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Five things you need to know about the Canon 5DS and 5DS R

Rod Lawton

1. Resolution: The EOS 5DS and 5DS R have full-frame sensors with 50.6 million pixels, so why is that significant?

2. Anti-aliasing: The Canon 5DS and 5DR both have anti-aliasing filters, but the 5DS R adds a ‘cancellation filter’ to take away the anti-aliasing effect – why?

3. Controls: The Canon 5DS and 5DS R have identical controls – but they’re also identical to the older Canon 5D Mark III, which brings interesting possibilities for photographers considering both.

4. Autofocus: Both cameras have got the same autofocus system as the 5D Mark III but the continuous shooting frame rate is lower and the 5DS and 5DS R have modified metering systems.

5. 5DS vs 5DS R: There’s a £200/$200 difference in the price, but is there any difference in the pictures, and which one should you buy?