Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera

Canon Logo

The Freedom of High Resolution

Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera The Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera is the long-awaited sequel to the flourished 5D Mark III and ushers in new technology and a number of momentous upgrades, placing it in soaring territory for a DSLR. Presenting a 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor, the camera absorbs ultra-high resolution images fitting for large-scale printing and considerable, creative cropping. The Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors implement the resources to handle this profusion of information, facilitating fast performance speeds and the highest image quality. The 5DS also gives prominence to advanced video abilities including 1080p HD capture at 30 frames per second and a Time Lapse movie mode which captures still photos at set intervals and blends them into a full HD video.

The EOS Scene Detection System with the 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor provides precise exposure and color metering and the 61-point High Density Reticular AF sensor with 41 cross-type points enables accurate AF placement and Canon's EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Resolution) enhances AF performance by using information from the metering sensor. Crop shooting at 1.3x and 1.6x allows for flexibility in the size of image files created and the selection of lenses. Also, a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer expand your creative options. An advanced mirror control mechanism and new selectable shutter release lag times control camera vibration for reduced blur and quiet operation. Anti-flicker functionality compensates for flickering light sources, providing consistent exposure metering during continuous shooting. Despite its large file sizes, the 5DS can still offer up to a 5 fps continuous shooting rate.

For stable eye-level formation the 5DS hallmarks the Intelligent Viewfinder II delivering 100% coverage. In augmentation to its clear view, a transparent, superimposed LCD is integrated which displays context information and provides a customizable perspective of grid lines and focus points. The 3.2" LCD ClearView II monitor implements live view composition and playback using 1.04m-dot resolution and a viewing angle of 170º. High-transparency components and multi-coating hinder reflections for bright viewing, particularly important when shooting movies.

The 5DS is an enduring and multi-faceted camera for cutting edge use, yet its dimensions approach that of the 5D Mark III. A magnesium-alloy case provides resistance to the elements and the elements and there are inputs for a PC terminal, an external microphone jack, a 3-pin input along with HDMI out plus USB 3.0 compatibility. The tripod socket and the base plate have also been reinforced to diminish vibrations and ensure a safe attachment to support systems. There are dual media slots for SD format and Compact Flash memory cards. A customizable Quick Control System allows you to quickly switch between frequently used settings and functions.

Other Canon 35mm Digital Cameras to Consider

Buy the Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera
Link to Amazon

Body type Mid-size SLR  
Max resolution 8688 x 5792  
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 51 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 53 megapixels  
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor Dual DIGIC 6  
ISO Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 50-12800)  
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 12800  
White balance presets 8  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 61  
Lens mount Canon EF  
Focal length multiplier 1  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3.2  
Screen dots 1,040,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type ClearView II TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)  
Viewfinder coverage 100%  
Viewfinder magnification 0.71  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes No  
Built-in flash No  
External flash Yes (via hot shoe and PC sync port)  
Continuous drive 5.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing Yes  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)  
Format H.264  
Videography notes Supports ALL-I and IPB compression  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash  
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)  
Microphone port Yes  
Headphone port No  
Remote control Yes (Wired and wireless)  
Environmentally sealed Yes (dust and water-resistent)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description LP-E6 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 700  
Weight (inc. batteries) 930 g (2.05 lb / 32.80 oz)  
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording Yes  
GPS None


Know the Canon camera you are looking for?
Go directly to the camera by using the drop-down menu below

Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5