Canon EOS 5DS

Released February, 2015
  • 50.3 MP
  • Full frame 36 x 24 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
“Canon is always looking to deliver the absolute best in image quality and push our technology to the limits.
by www.canonwatch.com (Feb, 2015)
9.6 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon EOS 5DS

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS 5DS
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS 5DS
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 5DS
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS 5DS
9.2
EOS 1D X
9.5
Reviews from canonwatch.com and dpreview.com

9.6

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS 5DS
9.6
EOS 1D X
9.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS 5DS

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 5DS
2,381 ISO
Pentax K-5
1,162 ISO
Nikon D800
2,979 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 5DS
5 fps
EOS 1D X
14 fps
Pentax K-5
7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 5DS
700 photos
EOS 1D X
1,500 photos
Nikon D810
1,200 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS 5DS
24.7 bits
Sony A7R
26.0 bits
Pentax K-5
23.7 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

EOS 5DS
12.4 ev
Nikon D810
14.8 ev
Nikon D800
14.4 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon EOS 5DS

In The News From around the web

Share The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R manuals went offline for a short time, and are now back and available in all languages (click here).
All sample pics were shot with a beta unit, in RAW, and later converted to JPG using Photoshop CC with minimal sharpness enhancement.
The folks at Reviewed.com got a beta sample of Canon’s EOS 5DS, the 50MP DSLR that competes with medium format sensors.
Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R: [Part 1].
Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order.
More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R: [Part 1].

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 50.3 MP
Resolution 8688 x 5792
Size Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x
Pixel size 17.2 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 12,800 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 61
Cross type focus points 41
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps
Battery life 700 photos
Continuous shooting 5 fps

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm

display

Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 76 mm
Weight 930 g
Is weather sealed Yes

features

Includes a GPS No
WiFi None
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