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Canon EOS 5DS Digital Camera

$2,488.00
SLR 50.6MP CMOS Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
Eight industry awards
Good product quality
Unacceptable noise level
78 Reviews + 7 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This Canon camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this camera was very good.

The writers at two more expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this camera. Dkamera.de and Vido.com.ua both gave this Canon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites both thought that this Canon digital camera was good. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Reviewed.com and it received "" award from review site Stuff.tv/my/ who decided it was good.

The editors of two more expert review sites both decided that this Canon camera was good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and Pocket Lint gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Photo Answers.co.uk the average expert rating of this waterproof camera is 88 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, EOS 5DS owners rated this digital camera as excellent. 39 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this camera in the top 1% of all the recently released cameras.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 830 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Ports & Interfaces

3 USB Version

The EOS 5DS supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most digital cameras that were launched in the last year. Most latest comparable spec cameras support a 2 USB version.

A 3 USB version is in fact the best supported USB version amongst all latest digital cameras.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported USB version is 2.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon EOS 5DS has a microphone in. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI

The EOS 5DS has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The EOS 5DS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Other

Released Ten Months Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.


Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

At only 0.71 times zoom factor, the EOS 5DS has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other latest waterproof cameras. Across all the waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the magnifications range from 0.71x to 1x.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 5DS is more than most waterproof cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivity "6400" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

8688 X 5792 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5DS has a higher image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has an 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most new digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

An 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all latest cameras.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The EOS 5DS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other recently released waterproof cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5DS was noisy. Orwell said “It has much less noise than my Canon 7D” in their review of this digital camera. Meld mentioned “There are better noise characteristics for this camera than my Nikon at the same light levels” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they still gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Andy G wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “However, that added noise comes with incredible sharpness” yet he still gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The EOS 5DS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other new waterproof cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The EOS 5DS has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Six owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Steve mentioned two years ago “By taking care to use proper shutter speed” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Billb said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The AF and other control features are a great bonus” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago A. R. Murray mentioned “It's a laugh out loud, total joy to use and I've had so much fun with it”.

Four customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Sparky wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It has been outstanding with out-of-the-box settings”. Sparky also said “General-Purpose Camera Flexibility High resolution Menu system Lens system” in their review. Zaid the Photographer wrote in their review of this digital camera “After my shoot, I decided to take a close look at the camera's menu to determine the best focus mode, especially for precision focusing”.

One person said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Christoph Weyd mentioned “I actually prefer my 70D, autofocus with dual pixel works better (faster) and having a tilt/flip touchscreen is much more comfortable and precise” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to assemble. Two years ago David C. Baker said “If you want comments on all of the finer points, it'll be best to build a spreadsheet with all of the specs”.

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Good Product Quality

Fourteen people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Orwell gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Very quiet shutter and excellent build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Orwell also mentioned “It would be safe to say that quality lenses are required for this camera” in their review. Mtpilot said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com also two years ago “The 5Dsr image quality is better — you will not be disappointed! That said, my use”.

Nice Design

Two people who bought it thought it was good looking. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “A 50-megapixel sensor in a beautifully designed camera.”. Two years ago Meld said on Bhphotovideo.com “This 5Ds R is a beautiful and elegant performer” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that the product was neat. Sparky wrote in their review of this digital camera “The controls are familiar to me and the numerous menu settings are well organized”.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Two years ago Tokenography.com mentioned “From an ergonomic perspective the camera carries on the tradition of the Canon full frame line with button” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was ugly. Hakon Soreide mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Also, with the smaller sensor sites, camera movement will also be more likely to rear its ugly blurry head” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Robust

Eleven customers agreed that it was well made. Mike said in his review of this digital camera “This camera is solid” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Om said “The camera body itself feels extremely solid” . Mike also mentioned “Great construction and the resolution is incredible” in his review.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Jar of Clay mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I am most reliable at a shutter speed of 80 or greater”.

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Waterproof

The EOS 5DS is waterproof. Most of the other new waterproof cameras also are waterproof.

Digital cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Canon EOS 5DS R ($2,769).

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Dustproof

The EOS 5DS is dustproof, as are most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The EOS 5DS has a self-timer, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 5DS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5DS supports direct printing, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 5DS supports live view. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year also support live view.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The EOS 5DS has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Features Histogram

The EOS 5DS features histogram. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Canon EOS 5DS has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 12x, and the playback zoom (max) range from 10x to 16x. The EOS 5DS has one of the higher playback zoom (max) (16 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The EOS 5DS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras do have a GPS (satellite).

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was a good body shape. One customer who bought it mentioned that it was good structurally.

Average Weight

With a weight of 845 grams, the Canon EOS 5DS has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 5DS R ($2,769) (845g).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The EOS 5DS supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1080 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on waterproof cameras that were released in the last 12 months. 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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Good Video Capture

Two owners who bought it wrote that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Photographybay.com said in their review of this digital camera “There are a couple compelling examples in this video that demonstrate the dif”. David C. Baker mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I'm beginning to care less about having amassing still camera with amazing video camera” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner concluded that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Chris Hoare said on Amazon last year “Looking in the viewfinder; which is bright” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Two years ago Sparky said “The autofocus is working well”. Also two years ago Zaid the Photographer gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Since I am shooting at such precise focus points” in their review of this digital camera. Zaid the Photographer also mentioned “The focus accuracy is AWESOME, as compared to the 5DII body, known for its focus failings” in their review.

Six people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Toyo wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “This does two good things; it keeps the best part of the lens image pointed at the middle of the sensor”. Toyo also mentioned “I eventually left that system because of my need to tilt the lens for increased depth of field” in their review. Christoph Weyd wrote in their Canon EOS 5DS review “If a lens will take clear, sharp pictures on a APS-C body with 20MP, then it will work on the 5DS as well”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-nine customers thought the Canon EOS 5DS was able to produce good images. Two years ago Reviewed.com said “Canon's EOS cameras have long been the go-to for professional photographers the world over, prized for their co” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Rwundo gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The quality of the photos is so much better then the T2I”. Orwell mentioned “You must be careful to get sharp images”.

Seventeen people agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Ephotozine.com scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The cameras are both capable of shooting at 5fps”. Two years ago expert review site Photographybay.com said “He takes a look at their massive 50MP resolution sensors shooting high speed water studio shots”. Orwell gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Non professional photographer took a chance on this camera and I am truly amazed at the resolution as well as color”.

Six people who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Pcmag.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Canon's EOS 5DS D-SLR has a high-resolution sensor that filters out color moiré.”. Two years ago expert website Photographyblog.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “The highest number of megapixels ever seen in a full frame sensor”. Zaid the Photographer mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “A larger sensor is still the best for ultimate quality, therefore the Canon 5DSR is NOT a replacement for medium format”.

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good ISO range. Rwundo gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “I loved how the ISO is in small increment, which reminds of film”. Om wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The high ISO is quite decent, better than I expected”. Happy Camper said “I shot 400 speed film with the RZ II for many years, so I'm not troubled by the lack of six-digit ISO speeds”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Chris Hoare mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The downsides of the camera were quickly apparent - in low light you need a bright lens”. Chris Hoare also wrote “The Canon 6d is awesome in low light” in his review.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Five owners who purchased the product thought it had good features. Expert website Shutterbug.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 5DS review “It is equipped with numerous professional features and showed excellent image reproduction in our tests”. Sparky scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “I am still learning all of its powerful features”. Sparky also wrote “I was hoping to gain the advantage of some of the best features of Canon's top-of-the-line EOS cameras” in their review.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the EOS 5DS has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803256949, 00400037780126, 04549292037777, 04549292037791

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