The new EOS 5DS R create stunning images in great clarity and high resolution. At a whopping 50.6 megapixels, this new ultra-high-pixel camera offers high-speed continuous shooting maximum of approx. 5 fps. With other features such as 61-point high-density reticular AF and EOS iTR, the EOS 5DS R is truly excels as an ultra-high-pixel camera.

  • 50.6-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6
  • 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor, 252 areas
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Astounding image quality down to the minute details

With a 50.6-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, EOS 5DS R have by far the highest resolution in Canon’s history of EOS cameras. EOS 5DS R delivers on fine details and offers spectacular image performance, thanks to the LPF effect cancellation feature that taps on the full prowess of its 50.6-megapixel sensor. With the 1.3x and 1.6x crop modes enabled, users can still capture a stunningly high 30.5 megapixels and 19.6 megapixels image respectively.


Cancellation of Low-Pass Filter (LPF)

EOS 5DS R is designed to cancel the effect of the optical LPF. This cancellation simulates the removal of the LPF and takes full advantage of the original resolving power of approximately 50.6 effective megapixels sensor to ensure images of utmost quality, and in breath-taking detail.


Mirror vibration control system

With even the tiniest camera-shake blur, a perfect shot can be ruined. Using a cam-driven mechanism to reduce camera-shake blur, the new EOS 5DS R use a new Mirror vibration control system. The mechanism enables suppression of vibration that occurs during mirror motion. This brings out the full resolving power of the camera by decreasing camera-shake blur while softening the shutter-release sound at the same time.


Specifications for EOS 5DS R (Body)

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera
Recording media

CF cards (Type I, UDMA 7 supported)
SD / SDHC* / SDXC* memory cards

* UHS-I cards compatible.

Image sensor size Approx. 36.0 x 24.0mm
Compatible lenses

Canon EF lenses

* Excluding EF-S and EF-M lenses
(35mm-equivalent lens focal length is as indicated on the lens)

Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels

Approx. 50.6 megapixels

* Rounded off to the nearest 10,000th.

Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto / Manual, Appending Dust Delete Data
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0
Image type

JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original),

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible

Pixels recorded (With full-frame) L (Large): Approx. 50.3 megapixels (8688 x 5792)
M1 (Medium 1): Approx. 39.3 megapixels (7680 x 5120)
M2 (Medium 2): Approx. 22.1 megapixels (5760 x 3840)
S1 (Small 1): Approx. 12.4 megapixels (4320 x 2880)
S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.5 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3): Approx. 0.35 megapixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 50.3 megapixels (8688 x 5792)
M-RAW: Approx. 28.0 megapixels (6480 x 4320)
S-RAW: Approx. 12.4 megapixels (4320 x 2880)
Crop / aspect ratio Crop shooting and shooting with the set aspect ratio possible Full-frame / Approx. 1.3x (crop) / Approx. 1.6x (crop) / 1:1 (aspect ratio) / 4:3 (aspect ratio) / 16:9 (aspect ratio)
Recording function Standard, Auto switch card, Record separately, Record to multiple
Create/select a folder: Possible
File Name Preset code / User setting 1 / User setting 2
File numbering Continuous, Auto reset, Manual reset
Image Processing During Shooting
Picture style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1 – 3
White balance

Auto (Ambience priority), Auto (White priority), Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Colour temperature setting (approx. 2500–10000 K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing provided

* Flash colour temperature information transmission possible

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Auto image brightness correction Auto Lighting Optimizer provided
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens aberration correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical / Horizontal approx. 100% (with Eye point approx. 21mm, full-frame)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (-1 m–1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1 m–1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m–1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Fixed
Grid display Provided
Electronic level display Provided
Function setting display Battery, White balance, Drive mode, AF operation, Metering mode, Image quality: JPEG / RAW, Flicker detection, Warning symbol!
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase-difference detection with the dedicated AF sensor
AF points

61 (Cross-type AF point: Max. 41 points)

* Number of available AF points, cross-type points, and Dual cross-type points vary depending on the lens.
* Dual cross-type focusing at f/2.8 with 5 AF points vertically aligned at the center.
(AF group: When Group A lenses are used)

Focusing brightness range

EV -2 – 18 (Conditions: f/2.8-sensitive center AF point, One-Shot AF, room temperature, ISO 100)

Focus operation

One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)

AF area selection mode Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), Single-point AF (manual selection), AF point expansion (manual selection: up, down, left, and right), AF point expansion (manual selection: surround), Zone AF (manual selection of zone), 61-point automatic selection AF

Condition of AF point automatic selection

Based on EOS iTR AF setting
(Enables AF incorporating human face / colour information)

* iTR: Intelligent Tracking and Recognition

AF Configuration Tool Case 1 – 6
AI Servo AF characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration / deceleration tracking, AF point auto switching
AF Custom Functions 16 functions
AF fine adjustment

AF Microadjustment (All lenses by the same amount, Adjust by lens)

AF-assist beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering modes

Approx. 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and 252-zone TTL metering at max. aperture
EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) system

• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
• Partial metering (approx. 6.1% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 1.3% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering

Metering brightness range

EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)

Exposure control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index)

Scene Intelligent Auto: ISO 100 – ISO 3200 set automatically
P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – ISO 6400 (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to L (equivalent to ISO 50) or H (equivalent to ISO 12800)

Exposure compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Anti-flicker Possible
Interval timer Shooting interval and shot count settable
Bulb timer Bulb exposure time settable

HDR Shooting

Dynamic range adjustment Auto, ±1, ±2, ±3
Effects Natural, Art standard, Art vivid, Art bold, Art embossed
Auto image align Provided

Multiple Exposures

Shooting method Function / control priority, Continuous shooting priority
Number of multiple exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average, Bright, Dark
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec. (total shutter speed range; available range varies by shooting mode), Bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Drive System
Drive mode Single shooting, High-speed continuous shooting, Low-speed continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer / remote control, 2-sec. self-timer / remote control
Continuous shooting speed High-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 5.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx.3.0 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Max. burst (With full-frame): JPEG Large / Fine:

Approx. 31 shots (approx. 510 shots)


Approx. 12 shots (approx. 14 shots)

RAW+JPEG Large / Fine: Approx. 12 shots (approx. 12 shots)
* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8 GB CF card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UDMA mode 7, with a CF card based on Canon’s testing standards.

External Speedlite

Compatible Speedlites EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal Provided
Flash control Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Live View Shootings
Focus method Contrast-detection AF system (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Single)

Manual focus (approx. 6x and 16x magnified view possible for focus

Continuous AF Provided
Focusing brightness range EV 0 – 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering modes Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 6.4% of Live View screen), Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Metering brightness range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Silent shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid display 3 types
Movie Shooting
Recording format MOV
Movie MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Audio Linear PCM
Recording size and frame rate Full HD (1920×1080)

29.97p / 25.00p / 23.98p

HD (1280×720) 59.94p / 50.00p
VGA (640×480) 29.97p / 25.00p
Compression method ALL-I (For editing / I-only), IPB (Standard)
File size Full HD (29.97p / 25.00p / 23.98p) / ALL-I:

Approx. 654 MB/min.

Full HD (29.97p / 25.00p / 23.98p) / IPB (Standard): Approx. 225 MB/min.
HD (59.94p / 50.00p) / ALL-I: Approx. 583 MB/min.
HD (59.94p / 50.00p) / IPB (Standard): Approx. 196 MB / min.
(29.97p / 25.00p) / IPB (Standard)
VGA: Approx. 78 MB/min.

Card requirements (Writing/reading speed)

CF card ALL-I: 30 MB/sec. or faster, IPB: 10 MB/sec. or faster
SD card ALL-I: 20 MB/sec. or faster, IPB: 6 MB/sec. or faster
Focus Method Contrast-detection AF system (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Single)

Manual focus (approx. 6x and 16x magnified view possible for focus check)

Movie servo AF Possible
Focusing brightness range EV 0 – 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering mode Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focus method.

Metering brightness range

EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)

Exposure control Autoexposure shooting (Program AE for movie shooting), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index)
Scene Intelligent Auto, Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 6400
P, Av, B Automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 6400, expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 12800)
M: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 6400), ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 12800)
Time code Supported
Drop frames Compatible with 59.94p / 29.97p
Sound recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo microphone terminal provided

Sound-recording level adjustable, wind filter provided, attenuator provided

Grid display 3 types
Time-lapse movie Shooting interval and number of shots settable

Required shooting time period, playback length, and remaining card capacity viewable

Still photo shooting Possible
LCD Monitor
Type TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide 8.1cm (3.2in) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness adjustment Auto (Dark, Standard, Bright), Manual (7 levels)
Electronic level Provided
Interface languages 25
Help display Possible
Image display formats Single-image display (without shooting information), Single-image display (with simple information), Single-image display (Shooting information displayed: Detailed information, Lens / histogram, White balance, Picture Style 1, Picture Style 2, Colour space / noise reduction, Lens aberration correction), Index display (4 / 9 / 36 / 100 images), Two-image display
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF point display Provided
Grid display 3 types
Magnified view Approx. 1.5x–1 6x, initial magnification and position settable
Image browsing methods Single image, Jump by 10 or 100 images, By shooting date, By folder, By movies, By stills, By protected images, By rating
Image rotate Provided
Ratings Provided
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, HDMI)
Built-in speaker
Slide show All images, By date, By folder, By movies, By stills, By protected images, By rating
Image protect Possible
Copying images Possible
Post-Processing of Images
In-camera RAW image processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, Colour space, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Provided
Cropping Provided
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compliant

Image Transfer

Transferrable files Still photos (JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG images), Movies
Custom Functions
Custom functions 16
Custom Quick Control Provided
My menu Up to 5 screens can be registered
Custom shooting mode Register under Mode Dial’s C1, C2, or C3
Copyright information Text entry and inclusion enabled
Digital terminal SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)
Computer communication, direct printing, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (Ver. 2), GPS Receiver GP-E2, Connect Station CS100 connection
HDMI mini OUT terminal

Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible

External microphone IN terminal 3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal

For N3-type remote control units

Wireless remote control Compatible with Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi card Supported
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6N / LP-E6, quantity 1

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.
* With Battery Grip BG-E11 attached, AA / R6 batteries can be used.

Number of possible shots With viewfinder shooting Approx. 700 shots at 23°C / 73°F, Approx. 660 shots at 0°C / 32°F
With Live View shooting Approx. 220 shots at 23°C / 73°F, Approx. 210 shots at 0°C / 32°F
* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N.
Movie shooting time At 23°C / 73°F Total approx. 1hr. 30min
At 0°C / 32°F Total approx. 1hr. 25min
* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N.
Dimensions and Weight Approx. 152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4mm / 5.98 x 4.58 x 3.01in.
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 930g / 32.80oz. (Based on CIPA Guidelines)
Weight Approx. 845g / 29.80oz. (Body only)
Operation Environment
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less

Battery Pack LP-E6N

Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated voltage 7.2V DC
Battery capacity 1865mAh
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 38.4 x 21.0 x 56.8mm / 1.51 x 0.83 x 2.24in.
Weight Approx. 80g / 2.82oz. (excluding protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E6

Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6N / LP-E6
Recharging Time Approx. 2hr. 30min.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50 / 60Hz)
Rated Output 8.4V DC / 1.2A
Working Temperature Range 5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
(W x H x D)
Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 130g / 4.6oz.

Battery Charger LC-E6E

Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6N / LP-E6
Power Cord Length Approx. 1m / 3.3ft.
Recharging Time Approx. 2hr. 30min.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output 8.4 VDC / 1.2 A
Working Temperature Range

5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F

Working Humidity 85% or less
(W x H x D)
Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 125g / 4.4oz. (excluding power cord)


All the specifications listed above are common between EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R.
All the data above is based on Canon’s testing standards and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards and guidelines.
Dimensions length and weight listed above are based on CIPA Guidelines (except weight for camera body only).
Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.
If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the respective lens manufacturer.
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