Friday, February 6, 2015
New Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R Announced
Medium format is reborn! Of course, through the newly announced Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R with 50 megapixels of full frame joy! The Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R boasts a DIGIC 6 processor, 41 point cross type AF system, built in intervalometer and all for under $4000 USD.
The Canon EOS 5Ds R has no low pass filter on the 50 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor to cater to the high resolution image professional. The LPF cancellation maximizes the sharpness and detail for the critical photographer.
Beware Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners! The high resolution 5Ds and 5Ds R has no headphone jack to monitor audio during video recording in movie mode. You do have the Mark III's Full HD capabilities along with a new Time Lapse video feature of the 5Ds and 5Ds R but of course no headphone jack! Leave it to Canon for this marketing blunder...BTW, NO 4K VIDEO unlike the lesser priced competition of the Sony A7S and Panasonic GH4. Really?
No worries for the budget conscious DSLR Canon crowd! The newly announced Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i has 24 megapixels of cropped sensor goodness with EF-S mount to fill the gap with the pricey 5Ds. The flagship Rebel T6s now has a top body LCD screen along with an articulating rear LCD for high and low angle shots. The FULL HD video capabilities are there like the external microphone jack and the full manual video and audio control. The less expensive T6i has no top LCD screen and is basically a T5i in disguise...Budget means $849 and $749 for the T6s and T6i, respectively.
With all this new high resolution bodies, you need new glass in the Canon EF lens lineup. The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM will fill in the ultra wide zoom lens gap filled by Nikon recently. This ultra wide zoom lens will MSRP for $3000...Yikes!
Sorry Yanks! The new Canon EOS M3 24 megapixel mirrorless powerhouse with built in wi-fi and articulating screen will not be offered in the USA. As a current Canon EOS M owner, this is a big mistake on Canon's marketing team. I love this form factor with compatibility with my EF glass. My envy grows with the Canon EOS M3's higher MP and built in flash...Really, again?
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