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Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 reviews of Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and durability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the storage and connectivity, and the memory and price get mixed views.

image quality, performance, usability, durability, screen

low-light, battery, video, connectivity, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the focus and reliability. The screen and performance also get good opinions, whereas views about the usability and price are mixed. There are some less positive comments about the size and design.

image quality, performance, screen, reliability, focus

durability, portability, design, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 5DS R (Black) Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Canon EOS 5DS R (Black) Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

performance, image quality, usability, portability, screen

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR with Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation (Body Only)Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR with Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation (Body Only)

Jul, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Canon EOS 5DS R review

 

For photography purists, Canon's 5DS R DSLR delivers outstanding stills at a whopping 50.6 megapixels.

In terms of camera tech, Canon is to be commended for creating a 50.6MP full-frame DSLR, so it earns our Editor’s Choice. While the near-$4,000 price tag puts it out of reach for consumers, it’s relatively affordable for the type of user this camera is...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Rishi Sanyal (dpreview.com)

In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review

 

Canon 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 models, primarily aimed at stills photographers. The only difference between the models is that the 'S' has an...

Class-leading 50.6MP image resolution Pleasing out-of-camera colors, particularly skintones 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type points 5 dual cross-type, high precision points offer uncanny precision with newer lenses 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering...

Raw dynamic range limited compared to peers Base ISO images can be noisier than the best of the competition Low light performance limited compared to peers ISO cap of 12,800 (6400 for Auto ISO) feels arbitrary and limiting JPEGs not as sharp or...

By Rishi Sanyal

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS 5DS Review

 

Canon 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 models, primarily aimed at stills photographers. The only difference between the models is that the 'S' has an...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS 5DS R

 

The Canon EOS 5DS R offers the most resolution you'll find in a full-frame SLR, but its high ISO capabilities are limited.

Highest resolution in class. 5fps burst shooting. Full-frame image sensor. Dual memory card slots. 61-point autofocus system. Intervalometer and time lapse support. Sharp rear display. Solid control layout. Medium and Small Raw capture modes. 1080p video.

Limited to ISO 12800. Not a true OLPF-free design. Omits in-camera Wi-Fi and GPS. Lacks built-in flash.

Conclusions Canon photographers have waited patiently for a high-resolution, full-frame camera body. The EOS 5DS R—and its near twin, the 5DS—are what the company delivered. Our tests show that the 50-megapixel image sensor may be an overkill for some...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS 5DS

 

Canon's EOS 5DS D-SLR has a high-resolution sensor that filters out color moiré, but it sacrifices a little detail in the process.

Highest resolution in class. 5fps burst shooting. Full-frame image sensor. Dual memory card slots. 61-point autofocus system. Intervalometer and time lapse support. Sharp rear display. Solid control layout. Medium and Small Raw capture modes. 1080p video.

Limited to ISO 12800. Optical low-pass filter detracts from detail. Omits in-camera Wi-Fi and GPS. Lacks built-in flash.

Conclusions If you're a Canon shooter after a high-resolution, full-frame body, you've got two choices. The 5DS is the better choice if you often shoot subjects where color moiré can be an issue. These include fashion photographers who photograph...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 5DS

 

The Canon EOS 5Ds is a professional dSLR providing and amazing 50.6-Megapixels of resolution, great performance from the dual DIGIC 6 processors and Full 1080p HD video for those looking for more than just still images. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

AF and Metering are both incredibly fast and accurate ; Live view allows you to shoot with the LCD ; Full 1080p HD video capture produces beautiful videos ; Outstanding overall image quality ; Amazing detail from loads of resolution ; 3.2-inch, 1.04...

Very large, heavy camera ; Camera must be in video capture mode to capture video ; No GPS or WiFi built-in ; Battery seemed to go quickly during our tests ; No 4K video capture ; Dual card slots are SD and CF, not the same media (some may see this as...

The Canon EOS 5Ds is a professional dSLR providing and amazing 50.6-Megapixels of resolution, great performance from the dual DIGIC 6 processors and Full 1080p HD video for those looking for more than just still images. Read more in our

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 5DS R

 

Note: The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are basically the same camera. The only differences are the 5DS R has no low-pass filter, and costs about $200 more.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 5Ds Review

 

When the EOS 5Ds was announced, Canon photographers around the world shouted a collective "Yes!" and "I want it!" You are looking at a pair of world record-holding DSLR cameras, the Canon EOS 5Ds along with its near-identical twin, the 5Ds R : CPN...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 5Ds R Review

 

If you want the most extreme image resolution available in a DSLR camera and you want the sharpest images available at that resolution, the Canon EOS 5Ds R is your camera. The 5Ds vs. 5Ds R decision is not an all or nothing one in regards to moiré. It...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon EOS 5DS

 

Canon EOS 5DS digital SLR camera : Canon transforms the EOS system with the arrival of two full-frame cameras: EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R. Breaking the boundaries of 35mm sensors, the new EOS D-SLR cameras offer the highest megapixels ever seen in a...

The Canon EOS 5DS price (body only) €3999.99 / £2999.99. The Canon EOS 5DS R price (body only) €4249.99 / £3199.99. Retail prices vary from country to country. Both EOS cameras will be available from June 2015. Availability of optional EOS accessories...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E6N
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3 / DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW / DPOF 1.1, RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:0.827
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image processor:DIGIC 6
Live view: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral
Playback zoom:16
Playback zoom (max):16
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Start-up time:1
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten, Twilight / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten, Twilight

Design

Color of product:Black
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Energy Star certified:N
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Waterproof: Yes

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto
Flash sync-speed:0.005 / 1/200

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus / Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Focus:TTL / TTL-CT-SIR
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Canon EF

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 / 100, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.42 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:8688 x 5792
Megapixel:50.6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):(L) 8688x5792, (M1) 7680x5120, (M2) 5760x3840, (S1) 4320x2880, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801.3x Crop - (L) 6768x4512, (M1) 6016x4000, (M2) 4512x3008, (S1) 3376x2256, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801.6x Crop - (L) 5424x3616, (M1) 4800x3200, (M2) 3616x2408, (S1) 2704x1808, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801:1 Crop - (L) 5792x5792, (M1) 5120x5120, (M2) 3840x3840, (S1) 2880x2880, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480RAW:(RAW) 8688x5792,(M-RAW) 6480x4320,(S-RAW) 4320x2880
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total megapixels:53

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic / Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Image processor:DIGIC 6
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:50
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:50
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1080 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.71
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.01
Height:4.57
Weight:29.8 / 4.11
Weight (including battery):32.8
Width:5.98