Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

Digital SLR Camera

EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R



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Marketed June 2015
Original Price Open price

The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R, targeting professional and advanced-amateur photographers, feature a Canon-developed 50.6-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor that delivers extraordinary resolution. For users who place greater emphasis on maximizing the sensor’s resolving power over the occurrence of false colors and moiré, the 5DS R has been designed to cancel the effect of the camera’s optical low pass filter.

In addition to the world’s highest-resolution*1 imaging made possible by the approximately 50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R incorporate Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, facilitating such exceptional basic performance features as high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 5.0 frames per second and a maximum standard ISO of 6400 (expandable to ISO 12800).

Maximizing the benefits of the high-resolution image sensor, the EOS 5DS and 5DS R employ a cam-driven mirror vibration control system that reduces camera-shake blur, a problem that becomes particularly prevalent as pixel counts increase. The models also offer a range of features befitting their impressive imaging capabilities, including a new Picture Style mode—Fine Detail mode—that prioritizes the depiction of subtle image details, and Crop Shooting, which capitalizes on the cameras’ ultra-high pixel count to create a pseudo telephoto effect, enabling crop shooting of approximately 1.3x (approximately 30.5 megapixels) and approximately 1.6x (approximately 19.6 megapixels).

The 5DS and 5DS R are the first EOS-series cameras to offer a Time Lapse Movie function that lets users combine a series of still images captured at designated intervals over a given period of time to create movie clips of up to two minutes*2 in length. Marking another EOS first, the new cameras include a Custom Quick Control function that realizes enhanced usability by enabling users to tailor the Quick Control screen in accordance with individual user preferences and shooting styles. The function lets users create their own Quick Control screen for easy access to frequently used settings.

*1 Among digital SLR cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor. As of February 6, 2015, according to a Canon survey.
*2 Maximum recording lengths of 2 minutes in NTSC, 2 minutes 24 seconds in PAL.

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording media CF cards (Type I, UDMA 7 supported)
SD/SDHC*/SDXC* memory cards

* UHS-I cards compatible.

Image sensor size Approx. 36.0 x 24.0 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses

* Excluding EF-S and EF-M lenses

(35mm-equivalent focal length is as indicated on the lens)

Lens mount Canon EF mount
[Image Sensor]
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 50.6 megapixels

* Rounded off to the nearest 10,000th.

Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto/Manual, Appending Dust Delete Data
[Recording System]
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Pixels recorded
(With full-frame)
L (Large) : Approx. 50.3 megapixels (8688 x 5792)
M1 (Medium 1) : Approx. 39.3 megapixels (7680 x 5120)
M2 (Medium 2) : Approx. 22.1 megapixels (5760 x 3840)
S1 (Small 1) : Approx. 12.4 megapixels (4320 x 2880)
S2 (Small 2) : Approx. 2.5 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3) : Approx. 0.35 megapixels (720 x 480)
RAW : Approx. 50.3 megapixels (8688 x 5792)
M-RAW : Approx. 28.0 megapixels (6480 x 4320)
S-RAW : Approx. 12.4 megapixels (4320 x 2880)
Crop/aspect ratio Crop shooting and shooting with the set aspect ratio possible.
Full-frame / Approx. 1.3x (crop) / Approx. 1.6x (crop) / 1:1 (aspect ratio) / 4:3 (aspect ratio) / 16:9 (aspect ratio)
Record function Standard, Auto switch card, Record separately, Record to multiple
Create/select a folder Possible
File name Preset code / User setting 1 / User setting 2
File numbering Continuous, Auto reset, Manual reset
[Image Processing During Shooting]
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1 – 3
White balance Auto (Ambience priority), Auto (White priority), Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (approx. 2500-10000 K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing provided

* Flash color temperature information transmission possible

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image brightness correction Auto Lighting Optimizer provided
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens aberration correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100% (with Eye point approx. 21mm, full-frame)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Fixed
Grid display Provided
Electronic level Provided
Function setting display Battery, White balance, Drive mode, AF operation, Metering mode, Image quality: JPEG/RAW, Flicker detection, Warning symbol !
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase-difference detection with the dedicated AF sensor
AF points 61 (Cross-type AF point: Max. 41 points)

*Number of available AF points, cross-type points, and Dual cross-type points vary depending on the lens.

* Dual cross-type focusing at f/2.8 with 5 AF points vertically aligned at the center. (AF group: When Group A lenses are used)

Focusing brightness range EV -2 – 18 (Conditions: f/2.8-sensitive center AF point, One-Shot AF, room temperature, ISO 100)
Focus operation One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF area selection mode Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), Single-point AF (manual selection), AF point expansion (manual selection: up, down, left, and right), AF point expansion (manual selection: surround), Zone AF (manual selection of zone), 61-point automatic selection AF
AF point automatic selection conditions Based on EOS iTR AF setting (Enables AF incorporating human face/color information)

* iTR: Intelligent Tracking and Recognition

AF Configuration Tool Case 1 – 6
AI Servo AF characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration/deceleration tracking, AF point auto switching
AF Custom Functions 16 functions
AF fine adjustment AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
[Exposure Control]
Brightness metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO speed (Recommended exposure index) Scene Intelligent Auto: ISO 100 – ISO 3200 set automatically
P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – ISO 6400 (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to L (equivalent to ISO 50) or H (equivalent to ISO 12800)
ISO speed settings ISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable
Exposure compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Anti-flicker Possible
Interval timer Shooting interval and shot count settable
Bulb timer Bulb exposure time settable
[HDR Shooting]
Dynamic range adjustment Auto, ±1, ±2, ±3
Effects Natural, Art standard, Art vivid, Art bold, Art embossed
Auto image align Provided
[Multiple Exposures]
Shooting methods Function/control priority, Continuous shooting priority
Number of multiple exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average, Bright, Dark
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec. (total shutter speed range; available range varies by shooting mode), Bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
[Drive System]
Drive modes Single shooting, High-speed continuous shooting, Low-speed continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
Continuous shooting speed High-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 5.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Max. burst
(With full-frame)
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 31 shots (approx. 510 shots)
RAW: Approx. 12 shots (approx. 14 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 12 shots (approx. 12 shots)

* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8 GB CF card.

* Figures in parentheses apply to an UDMA mode 7, with a CF card based on Canon’s testing standards.

[External Speedlite]
Compatible Speedlites EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal Provided
Flash control Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
[Live View Shooting]
Focus methods Contrast-detection AF system (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Single)
Manual focus (approx. 6x and 16x magnified view possible for focus check)
Continuous AF Provided
Focusing brightness range EV 0 – 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering modes Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 6.4% of Live View screen), Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Brightness metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Silent shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid display 3 types
[Movie Shooting]
Recording format MOV
[Movie] MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Variable (average) bit rate
[Audio] Linear PCM
Recording size and frame rate Full HD (1920 x 1080): 29.97p/25.00p/23.98p
HD (1280 x 720) : 59.94p/50.00p
VGA (640 x 480) : 29.97p/25.00p
Compression method ALL-I (For editing/I-only), IPB (Standard)
File size Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/23.98p)/ALL-I : Approx. 654 MB/min.
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/23.98p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 225 MB/min.
HD (59.94p/50.00p)/ALL-I : Approx. 583 MB/min.
HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 196 MB/min.
VGA (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 78 MB/min.
Card requirements
(Writing/reading speed)
[CF card] ALL-I: 30 MB/sec. or faster, IPB: 10 MB/sec. or faster
[SD card] ALL-I: 20 MB/sec. or faster, IPB: 6 MB/sec. or faster
Focus method Contrast-detection AF system (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Single)
Manual focus (approx. 6x and 16x magnified view possible for focus check)
Movie servo AF Possible
Focusing brightness range EV 0 – 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering mode Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focus method.

Brightness metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure control Auto-exposure shooting (Program AE for movie shooting), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
ISO speed (Recommended exposure index) Scene Intelligent Auto, Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 6400
P, Av, B: Automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 6400, expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 12800)
M: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 6400), ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 12800)
Time code Supported
Drop frames Compatible with 59.94p/29.97p
Sound recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo microphone terminal provided
Sound-recording level adjustable, wind filter provided, attenuator provided
Grid display 3 types
Time-lapse movie Shooting interval and number of shots settable
Required shooting time period, playback length, and remaining card capacity viewable
Still photo shooting Possible
[LCD Monitor]
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide 8.1 cm (3.2-in) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness adjustment Auto (Dark, Standard, Bright), Manual (7 levels)
Electronic level Provided
Help display Possible
Image display format Single-image display (without shooting information),Single-image display (with simple information), Single-image display (Shooting information displayed: Detailed
information, Lens/histogram, White balance, Picture Style 1, Picture Style 2, Color space/noise reduction,Lens aberration correction), Index display (4/9/36/100images), Two-image display
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF point display Provided
Grid display 3 types
Magnified view Approx. 1.5x-16x, initial magnification and position settable
Image browsing method Single image, Jump by 10 or 100 images, By shooting date, By folder, By movies, By stills, By protected images, By rating
Image rotation Provided
Rating Provided
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, HDMI)
Built-in speaker
Slide show All images, By date, By folder, By movies, By stills, By protected images, By rating
Image protection Possible
Copying images Possible
[Post-Processing of Images]
In-camera RAW image processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, Color space, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Provided
Cropping Provided
[Direct Printing]
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
[Image Transfer]
Transferrable files Still photos (JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG images), Movies
[Custom Functions]
Custom Functions 16
Custom Quick Control Provided
My Menu Up to 5 screens can be registered
Custom shooting mode Register under Mode Dial’s C1, C2, or C3
Copyright information Text entry and inclusion enabled
DIGITAL terminal SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)
Computer communication, direct printing, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (Ver. 2), GPS Receiver GP-E2, Connect Station CS100 connection
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone IN terminal 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal For N3-type remote control units
Wireless remote control Compatible with Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi card Supported
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6, quantity 1

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.

* With Battery Grip BG-E11 attached, size-AA/R6 batteries can be used.

Battery information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, Recharge performance, and Battery registration possible
Number of possible shots With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 700 shots at room temperature (23°C/73°F), approx. 660 shots at low temperatures (0°C/32°F)
With Live View shooting: Approx. 220 shots at room temperature (23°C/73°F), approx. 210 shots at low temperatures (0°C/32°F)

* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N.

Movie shooting time Total approx. 1 hr. 30 min. at room temperature (23°C/73°F)
Total approx. 1 hr. 25 min. at low temperatures (0°C/32°F)

* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N.

[Operation Environment]
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
[Dimensions and Weight]
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4 mm / 5.98 x 4.58 x 3.01 in.
Weight Approx. 930 g / 32.80 oz. (Based on CIPA Guidelines)
Approx. 845 g / 29.80 oz. (Body only)