Canon 5DS / SR official with 50-megapixel sensor

Chris Burns - Feb 5, 2015, 10:02pm CST
Canon 5DS / SR official with 50-megapixel sensor

One of the most powerful Digital SLR cameras in the world has been revealed this week by Canon in two editions, the Canon 5DS and 5DS SR. This machine family works with the world’s highest resolution among 35mm-format Digital SLRs (as of January 6th, 2015, and likely for a while to come) at a whopping 50.6-megapixels. This camera also works with Canon’s latest image processor, the Dual DiGiC 6.

This machine works with a 150k Pixel RGB+IR AE sensor (equivalent to the 7D Mark II) and you’ll be able to roll with 5 frames per second still-shooting – just under the 6-fps you get on the 5D Mark III. That tiny drop is due to the double+ resolution on the 5DS/SR over the 5D Mark III.


You’ll be rolling with cropped shooting, a 150K pixel RGB+IR AE Sensor (equivalent to the 7D Mark II), and a 4.14 um pixel pitch.

Around the back of this device you’ll be working with an Intelligent Viewfinder essentially the same as the 7D Mark II. Several other features on this device are equivalent to the 7D Mark II as well, like EOS iTR AF, built-in intervalometer, flicker detection, USB 3.0 connectivity, and the following Full HD frame rates: 24, 25, 30, 50, and 60fps.


Two EOS system firsts come with the 5DS/SR, both time-lapse movies and a custom quick control screen.

The 5DS/SR also works with AF point illumination during your AI Servo AF, equivalent to the Canon 1D X.

Full key specifications for this device are as follows:
Focal Length: 11-24mm
Max Aperture: f/4 (Constant Aperture throughout zoom range)
Lens Construction: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
Special Lens Elements: 4 Aspherical (1 Ground & Polished, 3 GMO), plus 1 UD and 1 Super UD
Minimum Focus: 0.28m at 11mm to 0.32m at 24mm
Maximum Magnification: 0.16x at 24mm
Aperture Blades: 9
Filter Size: rear-mounted gelatin filter holder
Max Diameter: 108mm
Length: 132mm
Weight: 1180 grams / 41.6 oz

The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras will likely be available in June of 2015 through authorized Canon dealers. Estimated retail prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively.

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