WHY IS A TOP PICK: image sensor yields sharper full-frame image quality pro level.
Summary: When you are ready to take your photography to a new level, the digital SLR camera Canon EOS 5D will be able to meet your needs, offering a full frame image sensor and all the premium features you would need in an advanced camera.
Price: $ 3399 Amazon (body only)
Available: February 2015
Model: Canon 5Ds / 0581C002
What we liked
- Incredible picture quality and 50 megapixel resolution
- put to efficient fast autofocus system
- life and can get a better grip of the battery excellent battery
- Viewfinder and LCD 3.2 inch for framing pictures
- A full range of manual control options
What we have not
- Extremely high price
- The camera is larger than most DSLRs
- No option for a built-in flash
- No integrated optional WiFi
- Too camera for everyone but intermediate and advanced photographers
Canon DSLR Details 5DS
Design and construction
If you’ve used Canon Rebel DSLR, before moving to the Canon EOS 5D you want to hit the gym for a few weeks. You will want to have built muscles before the 5Ds use on a regular basis, as this model weighs nearly 30 ounces for the one body of the device. As our Canon EOS Rebel DSLR T6i review, the camera body weighs only 18 ounces. Although a 12-ounce difference does not seem a lot, you will feel in your arms after a few hours of use of this behemoth.
Compared with a Canon EOS 5D digital SLR R review the 5Ds offers a low-pass filter, while the R 5Ds can cancel the filter effect lowpass. (The low-pass filter causes a slight blur voluntarily in the image to avoid the problems of moiré.) Thus, the 5Ds R can create sharper images than the slightly 5Ds; otherwise the two cameras are identical.
Canon designers have decided not to give the EOS 5Ds some of the features “fun” that are common in the best compact cameras and digital SLR entry-level, such as integrated Wi-Fi, an LCD touch screen or LCD adjustable. Yet the 5Ds has a 3.2-inch LCD with over 1 million pixel resolution, both of which are better than the average DSLR camera. 5Ds and has the ability to take HDR photos and several photos show easily by the integrated software of the device.
As might be expected in a device in this price range, the 5Ds is a fast performer. You can save up to 5 frames per second shooting in the RAW image format, which is extremely impressive. One reason why this model can record images so quickly is because of its AF system AF 61 points, which outperforms the average digital SLR on the market.
Advanced photographers will enjoy two slots for memory card from the camera, enabling shooting with either SD cards or top-performing CF memory cards.
Even with all Canon EOS features included with 5Ds, there is one thing in which this unit is specialized clearly: the high-level image quality. The full frame image sensor is as large as you find in a DSLR camera, and our tests have shown that it provides huge images in virtually any lighting conditions.
But Canon did not stop the full-frame image sensor. The manufacturer gave the 50.6 megapixel resolution sensor, which far exceeds most numériquesdisponibles SLR cameras for consumers. With 50 megapixels and more, you’ll be able to crop images freely, while retaining a large number of pixels in the final image, allowing you to make sharp prints in large sizes, even after a large harvest.
When comparing the 5Ds the DSLR Canon 5D Mark II, both cameras have a full frame image sensor. But the 5D only includes 21.1 megapixels of resolution, less than half of what the 5Ds provides.
Low light performance and video mode
With such an image sensor, it is not surprising that the Canon excels 5Ds when shooting in low light conditions. Do not let the fact that Canon limits the maximum ISO sensitivity to 12,800 cause you to question the low light photo quality from this camera. The camera noise reduction software does a great job of removing noise of the final image, even at high ISOs. You may notice a few very minor image defects with ISO 6400 and 12800, but the problems certainly not enough to prevent you from using these ISO settings.
If you want to use a flash, you will need to add an external flash to the hot shoe of 5Ds. Canon chose not to give the EOS 5DS an integrated pop-up flash. This is another cost that you have the budget when considering this expensive device.
The film quality is very good with this model, which is always the case with digital SLR cameras. You can shoot in Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second, but there is no option of 4K video resolution.
Canon estimates the lifetime of the battery to the EOS 5D 700 pictures per charge. However, you will not receive this type of battery performance, unless you use the viewfinder as the main image recording medium, instead of Live View shooting with the LCD screen most of the time . Around 500-550 shots per charge is probably a more realistic number for this device. Do not mistake yourself; which is still very strong battery life, but not quite as good as what Canon claims.
If you want to get a little more battery power, you can add a battery grip 5Ds at an additional cost. Of course, you want to hit the gym again if you choose to go with the handle of the battery, which adds several ounces of weight to the device configuration.
Although the price of DSLR Canon 5D is less than the Canon 5D, it is the 5Ds that made our best DSLR list because of its almost four times higher resolution.
The 5Ds is a very impressive model that produces great pictures in almost any conditions of shooting. This camera is an artist too fast, offering superb five fps for RAW image format, something only a handful of cameras on the market can match. Bottom line: When the biggest drawback to a camera is that it has too many features and too much power for inexperienced photographers, you know you are planning an impressive piece of electronics.