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Canon - EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera (Body Only) - Black

This Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR camera features a 50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor that enables you to capture realistic images. The 3.2" LCD makes it easy to frame and review shots.

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    What's Included

    • EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera (Body Only)
    • Battery (LP-E6N)
    • Battery charger (LC-E6)
    • Interface cable (IFC-150U II)
    • Eyecup, wide strap, camera cover (R-F-3)
    • EOS Digital Solution disc
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 42)

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    50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor with low-pass filter (LPF) effect cancelled

    Captures high-resolution images up to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

    3.2" ClearView II LCD

    With 1,040,000 pixels and viewing angles up to 170° for clear images.

    Full high-definition 30p video

    Lets you capture stunning video. Time-Lapse Movie function captures still images at set intervals and combines them into a high-definition video file.

    5.0 fps (frames per second) high-speed continuous shooting mode

    Allows you to capture the action.

    ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 50 and 12,800)

    For shooting in most lighting conditions.

    61-point high-density reticular autofocus

    Features up to 41 cross-type autofocus points, while EOS iTR enables precise autofocus to ensure crystal-clear shots.

    EOS Scene Detection System

    Uses a 150K-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor for accurate image capture in a variety of lighting conditions.

    Intelligent Viewfinder II

    Offers up to 100% coverage, so you can accurately frame your images.

    Dual DIGIC 6 image processors

    Deliver quick processing speed and optimal image quality.

    LPF (low-pass filter) effect cancellation

    Delivers higher-resolution images by harnessing the full power of the CMOS sensor.

    Antiflicker function

    Provides a reliable, consistent exposure and color during continuous shooting and compensates for flickering lights to ensure optimal photo quality.

    Advanced mirror control mechanism

    Along with user-selectable shutter-release time lag helps minimize vibrations and camera shake for clear images.

    Built-in intervalometer and bulb timer

    Offers creative shooting options.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews



    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've had it for a week, and it is everything that I was expecting. Instead of using Macbeth Color charts or other measurement tools, I just took it into the field and shot landscapes and scenics (what I do). It is incredibly sharp and detailed. I photographed some flowers without a macro lens and cropped them. Beautifully detailed images. I have the 5DSR, and I do not see any moire patterns. I tested some low light pictures, and I did see some noise in the shadows like other Canon cameras. However, I HDR'd the same images and created stunning files. Shooting at f22, I experienced the same type of diffraction as with any camera. So, the optimum apertures are still in the f8 to f11 areas. I only shoot raw, so I cannot say how it handles jpegs. I processed my images in Lightroom CC. Because of the image sizes, I noticed a very slight slow down in processing but nothing inconvenient. I used both Photomatix and Lightroom CC to process HDR. The processing time was slower but not intolerable. Overall, I have the same thrill of when I went from 35mm to 2 1/4 back in the film days. This is a bigger jump. I have a 5D Mark II. I would say this camera is equivalent to going from a 2 1/4 to a 4X5. You have the flexibility of shooting handheld. I am excited that Canon made this move...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best for Photography

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I love this camera! I returned the 5DVI to get this camera again because of the quality is so much better on the 5DSR. There's a lot you can do with 50mega pixels: (1) it's like having an extra lens because you can crop very tight and still have a perfect image. I shot sports a lot and my clients always ask how do I get tight shots. This is my secret. (2) More editing power! the ISO on this camera is low, but not really. Because there's so much detail, you can pull so much detail from shadows it's amazing. Very low noise and if there's some, when you increase the luminance or any noise's changing very tiny pixels compared to bigger chunks. (3) Down sampling improves picture quality. It's the same logic of video ppl recording in 4K to downsample to 1080p. Negatives: (1) 5fps is slow...I wish it was at least 7fps. (2) 50mp means every file is at least 50mb. That's a lot of data, so get a fast CF card. (3) Video is cool, but I wish there was at least 60fps for 1080p. Final thoughts: If you're a photographer who likes to print, wants the best quality from a DSLR, and loves Canon...this is for you! Get the sigma 50 art!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding resolution

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      What I was wondering when the 5DSR was introduced was whether or not there is a noticeable improvement in sharpness and contrast when its images are downrezzed to smaller sizes versus the 6D. So far, I would have to say yes to that though I may have a more nuanced opinion many months from now. I've not been one to do many large prints, but this resolution monster may change that. At the risk of sounding like a unrepentant fanboy of a particular camera manufacturer, nonetheless here it is anyway: outstanding work, Canon!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great detail

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This camera grabs great detail from landscapes. The huge number of pixels may slow your computer somewhat when you process the images, but the camera itself operates beautifully. The camera feels like the 5D mark II. Controls are similar but not the same. The autofocus offers 64 points of focus. It doesn't have the iso range of some cameras, but in the range of this camera it gets good images with minimal noise.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome resolution, great color

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This camera is a huge upgrade from the 5D III, not just in the number of pixels, but in the features and image quality. At ISO 100 it is the ultimate landscape and nature camera. I have used it for bald eagles in flight and landscapes in the Rockies and it is stellar for both. At 4.5 frames per second it won't replace my 1DX for birds in flight, but as a second camera with a short lens on, it will replace my 7D II. The pixel density is the same, and I am less likely to cut off wings with full frame vs 1.6X crop. Love this is a keeper

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera! New features & 50+ megapixels- wow!

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Bought the camera for an upcoming trip to Alaska. I bought this camera to replace my 5DM3. The two cameras are very similar with the new camera going to the next level in image size and clarity. The Quick Control button is great, making it faster and easier to change camera settings. The Scene Intelligent Auto setting is interesting and looks to create a simple shot taking program that handles all functions except pushing the shutter-release button. I will update this review after my Alaska trip.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A cut above

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have used Canon cameras for over 20 years. The main advantage this camera offers is the 50.6 MP full-frame sensor. I take mostly outdoor nature photos in the mountains, and I don't like carrying around large telephoto lens. With this camera, a fairly distant animal or bird can be cropped well enough to still allow a reasonable enlargement up to 11x14 inches (I haven't tried for anything larger yet). I am still learning the many variable settings this camera offers, but so far I am very pleased.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera for serious photographers

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Canon EOS 5DS R is definitely not for beginners, and offers the highest resolution of any DSLR on the market today. To get full use and enjoyment, you'll need a tripod and Canon's best lenses, and spend some time getting to know this system. Once you feel comfortable with it, you will be amazed at the clarity and depth of field you can get. Definitely not for everyone, but if you shoot portraits and landscapes, this may be the last camera you'll ever need.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about contrast, zoom, lens and image quality. Editors are less positive about video and connectivity and have mixed opinions about memory. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
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      Those seeking top-shelf image quality and plenty of advanced manual control features will appreciate what's found in my Canon 5Ds DSLR review.Full Review
    • Digital Photography ReviewRishi Sanyal on December 17, 2015
      In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review
      Canon has added to its EOS 5D range with the launch of two 50MP cameras, the 5DS and the 5DS R. Both cameras are high-resolution full frame models, primarily aimed at stills photographers. The only difference between the models is that the 'S' hasFull Review
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      We put the mammoth 50.6-megapixel EOS 5DS / 5DS R dSLR through its paces at Birmingham's Photography ShowFull Review
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      Review: Canon EOS 5DS
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    • Digital TrendsRating, 4.3 out of 5David Elrich on October 15, 2015
      Canon EOS 5DS R review
      For photography purists, Canon's 5DS R DSLR delivers outstanding stills at a whopping 50.6 megapixels.Full Review

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