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Canon launches highest resolution full-frame DSLRs ever made

Canon has launched its new 5DS and 5DS R DSLR cameras, packing in 50 megapixels of resolution, making them the highest resolution full-frame DSLRs ever made. There isn't a big difference between the two models, they both use 50 megapixel full-frame sensors along with the body of the 5D Mark III.

However, the 5DS R lets you cancel the low pass filter, allowing for a boost in detail for an extra $200. The 5DS will set you back $3700 while the 5DS R will cost $3900.


The cameras feature a 61 point AF system and dual DIGIC 6 processors, which may make it as speedy as the 7D Mark II. Some tweaks have also been made to reduce shake, allowing for better still images.

Due to the sensor pixels being so densely packed, they will gather less light. Low light performance is said to also be in line with the 7D Mark II. The 5DS is capable of shooting video but Canon hasn't said much about features, codecs or frame rates, so it likely isn't a strong suit.

It is likely that Canon's new 50 megapixel sensor will push other camera makers to match the pixel count. There is also a rumor suggesting that Canon's new sensor was actually made by Sony for its own cameras in the future.

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