Some of the first sample images taken with the Canon EOS 5Ds and its impressive 50MP sensor have surfaced, courtesy of landscape photographer David Noton

Professional landscape photographer and ambassador for Canon Europe, David Noton, recently got his hands on Canon’s latest full-frame DSLR – the EOS 5DS – to find out how it performs

In this series of images taken on Platboon Beach, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, landscape photographer and Canon Ambassador David tests the awesome resolving power of the EOS 5DS. For this series David used two of Canon’s tilt-shift lenses – the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II and the Canon TS- E 17mm f/4 L.

Click through the gallery to have a look at the shots. For full resolution versions, head to our Flickr gallery here.

One of a pair of cameras, the Canon EOS 5DS was first announced in February. Boasting a 50.6MP CMOS sensor, it and its stablemate the EOS 5Ds R represent Canon’s serious competition to the high resolution giants from Sony and Nikon.

We already got our hands on a 5DS for a first look and we’re eagerly waiting a chance to have another play. You can read our first thoughts on the camera by heading to our first look review.

David Noton is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer. His expertise in the field is second to none and his latest brief from Canon gave him the opportunity to put the all-new EOS 5DS through its paces. You can see more of his images at