The Freedom of High Resolution
Marking a new standard in high-resolution digital SLR photography, the Canon EOS 5DS camera shatters the status quo with a new 50.6 Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor. Perfect for commercial and fine art photography, or any other application that calls for extremely high-resolution, the EOS 5DS is the ultimate combination of EOS performance and ultra-high megapixel capture. It features an advanced, 61-point High Density Reticular AF system that includes 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for precise AF in numerous situations. An anti-flicker function helps provide consistent exposure and color during continuous shooting under certain lighting conditions, while a built-in bulb timer and intervalometer expands creative opportunities without the need for an additional remote control. A refined mirror control mechanism reduces vibration and a Time Release Lag setting minimizes camera shake for sharp image capture when using mirror lock-up. New features like a crop function of 1.3x and 1.6x and a Custom Quick Control screen are complemented by advanced, multi-featured Full HD Movie capture, with Time Lapse Movie, and much more. With EOS performance and 50.6 Megapixel Capture, the EOS 5DS revolutionizes high-resolution photography!
Type Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex, camera
Image Format Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S Lenses)
Lens Mount Canon EF mountImage Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 50.60 megapixels Total pixels: 53.00 megapixels
Pixel Unit 4.14µm square
Total Pixels Total Pixels: 53.00 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
Recording Format Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Image Format Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
Backup Recording Images recorded in a card can be copied to the other card
File Numbering The following three types of file numbers can be set:
(1) Continuous numbering
* The continuous numbering of captured images will continue even after you replace the camera's card. (The numbering continues even when the folder changes.)
(2) Auto reset
* When you replace the camera's card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card.
(3) Manual reset
* Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings.
Color Space Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
* Scene Intelligent Auto will set [Auto] automatically.
* [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1-3]
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
Color Temperature Information Transmission ProvidedViewfinder
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (At approx. 21mm eyepoint)
Magnification mApprox. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
Eye Point Approx. 21mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60)
Depth Of Field Preview Enabled with Depth-of-field preview button
AF Working Range
EV -2 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)
(2) Manual focus (MF)
AF Point Selection
*The checkmark cannot be removed from this option.
Selected AF Point Display
Displayed in viewfinder with transparent LCD and on LCD panel
Active AF Point Indicator
AF area used in horizontal/vertical (grip up or down) shooting and the manually-selected AF point position can be set separately
AF Assist Beam
Metering Modes Approx. 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
EOS iSA System with 252-zone (18 x 14) metering
Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 73°F / 23°C at ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems(1) Scene Intelligent Auto
(7) Custom shooting mode, C1, C2, C3
* Evaluative metering, Averaged metering
ISO Speed upper and lower limits:
(1) Manual setting range
* ISO speed expansion is set with this option.
(2) Auto ISO ranger
* ISO speed expansion not settable.
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
(1) Auto AE lock
·In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock
·With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
* Shutter speed's control range can be set with a Custom Function.
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time
EOS Dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal Length Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
External Flash Settings The camera can set the following with Speedlite 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II, or 270EX:
(1) External flash control
* Flash mode, sync setting, FEB (not possible with 270EX II/270EX), flash exposure compensation, E-TTL II, zoom, wireless master flash (not possible with 430EX II/ 270EX), and clear settings.
* With the Speedlite 600EX-RT, radio wireless control is possible.
(2) Flash Custom Function setting
PC Terminal Provided (no polarity)
Live View Functions
Still photo and video recording
Metering range: EV 0 - EV 20 (At 73°F / 23°C, ISO 100)
Grid Display Three grid display provided
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and Mode 2)
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Variable (averaged) bit rate File Size
Recording Sizes: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480
[1920 x 1080]: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps
[1280 x 720]: 60 fps / 50 fps
[640 x 480]: 30 fps / 25 fps
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
3.2-inches (Screen aspect ratio 3:2)
Approx. 8.11cm (7.13cm width, 5.19cm height)
Pixels Approx. 1.04 million dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
Brightness Control Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor
* Adjustable to one of three levels: Darker, Standard, Brighter
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
Coating Clear View LCD II
* Glass surface has an anti-reflective AR coating.
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), two-image comparative display, slide show (all images/selected by date/folder), star rating
With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will
Quick Control Function
The following functions can be set:
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, AF point selection (including AF area selection modes), Picture Style, White Balance, WB Correction, metering mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, recording function switching, image-recording quality, AF mode, drive mode, and Custom Controls (camera controls/buttons customization).
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card
Erase Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images
Printable Images RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
·Movies cannot be printed
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images JPEG and RAW images and movie
For RAW+JPEG, only the RAW or JPEG image or both images can be transferred
Custom Functions 16 Custom Functions settable with the camera
The following camera controls can be customized by assigning the desired function:
Shutter button halfway pressing, AF-ON button, AE lock button, Depth-of-field preview button, lens AF Stop button, Multifunction button, SET button, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, and Multi-controller
Camera User Settings
Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial (Automatic registration update is possible)
My Menu Registration
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
USB Terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 3.0)
Video Out Terminal(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
Extension System Terminal For connection to WFT-E7A (Version 2) and GPS Receiver GP-E2
Gigabit-Ethernet The RJ-45 jack is not built-in and is only available via the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A (version 2)
Battery Check nAutomatic battery check when the power switch is turned on:
Displayed in 6 levels:
·Battery level displayed on LCD panel and in viewfinder.
·Battery information can be checked with the [Battery info.] menu
·If Battery Grip BG-E11 is used with size AA/LR6 batteries; the battery level is displayed in four levels instead.
Power Saving Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes) of non-operation elapses.
Date/Time Battery CR1616 lithium battery
Start-up Time Approx. 0.1 sec
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.98 x 4.58 x 3.01 in. (152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4mm)
Approx. 32.80 oz. / 930g (Based on standards)
Approx. 29.80 oz./ 845g (Body only)
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less