Marking a new standard in high-resolution digital SLR photography, the Canon EOS 5DS camera shatters the status quo with a new 50.6 Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor. Perfect for commercial and...
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Eight Industry Awards
This digital camera has received eight awards from expert review sites.
The writers at two expert review sites both wrote that this waterproof camera was great. This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.
The reviewers at Dkamera.de and Vido.com.ua both recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.
The reviewers at two more expert review sites endorsed this camera. This waterproof camera received a Reviewed.com"Editor's Choice" award and the expert at Stuff.tv/my/ gave it "" award and decided it was good.
This Canon digital camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.
On average, EOS 5DS owners rated this digital camera as fantastic. If all the waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago are ranked by average user review score then this camera is in the top 1%.
Good Quality Pictures
A few people who bought the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. In November this year Chris Hoare gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “The future is super high resolution, this is the beginning” in his review of this digital camera. Hakon Soreide wrote in their review on Amazon last year “Therefore a reduction in your effective megapixels again”. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “• 50.6 MP CMOS sensor • Dual DIGIC 6 image processors • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 50-12,800 • 5fps continuous shooting • 61-point AF system with 41 cross types •” in their review of this digital camera.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. A. R. Murray wrote on Amazon “It's a genuine upgrade in DSLR photography and while the 5D Mark iii still remains as a great camera, there's no denying the benefits of the 5DS”. This year Chris Hoare gave the Canon EOS 5DS a rating of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Having tried both on loan with my own lenses I felt the 5DS was a better fit for my images”. Chris Hoare also wrote “Unlike the 6d shows the full frame of the image my first happiness was the huge coverage”.
A number of Canon EOS 5DS reviewers mentioned that the Canon EOS 5DS had a good image sensor. Hakon Soreide mentioned “It really is the sensor size that makes the biggest difference.” in their Canon EOS 5DS review. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Canon's EOS 5DS D-SLR has a high-resolution sensor that filters out color moiré.” in their review. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com in November last year “The highest number of megapixels ever seen in a full frame sensor”.
A few Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good in low light. Chris Hoare mentioned in his review of the Canon EOS 5DS on Amazon a few weeks ago “The Canon 6d is awesome in low light” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Trustedreviews.com mentioned “Professional photographers who don't need ultimate speed or supreme low-light flexibility” in their review.
Easy to Use
Several people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. A. R. Murray scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It's a laugh out loud, total joy to use and I've had so much fun with it”.
Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
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Good Quality Lens
One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Chris Hoare said “The downsides of the camera were quickly apparent - in low light you need a bright lens and steady hands” in his review of the Canon EOS 5DS.
One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Hakon Soreide wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS on Amazon “5) You always make sure your focus is spot on”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A few customers concluded that it was noisy. Chris Hoare gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in November this year “Once you get past the noise and the nice feel of the buttons; its a great step up from the 6d - there are more customizable options” in his review.
Good Technical Features
Several Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Hakon Soreide said in their review “An adjustable-delay mirror lock-up function – both features to actively counteract the sensor that would be more sensitive to any movement”. 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 the Canon EOS 5DS.
Several customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Chris Hoare wrote “Wifi out of the box it feels solid” in his review. Last year Hakon Soreide wrote in their review of this digital camera “4) You plan to use a solid tripod and mirror lock-up for most of your work”.
Good Screen / Viewfinder
One Canon EOS 5DS owner who purchased it considered that it had a good viewfinder. This month Chris Hoare said on Amazon “Looking in the viewfinder; which is bright”.
One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer who bought this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A 50-megapixel sensor in a beautifully designed camera.” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS.
Good Video Capture
One Canon EOS 5DS reviewer who purchased it thought it was good for video recording. In November last year expert review site Photographybay.com mentioned “There are a couple compelling examples in this video that demonstrate the dif” in their review of this digital camera.
Very High Megapixel Count
With a megapixel count of 50.6 megapixels, the Canon EOS 5DS's megapixel count is one of the highest amongst cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 5DS. The average megapixel count of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5DS is 19MP.
Supports Full HD Video
The EOS 5DS supports Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5DS also support Full HD video.
Very Large Screen Size
When compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5DS that we have checked the screen size of, the EOS 5DS's screen size of 3.2 inches is one of the largest. The average screen size of digital cameras of this spec and age is 2.9", and the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 3.2".
The EOS 5DS is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also are waterproof.
Very Many Total Megapixel Count
The average total megapixel count of cameras of this spec and age is 21MP. When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS, the EOS 5DS's total megapixel count of 53 megapixels is one of the most.
Supports One Image Format
The EOS 5DS has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPG,RAW are also supported by this Canon camera.
Very High Maximum Playback Zoom
With a maximum playback zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 5DS's maximum playback zoom is one of the highest amongst cameras of this spec and age. The lowest maximum playback zoom of waterproof cameras that were released one year ago is 10x and the highest is 16x.
8688 X 5792 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution
The Canon EOS 5DS has an 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.
An 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.
Across similar types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels.
700 Shots Per Battery Charge
The Canon EOS 5DS is a camera that takes 700 shots shots per battery charge.
Quite High Display Resolution
At 1,040,000 pixel, the Canon EOS 5DS has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5DS. The display resolutions of digital cameras of this age and type range from 23,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.
Has One White Balance Mode
The EOS 5DS has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Auto,Cloudy,Custom modes,Daylight,Flash,Fluorescent,Shade,Tungsten,Twilight are also found on this Canon digital camera.
Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5DS the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 15s. The EOS 5DS has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
The highest video resolution supported by the EOS 5DS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This Canon digital camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1080 x 720 pixels. 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.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS.
The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.
Has a Mini HDMI Connector
The number of HDMI connector types found on the EOS 5DS is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5DS.
The Canon EOS 5DS is quite light (only 116.4 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5DS the weights range from 110g to 820g.
This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
One Canon EOS 5DS owner who bought the Canon EOS 5DS considered that it was not good physically. Hakon Soreide wrote on Amazon “There is only so much clever processing can hide the fact that this is a physical limitation directly linked to the actual size of the photosites” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS but despite that they still rated the product 5 stars.
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
The EOS 5DS does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which have an image stabiliser.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The EOS 5DS does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5DS do have a built-in flash.
Does Not Have a GPS
Like most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than a year ago, the Canon EOS 5DS does not have a GPS.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Canon EOS 5DS does not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Video Recording
The Canon EOS 5DS does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not support video recording.
Not 3D Compatible
The Canon EOS 5DS is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.
Only 720 X 480 Still Image Resolution
The Canon EOS 5DS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a 720 x 480 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution. Across all cameras of this age and type the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.
Only Supports One ISO Speed
The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 5DS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 25, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The ISO speeds 100,6400,200,400,800,1600,3200,12800 are also supported by this camera.
Only Electronic Viewfinder
This digital camera has an Electronic viewfinder, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.
Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5DS the depths range from 19mm to 79mm, and the average depth is 42mm. With a depth of 76.4 millimeters, the Canon EOS 5DS is one of the thicker digital cameras of this age and type amongst waterproof cameras of this age.
When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS, the EOS 5DS's width of 152 millimeters is one of the widest. The widths of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5DS range from 100mm to 160mm.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Canon released the EOS 5DS over a year ago.
SD Memory Card
This digital camera supports CF, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.
MOS Sensor Type
This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Still Image Resolution
720 x 480, 1920 x 1280, 4320 x 2880, 6016 x 4000
Maximum Image Resolution
8688 x 5792
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
Dust resistant, Water resistant
Lens Mount Interface
Single, Spot, Servo, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus
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