- 51MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.2" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 12800)
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF Mount
- 930g - 152 x 116 x 76mm
- Revealed February 2015
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 5DS summary
Canon 5DS is Canon's Advanced DSLR digital camera initially announced on February of 2015. The camera includes a 51MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a max resolution of 8688 x 5792.
The 5DS stands at #19 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & overall #107 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should test our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Canon 5DS history
The Canon 5DS has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can check out all past and current models along with main specs.
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Canon 5DS Gallery
You can view the 5DS from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 5DS Pros and Cons
Here is a list of pluses and minuses of the Canon 5DS based on factors which are normally considered important in a digital camera.
Canon 5DS Sensor specs
The Canon 5DS is run by the Dual DIGIC 6 chip. The sensor size on the Canon 5DS is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 8688 x 5792 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 51 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can be widened digitally to a maximum of 12800. RAW photos are supported so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the 5DS's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 5DS sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is showcased in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 5DS dimensions
Canon 5DS weighs in at 2.05 pounds (930 grams or 32.80 ounces) & has exterior dimensions of 152mm x 116mm x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams and the Canon 5DS is more heavy than other rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a image of the Canon 5DS alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the 5DS.
Canon 5DS Lens details
The 5DS works with the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses currently available. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 5DS.
Canon 5DS Connectivity
The 5DS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon 5DS Video details
The max video quality on the Canon 5DS is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in H.264 file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance in video quality and file size but 1080p will not give you any room to crop. While the body has a mic socket, it is missing a headphone socket so you won't be able to check your audio levels.
Canon 5DS Weather Sealing
Canon 5DS features weather proofing making it a very good pick for use in tricky places. This can be especially handy any time you are not sure about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Canon 5DS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 5DS includes a 3.2" fixed screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support. The 5DS also comes with a Top screen so it’s possible to instantly view your settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs for Canon 5DS are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.71x
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are rather useful.
Canon 5DS Shutter details
Canon 5DS continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Canon 5DS Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon 5DS has external flash support but is without inbuilt flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 seconds.
Canon 5DS Autofocusing details
Canon 5DS has both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and exact than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which makes it useful for taking portraits of people.
The AF system includes 61 focus points to pick from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Canon 5DS has the ability to use manual focus when needed in low light situations or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Canon 5DS Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E6) in the Canon 5DS is designed to last for 700 shots with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it lesser than it's competition. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the maximum (2260) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Canon 5DS for varying types of photography
The following illustration gives a outline of the Canon 5DS for varying types of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon 5DS Portrait photography advice
The Canon 5DS has a rating of 86 which is very high, meaning that it is a wonderful option for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the ability to work with external lighting.
Street photography with Canon 5DS
With a nice rating of 61, the Canon 5DS is a respectable pick for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon 5DS
A above average sports photography points total of 71 suggests the Canon 5DS is a respectable pick for taking photos of sports. A camera needs good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 5DS as a Travel photography camera
Weight is super critical when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Canon 5DS gets a modest 57 as a travelling camera which is reasonably appropriate to buy for your trips.
Canon 5DS as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 5DS at it's wonderful rating of 76 as a landscape camera is a terrific choice amongst its rivals.
Canon 5DS Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Canon 5DS is simply not good as a vlog camera as it gets a subpar score of 30.
Canon 5DS Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the 5DS, below is a list of the top rated cameras which fall in to the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart here gives you a bird's eye view of the 5DS compared to it's highest scoring rivals mentioned previously.
These are some more cameras you might check out as alternate options. To review a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.