Canon 5DS R
- 51MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.2" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF Mount
- 930g - 152 x 116 x 76mm
- Announced February 2015
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- Size Comparison
Canon 5DS R summary
Canon 5DS R is Canon's Advanced DSLR camera originally announced on February of 2015. The camera has a 51MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a max resolution of 8688 x 5792.
The 5DS R ranks at #20 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over-all #108 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
Here is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Canon 5DS R family
The Canon 5DS R is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the full list below.
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Canon 5DS R Gallery
You can look at the 5DS R from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon 5DS R Pros and Cons
Here is a list of good and bad points of the Canon 5DS R based on aspects that are often considered crucial in a camera.
Canon 5DS R Sensor features
The Canon 5DS R features the Dual DIGIC 6 processor. The spec of the sensor on the Canon 5DS R is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor can capture 8688 x 5792 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 51MP and has a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can be widened electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW photos are supported which means that you have more margin for error.
Canon opted to omit the low pass filter with the Canon 5DS R. This could result in more clearer photos but can introduce moire under some situations.
The graphic below shows the 5DS R's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The 5DS R sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon 5DS R dimensions
Canon 5DS R weighs around 2.05 pounds (930 grams / 32.80 oz) & has exterior proportions 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 R is more heavy as compared with its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Listed below is a pic of the Canon 5DS R besides a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the 5DS R.
Canon 5DS R Lens features
The 5DS R works with the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses to select from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 5DS R.
Canon 5DS R Connectivity
The 5DS R has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send photos and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon 5DS R Video features
The max video quality on the Canon 5DS R is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance between quality and file size but 1080p will not leave you with any room to crop. Although the body contains a mic socket, it is missing a headphone socket which means that you will not be able to monitor your sound levels.
Canon 5DS R Weather Sealing
Canon 5DS R features environment proofing which makes it a great choice for use during challenging environments. This can be especially beneficial any time you are uncertain about the conditions you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Canon 5DS R Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 5DS R has a 3.2 inch fixed display having a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support. The 5DS R also includes a Top display so it’s possible to instantly look at your settings.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder details for Canon 5DS R are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.71x
Viewfinders are quite useful during bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Canon 5DS R Shutter features
Canon 5DS R continuous shooting speed is 5.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Canon 5DS R Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon 5DS R comes with external flash support but does not have in-built flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.
Canon 5DS R Autofocusing features
Canon 5DS R comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it valuable for portrait photography.
The Sensor has 61 focus points to select from. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Canon 5DS R supports manual focusing if required during low light occasions or you need to have more accurate control on focusing.
Canon 5DS R Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E6) in the Canon 5DS R is designed to last for 700 photographs with respect to the CIPA standards making it lower when compared with it's competition. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the maximum (2260) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Below is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the best battery life:
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Canon 5DS R for various categories of photography
The following graph shows a rundown of the Canon 5DS R for various categories of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Canon 5DS R
The Canon 5DS R gets a rating of 86 which is tremendous, and means the camera is a awesome pick for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files in addition to the potential to utilize external flash.
Canon 5DS R as a Street photography camera
Getting a nice points total of 61, the Canon 5DS R is a fine choice for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.
Canon 5DS R Sports photography features
A nice sports photography points total of 71 suggests the Canon 5DS R is a respectable fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 5DS R as a Travel photography camera
Weight is pretty critical when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon 5DS R gets a reasonable 57 as a travelling camera which is relatively suited for your travels.
Canon 5DS R as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 5DS R with it's superb grade of 77 for a landscape camera is a excellent pick amongst its rivals.
Canon 5DS R Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon 5DS R is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a lousy score of 30.
Canon 5DS R Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the 5DS R, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall in to the family of Advanced DSLR.
The chart underneath offers you an overview of the 5DS R versus it's highest ranked competitors suggested previously.
These are some more cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.