The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R (known as the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R in Japan) are two closely related digital SLR cameras announced by Canon on February 6, 2015. Both are professional full-frame cameras with 50.6-megapixel sensors, the highest of any full-frame camera at the time of announcement. The only difference between the two models is that the sensor of the "R" version includes an optical filter that cancels out the effects of a standard optical low-pass filter. This distinction is roughly similar to that between Nikon's now-replaced D800 and D800E (with the E having a self-cancelling filter). Canon stated that both the 5DS and 5DS R will not replace the older EOS 5D Mark III; therefore, both the 5DS and 5DS R will have their new positions in Canon's DSLR camera lineup.
|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Sensor size||36×24 mm (Full-frame)|
|Maximum resolution||8688 × 5792 (50.6 effective megapixels)|
|Film speed||100–6400 (expandable from L: 50 to H: 12800)|
|Storage media||Dual slots: CompactFlash (CF) card Type I (UDMA-7 supported) and SD/SDHC/SDXC card (*UHS-I compatible),|
|Focus areas||61 AF points (41 cross-type AF points) with High-density Reticular AF|
|Exposure modes||Scene Intelligent Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual Exposure, Bulb Exposure, Custom (3×), Movie|
|Exposure metering||Full aperture TTL, 252 zones with 150,000 pixels RGB + IR sensor and EOS Integrated Subject Analysis (iSA)|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted Average|
|Shutter speed range||30 s–1/8000 s and Bulb; X-sync at 1/200 s|
|Continuous shooting||5.0 fps for 31 JPEG frames or 12 RAW frames|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.71× magnification / LCD (Live View)|
|Image processor||Dual DIGIC 6|
|LCD screen||3.2" (8.1 cm) Clear View II colour TFT LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots resolution|
|Battery||Li-Ion LP-E6N rechargeable (1865 mAh), W-E1 SD card-shaped wifi adapter|
|Optional battery packs||BG-E11 grip allows the use of 6 AA cells, one LP-E6N or two LP-E6N batteries|
|Dimensions||152×116×76 mm (5.98×4.57×2.99 in)|
|Weight||845 g (29.8 oz) (body only)|
|Predecessor||Canon EOS 5D Mark III|
At the time of announcement, estimated prices were US$3,699.00 and US$3,899.00 (EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R), with announced date of availability, through authorized Canon retailers, in June 2015.
The apparent design difference between the 5DS and 5DS R is the colour of their name: the name 'EOS 5DS' is printed in gold on the 5DS and in silver on the 5DS R (like on all Canon EOS cameras); the letter 'R' of the 5DS R is printed in red.