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Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
  • 3.2" 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
Providing the full resolving power of its new sensor, the EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera from Canon is a variant of the 5DS with the sensor's low-pass filter rendered neutral. By cancelling the effect of the filter, the 50.6MP sensor is enabled to deliver an even higher resolution with more intricate details. The potential downside to this is that the cancellation function brings with it the greater possibility of moiré and other color artifacts. This is a camera for those interested in the utmost resolution from the sensor and the ability to control color artifacts either in-camera or with post-processing software.
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Canon 5DS R Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2New 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
  • 4Fine Detail Mode in Picture Style
  • 5EOS Scene Detection System with RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • 661-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • 7Advanced Mirror Control Mechanism and Shutter Release Time Lag
  • 8Anti-Flicker Feature
  • 91.3x and 1.6x Crop Shooting
  • 10Full HD 30p Movie Capability
  • 11Built-In Intervalometer and Bulb Timer
  • 123.2" ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • 13Intelligent Viewfinder II
  • 14Customizable Quick Control Screen
  • 15Continuous Shooting
  • 16USB 3.0 and Other Connectors
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Providing the full resolving power of its new sensor, the EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera from Canon is a variant of the 5DS with the sensor's low-pass filter rendered neutral. By cancelling the effect of the filter, the 50.6MP sensor is enabled to deliver an even higher resolution with more intricate details. The potential downside to this is that the cancellation function brings with it the greater possibility of moiré and other color artifacts. This is a camera for those interested in the utmost resolution from the sensor and the ability to control color artifacts either in-camera or with post-processing software.

This long-awaited follow-up to the vaunted 5D Mark III and brings with it new technology and a number of significant upgrades, placing it in very lofty territory for a DSLR. Featuring a full-frame 50.6MP CMOS sensor, the camera captures ultra-high resolution images suitable for large-scale printing and extensive, creative cropping. The Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors provide the wherewithal to handle this abundance of information, enabling fast performance speeds and top-of-the-line image quality. The 5DS R also features advanced video capability including HD 1080p capture at 30 fps and a Time Lapse movie function which takes still photos at set intervals and combines them into a full HD movie.

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 R can still offer up to a 5 fps continuous shooting rate.

For stable eye-level composition the 5DS R features the Intelligent Viewfinder II with 100% coverage. In addition to its clear view, a superimposed, transparent LCD is incorporated which displays setting information and offers a customizable view of focus points and grid lines. The 3.2" ClearView II LCD monitor provides playback and live view composition with 1.04m-dot resolution and a 170º viewing angle. High-transparency materials and multi-coating resist reflections for bright viewing, especially important when shooting video.

The 5DS R is a durable and multi-faceted camera for advanced use, yet its dimensions match that of the 5D Mark III. A magnesium-alloy build provides resistance to impact and the elements and inputs include a PC terminal, 3-pin input, an external microphone jack as well as HDMI out and USB 3.0 compatibility. The base plate and tripod socket have also been reinforced to reduce vibrations and ensure a secure attachment to support systems. Dual media slots for Compact Flash and SD format memory cards are supported. A customizable Quick Control System allows you to easily switch between frequently used settings and functions.

New 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
Newly designed 50.6MP full-frame CMOS helps deliver ultra-high resolution images for large-scale printing and extensive, creative cropping, while Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors enable top-of-the-line image quality and processing speed.
Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation
Low-pass filter effect cancellation takes full advantage of the 50.6MP sensor, delivering greater detail and even higher resolution images than those of the 5DS.
Fine Detail Mode in Picture Style
Taking advantage of its sensor's high-resolution capturing power, the EOS 5DS R camera has a new Picture Style called Fine Detail mode. Fine Detail emphasizes fine edges and patterns or textures by setting the camera's Sharpness sub-settings, fineness and threshold to their minimum and by lowering contrast settings as well. Prioritizing minute details in the image allows for better gradations, more detailed textures and fine edges for smoother, more polished photographs.
EOS Scene Detection System with RGB+IR Metering Sensor
The EOS 5DS R camera has the iSA Intelligent Scene Analysis system that employs an independent RGB+IR light sensor with approximately 150,000-pixel resolution. This sensor enables Canon's Intelligent Tracking and Recognition system (iTR AF) that detects and tracks subjects, automatically switching the AF point to optimize tracking. With new tracking algorithms tailored to recognize faces and colors, this system serves as the foundation to the camera's AF system.
61-Point High Density Reticular AF
For fast, precise AF with sophisticated tracking performance, the EOS 5DS R camera has an advanced, 61-point High Density Reticular AF system with up to 41 cross-type AF points. The AF system is sensitive to changes in composition, making adjustments quickly to help ensure consistent, sharp AF. A new RGB+IR AF sensor (with approximately 150,000 pixels) monitors subject motion, and Canon's iTR Intelligent Tracking and Recognition system synchronizes the active AF point with the subject's motion, helping to ensure that AF precision is maintained. With focus modes dedicated to the particulars of the shooting environment, the EOS 5DS R realizes a level of focus accuracy befitting its 50.6MP sensor.
Advanced Mirror Control Mechanism and Shutter Release Time Lag
The camera shake that occurs from the impact of an SLR's mirror can leave blurred details in the recorded image. This effect is magnified when working with a high-resolution sensor like the one found in the EOS 5DS R camera. To counter the effects of conventional, spring-driven SLR mirrors, the EOS 5DS R features a newly developed Mirror Vibration Control system. The camera's mirror is not controlled by springs but instead is driven by a small motor and cams. This system suppresses the impact typical of the camera's mirror, significantly reducing impact and its effects on the image. A new Time Release Lag setting, easily accessed on the menu system, offers added protection against camera shake by setting the shutter release time intentionally longer so the camera does not begin the exposure until after the impact of the camera's mirror has diffused.
Anti-Flicker Feature
With Canon's anti-flicker function, the camera is able to deliver accurate results under cycling lighting situations. Under flickering light, such as fluorescent lighting, a fast shutter speed may result in an irregular exposure. The anti-flicker function detects the frequency and phase of the flicker and captures images near the point of peak brightness when the subject is most likely well illuminated.
1.3x and 1.6x Crop Shooting
For still photography, the EOS 5DS R features the flexibility of a cropping feature that extends the shooting effect 1.3x and 1.6x. With 50.6MP capture, cropped shots are possible with resolution to spare. Images recorded at 1.3x (APS-H) are approximately 30.5MP (6768 x 4512) Large/Fine JPEG, while images recorded at 1.6x (APS-C) are approximately 19.6MP (5424 x 3616) Large/Fine JPEG. Particularly useful in extending the range of telephoto lenses, the crop function also improves the subject tracking capability with almost the entire frame covered with AF points. Image cropping can be displayed in the viewfinder either masked or overlaid with an outline showing the cropped area, and in Live View shooting the image is cropped by the effect chosen. Aspect ratios can also be defined, with the EOS 5DS R shooting in 1:1, 4:3, and 16:9 ratios, in addition to the default 3:2.
Full HD 30p Movie Capability
The Canon 5DS R supports full HD 1080/30p movie capability and Time Lapse Movie function, which takes still photographs at set intervals and combines them into a full HD movie file, is provided. In addition HD and VGA resolution, numerous frame rates and ALL-I and IPB compressions are supported. Still images can be captured during video recording. A jack for an external microphone is provided.
Built-In Intervalometer and Bulb Timer
The EOS 5DS R offers time-lapse fixed-point shooting and long exposures without the need for a remote control. The interval timer takes from 1 to 99 shots at pre-selected intervals (from 1 second to 99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds, or unlimited), ideal for shooting flowers as they bloom or clouds drifting through the sky. Captured exposures can even be collected and saved as an HD movie. Its built-in bulb timer keeps the shutter open for a designated amount of time, perfect for night photography, to capture the flow of traffic on a street corner, or any other situation where long exposure photography is warranted.
3.2" ClearView II LCD Monitor
The 3.2" ClearView II LCD monitor has 1,040,000 dots, anti-reflective construction and features Canon's ClearView technology for a bright, sharp display in any number of shooting situations. It's ideal for reviewing settings and images, as well as for shooting in Live View mode. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections, 24 sections, or 9 sections with diagonals, as can the electronic level. For image review, the camera has a dedicated Magnify/Reduce button for zooming in or out (up to 16x) simply by pressing the button and turning the Main Dial. Images can be protected or erased quickly, individually or in batches, and slideshows can be created with some or all images and can be sequenced by date, folders, movies, stills or rating. A clear and simple feature guide found in the camera's menu provides detailed reference information whenever needed.
Intelligent Viewfinder II
The Intelligent Viewfinder II makes it easy to both shoot, change and confirm camera settings and shooting modes all without looking away from the viewfinder. Displaying approximately 100% of the composition, the viewfinder can show settings like shooting mode, exposure level, white balance, drive mode, AF operation, metering mode, recording format, an electronic level and more. All of this information can be displayed by or superimposed easily over the image for review while shooting, and multiple views are customizable through the camera's simple user interface.
Customizable Quick Control Screen
In addition to a conventional Quick Control screen, the EOS 5DS R camera features a Quick Control button that enables the photographer to easily access the settings critical for the task at hand. The user can specify features to display, as well as their location and size on the screen.
Continuous Shooting
High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture fast-moving action at full resolution.
USB 3.0 and Other Connectors
The 5DS R provides support for USB 3.0 connections as well as mini HDMI out, 3-pin input, and a PC terminal. The USB 3.0 digital terminal offers fast transfer to PCs and printers, plus connectivity to Canon's WFT-E7 (Version 2) for wireless transfer and Wi-Fi compatibility.

Canon 5DS R Specs

Lens MountCanon EF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 53 Megapixel
Effective: 50.6 Megapixel (8688 x 5792)
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 12,800)
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode (Extended: 12,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Sunset, Tungsten, Twilight
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
8688 x 5792
6480 x 4320
4320 x 2880
3:2 JPEG
8668 x 5792
7680 x 5120
5760 x 3840
4320 x 2880
1920 x 1280
720 x 480
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
640 x 480p at 25/29.97 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeMono
Audio Recording2-Channel LPCM Audio
Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Slot 2: CompactFlash (UDMA 7)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/ONone
Other I/O1 x Canon N3 Control Input
1 x Micro-USB (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output
1 x PC Sync Socket Input
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point21 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +1
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 61 (41 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-2 to +18 EV
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesTTL Auto, Wireless
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
Battery Type1 x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)6 x 4.6 x 3" / 15.2 x 11.7 x 7.6 cm
Weight1.9 lb / 845 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 7.25 x 5.9"

Canon 5DS R Reviews

The shutter/focus stopped working after less than 100 clicks

By Thong
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

I bought this 5DS R in May 2021 but did not use it until summer 2022. Unfortunately, after using less than 100 clicks, the shutter/focus stopped working, and it was beyond the warranty. Canon Service estimated that they have to replace sensor and it cost almost $1000 that is about 2/3 new one price. It is ridiculous and it damaged the brand name for this model.


By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-15

It was decision time mirrorless or not. Already owning a Mark IV with lenses this body at this price made it very easy. My one week experience with this camera is a learning experience with great results. The resolution is incredible. The 5DS R does have its limitations but with the Mark IV my bases are covered.

Great camera!

By Jimmy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

I doubt I can write anything new that will expand on what has been posted by camera reviewers for years. What I can say is that this is the second 5DS I have purchased and I love everything about it; no reservations.

The World's Best Camera!

By Stuart
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

I've had a few of these. I lost one to the waves, I'm using one, and my latest purchase is my back up I shoot the sea, especially storms, and sell big prints. This camera puts up with all that Mother Nature can throw at it. Wind, sand and spray are just shrugged off.

Great Resolution with old school features

By Patrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

This camera takes unbelievable pictures. The resolution and detail is amazing. The 50 megapixels make this a top grade camera. I am used to having to deal with non touch screen systems and focusing systems that aren't up to today's standards, which is what you have with this camera. I do landscape photography, so for me it's not a big deal. What I get as an end result in what I am shooting is my reward. This camera may not be for everybody, but if you are a landscape photographer or do photography that doesn't require the high grade auto focusing then you will love the pictures that this camera delivers. The only reason I gave this camera 4 stars instead of 5 was because of the old school focusing characteristics , everything else with this camera is a 5 plus.

Still amazing

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

I switched from Canon to Leica for most of my photography back in 2017, but blow-out pricing on the 5DSR made me curious about what 50 megapixels could actually do and I ordered one. The result is not at all what I expected. I knew the camera would be a bit bulky and quite heavy as I used to own a 5D3, and I expected noise would make this a daylight or flash-only camera; I was wrong. I shoot mostly at night, but I also shoot fast lenses find that shallow depth of field and darkness go very well together for the images I want to create. At up to ISO 1600 noise isn't bad, and in fact I still get a significantly sharper, cleaner image at ISO1600 that I did with the 5D3 at the same ISO. Above 1600 the 5D3 is slightly better, perhaps a 1/2 stop, but that advantage flips to the 5DSR when I downsample an image to 24 megapixels making the 5DSR a true replacement in every way, at least for stills (I don't shoot video). Of course I don't have to downsample, and with lenses like the 24mm f/1.4 II L, 35mm f/2 IS (an amazing lens even without a red ring), 50mm f/1.2 L and 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS L I rarely need to reach beyond ISO 1600, even in darkness. What I did not expect is that on most outings, I reach for the Canon and my Leica stays at home. Image quality is astounding, handling is as good as I remember and as always, Canon has the best color of any system I've used. It's strange coming back to 2015 technology and lugging around a DSLR again, but the results are really worth it, and with 50 megapixels, I can get away with a single prime and just crop when I want to travel light (that 35/2 IS is the ultimate travel lens for me). All I can say is, get one.

Its a nature photography dream

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-23

50.6 megapixels, sweet modern features, even video and user friendly. I could want for nothing more

Great studio workhorse camera

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-15

I decided to buy this after renting it a few times for studio shoots. I use it primarily for tabletop/product. The files are nice and its a great camera to use heavily on a regular basis. Durable and reliable. Gets jobs done without fear of tether issues or technical problems.

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Is the sd card write speed as fast as the CF card speed? the 5D mkIII SD speed is too slow.
Asked by: T Mark N.
I did some experiments with my 7D MkII and found the speed was very dependent on the write speed of the card. Make sure you are using the fastest SD card you can get before you blame it on the camera. My best results were with a SanDisk Extreme Pro, 90 MB/sec write speed. That still might not be as fast as a CF that can have 150 MB/sec speeds.
Answered by: William W.
Date published: 2018-08-26

I have Photoshop CS6 (2012), Bridge CS6 shows ...

I have Photoshop CS6 (2012), Bridge CS6 shows version (I may have neglected to update it if this is not the latest version while Adobe was still selling PS.) Will Bridge be able to read the raw files (.CR) from this camera directly without converting the files to something else first? there are some questions/answers that indicate that Lightroom's earlier versions do not read the files directly, so I am wondering about Bridge ?
Asked by: Mohamed
More than likely you will need to upgrade to Adobe CC for it to read the files.
Answered by: louisa
Date published: 2022-01-21


GPS picture tracking?
Asked by: Robert
I'd suggest just running a GPS logger program on your phone (e.g. Wahoo Fitness), and then import the GPX into Lightroom. The map module has a very easy way to synch imported pictures with the GPX track to geotag all your pics.
Answered by: Richard K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does this camera have focus stacking?

Does this camera have focus stacking?
Asked by: Alan
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-12-26

will my current lenses for the t6i fit this?

will my current lenses for the t6i fit this?
Asked by: Shaun G
I have not owned a t6i Canon, however I think the lenses are interchangeable as far as fit is concerned. Will the lenses in question perform as expected with the 5DS R is altogether another question. The 5DSR has incredible ability to capture a great deal of light hitting its remarkable sensor. The lens designed for the t6i may not let in the same amount of light focused on the the 5DSR sensor. That's why I only use Canon's red line lenses.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2021-05-06

Can I use canon EF-L lenses?

Can I use canon EF-L lenses?
Asked by: Domenico
yes, you can. To get the best from 5D SR. use L series lens.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-10-16

Is there any way to enable a Low-Pass Filter or ...

Is there any way to enable a Low-Pass Filter or add a filter to the lens that had the same effect to avoid moire and artifacts?
Asked by: Marcelo Javier
Unfortunately no, as it is a physical part of the sensor stack. Photo Editing programs like Photoshop have ways to remove moire and the like.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2020-12-10


Will the Canon EP-EX15 Eyepiece Extender fit the 5ds-r? If not is there or will there be an extender?
Asked by: Richard
I'd bet lunch it does. The clip is the same for the eyepiece.
Answered by: Lyle K.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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