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Canon EOS 5DS R

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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 R Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5DS R number 152 across all digital cameras.
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478 Reviews + 18 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 67?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 18 awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus five other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, nice design and good product quality.
It has some great features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Very high megapixels sensor
8688 x 5792 pixels image resolution
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 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Canon EOS 5DS R Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon EOS 5DS R?

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

Canon EOS 5DS R front dimensions

Canon EOS 5DS R size in context

Canon EOS 5DS R In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

18 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the digital cameras.

This Canon camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Trusted Reviews, Focus-Numerique.fr, Vido.com.ua and Dkamera.de all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all of whom said that this digital camera was great.

This Canon digital 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 thought that this camera was brilliant.

This digital camera received a "Gold" award from review site Digifotopro.nl who thought that this camera was marvellous.

The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. EISA.eu gave this digital camera an "EISA Best Product" award, Pocket Lint gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 33 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 90%. The expert review sites think this Canon digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is excellent based on 445 user reviews. 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. Most EOS 5DS R owners think it is one of the better digital cameras.

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Customers Report Good Lens Quality

43 customers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens.

Users Report Nice Design

11 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good looking, three customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was smooth and three people thought it was ergonomic. two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed.

Users Report Great Product Quality

33 people who reviewed the product thought it was good quality.

Excellent Brand

We checked 35,686 expert and user reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically 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 a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners agreed that it had a good viewfinder and three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5DS R had a good screen.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

13 people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use, five people who bought the product considered that it was easy to use the menus and two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to handle. two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four owners agreed that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Technical Features

16 people reckoned that the Canon EOS 5DS R had good features.

Customers Report it is Robust

27 people who reviewed it wrote that it was well made, seven owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was sealed.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners who reviewed the Canon EOS 5DS R considered that it had a good flash.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

71 people who reviewed the Canon EOS 5DS R considered that it was able to produce good images, 21 customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good picture resolution and three customers who purchased it considered that it was good in low light. two people concluded that the product had a good image sensor, however 19 customers said that it took poor quality photos. and 12 people said in their reviews that the product was not able to produce good images. four owners mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good picture resolution and two customers who bought it considered that it was not good in low light.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Five customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is a Good Size

10 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was a good body shape.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

16 people who bought it concluded that it was quiet.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

13 customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is less than 18 months old, however at £1,899.00 it is more expensive than 94% 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 R and the United Kingdom price of £1,899.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,590.00 (£3,371.66).

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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

Very High Megapixels Sensor

The Canon EOS 5DS R'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 ordered by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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8688 X 5792 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon EOS 5DS R is 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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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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 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 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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Has a Built-In Flash

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The EOS 5DS R has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The weight of the Canon EOS 5DS R of 845g is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

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

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

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

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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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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 5DS R features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Waterproof

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 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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Has a Microphone in

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

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Dustproof

The EOS 5DS R is dustproof, unlike 93% of digital cameras which are not dustproof.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon EOS 5DS R supports direct printing, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not support direct printing.

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3 USB Version

The EOS 5DS R supports a 3 USB version which is newer than the 2 USB version supported by most digital cameras. This camera also supports a 3.1 and 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version.

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

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700 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the EOS 5DS R which takes 700 battery life.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 5DS R supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the EOS 5DS R of 3.2" is in the largest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 5DS R's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

This 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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Age

Released 13 Months Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market since July 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0582c014aa, canon eos5dsr, canon f40l, canon f28l
Barcodes 00006536110215, 00009608235591, 00013803256963, 00400037792044, 00845251094534, 00845251094572, 04549292037845, 08714574628189

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