Canon fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the 5DS and were not disappointed. This camera series is touted as the world’s best DSLR for nature, landscape and portrait camera available. The Canon 5DS provides some great new features that have Canon lovers drooling.
The body of the Canon 5DS weighs in at 29.81 ounces or 1.86 pounds with dimensions of 6 inches by 4.6 by 3.0. It has a 3.2 rear LCD screen and 100% viewfinder coverage. It comes with the LP-E6N battery that has more capacity than the older LP-E6 batteries but they will work just fine with the 5DS. This is a pixel peepers dream with 50 MP and it shoots 5 frames per second or 3 in silent mode.
The Canon 5DS presents an As-Shot, In-Finder Cropping with 1.3 crop that greys out the sides to clearly show the crop. Flicker synchronization that shoots through flickering light by automatically timing the shutter release to the lighting. The bulb timer is all new that helps program exposures up to 100 hours, great for long exposure night shots. Time-lapse movies is not a new feature but in the Canon 5DS it can be programmed to save the exposures in a time lapse movie instead of having to use outside software.
More new features include fine detail picture control that lowers contrast and uses in-camera sharpening to show super fine detail without being over sharpened. The viewfinder has more dark LCD overlays to help during shooting with exposure, metering, AF and more. The 5DS also contains a dedicated motor for the mirror system with the ability to program still shots while running video. The programmable quick screen has been revamped to bring bigger and better viewing.
The things missing from the Canon 5DS is automatic distortion correction like other Canon’s have. The 5DS lacks the processing power to make the corrections on the fly. It is also lacking eye controlled focus found in the EOS3. While the 6,400 ISO range is sufficient that is the limit compared to other models that have significantly higher ISO settings into the 100,000 range. This model also sucks up juice faster than the old 5D models so having an extra battery on hand may be important. There is no Wi-Fi, GPS or built in flash.
As for the performance, this is one fine camera. That 50 MP really shows up in the photos. Autofocus with face recognition works really well even if it is a little bit slow to respond. Shooting at high ISO is remarkable with very little to no noise but the 5DS will limit ISO to prevent bad pictures. The in camera noise reduction works exceptionally well keeping the shots sharp from edge to edge. As for sharpness that 50mp really pays off with unbelievable detail and crispness to photos in all situations and lighting.
Overall the Canon 5DS is one of the best DSLR’s on the market and has Canon lovers and pixel peepers chomping at the bit to get their hands on it for the 50MP shooting.
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