Canon 5d s vs Canon 5D s r

by Luke Hicks
(Denver CO)

Canon 5D S

Canon 5D S

What's the difference between the Canon 5DS and 5DS R. I am leaning towards the 5DS R but what's your recommendation? I also have lenses from my old Canon rebel would my these lenses fit my new Canon 5DS R as well as my old memory cards?

Is this a good price for a body only?

Hi Luke,

Thanks for your question about the difference between the Canon 5Ds and 5Ds r. Sorry for the delayed response. I've had a bit of a hiccup with a health issue.

The only difference between the models is that the 'S' has an optical low-pass filter, while the 'SR' has a self-cancelling filter. The EOS 5Ds r is a specialized version that is intended for photographers looking to capture the maximum amount of detail possible. Personally I'm not a big fan of the auto cancelling filter. I don't like moire and I feel that sharpness is already excellent with the filter and does not need to be enhanced.

When you fit that many pixels onto a sensor, you can lose some performance at high ISO settings because the tiny pixels are not as good in collecting light as the larger pixels are. Canon reports that the noise levels with this camera is about the sames as the 7D Mark II.

The body is essentially the same as the one I have, the Canon 5D Mark III. Be prepared for huge file sizes, particularly if you shoot raw.

Good luck with your decision

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