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:


Canon EOS 5DS R

Image Quality:95%


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


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


Canon EOS 5DS R Review


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Canon EOS 5DS R Review – Verdict

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The EOS 5DS R is an extraordinarily accomplished DSLR that offers exceptional image quality in a proven, workhorse design. The 50.6MP sensor offers the highest resolution of any full-frame camera, and has very respectable dynamic range too, although it’s perhaps not as noise-free in very deep shadows as the Nikon D810’s 36MP sensor.

Autofocus and metering systems both work exceptionally well, giving sharp, well exposed images, and the mature body design makes it easy to change settings quickly on the fly.

Together this means the 5DS R is sure to become a favourite for studio and landscape photographers.


Sensor:50.6MP full-frame CMOS
Output Size:8688 x 5792
Lens Mount:Canon EF
Focal Length Magnification:1x
Shutter Speeds:30 - 1/8000 sec, bulb
ISO:100-6400 (50-12,800 extended)
Exposure Modes:PASM, Auto
Metering:Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Average
Exposure Compensation:+/-5EV in 1/3 steps
Drive Mode:5fps
LCD:3.2in, 1.04m-dot LCD
Viewfinder:Pentaprism, 0.71x magnification
AF Points:61-point phase detect
Video:Full HD at 30, 25 and 24fps
External Mic:Yes, 3.5mm stereo
Memory Card:CF type 1, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power:LP-E6N rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Life:Approx 700 shots
Dimensions:152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
Weight:930g with battery and card
  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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