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Canon EOS 5DS Body Only

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The Canon EOS 5DS Body Only, targeting professional and advanced-amateur photographers, features a Canon-developed 50.6-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that delivers extraordinary resolution.

In addition to the world’s highest-resolution*1 imaging made possible by the approximately 50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, the Canon EOS 5DS incorporates 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).

Maximising the benefits of the high-resolution image sensor, the EOS 5DS employs a cam-driven mirror vibration control system that reduces camera-shake blur, a problem that becomes particularly prevalent as pixel counts increase. The model also offers a range of features befitting its impressive imaging capabilities, including a new Picture Style mode—Fine Detail mode— that prioritises the depiction of subtle image details, and Crop Shooting, which capitalises on the camera’s 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, along with the 5DS R, is the first EOS-series camera 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 camera includes a Custom Quick Control function that realises 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.


A revolution in resolution
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.

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 and AF point selection
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. 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.

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.

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 high-resolution 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.


Type 36 x 24 mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 50.6 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 53 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type Dual "DIGIC 6"
Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S / EF-M lenses)
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens
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
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or AF ON is pressed in One Shot AF mode
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:
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.1% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 1.3% viewfinder at centre)
* AF point-linked spot metering not provided
(4) Centre weighted average 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 [8] 100-6400 (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.
Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
Yes, 1 setting can be registered +/-3 levels in single level increments
3, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Type Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. .71x[4]
Eyepoint Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction -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)
Viewfinder Information AF information: Single/Spot AF points, AF Frame, AF status, Focus indicator, AF mode, AF point selection, AF point registration
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, flash metering, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, metering mode, shooting mode
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Crop area, Aspect ratio, Grid, Electronic
Other information: Battery check, Warning symbol, Flicker Detection, drive mode, white balance, JPEG/RAW indicator
Depth of field 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%
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically) Approx. 170°
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
HotShoe/ PC terminal Yes/ No
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
Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate 29.97 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 6x or 16x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display Options Grid overlay (x3), Histogram
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 JPEG:
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)
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
(2) Auto reset
Custom Functions 16 Custom Functions
Metadata Tag Author, copyright, GPS (with GP-E2), Rating
LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust resistance Yes
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback zoom 1x - 16x
Display Formats (1) Single image
(2) Single image with information (2 levels)
(3) Two image Display image
(4) 4 image index
(5) 9 image index
(6) 36 image index
(7) 100image index
(8) Jump Display
(9) Movie edit
(10) RAW processing
(11) Rating
Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating, Protect images
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes
Image Erase/Protection Erase protection of one image at a time, folder or card
Image Erase Single image, selected, folder, card or all unprotected
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu 1 - 6
(2) AF Menu 1 - 5
(3) Playback menu 1 - 3
(4) Setup menu 1 - 4
(5) Custom Functions menu 1 - 4
(6) My Menu (1 - 5 user selectable)
Menu Languages 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
Computer USB 3.0 Hi-Speed (PTP)
Other HDMI Type C, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
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
PC & Macintosh Windows 7 (excl. Starter Edition), Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
OS X v10.8-10.10
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)
Other 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.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
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

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated. Subject to change without notice.

[1]Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
[2] Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings, light level, subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
[4] with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
[5] Based on the CIPA Standard and using the battery supplied with the camera, except where indicated
[8] Recommended Exposure Index
[10] Figures quoted are when used with UDMA7 class cards
[11] The number of cross-type AF points depends on the lens used
[12] AF off, exposure fixed based on first shot