Canon’s new 5Ds and 5Ds R have amazing 50.6-megapixel sensors!

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Can it be true? Canon has two new DSLR cameras.  The 5Ds and 5Ds R both pack a massive 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensor. The new Canon flagship cameras have a Dual DIGIC 6 image processor inside, plus a 3.2-inch fixed LCD (same as on the 5D Mark III), 61-point autofocus, cropped shooting mode and an overhauled chassis that’s designed to minimize camera shake as well as improve stability. Both cameras have a built-in time lapse feature, up to 5 fps high-speed, continuous shooting and a revamped intelligent view finder that can cover nearly 100 percent of the field of view — similar to the one found on the recently released 7D Mark II. Also, a freshly implemented lock and lag setting lets you control the timing between the mirror (which is now motor-driven) and the shutter, allowing the cameras to offer interval options of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 seconds. There’s also USB 3.0, CF and SD card support, as well as 1080p video at 24, 25 and 30 fps (720p up to 60 fps). Canon says that, along with being the highest-resolution DSLRs available in 35mm format, the noise levels from the 5Ds and 5Ds R are better than the 5D Mark II and on par with the 7D Mark II. The native ISO range is 100-6,400, and that may end up disappointing a few people. Something else it borrows from its 7D sibling is the Automatic Exposure system, which can compensate for certain flickering light sources — this is particularly useful for people who like to capture lit-up objects that standout from a particular setting, like star trails or a the lights of a moving car at night. The 5Ds and 5Ds R will be available for $3,700 and $3,900, respectively, (body only).


50.6MP (Max Res: 8688 x 5792) Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
5DS R has Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
MPEG AVC/H.264: 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps / 25 fps / 23.98 fps
MPEG AVC/H.264: 1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps / 50 fps
MPEG AVC/H.264: 640 x 480p / 29.97 fps / 25 fps
1920 x 1280: ALL-I 11 min. (654 MB / min.)
1920 x 1280: IPB 33 min. (255 MB / min.)
1280 x 720: ALL-I 13 min. (583 MB / min.)
1280 x 720: IPB 38 min. (196 MB / min.)
640 x 480: IPB 97 min. (78 MB / min.)
Crop Shooting: 1.3x 30MP and 1.6x 20MP
61-Point High Density Reticular AF
150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
ISO 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 50-12800)
Built-in Mic
Mic, Mini-HDMI, USB 3.0
5.0 fps Burst Shooting
Anti-Flicker Compensation
User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
Dual Compact Flash and SD Media Slots
Availability: June 2015