Canon has announced the release of two new full frame Digital SLRs, along with a new ultra-wide angle 11-24mm zoom lens. The EOS 5DS and 5DS R are a ‘new breed of ultra-high resolution full-frame DSLRs‘, say Canon. They feature a 50.6 megapixel CMOS sensor with dual DIGIC 6 processors and 61 point AF.
The EOS 5DS R has a low pass cancellation filter to maximise the sensor’s resolution and visible image quality.
Canon EOS 5DS & Canon 5DS R:
- 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
- 3.2inch screen, 1040k dot resolution
- 61-point AF system, -2EV
- Dual DIGIC 6 processors
- SD/CF card slots
- ISO100- ISO6400, expamded to ISO50 to ISO12800
- Mirror Vibration Reduction Control
- 1:1, 1.3x, 1.6x crop modes
- 5fps continuous shooting
- 700 shot battery life
- USB3.0 socket
- Magnesium alloy weather sealed body
So, what’s the difference between the two, you wonder? It’s simple: side by side, they’re virtually identical but the key difference between these 2 comes down to the optical low pass filter. While other manufacturers, like Nikon, have removed the low pass filter on cameras like the Nikon D800E, the Canon EOS 5DS R features an extra filter – dubbed a low pass cancellation filter – which Canon says will maximize the sensor’s resolution and visible image quality.
Announced alongside these cameras is the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. Canon claim this is the world’s widest-angle rectilinear zoom lens. It is said to be ideal for landscape and architecture images, and has a newly designed optical structure featuring 3 aspherical lenses including a ground aspherical element.
The EOS 5DS is priced at £2999, while the 5DS R will retail at £3199 body only.
The EF 11-24mm will retail for £2799.
For more information, head over to the Canon website.