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Monday, June 15, 2015

Canon EOS-5Ds and EOS-5DsR Camera Review

Canon EOS-5Ds and EOS-5DsR 50MP full frame cameras

The Canon EOS-5Ds and EOS-5DsR cameras are beginning to ship all across North America. Amateur Photography of the UK has put out an extensvie review of this camera.

"The Canon EOS 5DS R’s 50.6MP sensor represents a real step-change for Canon users, compared to the 22.3MP offered by the 5D Mark III. The increase in detail is striking, and improved in-camera sharpening means that it can all be delivered in the camera’s JPEG output. This does come at the cost of high ISO capability, but even at the extended setting of ISO 12,800 images are perfectly useable. This suggests that the limited ISO range available is a rather conservative decision on Canon’s part, presumably to help differentiate the 5DS twins from the 5D Mark III.

Colour rendition is typical Canon, with an attractive palette in the default JPEG mode that’s saturated without being unrealistic, aided by reliable auto white balance. Dynamic range, while not class-leading, is still very respectable, with plenty of detail recoverable in the shadow regions of low ISO images. Overall the 5DS R gives exceptional images.

As we’d expect from a 50MP sensor with no optical low-pass filter, the 5DS R gives remarkable results in our resolution tests. At ISO 50 it resolves very close to its theoretical maximum of 5600l/ph, although with some aliasing and false colour around this point, and plenty of false detail at higher frequencies. This impressive resolution drops only slightly as the sensitivity is increased, with 5200l/ph still attained at ISO 800, and 4800l/ph at the top setting of ISO 12800."

I will not be getting this camera because it is not the best tool for wildlife photography. Waiting for the EOS-5D Mk IV and the EOS-1D X Mk II, coming the second half of 2015. If you are interested in buying this camera, now is a good time because Canon is doubling the rebate of some 'L' lens when purchased as a companion to the EOS-5Ds and EOS-5DsR,

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