We take a closer look at the highest resolution full-frame DSLR to date in our Canon EOS 5DS R review

Product Overview

Overall rating:

93%

Canon EOS 5DS R

Features:90%
Design:95%
Performance:95%
Image Quality:95%
Value:85%

Pros:

  • Super-high resolution; Robust, weather-sealed body; Excellent autofocus

Cons:

  • Relatively limited ISO range; Enormous, difficult to handle raw files; Fixed LCD screen

Product:

Canon EOS 5DS R Review

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Price as reviewed:

£3,199.00

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Canon’s EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the highest resolution full-frame DSLRs on the market right now, sharing the same 50.6-million-pixel sensor. The two are near identical, but in the 5DS R the effect of the optical low pass filter in front of the sensor has been ‘cancelled’. This results in higher resolution, but at the expense of image artefacts such as aliasing and moiré.

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The Canon EOS 5DS R is sure to prove popular with studio and landscape photographers alike

Canon EOS 5DS R Review – Features

Physically the cameras are based on the EOS 5D Mark III, with a near-identical body design. But to support the high-resolution sensor they gain a new shutter and mirror assembly that’s designed to minimise vibrations.

The in-camera sharpening algorithms have also been updated to help get the most detail out of the cameras’ image files.

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The Canon EOS 5DS R is capable of capturing some huge images

The sensitivity range covers ISO 100-6400 as standard, and ISO 50-12800 extended, which looks a bit limited for a full-frame camera these days. Shutter speeds range from 30sec to 1/8000 sec, and continuous shooting maxes out at 5 frames per second. Essentially the 5DS R is optimised for studio work, and is slightly less of an all-rounder than the 5D Mark III.

  1. 1. Canon EOS 5DS R Review - Features
  2. 2. Canon EOS 5DS R Review - Design and Performance
  3. 3. Canon EOS 5DS R Review - Image Quality
  4. 4. Canon EOS 5DS R Review - Verdict
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  • tom rose

    This “review” could have been written without seeing or handling the camera. What value does it add to Canon’s own spec sheets?

    And please stop repeating that nonsense about ISO 6400 or 12,800 being “a bit limited these days”. For most of us a maximum usable speed of 6400 ASA is overkill. 6400 ASA is fast, fast, fast. 100 ASA needs 64 (SIXTY_FOUR !!) times more light than 6400 ASA.

  • Peter Mylchreest

    Just read the review in the magazine and I’m confused by the lines of resolution being in the 20’s? What’s going on here? An error, or am I reading the resolution images incorrectly? BTW the Noise comparison images are VERY encouraging.