The Pros and Cons of Canon EOS 5Ds R’s 50 Megapixel

The Pros And Cons Of Canon EOS 5Ds R’s 50 Megapixel

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Canon EOS 5Ds R at a glance:

  • 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1: 12,800) sensitivity range.
  • Low-pass cancellation filter for maximum sensor resolution.
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors for outstanding image processing speed and camera responsiveness.
  • 5 frames per second (fps) with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 61-point wide area AF with 41 cross-type sensors with iTR, AI Servo AF III and AF Configuration tool.
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay.
  • 1.3x, 1.6x and 1:1 ratio crop modes with masked viewfinder display.
  • Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce mirror vibration blur.
  • Fine Detail Picture Style.
  • CF + SD (UHS-I) dual memory card slots.
  • Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Lens Correction in camera.
  • Multiple Exposure and HDR mode.
  • Customisable Quick Control screen.
  • Built-in timer functionality – bulb timer and interval shooting timer.
  • Time-lapse Movie function.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 150,000 shutter cycle life.

In this 18 minutes video photographer Dustin Abbott takes a real world look at the 50 megapixels resolution of the Canon EOS 5Ds R. He examines the pros (cropping ability, maximizing resolution, etc…) along with the cons (processor load, need for higher shutter speed, etc..) to give you a realistic view at whether you need that amount of resolution. To view the image gallery, click here.

How to capture natural landscapes with a Canon EOS 80D

How To Capture Natural Landscapes With A Canon EOS 80D

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Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-16,000 (H: 25,600) sensitivity
  • 7fps full resolution continuous shooting rate with 3fps silent continuous mode with reduced vibration
  • Swift and accurate full time continuous focus in Live View and Full HD movies with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which can be fine-tuned for tracking sensitivity and speed for movies
  • 45-point wide area all cross-type AF system with 27 f/8 compatible AF points
  • DIGIC 6 processor with 14-bit processing for high quality images
  • Large 7.7cm (3.0”) capacitive touch panel Vari-Angle LCD, 1040k dot, 3:2 ratio
  • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with Flicker Detection
  • Full HD movies with 60p
  • Timelapse, HDR and Creative filters in Movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for instant connection, sharing and remote control
  • Creative Filters and Special Scene Modes plus Fine Detail Picture Style
  • In-camera Multiple exposure, Interval timer and Bulb timer
  • Electronic level for straight horizons when shooting landscapes
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Canon Asia’s Snapshot site posted a helpful tutorial about how to best capture natural looking landscapes with the Canon EOS 80D.

The article discusses three techniques for capturing landscapes:

  1. Manually tweak the colour temperature to enhance the hue of the setting sun
  2. Carry out Live View shooting and use Magnification MF for a more accurate focus on flowers
  3. Use the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) function when shooting scenes where it is difficult to determine the exposure

It won’t take much of your time and may give you some hints you didn’t know so far. The tips apply to other Canon DSLRs and cameras too.

According to DxOMark, the Canon EOS 80D features Canon’s best performing APS-C sensor.

Canon C300 Mark II $4,000 price drop, now at $11,999

Canon C300 Mark II $4,000 Price Drop, Now At $11,999

Canon C300 Mark II at a glance:

  • New Canon 8.85 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Canon DIGIC DV5 Image Processors
  • Canon XF-AVC H.264 Codec
  • Internal 4K/2K/Full HD Recording
  • Twin 3G-SDI Outputs for up to 30p 4K
  • Full Manual Control
  • 1.77 Megapixel Color OLED EVF With Adjustable 60o Tilt Angle
  • Uses All Canon CN-E Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses
  • Uses All Canon EF and EF-S Photo Lenses (Including Specialty Tilt-Shift and Other Models)
  • Built-In Mono Microphone
  • Removable LCD Monitor and Control Panel with XLR Inputs
  • Removable Hand Grip
  • Improved Low-Angle Camera Handle Extension
  • Built-in Dual-Band Wi-Fi for Remote LiveView Display and Camera Control

Guess the Canon C300 Mark II didn’t sell as expected. Canon dropped the C300 Mark II price by $4,000, now it is on sale to $11,999 (B&H Photo | Adorama).

A firmware update is expected for July, bringing C-Log 3 to the C300 Mark II.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II deal – $1,649 (reg. $2,099)

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II Deal – $1,649 (reg. $2,099)

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at a glance:

  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the amazing Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens on sale at $1,649. Compare at $2,099 after all possible discounts. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import item with 1 year warranty by US seller.