The rumors were true, and today we have with us a pair of the new cameras that are placed on the top of the scale. The new 5Ds and 5Ds R stand out because of their huge full frame 50 megapixel sensor that come along with a Dual DIGIC 6 processor and also has a 3.2 inch screen like the 5D Mark III; a 61 point autofocus system, picture trim mode and a new chassis in order to reduce the vibrations and give more stability.
Both cameras have a time lapse mode, a 5 frams per second shooter and a viewer that covers 100% of the scene, just like the 7D Mark II. A new setting that will allow us to set the lock time and delayed mirror and shutter with 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 seconds as options.
In terms of connectivity, it offers NFC, WiFi, USB 3.0, HDMI output and support for CF and SD cards. It can record video in 1080p at 24/25 and 30 pictures per second (when in 720p it reaches 60 images per second), meaning that there will be no chance to shoot in 4l. The manufacturer claims that even having the full size sensor with the best resolution in the market, the noise levels in the 5Ds and 5Ds R are better than the ones from the 5D Mark III and pretty much alike to the ones from the 7D Mark II/ The native ISO levels are in a range 100-6400, something that may disappoint some users. They have inherited the automatic exposure system from the 7D Mark II, which will be responsible for compensating the light differences produced by the blinking lights, like the ones from moving cars at night.
But you can tell the differences between them, like the fact that the new 5Ds has a low pass filter whilst the new 5Ds R does not. This way, if a camera doesn’t have one they can take sharper images at risk of getting the moiré effect and false color; a solution that the manufacturer has offered in previous models but that this time is offering since day one of release.
Both models will hit the shelves in June, with prices between $3700 and $3900, and along with this, a new wide angle lens will be released, the 11,24mm f/4L USM, which captures images with a viewing angles of 126 degrees. Although, you will have to pay a significant amount of money in order to enjoy this view, since its price will be $3000 when it first appears in stores later this month.