Engineered for the ultimate in DSLR image quality

Designed to deliver the ultimate in DSLR image quality, with 50.6-megapixel resolution and a low-pass cancellation filter that maximises the sharpness of the camera’s sensor.


    Print fine-art quality images to A0 and beyond

    Print ultra-high resolution images in large format – A0 and beyond - with low noise, true skin tones and outstanding, accurate colour reproduction thanks to the high performance Dual DIGIC 6 processors.

    Enhanced clarity

    A low-pass cancelation filter enhances the clarity and sharpness of the high-resolution images with minimal risk of artifacts, making the EOS 5DS R a good option for shooting outdoors or in controlled studio conditions.

    Reduced mirror vibration for maximum sharpness

    The EOS 5DS R uses Canon’s Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce vibrations caused by internal movements within the camera, which can spoil image sharpness and reduce resolution. Cams are used to drive the mirror up and down in a more controlled fashion, avoiding any sudden stops and also softening the shutter-release sound.

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    React and respond, staying ahead of the action

    Enjoy fast image processing and camera responsiveness – even with the large amounts of data captured by the 50.6-MP sensor - thanks to the Dual DIGIC 6 processors. You can catch all the action with an unrivalled ability to capture 50.6-MP resolution images at 5fps while USB 3.0 connectivity allows fast tethered shooting and remote camera control.

    Critical sharpness when it really matters

    Advanced subject tracking and recognition

    EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (iTR) AF technology uses colour and face information to recognise and track subjects as they move around the frame. AF responsiveness can be customised using a simple tool, which adjusts the focus tracking according to the shooting environment and subject, so that other objects passing momentarily in front of the subject don’t interfere with focusing.

    61-point wide-area autofocus

    Focus quickly and precisely, even in low-light conditions using a 61-point AF System. 41 cross-type focus points, including five extra-sensitive double cross-type, provide extra accuracy.

    AF Point Selection

    Use all 61 AF points together, or group them into moveable zones that cover off-centre subjects. Alternatively, select just a single AF point to focus precisely on a specific part of the scene.

    Built for the way you work

    Customisable screen

    Customisable screen

    Flexibly change the type, size and position of icons on the camera’s Custom Quick Control screen, so you can easily find your favourite settings.

    Intelligent Viewfinder II

    Intelligent Viewfinder II

    Enjoy a bright (approximately) 100 per cent image with a customisable information overlay. 1.6x and 1.3x crops can be masked in the viewfinder and captured as JPEG files.

    Customisable controls

    Customisable controls

    Customise camera settings for the task in hand and save your favourite functions for the future.

    Weather sealing

    Carry on shooting with confidence, whatever the conditions, thanks to weather-sealed controls that protect against water and dust, and a durable magnesium alloy construction.

    Dual memory card slots

    CompactFlash and SD memory card slots enable automatic back up of files as you shoot, allowing easy sharing with clients and extending storage capacity.

    Recommended Lenses

    Capture life from a new perspective with our recommended fixed focal length and zoom lenses. They include ultra-wide angles for stunning landscapes and long telephoto lenses that get you closer in superb quality to sporting action and wildlife. Many include wide apertures for low-light shooting and tilt-and-shift mechanisms that offer extraordinary control over depth of field.

    In-camera functions empower your creativity

    High dynamic range imaging

    Preserve the detail in highlight and shadow areas using HDR imaging. Ideal for shooting landscape and still-life shots it combines three images of different exposures: standard, underexposure and overexposure


    Art Standard

    Art vivid

    Art bold

    Art embossed

    Multi exposure

    Create stunning composite images in-camera using Multiple Exposure mode, which overlays images on top of each other with a choice of automatic multiple exposure control options.

    Full HD EOS movies

    Capture Full HD EOS Movies, with creative manual control over picture and sound.

    Timer shooting functions

    Create great time-lapse movies with a built-in, pre-programmable interval timer. For extreme long-exposure photography, the shutter can be locked up in bulb mode for a specified time.

    Fine Detail Picture Style

    Prioritise gradations and detail captured by the highresolution sensor using Fine Detail Picture Style, which also provides adjustable in-camera sharpening parameters like threshold and fineness for JPEG files - so you can deliver high impact images directly from the camera.

    Low-pass cancelation filter

    Conventional DSLR designs use a low-pass filter in front of the camera’s sensor to prevent digital artefacts, like moiré and false colour. Such filters soften the image slightly, so the low-pass effect is cancelled in the EOS 5DS R for the sharpest possible performance. The small risk of artefacts as a consequence of this makes EOS 5DS R a good option when shooting outdoors or in controlled studio conditions, but for other applications the EOS 5DS may be a better choice.

    Original EOS 5DS R image

    Sharpness - EOS 5DS R vs EOS 5DS

    Product Awards

    TIPA Awards 2016

    EISA 2015-2016


    50.6 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor

    50.6 MP CMOS

    Dual DIGIC 6

    Dual DIGIC 6

    150K Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor

    150K Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor

    Up to 5.0 Frames Per Second

    Up to 5.0 Frames Per Second


    61-point AF

    Cropped Shooting

    Cropped Shooting

    USB 3.0

    USB 3.0

    Mirror Vibration Control System

    Mirror Vibration Control System

    Interval Timer Shooting

    Interval Timer Shooting

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