TOKYO, February 6, 2015—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today the introduction to the Japanese market of two new digital SLR cameras that, with approximately 50.6 million effective pixels, realize the world’s highest1 pixel count: EOS 5DS and 5DS R.
The new Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R, targeting professional and advanced-amateur photographers, feature a Canon-developed 50.6-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor that delivers extraordinary resolution. For users who place greater emphasis on maximizing the sensor’s resolving power over the occurrence of false colors and moiré, the 5DS R has been designed to cancel the effect of the camera’s optical low pass filter.
In addition to the superlative high-resolution imaging made possible by the approximately 50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, the cameras incorporate Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, facilitating such exceptional basic performance features as high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 5.0 frames per second and a maximum standard ISO of 6400 (expandable to ISO 12800).
Maximizing the benefits of the high-resolution image sensor, the EOS 5DS and 5DS R employ a cam-driven mirror vibration control system that reduces camera-shake blur, a problem that becomes particularly prevalent as pixel counts increase. The models also offer a range of features befitting their impressive imaging capabilities, including a new Picture Style mode—Fine Detail mode—that prioritizes the depiction of subtle image details, and Crop Shooting, which capitalizes on the cameras’ ultra-high pixel count to create a pseudo telephoto effect, enabling crop shooting of approximately 1.3x (approximately 30.5 megapixels) and approximately 1.6x (approximately 19.6 megapixels).
The 5DS and 5DS R feature high-precision 61-point high-density reticular AF, making possible exceptional autofocusing precision, while the inclusion of a 150,000-dot RGB+IR (infrared ray) AE sensor supports EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF for even more accurate subject tracking.
The 5DS and 5DS R are the first EOS-series cameras to offer a Time Lapse Movie function that lets users combine a series of still images captured at designated intervals over a given period of time to create movie clips of up to two minutes2 in length. Marking another EOS first, the new cameras include a Custom Quick Control function that realizes enhanced usability by enabling users to tailor the Quick Control screen in accordance with individual user preferences and shooting styles. The function lets users create their own Quick Control screen for easy access to frequently used settings.
The EOS 5DS and 5DS R will go on sale in Japan in June 2015 at open prices. Canon has set initial combined production at 15,000 units per month.