Canon’s just ratcheted up the megapixel wars. Your move, Nikon!
Purists might make fun of the megapixel war going on between camera makers, but hey, if you’re a landscape or advertising photographer, you probably aren’t complaining. And you’re probably also grinning at the thought of laying your hands on Canon’s new full-frame twins, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R.
Landscape artists, get the 5DS. Ad gurus, it’s the 5DS R for you.
As you’d expect, the 50.6MP DIGIC 6 sensor used in the duo is the stand-out feature, providing oodles of resolution for when your photos are going to be seen at billboards across the city, or splashed wide in a nature journal.
Other features include a 5fps shooting rate, 150,000-dot RGB+IR metering and exposure system, 61-point AF and a new mirror mechanism to reduce image shake and maintain sharpness. The 5DS R also has a Low-Pass Filter Cancellation feature, a trick that should endear it to studio photographers. Pretty neat, wouldn’t you say? But that also means the duo don’t come cheap – the 5DS has a list price of ₹2,52,995, while the 5DS R will run you ₹2,65,995.
There’s also a new Canon camcorder for all you YouTube stars
Also unveiled by Canon was the XC10 4K Camcorder (₹1,70,000). Featuring a 24.1-241mm (for stills) and 27.3-273mm (for video) range, the XC10 uses a DIGIC DV5 sensor that lets it take 8.29MP video and 12MP stills. Other features you’ll find include High Ultra-Low Dispersion and Ultra-Low Dispersion lens elements, Optical Image Stabilisation, Face Detection, a 12-stop dynamic range, ISO 20,000 sensitivity and smartphone remote control.