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Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R expand high-end camera line

Canon has just added two new DSLRs to its EOS line-up – the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R.

The high-end pair are described by Canon as ‘a new breed of ultra-high resolution full-frame DSLRs’, both touting 50.6-megapixel sensors.

That means Canon’s new fare offers the highest megapixels available on a full frame sensor.

The sensors on both cameras provide a 100-6400 ISO range as standard, although this is expandable to 50-12800. This provides a solid base for good low-light photography, with a ‘low noise’ assurance from Canon.

Canon also says the cameras’ resolution offers up three new in-camera crop shooting modes, namely 1.3x, 1.6x, and 1:1 (perfect for your BlackBerry Passport wallpaper).

It’s worth noting that thanks to the high resolution, you’ll still get 19-megapixel stills even with the 1.6x crop mode activated.

Both new devices feature a 61-point auto-focus system, with 41 cross-type points to assure good image sharpness and accuracy across the frame, as well as good moving subject tracking.

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Inside both units sits a dual DIGIC 6 processor, which can ‘comfortably manage huge levels of image data’ from the massive 50.6-megapixel sensor. Thanks to the DIGIC 6, you’ll be able to squeeze out five frames per second with minimal image noise.

Features include Canon’s Mirror Vibration Control System, which helps reduce image blur, as well as the 150k pixel RGB plus IR with Flicker Detection, which maintains consistent and accurate exposures under any light source.

You’ll be able to view your snaps on both models via the 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD display, which is mounted onto a ‘highly durable’ body built from high-grade magnesium alloy – that’s weather resistant too.

The EOS 5DS will retail from June 2015, pricing in at a high-end £2999.99, while the EOS 5DS R – which features an optical low pass filter – will mark up at a slightly higher £3199.99.

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