Sister model to the Canon EOS 5DS R, the EOS 5DS shares the same 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor, albeit with a low-pass filter in front of the imaging sensor to counteract the effects of false colours and moiré patterning. An on-board vibration control system mitigates shutter shock effectively and files return unprecedented levels of detail that allow tight cropping during post processing. Its rudimentary video capabilities will direct videographers elsewhere, but for commercial studio work and subjects that warrant being captured in stunning high resolution, the EOS 5DS makes a fabulous choice and is a robustly made one at that.
'Sister model to the Canon EOS 5DS R, the EOS 5DS shares the same 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor, albeit with a low-pass filter in front of the imaging sensor to counteract the effects of false colours and moiré patterning. An on-board vibration control system mitigates shutter shock effectively and files return unprecedented levels of detail that allow tight cropping during post processing. Its rudimentary video capabilities will direct videographers elsewhere, but for commercial studio work and subjects that warrant being captured in stunning high resolution, the EOS 5DS makes a fabulous choice and is a robustly made one at that.'
See more detail and new levels of image quality The 50.6 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor is capable of recording extraordinary levels of detail. The ultra-high resolution enables extensive cropping and still delivers stunning image quality. Even the built in 1.3x and 1.6x cropped shooting modes produce 30.5 and 19.6 megapixel files, respectively.
Print fine-art quality images to A0 and beyond Print ultra-high resolution images in large format – A0 and beyond – with low noise, true skin tones and outstanding, accurate colour reproduction thanks to the high performance Dual DIGIC 6 processors.
Reduced mirror vibration for maximum sharpness The EOS 5DS uses Canon’s Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce vibrations caused by internal movements within the camera, which can spoil image sharpness and reduce resolution. Cams are used to drive the mirror up and down in a more controlled fashion, avoiding any sudden stops and also softening the shutter-release sound.
React and respond, staying ahead of the action Enjoy fast image processing and camera responsiveness – even with the large amounts of data captured by the 50.6-MP sensor – thanks to the Dual DIGIC 6 processors. You can catch all the action with an unrivalled ability to capture 50.6-MP resolution images at 5fps while USB 3.0 connectivity allows fast tethered shooting and remote camera control.
Advanced subject tracking and recognition EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (iTR) AF technology uses colour and face information to recognise and track subjects as they move around the frame.
61-point wide-area autofocus Focus quickly and precisely, even in low-light conditions, using a 61-point AF System. 41 cross-type focus points, including five extra-sensitive double cross-type, provide extra accuracy.
AF Point Selection Use all 61 AF points together, or group them into moveable zones that cover off-centre subjects. Alternatively, select just a single AF point to focus precisely on a specific part of the scene.
Customisable screen Flexibly change the type, size and position of icons on the camera’s Custom Quick Control screen, so you can easily find your favourite settings.
Intelligent Viewfinder II Enjoy a bright (approximately) 100 per cent image with a customisable information overlay. 1.6x and 1.3x crops can be masked in the viewfinder and captured as JPEG files.
Customisable controls Customise camera settings for the task in hand and save your favourite functions for the future.
Weather sealing Carry on shooting with confidence, whatever the conditions, thanks to weather-sealed controls that protect against water and dust, and a durable magnesium alloy construction.
Dual memory card slots CompactFlash and SD memory card slots enable automatic back-up of files as you shoot, allowing easy sharing with clients and extending storage capacity.
High dynamic range imaging Preserve the detail in highlight and shadow areas using HDR imaging. Ideal for shooting landscape and still-life shots it combines three images of different exposures: standard, underexposure and overexposure
Multi exposure Create stunning composite images in-camera using Multiple Exposure mode, which overlays images on top of each other with a choice of automatic multiple exposure control options.
Timer shooting functions Create great time-lapse movies with a built-in, pre-programmable interval timer. For extreme long-exposure photography, the shutter can be locked up in bulb mode for a specified time.
Fine Detail Picture Style Prioritise gradations and detail captured by the high resolution sensor using Fine Detail Picture Style, which also provides adjustable in-camera sharpening parameters like threshold and fineness for JPEG files – so you can deliver high impact images directly from the camera.