Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Overview: The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are professional
quality DSLRs with a 50.6 Megapixel CMOS image sensor. The cameras are ideal for
photographers who produce large, highly-details prints, and those who will be
performing extensive cropping. For most professional and advanced users, the
5DS is recommended for a wide range of applications, including studio,
landscape, gallery and fine-art photography, and more. The 5DS R is a
specialized version, and is intended for photographers looking to capture the
maximum amount of detail possible. It is best suited for landscape, commercial
work, and other specialized types of applications.
Low Pass Filter Cancellation Effect: The difference between
the EOS 5DS R and the EOS 5DS is the low-pass filter cancellation effect.
Standard on every Canon EOS SLR (except the 5DS R), the low-pass filter (LPF)
eliminates false colors and moiré patterns that can be recorded by the camera's
sensor. On the EOS 5DS R, the optical LPF is disabled and the effect is
eliminated to obtain greater sharpness and finer detail, which can be useful in
specialized situations. However, the possibility of moiré and color artifacts is
greater. Methods to help eliminate these effects while recording and during
post-processing are available.
Canon EF Lens Mount: The EOS 5DS R has a standard Canon EF mount, and is compatible with Canon EF lenses. Because the
5DS R has various
crop modes, EF-S are not recommended for this camera. No lenses are included in
the "body only" kit.
Intelligent Viewfinder II: The Canon EOS 5DS R uses an
eye-level pentaprism Intelligent Viewfinder II with 0.71x magnification for approximately 100%
vertical and horizontal coverage. The viewfinder uses a transparent LCD to
superimpose a customizable combination of focus points and gridlines directly
over the image. At the top of the viewfinder is the electronic level, and an
area along the bottom can indicate battery level, white balance, drive mode, AF
operation, Metering Mode, JPEG/RAW, Flicker Detection, and Warning Symbol. The Intelligent
Viewfinder II lets you
customize the information displayed or superimposed over the image.
Clear View II LCD Monitor: The EOS 5DS R features a 3.2" Clear View
color LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot
real-time images. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage, 3 auto
brightness settings, and 7 manual brightness
levels to choose from. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections
(3x3), 24 sections (6x4), or 9 sections with diagonals, as well as a dual-axis
electronic level. The Live View function enables you to shoot your subjects
while viewing them on the LCD monitor.
22.3 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
The EOS 5DS R features a huge, full-frame sensor. The
50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor is the highest resolution sensor in the history of
EOS cameras. It can capture images up to 8712 x 5813 pixels, which are ideal for
large-scale commercial printing, fine art, and if you're going to crop the photo
significantly. Because it is full-frame, Canon EF lenses will deliver the angle
of view they would on a 35mm film camera without a conversion factor. This comes
in handy especially when shooting with wide-angle lenses.
Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors:
The EOS 5DS R uses two of Canon's DIGIC 6 Image Processors. It can deliver 5 fps
continuous shooting and impressive low-noise results at high ISO settings.
Sensor Cleaning System: The camera's Self Cleaning Sensor
automatically shakes off dust that gets adhered to the image sensor's front
layer (low pass filter) when the camera is powered on or off. The action can
also be performed manually when needed. In addition, you can append
any visible dust spots on images using the Dust Delete Data feature found in the
provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Dual Recording Media Slots: The EOS
5DS R has two slots for inserting recording media. The camera can use a
Type I CompactFlash (CF) card (UDMA mode 7-compliant) or an SD card (SD, SDHC, or SDXC,
including UHS-I compliant). If a card is
inserted in both slots, you can select which card to record images to, or record
the same images simultaneously on both cards. No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Still Image Recording Format:
The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW (14-bit) formats. Simultaneous RAW + JPEG recording is also possible in
a variety of sizes.
Images taken in the native 3:2 aspect ratio can be taken at full size, Crop 1.3x
or Crop 1.6x. You can also change aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9, or 1:1. Available image sizes include:
- Aspect Ratio 3:2 - Full Size:
- Large: Approx. 50.3 MP (8688 x 5792)
- Medium 1: Approx. 39.3 MP (7680 x 5120)
- Medium 2: Approx. 22.1 MP (5760 x 3840)
- S1 (Small 1): Approx. 12.40 MP (4320 x 2880)
- S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 MP (1920 x 1280)
- S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
- RAW: Approx. 50.3 MP (8688 x 5792)
- M-RAW: Approx. 28.50 MP (6480 x 4320)
- S-RAW: Approx. 12.40 MP (4320 x 2880)
- Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Crop - 1.3x):
- Large: Approx. 30.5 MP (6768 x 4512)
- Medium 1: Approx. 24.1 MP (6016 x 4000)
- Medium 2: Approx. 13.6 MP (4512 x 3008)
- S1 (Small 1): Approx. 7.6 MP (3376 x 2256)
- S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.5 MP (1920 x 1280)
- S3 (Small 3): Approx. 0.35 MP (720 x 480)
- Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Crop - 1.6x):
- Large: Approx. 19.6 MP (5424 x 3616)
- Medium 1: Approx. 15.4 MP (4800 x 3200)
- Medium 2: Approx. 8.7 MP (3616 x 2408)
- S1 (Small 1): Approx. 4.9 MP (2704 x 1808)
- S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 MP (1920 x 1280)
- S3 (Small 3): Approx. 0.35 MP (720 x 480)
- Aspect Ratio: 1:1
- Large: Approx. 33.5 MP (5792 x 5792)
- Medium 1: Approx. 26.2 MP (5120 x 5120)
- Medium 2: Approx. 14.7 MP (3840 x 3840)
- S1 (Small 1): Approx. 8.3 MP (2880 x 2880)
- S2 (Small 2): Approx. 1.6 MP (1280 x 1280)
- S3 (Small 3): Approx. 0.23 MP (480 x 480)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Large: Approx. 44.7 MP (7712 x 5792)
- Medium 1: Approx. 34.9 MP (6816 x 5120)
- Medium 2: Approx. 19.7 MP (5120 x 3480)
- S1 (Small 1): Approx. 11.1 MP (3840 x 2880)
- S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.2 MP (1712 x 1280)
- S3 (Small 3): Approx. 0.31 MP (640 x 480)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Large: Approx. 42.5 MP (8688 x 4888)
- Medium 1: Approx. 33.2 MP (7680 x 4320)
- Medium 2: Approx. 18.7 MP (5760 x 3240)
- S1 (Small 1): Approx. 10.5 MP (4320 x 2432)
- S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
- S3 (Small 3): Approx. 0.28 MP (720 x 408)
Movies: Movies can be recorded in the MOV format
(Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM). Audio recorded using the
built-in microphone is monaural. Stereo recording is possible with an external
microphone plugged into the provided 3.5mm mic input. Movies can be recorded in
the following file sizes and frame rates:
- Full HD: 1920 x 1080; 30 fps/25 fps (PAL)/24 fps
- HD: 1280 x 720; 60 fps / 50 fps (PAL)
- VGA: 640 x 480; 30 fps / 25 fps (PAL)
Quick Control Screen: The camera features a Quick Control
Screen that allows you to quickly and easily access the most important and
frequently used settings all in one place. A dedicated "Q" button on the back
panel takes you directly to the Quick Control Screen with a single push. In the
Scene Intelligent Auto mode, you can set recording function, card selection,
image-recording quality and drive mode. In the P/Tv/Av/M/B modes you can also
set aperture and shutter speed, exposure compensation, Flash exposure
compensation, Picture Style, AF operation, White Balance, Metering Mode, ISO
speed, Drive Mode, and other controls. You can customize the layout of the Quick
Control Screen, if desired.
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS
5DS R offers the following Drive modes:
- Single Shooting: When
you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will be taken.
- High-speed Continuous Shooting:
While you press the shutter button completely, multiple shots will be taken
continuously. High-speed continuous shooting can record up to approximately
5 shots per second.
- Low-speed Continuous Shooting: Low-speed continuous
shooting has a maximum of approximately 3 shots per second.
- Silent Shooting: Silent Shooting is quieter than normal
shooting. You can choose Silent Single shooting and Silent Continuous
shooting with a maximum of approximately 3 shots per second.
- Self-Timer/Remote Control: The camera will record an
image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button on the camera. When
using a separately sold Remote Switch (RS-80N3), Timer Remote Controller
(TC-80N3), or Remote Controller (RC-6),
you can shoot immediately, or on a 2-second or 10-second delay.
61-Point Autofocus System:
The EOS 5DS R features a 61-point High Density Reticular AF for greater
accuracy with up to 41 cross-type AF points. The camera's AF system is very
sensitive to changes in composition, and can make adjustments quickly for
consistently sharp auto focusing.
AF Modes: The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every
photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still
subjects, the camera focuses only once.
- AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps
changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button
is pressed halfway.
- AI Focus AF: switches from
One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 5DS R's top-mounted Mode Dial
offers the following shooting modes:
Automatic (Scene Intelligent Auto): The camera analyzes the
scene and sets the optimum settings automatically. It also adjusts focus
automatically by detecting whether the subject in still or moving.
- Program AE:
The camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-Priority AE (Tv): In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
the subject. A slow shutter speed can create a blurred effect, while a
fast shutter speed can freeze action.
- Aperture-priority AE (Av): In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
subject brightness. A low aperture number can create a blurred
background (narrow depth of field), while a high aperture number can create
a sharp foreground and background (wide depth of field).
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired. The correct exposure can be determined by referring to
the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder.
- Bulb: When Bulb is set, the shutter stays open as long as you
hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you let go of the
shutter button. Bulb exposures are for night scenes, fireworks, the night
sky, and other subjects requiring long exposures. It is recommended that you
use a tripod and a Remote Switch, such as the RS-80N3, for bulb exposures.
- Bulb Timer: You can preset the bulb exposure's exposure
time, preventing the need to hold down the shutter button during bulb
exposure. If enabled, you can set the bulb exposure length between 00:00:01
- Custom Shooting Modes: You can register the shooting mode, AF
mode, menu settings, etc. to the three Custom Shooting Mode positions (C1,
C2, C3) on the Mode Dial.
Interval Timer Shooting: You can take a series of
photographs at a set interval to create a time lapse. You can set the interval
between shots from 1 second to 99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds. The set number of
shots to be taken can be set between 1 and 99. If you set the number of shots at
"00", interval timer shooting will continue until you stop the interval timer,
or until the memory card becomes full, or until the battery becomes exhausted.
Auto power off will operate with the interval timer, and the power will
automatically turn on approximately 1 minute before the next shot. Use of a
tripod is highly recommended.
Time Lapse Movie: Still photos shot at a set interval can be
stitched together automatically to create a time-lapse movie. Time Lapse Movies
are recorded in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps. When setting up the movie, you
can choose the interval and number of shots, and the camera will indicate the
time required to complete the movie, the playback time, and the amount of memory
left on the memory card.
Metering Modes: The EOS 5DS R features iSA Intelligent Subject
Analysis that uses an independent RGB+IR light sensor with approximately 150,000
pixels and TTL (through-the-lens) metering at maximum aperture. You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 6.1%
of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject, uses approximately 1.3%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
ISO Speed: The camera's ISO speed can be set between 100 and
6400 in 1/3-stop increments to suit your shooting conditions. The camera
also features a Low ISO setting equivalent to ISO 50 and a High ISO
setting equivalent to 12800. In addition the camera features an
Auto ISO setting which allows the camera to automatically set the ISO speed
from 100 to 3200 in Scene Intelligent Auto mode, or 100-6400 in P, Tv, Av,
or M mode.
Style: By selecting a Picture Style, you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of
each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:
- Auto: Color tone is adjusted automatically to suit the
scene. The image will look vivid, especially for blue skies, greenery, and
sunsets in nature, outdoor, and sunset scenes.
- Standard: A general-purpose Picture Style to suit most
scenes. The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp.
- Portrait: Suited for close-up portraits, this Picture Style
gives you nice skin
tones, and makes the image look softer. You can change the color tone to adjust
the skin tone.
- Landscape: For vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp images.
- Fine Detail: This mode is suited for detailed outline
and fine textured subjects, with slightly vivid colors.
- Neutral: For natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied. This mode is suitable if you will
be further processing the image with a computer.
When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer to process images on
- Monochrome: Creates black and white images; you can adjust the
filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red,
- User Defined 1-3: You can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
High Dynamic Range (HDR): You can take artistic photos
having a high dynamic range and preserving detail in highlight and shadow
areas. HDR shooting is effective for landscape and still-life photos. With
HDR shooting, three images of different exposures are captured for each
shot, then merged together automatically. The HDR image is saved as a single
JPEG image. You can choose from several options: Natural, Art Standard, Art
Vivid, Art Bold, and Art Embossed.
Multiple Exposures: You can shoot two to nine exposures to
be merged into one image. If you shoot multiple-exposure images with Live View
shooting, you can see how the single exposures merge while shooting.
White Balance: White Balance is for making the white
areas look white. You can choose
from the following white balance settings: Auto (Ambience Priority), Auto (White
Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset,
Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash Use, Custom, and Color
Anti-flicker Shooting: If you shoot an image with a fast
shutter speed under a light source such as fluorescent light, the blinking of
the light source causes flicker, making the image unevenly exposed vertically,
or causing uneven colors. When continuous shooting in these conditions, you can
enable Anti-flicker shooting. The camera detects the frequency of the light
source's blinking, and takes the picture when the flicker causes less effect on
the exposure or color.
Mirror Lockup: To prevent camera vibration, you can lock the
mirror in the up position while shooting. When Mirror Lockup is enabled, you
will need to press the shutter button twice: once to lock up the mirror and
again to take the picture. You can also set the camera to slightly delay taking
a picture after the mirror is locked up (1/8 sec, 1/4 sec, 1/2 sec, 1 sec, or 2
sec after). Mirror Lockup is particularly useful for shooting extreme closeups
(macro), super telephoto lens, or slow shutter speeds.
EX Speedlite Compatible: The EOS 5DS R
features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the
flashes in the EX-series Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output
whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total
Note: The camera does not have a built-in
Wi-Fi Compatible: With the optional Wireless
File Transmitter WFT-E7 (Ver.2), the EOS 5DS R can be connected to a wired or wireless LAN access point
for secure, ultra-fast image transfer. The WFT-E7 supports IEEE 802.11
a/b/g/n. It also has a built-in Bluetooth function for handling high-volume data
GPS Compatible: With the optional
GPS Receiver, you can record location information, such as longitude, latitude,
elevation, direction, and time data into your photos and videos. The GP-E2 can
be mounted to the camera's hot shoe, or mounted to an optional bracket and
connected via cable.
Play, Edit, and Print
Single Image Playback: When playing back a single image, you
can choose from three display options:
- No Information: Only the image is displayed on the
- Basic Information: The image is played back in full
frame with minimal shooting information (aperture, shutter speed,
compensation, and frame number) displayed at top and bottom.
- Shooting Information Display: The image is displayed as
a 1/4-frame thumbnail, along with a histogram and full shooting
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 16x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Index Display: You can search for images quickly with the
index display. By rotating the Main Dial in playback mode, you can cycle through
a single image display, and multiple displays of 4, 9, 36, and 100 images.
Comparing Images: You can compare two images side-by-side on
the LCD monitor.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by
selecting All images, Movies, Stills, Protected, Date, Folder, or Rating. The display time
interval can be set to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds.
Jump Playback: During
playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump
screens by date, folder, movies, stills, protected images, and image rating.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased
HDMI Output: The camera's Mini-HDMI (Type C) output lets you
display the Live View image, still images, or recorded videos on a TV screen. A
Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable is required. If the connected TV is HDMI CEC-compatible,
you can control the camera's playback operations with the TV's remote control.
Post-Processing Images: You can process RAW images with the
camera and save them as JPEG images while retaining the original RAW file. This
allows you to process the RAW image according to different conditions to create
any number of JPEG images from it. Only Large RAW images can be processed in the
camera. M-RAW and S-RAW images must be processed using the supplied Digital
Photo Professional software.
Resize: Images shot with the camera can be resized to make
the pixel count lower, and saved as a new image. You can only resize JPEG Large,
Medium, Small 1, and Small 2 sized images. JPEG Small 3 and RAW images cannot be
Cropping: You can crop the image and print only the trimmed
portion as if the image was recomposed. Rotating the main dial will change the
cropping frame size. The cropping frame can also be moved vertically or
horizontally over the image. You can also change the image's aspect ratio,
selecting 3:2, 16:9, 4:3, or 1:1.
PictBridge: The camera is compatible PictBridge-compliant printers. With the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer, and print without a computer. The PictBridge standard allows you to connect the
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
brand. Depending on the printer, you may be able to set the number of prints,
paper size, borders, images per sheet, and various printing effects.
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which
image or images you want to print, the type of print (standard, index, or both), and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once on Canon Direct Print or PictBridge-compliant printers, at
participating photo labs or at compatible photo printing kiosks.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Digital Terminal: The Canon EOS 5DS R is
equipped with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for ultra-fast image transfer to PCs and
printers. USB 3.0 supports data transfer up to 5gbps (or 640MBps), over ten
times as fast as the USB 2.0 maximum (480mbps/60MBps) The camera has a Micro-B
USB 3.0 connector, and includes a 5' USB 3.0 cable. The Digital terminal is also
used to connect the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (Ver. 2) for
Mini HDMI (Type C): The Mini HDMI (Type C) connector lets
you connect the camera to a TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately).
External Microphone Input: A 3.5mm stereo mini-jack is
provided for connecting an external microphone. When a microphone is plugged in,
the built-in monaural microphone is disabled.
PC Terminal: The PC terminal can be used with non-Canon
flash units that have a sync cord. The terminal is threaded to prevent
inadvertent disconnection. The terminal has no polarity, allowing you to plug in
any sync cord, regardless of its polarity.
Remote Control Terminal: The Remote Control terminal is an
N3-type terminal that is designed for use with the optional Remote Switch
RS-80N3 or Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3.
Cable Protector: A plastic Cable Protector is included with
the camera, and is installed on the supplied USB interface cable. When
connecting the interface cable, the cable protector holds the connector in place
to prevent accidental disconnection or damage to the terminal. The Cable
Protector has two small thumbscrews to hold it securely to the camera, and will
work with all of the terminals on the side of the camera.
Power Options: The EOS 5DS R operates on the supplied
LP-E6N Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1865 mAh,
14Wh). The camera can also use the LP-E6 (7.2V, 1800 mAh) battery. The battery can be charged in
the supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. The supplied battery performance specs are as
|Temperature || |
|Viewfinder ||Live View (LCD) |
|Approx. 700 shots ||Approx. 220 shots |
|0° C/32° F ||Approx. 660 shots ||Approx. 210 shots |
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC
adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not
worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Optional BG-E11 Battery Grip: With the optional
BG-E11 Battery Grip, you can power the camera with six "AA" batteries, or
two LP-E6N batteries. The AA batteries will provide enough power for
approximately 270 shots, while the two LP-E6N battery packs will give you up to
1400 shots while using the viewfinder, or 440 during Live View shooting.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15
minutes, or 30 minutes. You can also disable the Auto Power Off function.
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS 5DS R comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.30.2, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional Ver.4.2 (Windows/Mac):
Recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can view, edit,
process, and print RAW images at high speed. You can also edit JPEG images
while retaining the original images. The Dust Delete Data function can also
be found in Digital Photo Professional.
- EOS Utility Ver.3.2 (Windows/Mac): With the camera
connected to a PC, this software enables you to transfer still photos and
movies shot with the camera to the computer. You can also use the PC to set
various camera settings and shoot remotely with the computer connected to
- EOS Movie Utility Ver.1.3 (Windows/Mac): You can play,
merge, and save MOV format movies shot with the camera. You can
consecutively play multiple 4 GB movie files, merge them into a single file
and save it.
- Picture Style Editor Ver.1.15 (Windows/Mac):
You can edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style
files. This software is aimed at advanced users who are experienced in
- Windows: 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2), XP (SP3)
- Macintosh: OS X 10.7 - 10.10