Canon EOS 5DS R vs Nikon D500

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Canon EOS 5DS R
Nikon D500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
59% higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 50.6MP digital camera. That's 29.7MP higher than the Nikon D500 (20.9MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 53MP digital camera. That's 31.44MP more than the Nikon D500 (21.56MP).
Ninety-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, but the Nikon D500 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Better user reviews
Based on 7 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon EOS 5DS R is 97%, however the average rating of the Nikon D500 is 92% (based on 20 reviews).
7 Reasons For
153.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Nikon D500 is 153.00, but the Canon EOS 5DS R only has 61.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 higher than the Canon EOS 5DS R (51,200).
Two memory slotss Edit
The number of memory slotss on the Nikon D500 is two, but the Canon EOS 5DS R only has one memory slots.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D500 has a display resolution (numeric) of 2,359,000 pixels. That's 1,319,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 5DS R (2,359,000 pixels).
30% higher magnification Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.29x higher than the Canon EOS 5DS R (1x). 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.

12% lighter Edit
The Nikon D500 has a weight of 760g, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is an 845g digital camera (85g 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.

1240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D500 takes 1240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon EOS 5DS R only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Only 61.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a 61.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 only has 153.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
7x lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 44,800 lower than the Nikon D500 (51,200).
Only one memory slots Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is a one memory slots digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 only has two memory slotss.
Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is only 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. That's 1,319,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D500 (2,359,000 pixels).
Lower magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a magnification of 0.71x. That's 0.29x lower than the Nikon D500 (1x). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a weight of 845g, but the Nikon D500 is a 760g digital camera (85g lighter). 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.

Only 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon EOS 5DS R is 700.00, but the Nikon D500 only takes 1240.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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Older by ten months
The Canon EOS 5DS R is ten months older than the Nikon D500.
4 Reasons Against
Two times lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 29.7MP lower than the Canon EOS 5DS R (20.9MP). 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 21.56MP digital camera. That's 31.44MP less than the Canon EOS 5DS R (21.56MP).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D500 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon D500 is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 5DS R is 97% (based on 7 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
50.6MP
BEST
20.9MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
53MP
BEST
21.56MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

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

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
61 153
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 XQD
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 2,359,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.71x 1x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 16mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 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
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
845g 760g
BEST
Height
116.4mm 115mm
Depth
76.4mm 81mm
Width
152mm 147mm
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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
LP-E6N EN-EL15
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots 1,240 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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