Canon EOS 5DS in stock at B&H Photo and Amazon (it’s shipping!)



Update: Adorama has both the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R in stock.

Today is the day the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R start shipping. The EOS 5DS is listed as in stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo and Amazon for $3,699. Hard to say how long they will have stock, but if I was after an EOS 5DS I would put my order immediately.

EOS 5DS specifications:

  • 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

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay


Are you in New York City on Sunday, June 14? (Adorama Street Fair)

If you happen to be in NYC on Sunday, June 14, you may have a look at Adorama’s 5th annual Street Fair. There will be deals live on Sunday for the street fair. 

The Street Fair includes a variety of activities including:

  • Vendor Booths exhibiting the latest technology (Vendors include: Apple, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Tamron, Fujifilm, Tascam, Audio Technica, Sennheiser and more!)
  • Free photography workshops
  • Prizes, contest, raffles and free gifts
  • Special Sports guests
  • Games, food and entertainment
  • Street performers

The Street Fair is in 18th Street in NYC between 5th and 6th avenue. You can get all you need to know about Adorama’s 5th annual Street Fair here.

The Ax Smash Method – An alternative way to deal with DSLR errors

Did you ever experience an error on your DSLR? Well, get ready to meet a guy who solves these problems with crude violence.

You have first to listen to some weirdness the guy speaks out, so jump to mark 4:55 of the video to see how some people likes to cope with camera errors.

The camera getting destroyed is a Canon EOS 70D. I own a 70D, took it everywhere, from deserts to glaciers, I used it in the tropics under the rain, and in many more difficult situations. I am normally not very caring about my gear. It’s gear and is has to do the job. Well, I never, never, experienced an error on my trusty EOS 70D. Before being tempted to destory your EOS 70D, have a look what others make with this fantastic camera (see here too).

A picture of the destroyed EOS 70D was later posted on Instagram, with the caption: “movie recording has stopped automatically” – worst bug ever, the camera had to be destroyed“. Oh, dude, take it easy next time. And why destroy the lens too?


Canon EOS 70D after the Ax Smash cure

Should I say “enjoy the video”? No, just watch it :-)

Canon EOS 70D: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay


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Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2 and Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 firmware update available


Canon released firmware updates for the GPS Receiver GP-E2 and the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A.

Firmware version 2.0.0 (download here) for GPS Receiver GP-E2 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the signal acquisition indicator on the GPS Receiver GP-E2 displays “Slow blinking (Signal acquired)” even if a signal is not yet acquired.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon which new log files may not be saved correctly if the built-in memory of the GPS Receiver GP-E2 becomes full.
  3. Support for the EOS Rebel T6s/EOS 760D and EOS Rebel T6i/EOS 750D cameras has been added.
  4. Support for the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R cameras has been added.

Firmware version 1.2.0 (download here) for Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A incorporates the following improvement:

  • Support has been added for the EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R.

Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R live streaming discussion on Monday June 15 (UPDATE)


Update: You can now sign up at B&H Photo to get notified by email when the live stream starts.

B&H Photo will stream a live discussion panel for the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R on Monday, June 15, at 3PM ESTPhotographer Gregory Heisler and Larry Becker and Rudy Winston from Canon USA are there to discuss everything you may want to learn about Canon’s high resolution DSLRs. Save the date!

Canon EOS 5DSAmazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay | Canon EOS 5DS RAmazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay