Canon 5Ds and 5DsR

UPDATE:

Minutes after publishing this post my friend sent me a link to the confirmation of this camera. The confirmation comes from BHPhoto which is as legit as it gets.

Canon 5Ds(R)

On the heals of CP+ 2015 there has been an interesting rumor about the new Canon high megapixel camera which is supposed to rival the Nikon and Sony counterparts which should also be revealed in a few days.  According to webandtechs.com this camera is supposed to be called the Canon 5Ds and, like the Sony a7 and a7r, there will be a 5DsR version which will supposedly have the high pass filter removed for higher detail.

webandtechs.com lists the specs of the camera as follows:

webandtechs.com specs for Canon 5Ds

Personally, I look at this camera as being a glorified 6D (no wifi and gps? I use wifi a lot…) with a high MP sensor and the dual Digic 6 processors that are most likely required to handle the (hopefully uncompressed) large raw files. Everything else about the specs is typical of Canon.  I am of course referring to adding a new feature and then rebranding old tech from their already existing cameras.  The AF system already exists in the 5D Mark III which is old.  The ISO range is nothing of note although it would be interesting to see how it performs in conjunction with the new sensor and processors. FPS and all the other gimmicky features are meaningless to me personally.  Doesn’t every camera have bulb timer these days? While we are on the topic of “every camera these days” isn’t 4k video included on that list? We have phones that do 4k now why doesn’t this “pro” camera do that? Isn’t this 2015? Should a $2,000  $3,899.00 camera offer at least some of the features my phone camera has to offer?

If you want medium format resolution save up those pennies.  Getting a 35mm sensor crammed with 50MP isn’t going to give you the same quality, at least not without some new sensor tech innovation.  If that was the case then your 16MP phone would produce the same quality images as a 16MP micro 4/3 mirrorless camera.  You have to remember the real estate on a medium format camera is significantly larger than on a 35mm full frame sensor.

Anyway, I hope this is a joke rumor because if this is the best Canon has to offer …. it’s a little disheartening to say the least.

Thanks for reading!

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