Canon EOS 5DS


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.[3] This distinction is roughly similar to that between Nikon's now-replaced D800 and D800E (with the E having a self-cancelling filter).[4] 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.

Canon EOS 5DS (EOS 5Ds)
Canon EOS 5DS R (body) frontal view.jpg
Canon EOS 5DS R
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
ReleasedJune 2015[1]
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size36×24 mm (Full-frame)
Maximum resolution8688 × 5792 (50.6 effective megapixels)
Film speed100–6400 (expandable from L: 50 to H: 12800)
Storage mediaDual slots: CompactFlash (CF) card Type I (UDMA-7 supported) and SD/SDHC/SDXC card (*UHS-I compatible),
Focus areas61 AF points (41 cross-type AF points) with High-density Reticular AF
Exposure modesScene Intelligent Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual Exposure, Bulb Exposure, Custom (3×), Movie
Exposure meteringFull aperture TTL, 252 zones with 150,000 pixels RGB + IR sensor and EOS Integrated Subject Analysis (iSA)
Metering modesEvaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted Average
ShutterElectromechanical focal-plane
Shutter speed range30 s–1/8000 s and Bulb; X-sync at 1/200 s
Continuous shooting5.0 fps for 31 JPEG frames or 12 RAW frames
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.71× magnification / LCD (Live View)
Image processing
Image processorDual DIGIC 6
White balanceYes
WB bracketingYes
LCD screen3.2" (8.1 cm) Clear View II colour TFT LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots resolution
BatteryLi-Ion LP-E6N rechargeable (1865 mAh), W-E1 SD card-shaped wifi adapter
Optional battery packsBG-E11 grip allows the use of 6 AA cells, one LP-E6N or two LP-E6N batteries
Dimensions152×116×76 mm (5.98×4.57×2.99 in)
Weight845 g (29.8 oz) (body only)
Made inJapan
PredecessorCanon EOS 5D Mark III[2]

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.[5]

Despite the record-high pixel count and related storage and processing power, these cameras do not shoot 4K video or high frame rate 1080p video.[4]

Full-size demosaicked jpeg files from this camera occupy approximately 20 megabytes[citation needed] and exceed 8K resolution.


  • 50.6 effective megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 image processors with 14-bit processing
  • 100% viewfinder frame coverage with 0.71× magnification
  • 1080p Full HD video recording at 24p, 25p (25 Hz) and 30p (29.97 Hz) with drop frame timing
  • 720p HD video recording at 60p (59.94 Hz) and 50p (50 Hz)
  • 480p ED video recording at 30p and 25p
  • 5.0 frames per second continuous shooting
  • "Anti-flicker" feature (first introduced on the EOS 7D Mk II) – the shutter release can be set to compensate for flickering electric lighting
  • ISO sensitivity 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800)
  • 3.2″ Clear View II LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots resolution
  • 61 points autofocus system, with 41 cross-type points
  • 252 zones color-sensitive metering system
  • EOS Scene Detection System with a new 150,000 pixels RGB + IR metering sensor
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Weather sealing (resistance to water and dust)
  • New shutter and mirror mechanism to help reduce vibrations and camera shake


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.


  1. ^ "EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R". Canon Camera Museum.
  2. ^ "From the EOS 5D Mark III to EOS 5DS/5DS R -- What's New".
  3. ^ Lawton, Rod (26 February 2015). "Canon 5DS 50-megapixel monster set to redefine the professional DSLR market". TechRadar. Future plc. Archived from the original on 2015-11-19. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b Butler, Richard; Britton, Barney (February 2015). "Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R First Impressions Review". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Announcement". Retrieved 2 October 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Canon EOS 5DS: Digital Photography Review Feb 6, 2015
  • In Focus: EOS 5DS, 5DS R News 16th Jul. 2015