two customers reckoned that it was well designed. Last year Ron B mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The menu structure is very well designed” in his review of this digital camera. King wrote “The camera can only do what it was design to do” in his review of this digital camera.

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Mirror Vibration Control System

Eighteen people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Highly refined control layout and user interface” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Mirror Vibration Control System” . Last year Phillip said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Very easy to use, great camera”.

Six people who purchased the Canon EOS 5DS R wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Mark he mentioned “With these controls one has a quick overview over all the most important camera settings and it is easy to switch between various modes, styles” in his review of this digital camera. Millymollymandy1966 scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Am able to use the manual to figure out how to use the settings to guarantee the best shots”. Embar11 mentioned two years ago “The Quick Control button is great, making it faster and easier to change camera settings” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people thought it was easy to handle. Michaelp said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Construction is better and the camera has a better sense of handling”. Jim a mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Handles everything with no issues” .

Two people who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bob mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Make sure you are comfortable with the placement of the exposure meter before you buy this camera” . Last year John said in his review of this digital camera “With some practice you'll become comfortable with it in a short time” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Waterproof

The Canon EOS 5DS R is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also are waterproof.

There are a number of alternative waterproof cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 5DS (£1,899).

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Dustproof

The EOS 5DS R is dustproof. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also are dustproof.

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Excellent Build

Thirty-seven people agreed that the Canon EOS 5DS R was well made. Trusted Reviews gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Great build and handling”. Two years ago website Techsmart.co.za said “Excellent build” in their review of this digital camera. Also two years ago Techradar mentioned “Solid build quality, classy finish Control layout Jaw, dropping resolution”.

Eight customers who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Website Bhphotovideo.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Durable And Well Sealed”. Matt from Guam mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “In tough bright lighting situations”. Morgang wrote two years ago “Their most rugged camera broke in 4 days” but they rated it 2 stars out of 5.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was sealed. Three years ago Sojophoto said “There camera is weather sealed in so many areas, you'd think it would be able to float” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. In April last year Jaime mentioned “The only place this camera is weather sealed is inside a studio, with the windows closed, fan off, dehumidifier on”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon EOS 5DS R supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. 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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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon EOS 5DS R has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in flash.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Canon EOS 5DS R has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The average display diagonal of new digital cameras is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 3.2".

Alternative 3.2" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 5DS (£1,899).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The EOS 5DS R has an HDMI, as do most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon EOS 5DS R supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The EOS 5DS R has a microphone in, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The EOS 5DS R has an AC adapter included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched in the last year also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The EOS 5DS R has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The EOS 5DS R has a self-timer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched in the last year also have a self-timer.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The EOS 5DS R features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5DS R supports direct printing. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released in the last 12 months also support direct printing.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 5DS R supports live view. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support live view.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

At 16 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 5DS R has a very high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out in the last 12 months. Recently released waterproof cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 10x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 12x.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Canon EOS 5DS R has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Picture Quality

8688 X 5792 Pixels Image Resolution

The EOS 5DS R has an 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. Most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

An 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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

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50.6 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 50.6 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 50.6MP cameras to this camera and we think because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 5DS (£1,899) is also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The average weight of latest digital cameras is 680g. The EOS 5DS R is one of the heavier newly released comparable spec digital cameras (845 grams) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 845g cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 5DS (£1,899) which has better reviews.

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Good Size

Ten owners who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape. Photog Who Can't Write wrote “This camera makes a great secondary body during sports” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “Overall, this body has performed exceptionally for me” in their review. Om wrote in their Canon EOS 5DS R review on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The camera body itself feels extremely solid”.

Four customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. In April last year Zalo said “It is heavy, yes it is old fashioned” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Craig wrote “This camera is very well built and although much heavier that my previous models feels like you've got a good piece of kit in your hands”. Gui Caram scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Its heavy.”.

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Audio

Noisy

Four people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great Low Light Noise”.

Two years ago Morgang said “Noisy at 3200” but despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars out of 5. Movie Actor mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Soft and noisy”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Fifteen people reckoned that the product was quiet. Matt from Guam said “The 10 FPS, dual card slots, super quiet shutter, increased shutter life (200,000” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mike-G scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Integrated level in the viewfinder, multiple silent shooting, quick access to picture styles, multiple exposures etc”. Three years ago Nova Nation mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Super quiet even at full throttle” in her Canon EOS 5DS R review.

Four people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Great Low Light Noise”. Two years ago Morgang said “Noisy at 3200” but despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars out of 5. Movie Actor mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Soft and noisy”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Pedro wrote in his review of this digital camera “Only negative so far is the battery life” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Tj mentioned “Really good battery life.”. David said in his review of this digital camera “Battery life is good”.


Swift and Accurate Focusing

Fifty-two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5DS R had a good autofocus. Stuff.tv said in their review of this digital camera “Swift and accurate focusing”. Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Rapid focus and shutter response” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Fast auto focus”.

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Three years ago Charlie the Crab said in his review of this digital camera “It's a great lens for walking bird trips” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. In April last year Jjdarealist mentioned “All the information u are receiving from the lens is large and the sensor need to be still even if u have IS” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Flash

Four people who bought it concluded that it had a good flash. Mark said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The fact that it has a built in flash and also because of the lower price”. He also wrote “Having the flash built in thus is an advantage” in his review.

Good for Video Recording

Six owners said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Video Capability”. They also wrote “Decent Video” in their review. Richlion scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Movies are excellent”.

Excellent Optical Viewfinder

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5DS R had a good viewfinder. Website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Excellent optical viewfinder”. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Good Smart Viewfinder” . Mark wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The viewfinder is also very helpful with a built in electronic level that allows to check if the camera is level horizontally” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good screen. In April last year Milan mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Trust me, touch screen in camera is amazing combination, specially if it can rotate” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Wilson said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The screen protector saves the display screen from damage”. Ahmed mentioned “Sharp rear display”.

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Superb Image Quality

Eighty owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Website Tomsguide.com wrote two years ago “Optical low pass filter cancellation for sharper images” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com wrote “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Twentyfirsttech.com said “To uninformed photographers, more might always seem better” in their review of this digital camera.

Twenty-four owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “High speed shooting” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Expert review site Dpreview.com said “Both cameras are high resolution full frame models, primarily aimed at stills photographers” in their review of this digital camera. Mike scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Great construction and the resolution is incredible”.

Eight owners who bought it thought it was good in low light. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good in low light” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Photo Monkey said in their review of this digital camera “The low light noise is really wonderful” . Pkfish scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Got great shots of fast moving birds in low light and very cold temps” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people concluded that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Two years ago Photogeek wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Definitely the best crop sensor out there and better than some full frame cameras” and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Speybum mentioned “The cropped sensor and quick focus enables me to get great shots of wildlife that is very elusive” . Bob wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The sensor and MP value simply give you a sharper knife”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0582c014aa, canon eos5dsr, canon f28l, canon f40l
Barcodes 00009608235271, 00013803256963, 00400037792044, 00845251094534, 00845251094572, 04549292037845, 08714574628189

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