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Canon EOS 5DS Digital Camera

reviewed.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
SLR 50.6MP CMOS Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Waterproof Sensor Type Release Date
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... More
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26 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this digital camera was very good.

This waterproof camera received a "Recommended" from both Dkamera.de and Vido.com.ua, both of which decided that this Canon digital camera was good.

In addition, the expert at Reviewed.com decided that this digital camera was excellent and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and the writer at Stuff.tv/my/ thought that it was good and gave it "" award.

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

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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 Canon digital camera is 88 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this waterproof camera rated it as marvellous.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “The future is super high resolution, this is the beginning” in his Canon EOS 5DS review. Hakon Soreide wrote on Amazon two years ago “Therefore a reduction in your effective megapixels again”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “• 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 •”.

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. A. R. Murray scored the Canon EOS 5DS 5 stars and mentioned “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”. In January last year Chris Hoare said “Having tried both on loan with my own lenses I felt the 5DS was a better fit for my images” in his review of the Canon EOS 5DS and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Chris Hoare also wrote “Unlike the 6d shows the full frame of the image my first happiness was the huge coverage”.

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Hakon Soreide mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS on Amazon two years ago “It really is the sensor size that makes the biggest difference.” and rated it as very good. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS on expert website PC Mag “Canon's EOS 5DS D-SLR has a high-resolution sensor that filters out color moiré.”. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The highest number of megapixels ever seen in a full frame sensor” in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS.

Several Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “The Canon 6d is awesome in low light” in his review of this digital camera. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Professional photographers who don't need ultimate speed or supreme low-light flexibility”.

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Easy to Use

Three Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who bought the Canon EOS 5DS concluded that it was easy to use.

Good Brand

Waterproof cameras manufactured by Canon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Quality Lens

One person who bought it concluded that it had a good lens. Chris Hoare wrote “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 this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Hakon Soreide said on Amazon “5) You always make sure your focus is spot on” in their Canon EOS 5DS review.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Canon EOS 5DS reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. A. R. Murray mentioned in their review “It's a laugh out loud, total joy to use”. Chris Hoare wrote “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”.

Good Technical Features

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good features. Hakon Soreide wrote on Amazon “An adjustable-delay mirror lock-up function – both features to actively counteract the sensor that would be more sensitive to any movement”. Shutterbug.com said two years ago “It is equipped with numerous professional features and showed excellent image reproduction in our tests”.

Robust

A few Canon EOS 5DS reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. In January last year Chris Hoare said in his review on Amazon “Wifi out of the box it feels solid” and rated it 80 out of 100. Hakon Soreide mentioned on Amazon “4) You plan to use a solid tripod and mirror lock-up for most of your work”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer thought this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Chris Hoare wrote “Looking in the viewfinder; which is bright” in his Canon EOS 5DS review.

Nice Design

One Canon EOS 5DS owner who bought the Canon EOS 5DS concluded that it was good looking. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A 50-megapixel sensor in a beautifully designed camera.” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Photographybay.com mentioned “There are a couple compelling examples in this video that demonstrate the dif”.

Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 50.6 megapixels, the EOS 5DS has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 5DS. The average megapixel of similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago is 23MP, and the megapixels range from 8MP to 51MP.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The EOS 5DS has one of the larger display diagonals (3.2 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5DS is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 2.3" to 3.2".

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Waterproof

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5DS, the Canon EOS 5DS is waterproof.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The EOS 5DS has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 5DS.

The worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The EOS 5DS has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. The most frequently supported image formats supported is EXIF, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Canon camera. The image formats supporteds JPG and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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6016 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon EOS 5DS has a 6016 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s)s of (L) 8688x5792, (M1) 7680x5120, (M2) 5760x3840, (S1) 4320x2880, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801.3x Crop - (L) 6768x4512, (M1) 6016x4000, (M2) 4512x3008, (S1) 3376x2256, (S3) 720x4801.6x Crop - (L) 5424x3616, (M1) 4800x3200, (M2) 3616x2408 and (S1) 2704x1808 and (S3) 720x4801:1.

A 6016 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5DS.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 360.

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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 similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

An 8688 x 5792 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5DS.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon EOS 5DS is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5DS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5DS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5DS.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 5DS is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Canon camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5DS. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Features Three Light Meterings

The EOS 5DS has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5DS. The light meterings "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Partial" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 116.4 grams, the Canon EOS 5DS is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5DS. The lightest waterproof camera that has been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 5DS is 110g , the heaviest is 850g, and the average weight is 310g.

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TFT Display

The Canon EOS 5DS has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst display across similar types of digital camera is LCD.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Canon EOS 5DS owner who purchased this digital camera said that it was not good physically. Hakon Soreide wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5DS “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”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The EOS 5DS does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5DS also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon EOS 5DS does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago do have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The EOS 5DS does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5DS, the EOS 5DS is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5DS, the EOS 5DS does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EOS 5DS does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5DS also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year do not support video capability. The EOS 5DS is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 5DS

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Canon digital camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than a year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

7 Awards

vido.com.ua Recommended reviewed.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star dkamera.de Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(46)
17 December 2015

Preview based on pre-production Canon EOS 5D S & SRCanon has added to its EOS 5D range with the launch of two 50MP cameras, the 5DS and the 5DS R. Both cameras are high resolution full frame... Read more…

23 October 2015

It's another fantastic pro-grade camera, but video shooters need not apply. All in all, the Canon EOS 5DS is a pro-grade camera that lives up to Canon's esteemed reputation, but only in the...

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20 October 2015

Nikon has been the king of the DSLR pixel count since its splendid 36MP D800 and D810. ?That's more megapixels than most photographers will ever need,' we thought when those cameras first... Read more…

18 October 2015

Nikon has been the king of the DSLR pixel count since its splendid 36MP D800 and D810.?That's more megapixels than most photographers will ever need,' we thought when those cameras first launched.... Read more…

18 October 2015

If you're already a 5D Mark III owner and are thinking of making the leap to the 5DS, it should be an extremely easy transition. You'll need to give a bit of thought as to how those extra pixels...

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User Reviews

(49)
Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Toyo
Toyo would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I love the 5DSR because of its high resolution for serious landscape photography. My own testing shows that it has resolution/detail equal to75% of 4x5 film, along with the many benefits of... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by FhvnEd
FhvnEd would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I just got mine after trading in one of my 5D Mark III cameras in on it; and s far as I know, this is only the second 50MP camera currently in production. The other is a $ Hasselblad. "Why do I... Read more…

Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Jar of clay
Jar of clay would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

The resolution and sharpness of this camera are exciting. The file sizes are up to 78 megabytes. The processing is slower than the previous cameras in the Canon line up, but that has not been an... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Mark
Mark would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

Among the best pieces of gear I've ever owned. I've shot this for studio, but also for sports. When single-shooting, which is common for many types of action, the results can be beyond stunning.... Read more…

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Zaid the Photographer
Zaid the Photographer would recommend the Canon EOS 5DS

I received my Canon 5DSR camera from BH Photo on Wednesday evening. I played around for it for about 20 minutes that evening. I normally do not like to use a new camera on an actual assignment... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 0582c014, 0581c008, canon f40, 0581c008a, canon f28, 8712x5813, 0582c014a, canon f12, canon f35, canon f28l, 0582c014aa, canon f12l, canon eos5, canon f35l, canon f40l, 0581c008aa, canon eos5d, canon f4556, canon canon, canon f4556l, canon eos5ds, canon eos5dsr, canon 0581c008, canon sh000660, canon ef100400, canon 0582c014, canon 1010040c, canon ef100400m, canon 0582c014a, canon 0581c008a
Barcodes 00000001610655, 00006536266567, 00009203176903, 00013803256949, 00400037780126, 04549292037777, 04549292037791, 08714574628189

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