The Canon EOS 5DS records images with 50 megapixels of resolution. That's roughly twice as many as you'll find in other DSLR models. It's ideal for commercial and fine art photography, where contrast, color and detail must shine through. It reproduces still images in 8688 x 5792 pixel resolution, delivering photographs with an unprecedented level of realism. The camera's dual DIGIC 6 image processors provide enough pure number-crunching power to keep the camera's functions moving quickly, so you never miss a great shot. In the R-style body, the blurring effect of the optical low-pass filtercan be cancelled to provide even more fine edge sharpness for detailed landscapes and other situations where maximum detail is a priority.
Autofocus when you need it
When your subject is standing still, you can take manual control of your focus settings. If you're tracking a moving subject, why not let Canon's sophisticated 61-point autofocus render an assist? Canon's Intelligent Tracking and Recognition system synchronizes the active AF point with the subject's motion, helping to ensure that you stay sharply focused on your subject as it moves. In burst mode, the camera shoots up to 5 frames per second with superb quality.
Mega-high-resolution makes it easy to see what's great in a photograph, but it also makes the margin for error tiny. Canon's engineers made crucial adjustments inside the camera body to make sure even the most discerning eye will be pleased. The camera's mirror is not controlled by springs but instead is driven by a small motor and cams. This system suppresses the slight impact you'd get from a standard DSLR mirror, and the minor blurring it can cause. The camera also employs an anti-flicker technology that captures ideal lighting even under fluorescent bulbs. Overkill? Not if you demand perfection.
Great-looking video, too
More and more, serious shooters are turning to DSLR cameras for their ability to produce excellent video as well as still images. The 5DS creates HD movies with sufficient manual controls and frame rates to provide lots of creative options. The camera can also be programmed to snap photos while in video mode, so you get the best of both worlds. If you want something in-between, there's a time-lapse movie feature that takes still photos at set intervals and joins them to create a silent movie.
- 50.3-megapixel effective recording for maximum detail and sharpness
- maximum image size (pixels): 8688 x 5792
- optical low-pass filter effect can be cancelled to provide even more fine edge sharpness
- full-frame CMOS image sensor (36 x 24mm)
- shoots high-quality HD video at up to 1920 x 1080 resolution
- dual DIGIC 6 image processors for fast shooting performance and accurate color reproduction at maximum resolution
- 61-point autofocus system improves low-light AF performance and tracking accuracy
- compatible with Canon EF lenses (does not support EF-S lenses)
- high-res 3.2" color LCD screen (1,040,000 dots) with automatic brightness adjustment (manual 7-step settings available)
- Live View modes (with Face Detection, Quick, and Live autofocus, plus manual focus with 5X or 10X magnification) for composing shots with the LCD screen
- eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with diopter adjustment
- linear PCM audio recording with built-in monaural microphone
- Intelligent Viewfinder II superimposes camera and exposure settings over image preview
- hot shoe for Canon EX-series Speedlite flash accessories (no flash included)
- sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-12,800
- shutter speed range: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb, flash synch at 1/200 second
- continuous high-speed shooting at 5 frames per second for up to 65 frames
- accepts CompactFlash® memory cards (Type I and/or UDMA compliant) and SD, SDHC and SDXC UHS-I compliant memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
- mini HDMI output (cable not included)
- 3.0 super-speed USB interface
- NTSC/PAL video output
- 6"W x 4-5/8"H x 3"D
- weight (with battery): 32.8 oz.