The Canon EOS 5DS is a high performance camera with an astonishing 50.6 megapixel CMOS full frame sensor. The camera is ideal for photographers who require medium format image resolution in a highly responsive, ergonomic and durable camera. The 5DS excels at studio, commercial and landscape photography.
Highly Resolving Sensor
With a newly developed sensor that rivals medium and large format cameras in resolution, the 5DS is capable of producing 8688 x 5792 pixel images that are rich with fine detail. The ultra-high resolution allows photographs to be dramatically cropped during post production while still retaining excellent detail and image quality. The large files are perfect for wide-format landscape printing and for final print output in billboard and advertising productions.
Excellent AF and Metering in Any Light
The advanced 61-point High Density Reticular autofocus system ensures that your images will be pin-sharp with excellent accuracy across the frame. The AF system features a total of 41 cross-type points, with 21 central points and 20 outer frame points, which are all sensitive down to -2 EV in extremely low-light situations. A 150,000 pixel RGB metering system with infra-red sensitivity utilises EOS Intelligent Subject Analysis 252-zone metering to ensure that your photographs are ideally exposed in any lighting scenario.
Impressive 5 FPS Continuous Shooting
Dual DIGIC 6 processors offer fantastic read out speed and enable an impressive 5 frames per second continuous shooting perfect for fluid and fast-paced commercial shoots. Images and stills are recorded onto Compact Flash or Secure Digital media via the integrated dual card slots.
Minimised Mirror Vibrations
To ensure images retain maximum sharpness, the camera utilises a Mirror Vibration Control System which minimises camera shake and blur due to mirror movement or slap. The Arbitrary Release Time Lag Setting while in Mirror Lock mode allows users to set the interval between when a mirror locks up and when the camera shutter triggers, allowing any mirror movement vibrations to dissipate in this window of time.
High ISO Capabilities
The camera is capable of a native high ISO of 6400 in both stills and video mode, for creative versatility in a wide variety of natural and ambient light situations at a huge 50.6 MP.
Intelligent Viewfinder II with 100% Coverage
Easily compose images via the bright Intelligent Viewfinder II, which offers approximately 100% viewfinder coverage. The sophisticated viewfinder is capable of showing detailed shoot information, allowing photographers to make a wide variety of settings changes while keeping an eye on the action.
Quickly Review Photographs
At the rear is a 3.2” TFT LCD monitor with an anti-reflective 1,040,000 dot screen. Canon’s Clear View II technology ensures that the display remains bright and sharp in a variety of lighting situations. The playback zoom range of 1x - 16x makes it perfect for assessing and reviewing photographs on the fly.
Powerful Shooting Modes
The camera features a range of creatively versatile stills modes including Multiple Exposure mode, and HDR imaging mode. The newly introduced intervalometer sequentially takes still images over a designated period of time. The series can then be converted into beautiful story-telling time-lapse movies. The 5DS also offers a FULL HD (1920 x 1080) movie mode.
The Canon EOS 5D S is capable of producing stunning images with image quality unmatched in current full frame cameras.
36 x 24 mm CMOS
Approx. 50.6 megapixels
Approx. 53 megapixels
EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type
Dual "DIGIC 6"
EF (excludes EF-S / EF-M lenses)
Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens
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 ¹ The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens..
AF working range
EV -2 - 18 (at 20°C & ISO100)
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
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
Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
Manual: Enter adjustment +/- 20 steps Adjust all lenses by same amount Adjust up to 40 lenses individually Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
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
EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button in all exposure modes
'+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to L:50 or H1: 12800
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Soft touch electromagnetic release
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
AWB (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
'+/-3 levels in single level increments 3, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
'-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
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 level 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.
None (eyepiece cover attached to strap)
8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Auto: Using extenal ambient light sensor Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
(1) Quick Control Screen (2) Camera settings (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level (4) Custom Quick control screen
E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
Flash Exposure Compensation
'+/- 3EV in 1/3 increments with EX series Speedlites
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain Synchronisation
HotShoe/ PC terminal
External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control
via camera menu screen
Scene Intelligent Auto, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, Fine Detail, User Defined (x3)
sRGB and Adobe RGB
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
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Max. Approx. 5fps. (speed maintained for up to 510 number of JPEGs or 14 RAW images) ¹²³ with UDMA mode 7 card.
Built-in, number of shots selectable from 1-99 or unlimited. Bulb timer possible
LIVE VIEW MODE
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 6x or 16x at any point on screen) Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor Active metering time can be changed
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
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
Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB
Shooting interval can be set between 1 sec. to 99 hr. 59min. 59 seconds¹ Sequence of images between 2 and 3600 shots, up to 2min. 24sec. (PAL) MOV format, Full HD (1920 x 1080) 25p (ALL-I)
(1) Consecutive numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset
16 Custom Functions
Author, copyright, GPS (with GP-E2), Rating
LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust resistance
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
1x - 16x
(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
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
Brightness: Yes RGB: Yes
Image Erase Protection
Erase protection of one image at a time, folder or card
Single image, selected, folder, card or all unprotected
2 or 10 sec.
(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)
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
Update possible by the user.
USB 3.0 Hi-Speed (PTP)
HDMI Type C, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
CompactFlash Type I (UDMA 7 compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card. High-speed writing with UHS-I type SD cards is supported
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh
Windows 7 (excl. Starter Edition) Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 OS X v10.7-10.10
Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
Magnesium Alloy body covers
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
Weight (body only)
Approx. 845 g
Wireless File Transmitter
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 version 2 Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 requires a firmware update and Interface Cable IFC-40AB II or IFC-150AB II Compatible with Eye-Fi cards
All EF lenses (excluding EF-S / EF-M lenses)
Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6 and Speedlite 600EX-RT
GPS GP-E2, Eyecup Eb, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C, Hand Strap E2, Connect Station CS100
AF System/ Points
¹ The number of cross-type AF points depends on the lens used
¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
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. ³ Figures quoted are when used with UDMA7 class cards
¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the battery supplied with the camera, except where indicated
¹ AF off, exposure fixed based on first shot
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.