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Canon announces EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R

Canon has launched two new high-end DSLRs, called the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R. The difference between the two cameras is that the former has a low-pass filter, which blurs the image slightly to reduce moire, while the 5DS R lacks it, resulting in sharper images at the cost of increased moire.

Both cameras have a 50.6 megapixel sensor, the highest for any Canon DSLR or for any full-frame DSLR. There’s also a 61 point AF system, with 41 cross-type AF points. Both cameras use the new DIGIC 6 image processor.

Other than that there is also a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor, built-in intervalometer and bulb timer to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long-exposure images, 100% field of view through the viewfinder, ISO 100-6400 range (expandable to 12,800), dual SD and CF card slots, and a 3.2-inch, 1040k dot display.

The video recording features are abysmal, with a meager 1080p30 or 720p60 modes, no mic input or HDMI, and pretty much nothing that you’d want for a good video recording experience. These are primarily meant for shooting images, like every other Canon DSLR, regardless of the fact that a huge number of people shoot videos on DSLRs these days.

Both cameras will be available in June 2015 for $3,699 for the 5DS and $3,899 for the 5DS R, body only. Canon also announced a new 11-24mm, f/4L USM lens, which will be available this month for $2,999.

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