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Photo Review of EOS 5DS and 5DS R

Canon has announced the release of the "EOS 5DS" and "EOS 5DS R", both built in with a CMOS sensor with a resolution of about 50.6 megapixels. For those who are interested in knowing more about the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R, you are recommended to check out this article on the different parts of the cameras as well as their menus. (Reported by: Osamu Takeishi (Digital Camera Watch))

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The following is a visual review of the "EOS 5DS" and "EOS 5DS R". Both models are new members of the "EOS 5" family, and are equipped with a 35mm full-frame sensor. They are characterised by the use of a CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of about 50.6 megapixels, a significantly higher spec compared to their predecessor, the "EOS 5D Mark III". With this advancement, bold cropping is made possible, and new shooting techniques can also be expected.

The difference between the EOS 5DS and the 5DS R is that the former is installed with an optical low-pass filter (LPF), while the low-pass filter effect is cancelled on the latter. Both cameras take on almost the same appearance, with the logo plate being the only discernible difference.

Both models also have similar controls as the EOS 5D Mark III, such as the button layout and menus, so users who have upgraded from the EOS 5D Mark III should not have any difficulty getting used to their operation.

Appearance (EOS 5DS)

The logo of the EOS 5DS is gold in colour.

Image Sensor

Dual card slots that support both CF and SD cards.

Batteries supported are LP-E6N and LP-E6.

Equipped also with an HDMI and a USB 3.0 port.

When EF24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM is attached to the camera.

Appearance (EOS 5DS R)

The EOS 5DS R shares almost the same appearance as the EOS 5DS, except that the logo plate of the EOS 5DS is gold in colour, while that of the EOS 5DS R is silver.

Silver logo with the "R" letter marked in red.

Image Sensor

When EF24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM is attached to the camera.

EOS 5DS R (Left) vs. EOS 5DS (Right)

When EF24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM is attached.

Menu Screens

Both cameras have the same menus.

The recording resolution is 8,688 × 5,792 pixels.

Supports both correction of peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration.

Shutter time lag after mirror lockup is now made possible to address camera shake with the higher pixel count. You can choose an interval of up to two seconds.

A newly-added Crop Shooting function.

"Fine Detail" is a new Picture Style effect that excels in expressing details.

Information Display

Custom Quick Control

The Custom Quick Control feature, which enables customisation of the Quick Control screen, allows you to arrange the screen by making your own selection from the 21 frequently-used functions. You can also alter the display size for some of the menus.

Newly-added Custom Quick Control feature.

Items can be added or deleted freely.

Item Selection Screen

You can choose where to place the newly-added items in the display.

The default Custom Quick Control screen.

Customisation Example

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