Canon EOS 5Ds & 5Dsr Comparison

31 Jul 2015 10:58:29 AM

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James from Ted's Cameras compares the features and benefits of the new Canon EOS 5Ds and Canon EOS 5Dsr

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James: Hi I'm James and welcome to Get Teducated. Today we're taking a look at Canon's 5D range of Digital SLR's, including the current 5D mark 3 and the new 5DS and 5DSr models, to give you a better idea as to which one is right for you.

As a refresher, lets consider the 5D mark 3 first. It features a 22 Megapixel full-frame image sensor, combined with Canon's DiG!C 5 plus image processor. Together this means shooting performance of up to 6 frames per second with a maximum ISO of 25,600. The new 5DS and SR models are still full-frame, but the new sensors now incorporate an almost unbelievable 50 megapixels. Complimenting the new sensor is the latest DiG!C 6 image processor, but because it has to deal with such a massive amount of data coming from the new sensor, it maxes out at 5 frames per second in a burst despite the extra processing power. Canon have also limited the maximum ISO to 6400, with an extension up to 12,800 but still a far cry from the 5D mark 3.

What this means is that these new insanely hi resolution models, the 5DS and 5DSr, are more at home doing studio work, landscapes, architecture and still life rather than any sports or action. But particularly in these controlled lighting conditions and with the use of a tripod, photographers are going to benefit from the extra pixels. With such large resolutions comes the increased potential for even the smallest vibrations to negatively affect the image, so Canon have gone to great lengths to prevent any issues there with a reinforced tripod mount, and a new mirror mechanism which prevents the vibrations caused from the mirror slapping up and has the added bonus of a quieter more refined sounding shutter noise, which has been a problem in the past for people such as wedding photographers with loud cameras. With professional photographers in mind, Canon has included a USB 3 port which is capable of downloading images around 10x faster for improved workflow.

Another interesting new feature I found was the in-camera intervalometer, which allows you to set the camera to take photos at regular intervals, and can be set for up to 99 frames, or you can use the unlimited setting to capture frames indefinitely for putting together later in a time-lapse movie. The really interesting part is that the 5DS and SR have an in camera combiner to create Full HD time-lapse videos without the need for a PC at all.

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