Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 6D vs 5DS

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS 6D
10.0
EOS 5DS
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS 6D
5.9
EOS 5DS
10.0
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 6D
10.0
EOS 5DS
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS 6D
9.3
EOS 5DS
9.2
Reviews from canonwatch.com, 1001noisycameras.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS 6D
9.2
EOS 5DS
9.6

Winner
Canon EOS 5DS 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 5DS  based on its focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 6D vs 5DS

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

EOS 6D
2,340 ISO
EOS 5DS
2,381 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 6D
4.5 fps
EOS 5DS
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 6D
980 photos
EOS 5DS
700 photos

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

EOS 6D
23.8 bits
EOS 5DS
24.7 bits

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

EOS 6D
12.1 ev
EOS 5DS
12.4 ev

Features Key features of the EOS 6D  vs 5DS 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 6D
20.9 MP
EOS 5DS
50.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 6D
102,400 ISO
EOS 5DS
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

EOS 6D
11
EOS 5DS
61

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

EOS 6D
3"
EOS 5DS
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 6D
0.71x
EOS 5DS
0.71x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 6D
41.0 microns
EOS 5DS
17.2 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS 6D  vs 5DS 

8.3
8.3
Set to its 'silent' drive mode the 6D is also wonderfully quiet and discreet - great if you don't want to draw attention to yourself while shooting.
EOS 6D

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 6D  vs
5DS 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20.9 MP 50.3 MP
Resolution 5720 x 3648 8688 x 5792
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.8 x 23.9 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 41.0 microns 17.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 12,800 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 61
Cross type focus points 1 41
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 97% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4.5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 980 700
Continuous shooting
5 fps
4.5 fps

video

EOS 6D  vs
5DS 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 145 x 111 x 71 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 71 mm 76 mm
Weight 770 g 930 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
WiFi Yes None
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