DSLR Cameras

Canon EOS 5DS R


Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)

152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 845 g


  • 50.6 MP CMOS
  • Dual DIGIC 6
  • 150k + IR metering sensor
  • Up to 5.0 Frames Per Second
  • 61-point AF
  • 1.3x, 1.6x, 1:1 Cropped Shooting
  • USB 3.0
  • Mirror Vibration Control System
  • Interval Timer Shooting

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

  • Type

    36 x 24 mm CMOS

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 50.6 megapixels

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 53 megapixels

  • Aspect Ratio


  • Low-Pass Filter

    Low pass filter effects disabled

  • Sensor Cleaning

    EOS integrated cleaning system

  • Colour Filter Type

    Primary Colour

Image Processor

  • Type

    Dual "DIGIC 6"


  • Lens Mount

    EF (excludes EF-S / EF-M lenses)

  • Focal Length

    Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens


  • Type

    TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor

  • AF System / Points

    61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8 and 1 cross-type at f/8¹

    The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.

  • AF Working Range

    EV -2 - 18 (at 20°C & ISO100)

  • AF Modes

    AI Focus

    One Shot

    Predictive AI Servo

  • AF Point Selection

    Automatic selection: 61 point AF

    Manual selection: Single point AF (selectable points 61, 15, 9 or cross type only points selectable)

    Manual selection: Spot AF

    Manual selection: AF point Expansion (4 points up, down, left, right or 8 surrounding 8 points)

    Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points

    Manual selection: Zone AF

    Manual selection: Large Zone AF

    AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting

  • Selected AF Point Display

    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen

  • AF Lock

    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or AF ON is pressed in One Shot AF mode

  • AF Assist Beam

    Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite

  • Manual Focus

    Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

  • AF Microadjustment

    Manual: Enter adjustment +/- 20 steps

    Adjust all lenses by same amount

    Adjust up to 40 lenses individually

    Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number

Exposure Control

  • Metering Modes

    150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor

    EOS iSA System with 252-zone metering:

    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)

    (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.1% of viewfinder at centre)

    (3) Spot metering (approx. 1.3% viewfinder at centre)

    * AF point-linked spot metering not provided

    (4) Centre weighted average metering

  • Metering Brightness Range

    EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

  • AE Lock

    Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved

    Manual: By AE lock button in all exposure modes

  • Exposure Compensation

    '+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

  • AEB

    2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

  • ISO Sensitivity

    Recommended Exposure Index

    1100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)

    ISO can be expanded to L:50 or H1: 12800


  • Type

    Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

  • Speed

    30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

  • Shutter Release

    Soft touch electromagnetic release

White Balance

  • Type

    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

  • Settings

    AWB (Ambeince priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White

    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.

    White balance compensation:

    1. Blue/Amber +/-9

    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

  • Custom White Balance

    Yes, 1 setting can be registered

  • WB Bracketing

    '+/-3 levels in single level increments

    3, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release.

    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.


  • Type


  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

    Approx. 100%

  • Magnification

    Approx. .71x¹

  • Eyepoint

    Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

  • Dioptre Correction

    '-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

  • Viewfinder Information

    AF information: Single/Spot AF points, AF Frame, AF status, Focus indicator, AF mode, AF point selection, AF point registration

    Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, flash metering, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, metering mode, shooting mode

    Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.

    Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).

    Composition information: Crop area, Aspect ratio, Grid, Electronic level

    Other information: Battery check, Warning symbol, Flicker Detection, drive mode, white balance, JPEG/RAW indicator

  • Depth of Field Preview

    Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

  • Eyepiece Shutter

    None (eyepiece cover attached to strap)

LCD Monitor

  • Type

    8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100%

  • Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

    Approx 170°

  • Coating

    Anti-reflection and Solid Structure

  • Brightness Adjustment

    Auto: Using extenal ambient light sensor

    Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels

  • Display Options

    (1) Quick Control Screen

    (2) Camera settings

    (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level

    (4) Custom Quick control screen


  • Modes

    E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual

  • X-Sync


  • Flash Exposure Compensation

    '+/- 3EV in 1/3 increments with EX series Speedlites

  • Flash Exposure Bracketing

    Yes, with compatible External Flash

  • Flash Exposure Lock


  • Second Curtain Synchronisation


  • Multi-Function Shoe / HotShoe / PC Terminal

    Yes/ Yes

  • External Flash Compatibility

    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

  • External Flash Control

    via camera menu screen


  • Modes

    Scene Intelligent Auto, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)

  • Picture Styles

    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, Fine Detail, User Defined (x3)

  • Colour Space

    sRGB and Adobe RGB

  • Image Processing

    Highlight Tone Priority

    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)

    Long exposure noise reduction

    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)

    Multi Shot Noise Reduction

    Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination

    Chromatic aberration correction

    Resize to M, S1, S2 or S3

    RAW image processing - during image Playback only

    Image cropping - during image Playback only

    Multiple exposure

    HDR images 5 presets

  • Drive Modes

    Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting

  • Continuous Shooting

    Max. Approx. 5fps. (speed maintained for up to 510 number of JPEGs or 14 RAW images)¹²³ with UDMA mode 7 card.

Live View Mode

  • Type

    Electronic viewfinder with image sensor

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

  • Frame Rate

    29.97 fps

  • Focusing

    Manual Focus (Magnify the image 6x or 16x at any point on screen)

    Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode

  • Metering

    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor

    Active metering time can be changed

  • Display Options

    Grid overlay (x3), Histogram

File Type

  • Still Image Type

    JPEG: 2 compression options (Exif 2.3 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),

    RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

  • RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible

  • Image Size


    Full Frame - (L) 8688x5792, (M1) 7680x5120, (M2) 5760x3840, (S1) 4320x2880, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

    1.3x Crop - (L) 6768x4512, (M1) 6016x4000, (M2) 4512x3008, (S1) 3376x2256, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

    1.6x Crop - (L) 5424x3616, (M1) 4800x3200, (M2) 3616x2408, (S1) 2704x1808, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

    1:1 Crop - (L) 5792x5792, (M1) 5120x5120, (M2) 3840x3840, (S1) 2880x2880, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480


    (RAW) 8688x5792,

    (M-RAW) 6480x4320,

    (S-RAW) 4320x2880

  • File Numbering

    (1) Consecutive numbering

    (2) Auto reset

    (3) Manual reset

EOS Movie

  • Movie Type

    MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)

  • Movie Size

    1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or interframe

    1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or interframe

    640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) interframe only

  • Movie Length

    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB

Other Features

  • Custom Functions

    16 Custom Functions

  • Metadata Tag

    Author, copyright, GPS (with GP-E2), Rating

  • LCD Panel / Illumination

    Yes / Yes

  • Water/Dust Resistance


  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor


  • Playback Zoom

    1x - 16x

  • Display Formats

    (1) Single image

    (2) Single image with information (2 levels)

    (3) Two image Display image

    (4) 4 image index

    (5) 9 image index

    (6) 36 image index

    (7) 100image index

    (8) Jump Display

    (9) Movie edit

    (10) RAW processing

    (11) Rating

  • SlideShow

    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating, Protect images

    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds

    Repeat: On/Off

  • Histogram

    Brightness: Yes

    RGB: Yes

  • Highlight Alert


  • Image Erase

    Single image, selected, folder, card or all unprotected

  • Image Erase Protection

    Erase protection of one image at a time, folder or card

  • Self Timer

    2 or 10 sec.

  • Menu Categories

    (1) Shooting menu 1 - 6

    (2) AF Menu 1 - 5

    (3) Playback menu 1 - 3

    (4) Setup menu 1 - 4

    (5) Custom Functions menu 1 - 4

    (6) My Menu (1 - 5 user selectable)

  • Menu Languages

    25 Languages

    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

  • Firmware Update

    Update possible by the user.


  • Computer

    USB 3.0 Hi-Speed (PTP)

  • Other

    HDMI Type C, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)

Direct Print

  • Canon Printers

    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

  • PictBridge



  • Type

    CompactFlash Type I (UDMA 7 compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card. High-speed writing with UHS-I type SD cards is supported

Supported Operating System

  • Macintosh

    Windows 7 (excl. Starter Edition), Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

    OS X v10.7-10.10


  • Image Processing

    Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)

  • Other

    PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3 (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor

    * Requires optional accessory

Power Source

  • Batteries

    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N (supplied) / LP-E6

  • Battery Life

    Approx. 700 shots (at 23°C)¹

    Approx. 660 (at 0°C)

  • Battery Indicator

    Automatic displayed in 6 levels

  • Power Saving

    Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.

  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers

    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6


  • Wireless File Transmitter

    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 version 2

    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 requires a firmware update and Interface Cable IFC-40AB II or IFC-150AB II

    Compatible with Eye-Fi cards

  • Cases / Straps


  • Lenses

    All EF lenses (excluding EF-S / EF-M lenses)

  • Flash

    Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

  • Battery Grip


  • Remote Controller / Switch

    Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6 and Speedlite 600EX-RT

  • Other

    GPS GP-E2, Eyecup Eb, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C, Hand Strap E2, Connect Station CS100

Physical Specifications

  • Body Materials

    Magnesium Alloy body covers

  • Operating Environment

    0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm

  • Weight (Body Only)

    Approx. 845 g

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

¹ The number of cross-type AF points depends on the lens used

¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt

¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings, light level, subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.³ Figures quoted are when used with UDMA7 class cards

¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the battery supplied with the camera, except where indicated

¹ AF off, exposure fixed based on first shot