Canon launches the world’s highest resolution full frame DSLRs

50 megapixels should be enough to capture any darn thing you want!

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.