Canon EOS 5DS vs Nikon D500

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Canon EOS 5DS
Nikon D500

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
59% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS is a 50.6MPMP digital camera. That's 29.7MP higher than the Nikon D500 (20.9MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

60% more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS is a 53MPMP digital camera. That's 31.44MP more than the Nikon D500 (21.56MPMP).
Bigger eye relief Edit
Canon EOS 5DS is 21mmmm Eye relief, but the Nikon D500 is only a 16mmmm Eye relief digital camera (5mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS has a weight of 116.4gg, whereas the Nikon D500 is a 760gg digital camera (643.6g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS has a depth of 76.4mmmm. That's 4.6mm thinner than the Nikon D500 (81mmmm).
700 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS is a digital camera that takes 700 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon D500 only takes 1,240 shots shot per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Better user reviews
Based on 56 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon EOS 5DS is 96%, but the average rating of the Nikon D500 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Ninety-two more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 153 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS only has 61 auto focus points.
1 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D500 has a display resolution of 2,359,000 pixels pixels, but the Canon EOS 5DS is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels lower).
A lot higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D500 has a lens magnification ratio of 1xx, however the Canon EOS 5DS is only a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.29x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A little shorter Edit
Nikon D500 is 115mmmm tall, but the Canon EOS 5DS is a 116.4mmmm tall digital camera (1.4mm taller).
5mm narrower Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 147mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS is a 152mmmm wide digital camera (5mm wider).
$1,510 cheaper
The Nikon D500 costs $1,510 less than the Canon EOS 5DS.
Available from 9 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Only 61 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS has 61 auto focus points, however the Nikon D500 only has 153 auto focus points.
1 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS is a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels lower than the Nikon D500 (2,359,000 pixels pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS is a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.29x lower than the Nikon D500 (1xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Taller Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS is a 116.4mmmm tall digital camera. That's 1.4mm taller than the Nikon D500 (115mmmm).
4% wider Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS has a width of 152mmmm. That's 5mm wider than the Nikon D500 (147mmmm).
More expensive by $1,510
The Canon EOS 5DS is $1,510 more expensive than the Nikon D500.
Not as many stockists
The Canon EOS 5DS is only stocked by 23 stores, however the Nikon D500 is stocked by 32 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by ten months
The Canon EOS 5DS is ten months older than the Nikon D500.
7 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 has a megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS is a 50.6MPMP digital camera (29.7MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

31.44MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 has a total megapixel count of 21.56MPMP, but the Canon EOS 5DS is a 53MPMP digital camera (31.44MP more).
Smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D500 has an eye relief of 16mmmm. That's 5mm smaller than the Canon EOS 5DS (16mmmm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

85% heavier Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 760gg digital camera. That's 643.6g heavier than the Canon EOS 5DS (760gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Marginally thicker Edit
The Nikon D500 is an 81mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS is a 76.4mmmm deep digital camera (4.6mm thinner).
Six hundred and ninety-nine less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D500 is 1,240 shots, but the Canon EOS 5DS only takes 700 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Lower user review Score
The Nikon D500's average user rating is 87%, however the Canon EOS 5DS's is 96% (based on 56 reviews).

Awards

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Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
50.6MP
BEST
20.9MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 2784 x 1856
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 2784 x 1856
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
BEST
 8688 x 5792
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
53MP
BEST
21.56MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 32
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 80
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
61 153
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1080 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1280 x 720
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 XQD
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 2,359,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x 1x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -2 - 1
Eye Relief
21mm
BEST
16mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
116.4g
BEST
760g
Height
116.4mm 115mm
BEST
Depth
76.4mm
BEST
81mm
Width
152mm 147mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 480g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 85.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 80mm
Weight Including Battery
930g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
LP-E6N EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots
BEST
1,240 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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