Canon EOS 5Ds deal – $2,399 (reg. $3,699)

Canon EOS 5Ds

Canon EOS 5Ds at a glance:

  • 50.6MP 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

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5Ds on sale at $2,399. Killer price if you compare to regular $3,699. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This deal will not last long.

Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R review by DPReview

Eos 5ds R

Photography authority DPReview posted their very exhaustive review about Canon’s EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

From the conclusion:

Without a doubt, most photographers don’t need 50MP but some do, and this places the 5DS and especially the 5DS R firmly in medium-format territory for studio and fashion photographers. Canon has an excellent family of glass and accessories that pros trust: for example, Canon’s radio-triggered TTL flash system (600EX-RT / ST-E3-RT) is simply unparalleled in its versatility among Speedlites. Landscape photographers are always looking for more resolution for larger prints, and Canon’s excellent new glass in the 11-24 F4L, 16-35 F4L IS, and 70-200 F2.8L II potentially make this camera an easy sell for nature shooters. But the 5DS/R don’t exist in a vacuum, and that makes them a bit of a conundrum. Read the review…

Canon EOS 5Ds: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA | Canon EOS 5DS R: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Sony rumored to be so scared by Canon to work on 50MP camera [CW4]

Eos 5ds R

Our friends at Sony Alpha Rumors got a tip that Sony is actively developing a DSLR with over 50MP. This is clearly an answer to Canon’s recent and impressing technical advancement with the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R DSLRs. The EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R are competing in the domain of medium format cameras, and they are of outstanding technical quality and deliver industry leading image quality. Something Sony is likely deeply disliking.

Sony fans are obviously hoping this 50MP Sony DSLR will produce the same outstanding image quality as the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R (and any Canon DSLR for that matter). I doubt this is something Sony is able to achieve in an easy way. The Sony Alpha a7RII and Alpha a7SII are innovative products, packed with advanced tech and all sort of gimmicks, but are by no way the professional tools Sony want us to believe they are.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Canon EOS 5Ds, Nikon D810, Pentax 645z, Sony a6000 and Olympus OMD EM5 II shutter sounds compared

Lavikka Photography on YouTube posted a short video with a shutter sound comparison. The Canon EOS 5Ds, Nikon D810, Pentax 645z, Sony a6000 and Olympus OMD EM5 II cameras are compared. Well, the Olympus OMD EM5 II can shoot 1/16000 with a silent shutter mode using an electronic shutter, and it’s absolutely silent.

[via ISO 1200 via PetaPixel]

Leica SL vs Canon EOS 5Ds R size comparison

Image © Photography Blog, used with permission

Photography Blog posted a gallery of pictures with the new Leica SL full-frame mirrorless system camera side by side with the Canon EOS 5Ds R full-frame DSLR. Well, the Leica SL is a huge piece of gear for a mirrorless camera.

The Leica SL is also big on the price, selling at $7,450 (BHphoto | Adorama). Is the Leica SL the high-tech dream-gadget of the moment? I am somehow missing scope and purpose of a mirrorless camera that’s almost the same size as a full-frame DSLR, and puts you back by $12,500 when coupled with the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 lens.

Why not get the excellent Canon EOS M3 instead?

Leica SL

Leica SL specs:

  • 24MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • Internal DCI 4K Video & V-Log L Gamma
  • 0.66″ 4.4MP 0.8x Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2.95″ 1.04M-Dot LED-Backlit Touchscreen
  • Contrast AF System with 49 Fields
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
  • Two SD Card Slots; 1.3″ Top LCD Screen
  • Weather-Resistant Milled Aluminum Body
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity and GPS


[via Photography Blog]