Canon launched 50.6Mpx EOS 5DS and EOS 5DSR

Yesterday, Canon launches many products but the main star of the show is the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DSR. They have 50.6 MPX sensors and are full-frame. No price and availability of them though. Check out how Canon managed to enhance image resolution with minimal side-effects in the Press Release.

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Press Release

Canon breaks new ground with highest resolution 50.6-megapixel EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS

Both cameras have a high-speed readout capability, are equipped with a newly developed  mirror vibration control system, and feature a 61-point high-density AF system.

SINGAPORE, 6 February 2015 – Canon today launched the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS – two flagship EOS cameras equipped with a 50.6-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with dual DIGIC 6 image processors, the highest resolution in Canon’s extensive range of DSLR cameras to date. With Optical Low-Pass Filter cancellation (LPF), the EOS 5DSR captures incredibly detailed and sharp images, alternatively the EOS 5DS reduces the moiré effect using the optical LPF. This dynamic duo is well suited for users who take still landscape and studio photos, as well as commercial images for large-format printing.

“For the demanding professional photographer, the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS emphasize image fidelity and allow users to have high command of their photographic composition. Both cameras continue the legacy of the highly regarded EOS 5D line of full-frame sensor cameras by offering the best resolving power in the EOS range. Being a 50.6 megapixel powerhouse, the cameras are specially designed to capture images with utmost precision; this will appeal to all genres of photography including still landscape and commercial photographers,” said Edwin Teoh, Assistant Director, Consumer Business Marketing, Canon Singapore. “Without having to change lenses or add extenders for extra reach, the new Crop Shooting feature provides versatility and takes advantage of the camera’s ultra-high pixels to ensure detailed images.”

Astounding image quality down to the minute details

With a 50.6-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS have by far the highest resolution in Canon’s history of EOS cameras. At this sensor resolution, images that are dramatically trimmed or cropped will still retain optimum quality and details for print.

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Both cameras incorporate technologies to enhance image resolution with minimal side-effects. To maintain excellent image quality, the EOS 5DS features a standard optical low-pass filter to resolve any unwanted visual distortion, otherwise known as moiré effect. Additionally, for utmost and uncompromised image quality and resolution, photographers may opt for the EOS 5DSR. The EOS 5DSR delivers on fine details and offers spectacular image performance, thanks to the LPF effect cancellation feature that taps on the full prowess of its 50.6 megapixel sensor.

When pixel count is increased, the effect of the camera-shake blurs risks becoming more apparent in an image. To counteract this, the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS feature a newly developed mirror vibration control system. Camera-shake blur will thus be reduced through the suppression of vibrations that occur during mirror motion. In addition to the former, the cameras are also built with a Release Time Lag Arbitrary setting that also mitigates camera-shake blur. This setting works to further reduce camera shake by starting exposure only after the mirror opens. Users are able to set the time lag release from 1/8th of a second up to 2 seconds.

Fine Detail is a new Picture Style preset designed to maximize the camera’s resolution to capture minute details, which are essential in professions such as architecture, landscape, fashion and commercial photography.

High performance, Unrivalled Shooting Agility and Precision

Powered by the advanced Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, both the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS produce a high-speed readout capability and maximum continuous shooting speed of 5 frames per second (fps), despite the large image data size that comes with 50.6-megapixel image quality.

The AF system in these cameras is a high-precision 61-point high-density reticular AF on par with that of the EOS 5D Mark III. It responds sensitively to subject distance and adjusts automatically – even with the subtlest changes in composition. With the EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) system, the cameras ensure moving subjects will be actively kept in sharp focus.

Equally nimble, the camera’s AE (automatic exposure) system uses a 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor that splits the scene into 252 areas. Each of these areas is analysed for the correct exposure settings, taking into account visible and infrared light, thus achieving far more accurate metering.

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Enhanced Operability and Ease of use

To meet the varied needs of users, a unique Custom Quick Control feature has been introduced in the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS. The Custom Quick Control screen is an easily accessible information screen for the user to customize their preferred settings. Settings such as aperture, shutter speed, shooting mode and focus mode can be toggled on and off for the screen to display only the most important information. The layout of the screen can also be customized for users to adjust the size and placement of the items, according to their preferences.

Additionally, a time lapse movie function has been incorporated for users to capture a series of time lapse shots that will be automatically compiled into a movie. Exposure intervals can be set from 1 second to 99 hours, with the number of exposures ranging from 2 to 3,600. With this function, users can easily record plant growth, cloud patterns, crowd movement in cities and more.

Versatility beyond medium format cameras

With the ability to take photos in ultra-high resolution, the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS produce images at a quality close to that of medium format cameras, along with several significant advantages. Both cameras are versatile, as their relatively superior AF and continuous shooting ability makes them adept at shooting both moving objects and still landscapes. Additionally, with Canon’s wide range of EF lenses available, users of the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS will be able to enjoy a wide variety of shooting perspectives.

The EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS are lighter and smaller in build as compared to medium format cameras, hence they provide more convenience and portability when shooting on-the-go. The cameras are also durable, with dust and water resistant qualities, similar to EOS 5D Mark III, especially when used in harsh terrains.

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With the combination of these added advantages, both cameras provide greater value at its price point and flexibility as compared to medium format cameras.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability of the EOS 5DSR and EOS 5DS will be announced at a later date.

Product Specifications


  • Dimensions: Approx. 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
  • Weight: Approx. 845g (body only)
  • Image sensor: 50.6 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Imaging processor: Dual DIGIC 6
  • ISO speed:  100-6400 (expandable to 50 and 12 800)
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 fps
  • Maximum video format: Full HD 30p
  • AF: 61-points Phase Difference AF with iTR AF
  • LCD: Wide 3.2-inch (1.04 million dots)

About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions.  Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide.  It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits about 10% of its total revenue each year to R&D.  Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years.  As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

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