Canon EOS 5DS vs Nikon D5

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Canon EOS 5DS
Nikon D5

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Hugely higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS has a megapixel count of 50.6MPMP, but the Nikon D5 is only a 20.8MPMP digital camera (29.8MP lower). 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.

Vastly more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS has a total megapixel count of 53MPMP, however the Nikon D5 is only a 21.33MPMP digital camera (31.67MP less).
42.1mm shorter Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS has a height of 116.4mmmm, however the Nikon D5 is a 158.5mmmm tall digital camera (42.1mm taller).
Thinner Edit
Canon EOS 5DS is 76.4mmmm deep, but the Nikon D5 is a 92mmmm deep digital camera (15.6mm thicker).
Moderately narrower Edit
Canon EOS 5DS is 152mmmm wide, but the Nikon D5 is a 160mmmm wide digital camera (8mm wider).
$4,397 cheaper
The Canon EOS 5DS is $4,396.95 cheaper than the Nikon D5.
Available from 30 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are a bit better
The Canon EOS 5DS has an average user review score of 96%, whereas the Nikon D5 has an average rating of 95% (based on 244 reviews).
1 Reason For
96x lighter Edit
The Nikon D5 is a 1.2kgg digital camera. That's 115.2g lighter than the Canon EOS 5DS (1.2kgg). 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS is a 116.4gg digital camera. That's 115.2g heavier than the Nikon D5 (1.2kgg). 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.

Ten months older
The Canon EOS 5DS is older than the Nikon D5 by ten months.
8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5 has a megapixel count of 20.8MPMP, but the Canon EOS 5DS is a 50.6MPMP digital camera (29.8MP 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.

2x less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5 has a total megapixel count of 21.33MPMP, however the Canon EOS 5DS is a 53MPMP digital camera (31.67MP more).
42.1mm taller Edit
The Nikon D5 has a height of 158.5mmmm, however the Canon EOS 5DS is a 116.4mmmm tall digital camera (42.1mm shorter).
Thicker Edit
Nikon D5 is 92mmmm deep, but the Canon EOS 5DS is a 76.4mmmm deep digital camera (15.6mm thinner).
Marginally wider Edit
Nikon D5 is 160mmmm wide, but the Canon EOS 5DS is a 152mmmm wide digital camera (8mm narrower).
$4,397 more expensive
The Nikon D5 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 5DS by $4,396.95.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Nikon D5, but 31 retailers sell the Canon EOS 5DS. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D5 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 5DS is 96% (based on 56 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
digifotopro.nl: Gold
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
50.6MP
BEST
20.8MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 3648 x 2432
 2784 x 1856
 2736 x 1824
 1824 x 1216
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 3648 x 2432
 2784 x 1856
 2736 x 1824
 1824 x 1216
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
BEST
 8688 x 5792
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 35.6 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
53MP
BEST
21.33MP
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

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

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 spot
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
61 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 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
BEST
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Auto
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
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
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
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
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 XQD
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

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

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,3,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DPOF
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DPOF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
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 1.2kg
BEST
Height
116.4mm
BEST
158.5mm
Depth
76.4mm
BEST
92mm
Width
152mm
BEST
160mm
Weight Including Battery
930g 1.4kg
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
LP-E6N Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

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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