First rumored specifications for the Canon EOS 5DS R Mark II DSLR camera

Here are the first set of rumored specifications for the Canon EOS 5DS R Mark II DSLR camera - working prototypes are reportedly already being tested:

  • The “5DS” series will be amalgamated into a single camera.
  • No low pass filter.
  • All new 60.1mp image sensor.
  • A new type of low megapixel mode.
  • 4K video (video features will be basic)
  • Identical body to the EOS 5D Mark IV.
  • Focus peaking present, may appear first on another DSLR.
  • Expect all the other features such as DPAF, Wifi, Touchscreen and GPS.

Via Canon Rumors

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  • cBBp

    Low mp mode combining pixels would be nice

    • Originaru


      • Azmodan

        Combining pixels via binning is very poor method, so let’s hope they instead oversample and then later downsample to final smaller size

  • Callum Gibson

    Focus peaking?! Sounds like Nikon got on that ball first. Copy cats.

    • Azmodan


      Yeah Nikon were the first with it, OK I’m sure that’s in the Encyclopedia Faketannica

  • Les

    Using the 5D Mark IV body probably means that it will have the same blurry viewfinder that kept me from buying the 5Ds.

    Canon, what’s the point of having 50+ MP when your viewfinders aren’t sharp enough to focus 2 MP? Why get an SLR if I have to focus on the back screen?

    • Curiousmonga

      What are you talking about? Are you sure you have the diopter setting right…?

      • Ivan Kutsarov

        Compared to 1D series and Nikon offerings it is blurry indeed.

      • Les

        Yes, I know about the diopter. The problem is that Canon puts an informational overlay on top of the screen, which may as well be a layer of gauze, and they force you to use a bright-but-blurry fixed focusing screen which is optimized for slow zooms and AF.

        I am also not convinced that they are using the best available optics in the eyepiece, just a cheap plastic lens. Canon knows how to build great optics, but I guess they hope that people will move up to the 1Dx if they want a decent viewfinder. The problem is that most photographers don’t even realize that SLR viewfinders can be great; they’ve never used a great one.

  • Originaru

    “A new type of low megapixel mode.”
    Hopping for a new pixel color proportion…
    Maybe 1R to 1G to 1B ratio.
    Full color with compromised resolution.

  • Rich

    Given the limits imposed by the lens – will this camera actually deliver 60mp of detail?

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      When you use a tripod and have good light you will get your 60 megapixels of detail out of one of those plastic Yongnuo 50mm lenses.

      • No you will not. There is a reason why an Otus 85mm costs more than a kit lens (other than the aperture). I can see a noticeable difference between my 16-35mm f/4 which is by no means a soft lens, and my otus. And I always carefuly shoot on a tripod at base ISO. It’s like putting on glasses for the first time.

        • Jeffry De Meyer

          Now put that 16-35 on an older lower megapixel count body and compare the images.

          Do you see way more detail, yes.
          is it as nicely cut off as the Otus, no.

          resolution isn’t the same as sharpness.
          If you aren’t going to crop 4 megapixels out of that 60megapixel file that extra sharpness is nice to have but will probably go mostly to waste.

          • That’s true but that’s not your initial point. If your lens can resolve 50mpx, of course you will se a deterioration in quality with a 20mpx sensor. Now upscale it to 60mpx, you will not get 10mpx of extra resolution from your lens, as the sensor outresolves it.

          • Jeffry De Meyer

            no, it is my initial point.

            you will be able to see the fine detail from the less sharp lens but they won’t be as defined or usable to crop because of the lower sharpness.

            The detail is still there it just won’t be as defined on the less sharp lens as on the Otus. It will be presented as shades.

            For cropping those soft shades are pretty useless when you print your images that extra detail even though muddy will add to the beauty of your image.

          • Right, yes in that sense I agree. Even though I find it would be quite pointless to invest in a sensor that none of your lenses can resolve. A monster file with mushy detail surely Is a bit silly!

          • Jeffry De Meyer

            Dunno, again depends on what you are going to do with that image.
            if you are going to be showing it 1:1 on a big screen on a wall and have people with their noses against it I guess that ultimate sharpness could be the only option.

            But the only people who do that is us.
            normal folk will look at the image a couple of feet away and not see the individual grains of sand on the sand dunes in the distance but will notice the smooth gradation of colours the higher resolution allows for to.

          • Rich

            I don’t think there’s such a thing as mushy high detail. Mushiness occurs in the absence or loss of detail.

          • Jeffry De Meyer

            There is resolving power and there is acutance

            A high resolving lens with low acutance will suck at shooting a line chart but do OK shooting other things since there is little that actually has hard defined lines.

    • sickheadache

      No Worries …if the 50mp nothingness Canon Sensor could not keep up with Sony’s Nikon 36mp and 42mp…why even be bothered by their next attempt of 60mp? Canon produces Dusty Sensors. And has always gotten lower reviews for being less dynamic than Sony and NIkon’s. But…These lackluster, cameras are perfect for the Neanderthal Buyers of Canon. They Expect Nothing.

  • Azmodan

    Sounds boring, nothing to compete with D850 at all other than more pixels. Let’s hope it will go beyond the typical mundane Canon update. What next 1DXIII 22MP, 15fps, tweaked AF, $6K

    • Originaru

      Sounds fanboish, let’s hope Nikon to survive for a little longer, because on sales Canon with their mundane cameras still sells much more than Nikon.

      • I think that is largely due to more professionals having invested in the Canon system a long time ago before Nikon had AF-S lenses and full frame bodies. At least for sports photographers. If all photographers started from scratch today, most of them would probably choose Nikon, because it’s objectively the better brand for the money.

        • Originaru

          i really don’t think so, in the end is what people prefer, and while i never had a canon dslr, only nikons, i can understand the appeal, colors out of the camera, even on raw are generally more appealing to the wider public, mostly in the skin tones, canon have been very consistent in their color science for a long time, cheap lenses like the 50 1.8 have been cheaper than nikon’s, not sure about now, but it is usually cheaper, the top portrait lenses like the 50 1.2, 85 1.2, 70-200 f2.8, 100 f2.8, 135 f2, those lenses have very special qualities that i don’t find on nikons even more when you account the price and size, even though nikon has a good selection.
          Canon has much better marketing on third world countries too, nikon presence and prices are not as good.

      • you all sound fanboish. just shut up. you should already know how camera manufacturers are. if you have not learned it yet, go back to reading “how camera manufacturers rip off consumers for dummies” . you tard.

        • Originaru

          Keep your tone reasonable, no one is gonna shut up to a kiddo that calls people tards on the internet.
          You should read how any manufacture rip off consumers for dummies instead…
          That’s how the world works today, welcome to reality.

          • damn, he crying.

          • Originaru

            Hooo, the big nikon fanboy, easy to discover the Lies…

  • HotDuckZ

    Why Canon always have a rumor after Nikon release their product? So rude.

    • This has been going on for years 🙂

  • Ivan Kutsarov

    Lol Canon so afraid of D850. Nvm Canon keep crippling and under delivering.

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