How does the Canon EOS 5Ds R hold up to medium format cameras? (PhaseOne IQ250 & Hasselblad X1D)
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At a glance:
- 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1: 12,800) sensitivity range.
- 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.
No doubt that Canon stepped into the medium format domain with its innovative Canon EOS 5Ds R camera, a 50MP DSLR. The question is how well the EOS 5Ds R holds up to medium format champions like the PhaseOne IQ250 and the new Hasselblad X1D.
Kjell Post wanted to know and posted an 8 minutes video where he compares these three 50MP cameras. He writes:
[via Mirrorless Rumors]
Here’s our test of three different 50MP camera systems. We used a Canon 5DsR with a 70-200 f/2.8 L II, a PhaseOne IQ250 with a Schneider-Kreuznach 110 f/2.8, and the Hasselblad X1D with the 90mm f/3.2. We looked at sharpness, highlight and shadow recovery, and skin colours. The test does not claim to be exhaustive or perfect, but we hope you find it interesting.