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Canon EOS 5DS Now In Stock

By Anthony Thurston on June 15th 2015

Sony has shown their hand, and as amazing as the A7R II is, the 50MP Canon 5DS and 5DS R are still the top dogs in regards to resolution. It is an interesting outcome if you consider all the rumors that the Canon sensor was of Sony origin.


So those of you waiting to see what Sony would unveil before getting your hands on a 5DS can now make your decisions. The nice thing is, if you do decide on going with a Canon 5DS model, you can pick one up now; no waiting at all.

Canon 5DS Specs

  • 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

The 5DS is now in stock and ready to ship from B&H, so jump on it now while supplies last. You can grab it here for the regular retail price of $3,699 (one benefit is FREE next day shipping in the USA).

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Tim Buerck

    Sony just smacked Canon in the face.

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  2. Doug Davis

    First to own.. First to have problems. I don’t think I’ll ever own this but if I did it would be years from now lol

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  3. Max C

    Not all other cameras Ben, only Canon

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  4. Max C

    And it’s already obsolete because of Sony’s new A7R.

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    • Ben Perrin

      Yes, you are correct, the announcement of the a7rII means that all other cameras now cease to function

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  5. adam sanford

    Uncle Rog for president! 4 different lenses with imatest results are listed here:

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  6. Rafael Steffen

    This camera has so much resolution and it should be purchased for controlled lighting enviornments to get very large prints.

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    • adam sanford

      Agree, it’s a studio and/or tripod camera. I expect it to be underwhelming in high ISO, perhaps even worse than the 5D3. We’ve already heard from Canon directly, that the 5DS should perform at the pixel level like the 7D2, which is not a ringing endorsement.

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  7. adam sanford

    Sony’s timing on their A7R II press release was perfectly timed to keep folks who are on the fence to stay there until testing comes out.

    And here is your handy link:

    I trust DXO’s metrics as far as I can throw them, but their read on the 5DS sensors will certainly set off a storm of crazy as they are the loudest show in town on the sensor analysis front.

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  8. Thomas Horton

    I never buy any technological product as soon as it comes out. I much prefer the early adopters use their money to Beta Test new products. The 5DS will only improve and the price will only drop as some time passes.

    I have been burned far too often trying to be the First Kid on the Block to own something.

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    • Brian McCue

      So true

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    • adam sanford

      I’m not expecting technical glitches as it’s so similar to the 5D3. I would expect the only thing holding people back is dynamic range and high ISO testing — folks want to see how all those pixels perform.

      But I don’t anticipate a light leak or incompatibility with lenses or AF problems. Very little has changed for that to be of concern, IMHO.

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