Canon EOS 5Ds

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Enjoy new levels of image quality, capturing every moment in extraordinary detail.

Combine fast, instinctive DSLR handling with 50.6 megapixel resolution, and capture exquisite detail in every moment. The EOS 5DS will transform the way you look at the world.



The 5DS and 5DS R mark new territory in high resolution photography. The 50.6 megapixel full frame DSLRs incorporate CMOS image sensors, dual DIGIC 6 image processors, 61-point HDR AF array including up to 41 cross-type AF points. For movies they support 1080p video up to 30p or 720p video up to 60p and both feature dual card slots for CF and SD (including UHS-1) cards.

The difference bewtween the EOS 5Ds and the 5Ds R is that the 5Ds features a low-pass (or anti-aliasing) filter. This feature has been cancelled out on the 5Ds R.


• A full-frame 50.6 megapixel CMOS sensor, and DIGIC 6 processing, deliver extraordinary resolution.

• Shoot continuously at 5 fps, with dual DIGIC 6 processors.

• USB 3.0 connectivity delivers fast tethered performance.

• Use 61 AF points to focus quickly and accurately, and EOS iTR AF technology to track moving objects.

• Set-up the EOS 5DS customisable controls just as you like, and configure the layout of its Custom Quick Control screen.

• Capture Full HD EOS Movies, with creative control at your fingertips.

• Create time-lapse projects in-camera.

• See more detail and new levels of image quality.

• React and respond, staying ahead of the action.

• Critical sharpness when it really matters.

• Built for the way you work.

• In-camera functions empower your creativity.


Low-pass cancelation filter

Conventional DSLR designs use a low-pass filter in front of the camera's sensor to prevent digital artefacts, like moir̩ and false colour. Such filters soften the image slightly, so the low-pass effect is cancelled in the EOS 5DS R for the sharpest possible performance. The small risk of artefacts as a consequence of this makes EOS 5DS R a good option when shooting outdoors or in controlled studio conditions, but for other applications the EOS 5DS may be a better choice.


A revolution in resolution

Combine fast, instinctive DSLR handling with 50.6-megapixel resolution, and capture exquisite detail in every moment. The EOS 5DS will transform the way you look at the world.


See more detail and new levels of image quality

Capture extraordinary detail

The 50.6 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor is capable of recording extraordinary levels of detail. The ultra-high resolution enables extensive cropping and still delivers stunning image quality. Even the built in 1.3x and 1.6x cropped shooting modes produce 30.5 and 19.6 megapixel files, respectively.


Print fine-art quality images to A0 and beyond

Print ultra-high resolution images in large format A0 and beyond - with low noise, true skin tones and outstanding, accurate colour reproduction thanks to the high performance Dual DIGIC 6 processors.


Reduced mirror vibration for maximum sharpness

The EOS 5DS uses Canon's Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce vibrations caused by internal movements within the camera, which can spoil image sharpness and reduce resolution. Cams are used to drive the mirror up and down in a more controlled fashion, avoiding any sudden stops and also softening the shutter-release sound.


React and respond, staying ahead of the action

Enjoy fast image processing and camera responsiveness even with the large amounts of data captured by the 50.6-MP sensor - thanks to the Dual DIGIC 6 processors. You can catch all the action with an unrivalled ability to capture 50.6-MP resolution images at 5fps while USB 3.0 connectivity allows fast tethered shooting and remote camera control.


Critical sharpness when it really matters

Advanced subject tracking and recognition

EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (iTR) AF technology uses colour and face information to recognise and track subjects as they move around the frame. AF responsiveness can be customised using a simple tool, which adjusts the focus tracking according to the shooting environment and subject, so that other objects passing momentarily in front of the subject don't interfere with focusing.


61-point wide-area autofocus

Focus quickly and precisely, even in low-light conditions using a 61-point AF System. 41 cross-type focus points, including five extra-sensitive double cross-type, provide extra accuracy.


AF Point Selection

Use all 61 AF points together, or group them into moveable zones that cover off-centre subjects. Alternatively, select just a single AF point to focus precisely on a specific part of the scene.


Built for the way you work

Customisable screen

Flexibly change the type, size and position of icons on the camera's Custom Quick Control screen, so you can easily find your favourite settings.


Intelligent Viewfinder II

Enjoy a bright (approximately) 100 per cent image with a customisable information overlay. 1.6x and 1.3x crops can be masked in the viewfinder and captured as JPEG files.


Customisable controls

Customise camera settings for the task in hand and save your favourite functions for the future.


Weather sealing

Carry on shooting with confidence, whatever the conditions, thanks to weather-sealed controls that protect against water and dust, and a durable magnesium alloy construction.


Dual memory card slots

CompactFlash and SD memory card slots enable automatic back up of files as you shoot, allowing easy sharing with clients and extending storage capacity.


In-camera functions empower your creativity

High dynamic range imaging

Preserve the detail in highlight and shadow areas using HDR imaging. Ideal for shooting landscape and still-life shots it combines three images of different exposures: standard, underexposure and overexposure


Multi exposure

Create stunning composite images in-camera using Multiple Exposure mode, which overlays images on top of each other with a choice of automatic multiple exposure control options.


Full HD EOS movies

Capture Full HD EOS Movies, with creative manual control over picture and sound.


Timer shooting functions

Create great time-lapse movies with a built-in, pre-programmable interval timer. For extreme long-exposure photography, the shutter can be locked up in bulb mode for a specified time.


Fine Detail Picture Style

Prioritise gradations and detail captured by the highresolution sensor using Fine Detail Picture Style, which also provides adjustable in-camera sharpening parameters like threshold and fineness for JPEG files - so you can deliver high impact images directly from the camera.



Specification Overview

Manufacturer Canon
Model EOS 5Ds
Condition New
EAN 8714574627854
Megapixels 50.6
Canon EF
3.2 Inch
with compatible lens

Full Specifications
36 x 24 mm CMOS
Effective Pixels
Approx. 50.6 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 53 megapixels
Aspect Ratios 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Time Primary Colour
Type Dual "DIGIC 6"
Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S / EF-M lenses)
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
AF System / Points 61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8 and 1 cross-type at f/8[11] The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
AF Working Range
EV -2 - 18 (at 20°C & ISO100)
AF Modes
 AI Focus One Shot Predictive AI Servo
AF Point Selection
 Automatic selection: 61 point AF Manual selection: Single point AF (selectable points 61, 15, 9 or cross type only points selectable) Manual selection: Spot AF Manual selection: AF point Expansion (4 points up, down, left, right or 8 surrounding 8 points) Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points Manual selection: Zone AF Manual selection: Large Zone AF AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
AF Assist Beam
 Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus
 Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
AF Microadjustment
 Manual: Enter adjustment +/- 20 steps Adjust all lenses by same amount Adjust up to 40 lenses individually Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
Metering Modes  150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor EOS iSA System with 252-zone metering
Metering Range
 EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock
Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button in all exposure modes
Exposure compensation
'+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
 AEB  2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
 ISO Sensitivity
1100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to L:50 or H1: 12800
 Type  Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
 Speed  30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
 Shutter Release
 Soft touch electromagnetic release
Type  Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
 Settings  AAWB (Ambeince priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting. White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9 2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
 Yes, 1 setting can be registered
Type  Pentaprism
Coverage  Approx. 100%
Dioptre Adjustment
 '-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
 Focusing Screen  Fixed
 Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
 DoF Preview
 Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
 Eyepiece Shutter
 None (eyepiece cover attached to strap)
Type  8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Coverage  Approx .100%
Coating  Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness Adjustment  Auto: Using extenal ambient light sensor Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options  (1) Quick Control Screen (2) Camera settings (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level (4) Custom Quick control screen
 Modes  E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
 X-sync  1/200sec
Flash Exposure Compensation  '+/- 3EV in 1/3 increments with EX series Speedlites
Flash Exposure Bracketing  Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock  Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation  Yes
 HotShoe/ PC terminal  Yes/Yes
 Flash Exposure Bracketing  Yes, with compatible external flash
 External Flash Compatibility  E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
 Second Curtain Synchronisation  Yes
External Flash Compatibility
 E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
 External Flash Control  Via Camera menu screen
 Modes  Scene Intelligent Auto, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)
 Picture Styles  Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, Fine Detail, User Defined (x3)
 Colour Space  sRGB and Adobe RGB
 Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority - Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings) - Long exposure noise reduction - High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings) - Multi Shot Noise Reduction - Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination - Chromatic aberration correction - Resize to M, S1, S2 or S3 RAW image processing (during image Playback only) - Image cropping (during image Playback only) - Multiple exposure - HDR images 5 presets
 Drive modes  Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
 Continuous Shooting  Max. Approx. 5fps. (speed maintained for up to 510 number of JPEGs or 14 RAW images)[1][2][10] with UDMA mode 7 card.
 Intervalometer  Built-in, number of shots selectable from 1-99 or unlimited. Bulb timer possible
 Still Image Type

 JPEG: 2 compression options (Exif 2.3 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),

RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

 RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording  Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible
 Image Size


Full Frame: (L) 8688x5792, (M1) 7680x5120, (M2) 5760x3840, (S1) 4320x2880, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

1.3x Crop - (L) 6768x4512, (M1) 6016x4000, (M2) 4512x3008, (S1) 3376x2256, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

1.6x Crop - (L) 5424x3616, (M1) 4800x3200, (M2) 3616x2408, (S1) 2704x1808, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

1:1 Crop - (L) 5792x5792, (M1) 5120x5120, (M2) 3840x3840, (S1) 2880x2880, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480


(RAW) 8688x5792, (M-RAW) 6480x4320, (S-RAW) 4320x2880

 Movie Type  MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
 Movie Size  1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or interframe 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or interframe 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) interframe only
 Movie Length  Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB
 Time-lapse Movie  Shooting interval can be set between 1 sec. to 99 hr. 59min. 59 seconds[12] Sequence of images between 2 and 3600 shots, up to 2min. 24sec. (PAL) MOV format, Full HD (1920 x 1080) 25p (ALL-I)
Custom Functions  16 Custom Functions
LCD Panel / Illumination  Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust resistance  Yes
Histogram  Brightness: Yes RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert  Yes
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
 Computer  USB 3.0 Hi-Speed (PTP)
 Other  HDMI Type C, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Type CompactFlash Type I (UDMA 7 compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card. High-speed writing with UHS-I type SD cards is supported
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)
PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3 (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor * Requires optional accessory
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N (supplied) / LP-E6
Battery life Approx. 700 shots (at 23°C)[5] Approx. 660 (at 0°C)
Battery Indicator Automatic displayed in 6 levels
Power saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Body Materials  Magnesium Alloy body covers
Operating Environment  0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)  152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
Weight (body only)  Approx. 845 g
Wireless File Transmitter  Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 version 2 Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 requires a firmware update and Interface Cable IFC-40AB II or IFC-150AB II Compatible with Eye-Fi cards
Lenses All EF lenses (excluding EF-S / EF-M lenses)
Flash Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip
Remote Controller / Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6 and Speedlite 600EX-RT
 Canon  EOS 5Ds
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