We have been talking about this camera a lot lately. First, it was the original rumor, then the bit about Sony and Canon teaming up, and now, we have the good stuff, leaked specs for both the 5DS and 5Dr.
These specs come to us by way of Photo Rumors, but they are also posted on both Canon Watch and Canon Rumors, and they may surprise you. Take a look below.
Rumored Canon 5DS/5Dr Specs
- 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor
- There will be also a EOS 5DS R version that will be without low-pass filter
- Magnesium alloy body, dust and water sealed
- Dual processor DIGIC6
- Regular sensitivity: ISO 100-6400
- Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
- High precision 61 AF points
- EOS iTR AF
- 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
- New “fine detail” picture style
- 1.3x and 1.6x crop modes
- Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
- Time-lapse movie
- Interval Timer
- Bulb timer
So there you have it. The specs are interesting, to say the least. Probably one of the most interesting things has to be the ISO range; many of you will likely wonder why they would stop at 6400 for a native ISO.
It probably comes down to sensor noise. The pixel density on a 50MP full frame sensor is roughly the same as that of a 20MP APS-C sensor, so the sensor noise could be similar.
Also of note is the 1.3 and 1.6 crop modes, which when I was a Canon user was something I really wanted. If done right, it basically gives you 3 cameras in one, and it’s a huge advantage when you can use it vs carrying another body or two around.
Overall, I think that these look like some pretty solid cameras. It will be interesting to see how accurate these specs are and what price point Canon brings them in at. I feel like Canon shooters will be happy with these bodies, but the big test will be the DR of that sensor.
I want to know what you all think! Is that the rumored Sony/Canon combined sensor we heard about? Will the camera be clean up to 6400 ISO? What feature stands out to you the most? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!