Latest update: 02/09/2015
Canon 5ds R release date review specs price rumor
DXO measured both Canon cameras and interestingly high ISO performance is similar to the performance of the Canon 6d performance. The dynamic range and the color depth is even better. According to DXO the Canon 5ds is a little bit better than the Canon 5ds R, surprisingly.
|Item||Canon 5ds||Canon 5ds R||Canon 7d II||Canon 6d|
|Dynamic range||12.4 EV||12.4 EV||11.8 EV||12.1 EV|
|Color depth||24.7 bits||24.6 bits||22.4 bits||23.8 bits|
Canon announced two 50.6 Megapixel Full frame cameras for this summer. It is interesting after Nikon released the D800 with a 36 Medapixel resolution Canon announced the 50.6 megapixel Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R cameras. The difference between the two that for the second camera they somehow don’t include the AA filter. As I heard the filter is there physically, but not counted in the algorithm.
What is this huge pixel count good for ? Landscapes is the first thing I can think of. Canon also announced a new Canon 11-24mm f/4 lens, which perhaps designed with this camera in mind. There is a price of this small pixels though: high iso performance, which is expected to be lower than the other Canon Full frame cameras with significantly bigger pixels. Obviously Canon try to put the best in this camera, but the starting points is the Canon 7d Mk II performance.
Competition: the new Canon 7d II has a smaller sensor but with a same pixel size and resolution at aps-C size, plus a wider ISO range, faster better af system, and a dual pixel af. Interesting comparison. A Canon 7d Mk II cost 1700 USD.
Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R cameras – specs
Canon 5 Ds photo parameters
Sensor size: FF 36 x 24 mm
Canon 5 Ds functions
Crop modes: 1x, 1.3x, 1.6x
LCD screen: 1040k dots 3.2″ clear view type
The video is not as extraordinary with a HD video at 30 fps frame rate. Today most cameras comes with a HD with at a 60 fps frame rate, not to speak about 4K video in some cameras.
Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R cameras – release date
The release date is summer 2015.
Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R cameras – price
The initial price of the cameras 4000 and 4100 USD respectively. In the EU much more expensive.