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The Canon EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R & XC10 Technology Report

On the 27th of May, 2015, Canon Malaysia invited us to the launch of two high-resolution DSLRs - the Canon EOS 5DS and the Canon EOS 5DS R as well as a new 4K camcorder, the Canon XC10. The EOS 5DS R and EOS 5DS come equipped with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that boast a resolution of 50.6 megapixels as well as dual DIGIC 6 image processors, while the XC10 is the first of a brand new series of Canon digital 4K video camcorders.

Canon EOS 5DS, 5DS R & XC10 Technology Report

Let's take a close look at these three new Canon digital imaging products, and then check out what went on during the launch!

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The Canon EOS 5DS

Canon - Marking a new standard in high-resolution digital SLR photography, the Canon EOS 5DS camera shatters the status quo with a new 50.6 Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor. Perfect for commercial and fine art photography, or any other application that calls for extremely high-resolution, the EOS 5DS is the ultimate combination of EOS performance and ultra-high megapixel capture.

It features an advanced, 61-point High Density Reticular AF system that includes 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for precise AF in numerous situations. An anti-flicker function helps provide consistent exposure and color during continuous shooting under certain lighting conditions, while a built-in bulb timer and intervalometer expands creative opportunities without the need for an additional remote control.

A refined mirror control mechanism reduces vibration and a Time Release Lag setting minimizes camera shake for sharp image capture when using mirror lock-up. New features like a crop function of 1.3x and 1.6x and a Custom Quick Control screen are complemented by advanced, multi-featured Full HD Movie capture, with Time Lapse Movie, and much more.

With EOS performance and 50.6 Megapixel Capture, the EOS 5DS revolutionizes high-resolution photography!

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Canon EOS 5DS Key Features

  • Newly designed 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS helps deliver ultra-high resolution images for large-scale printing and extensive, creative cropping.

  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors enable spectacular image quality and processing speed.

  • EOS Scene Detection System features a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor for excellent precision.

  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR allows for high precision autofocus.

  • Advanced mirror control mechanism and new user-selectable shutter release time lag helps suppress camera vibration for reducing image shake.

  • Anti-flicker helps compensate for flickering light sources and provides consistent exposure and color during continuous shooting.

  • Built-in intervalometer and bulb timer helps deliver expanded creativity.

  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting adds superb flexibility, while still delivering high resolution images required for demanding applications.

  • Intelligent Viewfinder II with approximately 100% viewfinder coverage.

  • Full HD 30p movie capability and Time Lapse Movie function, which takes still photographs at set intervals and combines them into a Full HD movie file.

  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.

  • 3.2-inch ClearView II LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.

  • Customizable Quick Control Screen allows you to quickly change frequently used camera settings and functions.

  • Support for USB 3.0.

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Canon EOS 5DS Specifications

Camera Type

• Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera

Recording Media

• CF Card Type 1
• MMC card NOT supported

Image Format

• 35 mm full frame
• Approximately 36 mm x 24 mm

Compatible Lenses

• Canon EF lenses (excluding EF-S lenses)

Lens Mount

• Canon EF mount

Image Sensor Type

• Large single-plate CMOS sensor

Image Sensor Resolution

• Effective : 50.60 megapixels
• Total : 53.00 megapixels

Pixel Size

• 4.14 µm

Aspect Ratio

• 3:2 (horizontal : vertical)

Colour Filter System

• RGB primary colour filters

Low Pass Filter

• Fixed position in front of the image sensor

Dust Deletion Features

• Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit
• Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
• Manual cleaning

Image Formats

• JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG

Image File Sizes

• Large: Approx. 50.3 Megapixels (8688 x 5792)
• Medium 1: Approx. 39.3 Megapixels (7680 x 5120)
• Medium 2: Approx. 22.1 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
• S1 (Small 1): Approx. 12.40 Megapixels (4320 x 2880)
• S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
• S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
• RAW: Approx. 50.3 Megapixels (8688 x 5792)
• M-RAW: Approx. 28.50 Megapixels (6480 x 4320)
• S-RAW: Approx. 12.40 Megapixels (4320 x 2880)

Video Format

• MOV (Image data: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
• 1920 x 1080: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps
• 1280 x 720: 60 fps / 50 fps
• 640 x 480: 30 fps / 25 fps

Recording Functions

• Standard - Records to either the CF card or SD card.
• Auto switch card - When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.
• Record separately - The CF card and SD card record the same image at a different image recording quality (L, M, S1, S2, S3, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW)
• Record to multiple - Both the CF card and SD card record the same image at the same image recording quality. (Also applies to RAW+JPEG, M+JPEG, and SRAW+JPEG)

Colour Space

• Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB

Picture Style

• Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

White Balance Options

• Auto (AWB): Ambience priority
• Auto (AWB): White Priority
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset
• Tungsten light
• White fluorescent light
• Flash
• Custom (Custom WB)
• Color temperature

Viewfinder Type

• Eye-level pentaprism

Viewfinder Coverage

• Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (At approx. 21mm eyepoint)

Viewfinder Magnification

• Approx. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))

Autofocus Type

• TTL secondary image registration, phase detection

AF Points

• 61-point High-Density Reticle AF

Metering Sensor

• Approx. 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor

Metering Range

• EV 0-20 (at 73°F / 23°C at ISO 100)

Shutter Type

• Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled

Shutter Speeds

• X-sync at 1/200 sec.
• 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)

Continuous Shooting Speed

• High-speed: Maximum approx. 5.0 shots/sec.
• Low-speed: Maximum approx. 3.0shots/sec.
• Silent continuous shooting: Maximum approx. 3.0 shots/sec.

LCD Monitor

• TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
• 3.2-inches (Screen aspect ratio 3:2)
• Approx. 8.11cm (7.13cm width, 5.19cm height)
• Approx. 1.04 million dots
• Approx. 100% coverage
• Viewing angle : 170° vertically and horizontally


• USB 3.0 port
• Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
• mini-HDMI OUT terminal
• Extension System terminal for connection to WFT-E7A (Version 2) and GPS Receiver GP-E2


• One Battery Pack LP-E6

Battery Life

• Viewfinder shooting : approximately 700 shots (73°F/ 23°C)
• Live View shooting : approximately 220 shots (73°F/ 23°C)


• Approx. 5.98 x 4.58 x 3.01 in. (152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4mm)


• Approx. 32.80 oz. / 930g (Based on CIPA standards)
• Approx. 29.80 oz./ 845g (Body only)

Operating Environment

• 32-104°F/0-40°C
• 85% or less humidity

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The Canon EOS 5DS R, and EOS 5DS DSLRs,
and the XC10 Camcorder Tech Report


Introduction, The Canon EOS 5DS DSLR
The Canon EOS 5DS Key Features
The Canon EOS 5DS Specifications


The Canon EOS 5DS Video & Pictures


The Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR
The Canon EOS 5DS R Key Features
The Canon EOS 5DS R Specifications


The Canon EOS 5DS R Video & Pictures


The Canon XC10 4K Camcorder
The Canon XC10 Key Features
The Canon XC10 Specifications


The Canon XC10 Video & Pictures


The Canon Launch Event Video & Photos


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