Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but the portability and price get mixed views. There are some negative comments about the low light performance and storage.

image quality, performance, usability, durability, screen

battery, video, flash, storage, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Canon Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 212 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 178 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 80 of 178 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (34)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the focus and reliability. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. The size and design get less positive opinions, while views about the usability and price are mixed.

image quality, performance, screen, reliability, focus

durability, portability, design, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 5DS R (Black) Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Canon EOS 5DS R (Black) Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the durability.

performance, image quality, usability, portability, screen

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR with Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation (Body Only)Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR with Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation (Body Only)

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon EOS 5DS review: Resolution revelation

 

Canon had dilly-dallied around the resolution conundrum for what seemed like an eternity. "Push beyond 22-megapixels? Golly, no way" was pretty much the message for years. And then it goes and releases a 50.6-megapixel full-frame DSLR, the EOS 5DS.

Hugely impressive image quality (when matched with best lenses and suitable shutter speeds)

No tilt/vari-angle screen, not the best for fast-moving subjects (high shutter speeds essential)

The Canon EOS 5DS is a specialist DSLR, that's for sure, but treated with knowledge and it's a tool to truly challenge medium format. In short, it'll be the studio workhorse that Canon users have been waiting for - perhaps waiting too long, which is...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Canon EOS 5DS review

 

The 50Mp Canon 5DS and 5DS R set a new standard for DSLR photography

Full frame sensor, huge detail ; Excellent AF, exposure and white balance ; Extensive features and accessories

Huge file sizes ; Fast shutter speeds or a sturdy tripod and mirror lock-up essential to get the best from the sensor ; No Wi-Fi built-in

Canon's 5D line of DSLRs has been an important one, bridging the gap between professional and amateur photography, giving enthusiasts an affordable route to full-frame shooting and pros a smaller, lighter camera to back-up their fully...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Canon EOS 5DS review: Canon breaks the megapixel bank with 50.6MP full-frame DSLR - Pocket-lint

 

An ultra-high resolution Canon DSLR had been rumoured for some time, but with the company adamant that its cameras wouldn't exceed the 22-megapixel count,

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon EOS 5DS review

 

The megapixels war just stepped up a notch

Top notch image quality ; Improved build to reduce vibrations ; Swift and accurate focusing

Maximum 12,800 ISO ; The 5D Mark III is better for video

A fantastic piece of kit that any pixel-peeping DSLR owner will get heaps of enjoyment out of.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon 5Ds review

 

A 50-megapixel sensor in a beautifully designed camera, but the Canon EOS 5Ds risks being a niche product.

Sep, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Canon 5DS R

 

The Canon 5DS R may seem like the natural successor to the ageing Canon 5D Mark III. But it's not.

Incredible detail ; Great build and handling ; Excellent AF performance

Limited video modes ; Narrow native ISO range ; Very limited wireless features

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Canon EOS 5DS

 

The Canon EOS 5DS is a natural follow-up to the three-year-old 5D MKIII, a legendary model beloved of many photographers. However, this isn't a wholesale replacement, and isn't even the better performer in every single respect.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R review - hands on

 

We put the mammoth 50.6-megapixel EOS 5DS / 5DS R dSLR through its paces at Birmingham's Photography Show

The 5DS is set to cost

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2015-2016

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R

 

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 - Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R: The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the highest resolution full frame DSLRs on the market. The two models give photographers a choice: the EOS 5DS includes an optical low-pass filter to...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon EOS 5DS

 

Canon EOS 5DS digital SLR camera : Canon transforms the EOS system with the arrival of two full-frame cameras: EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R. Breaking the boundaries of 35mm sensors, the new EOS D-SLR cameras offer the highest megapixels ever seen in a...

The Canon EOS 5DS price (body only) €3999.99 / £2999.99. The Canon EOS 5DS R price (body only) €4249.99 / £3199.99. Retail prices vary from country to country. Both EOS cameras will be available from June 2015. Availability of optional EOS accessories...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E6N
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW / DPOF 1.1, RAW
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:2.1
GPS (satellite): No
Histogram: Yes
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral
Playback zoom (max):16
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Black
Dustproof:Y
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Waterproof:Y

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:8.13
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto
Flash sync-speed:0.005 / 1/200

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Focus:TTL-CT-SIR
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Canon EF

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / aperture priority AE, manual, shutter priority AE
Light metering:Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):36 x 24
Image stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:8688 x 5792
Megapixel:50.6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):(L) 8688x5792, (M1) 7680x5120, (M2) 5760x3840, (S1) 4320x2880, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801.3x Crop - (L) 6768x4512, (M1) 6016x4000, (M2) 4512x3008, (S1) 3376x2256, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801.6x Crop - (L) 5424x3616, (M1) 4800x3200, (M2) 3616x2408, (S1) 2704x1808, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x4801:1 Crop - (L) 5792x5792, (M1) 5120x5120, (M2) 3840x3840, (S1) 2880x2880, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480RAW:(RAW) 8688x5792,(M-RAW) 6480x4320,(S-RAW) 4320x2880
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total MegaPixels:53

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Image processor:DIGIC 6
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:50
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps
Video formats supported:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1080 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.71
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.64
Height :11.6
Weight:116.4 / 845
Width:15.2