It seems like these are all we have been hearing about lately, and today, Canon did us all a favor and made it official, announcing the new 50MP 5DS and 5DS R. But that is not all, Canon has also unveiled the new 11-24mm F/4L.

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Canon 5DS & Canon 5DS R

50MP, yes, you are reading this correctly. Canon took a look at Nikon’s Sony-made 36MP sensor and said “Nice try, but we got this.” One look at that megapixel count is enough to make the seasoned wedding photographer cry in agony, and hardened studio photographer squeal with joy, but beyond the megapixels, what else does this new 5D have to offer?

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Official Canon 5DS Specs Highlights

  • 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • ISO 100-6400; 5.0 fps Burst Shooting
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Dual Compact Flash and SD Media Slots

*The 5DS R is exactly the same as the 5DS specs above, only without an Low-Pass filter.

The new cameras will be available around June, with the 5Ds coming in at $3,699 and the 5Ds R $200 more at $3,899 (Gotta love how getting a camera WITHOUT a feature costs you more). If you are interested, you can pre-order the 5Ds and 5Ds R over on B&H.

Canon 11-24mm F/4L

So, 11mm. That makes this one of (I don’t feel like checking), if not the, widest full frame (non-fisheye) lenses available today. It is pretty obvious that the F/4 will turn some away, but the ability to shoot at 11mm will be a huge advantage for others.

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Canon 11-24mm F/4L Specs

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Constant f/4 Maximum Aperture
  • Super UD, UD, and 4 Aspherical Elements
  • SWC, Air Sphere, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM Autofocus Motor
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time Manual Focus
  • Weather-Resistant Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The lens is expected to begin shipping sometime near the end of February for $2,999. If you are interested, you can pre-order your copy now over at B&H.

So what do you think about these new announcements from Canon? Do you see yourself adding any of these new products to your growing kit? Leave a comment below and let us know!