Canon’s 50-megapixel EOS 5DS is the highest-resolution full-frame DSLR ever

If you thought the megapixel wars were over, think again: Canon’s latest DSLRs cram just over 50 of them into a full-frame sensor. The EOS 5DS and 5DS R variant — which omits the antialiasing filter for better sharpness at the potential expense of moiré patterns on fine textures — have so much resolution that you’ll get 19-megapixel images even if you shoot in crop mode with lenses designed for APS-C sensors. They’re the highest-resolution full-frame DSLRs ever.

Other specs include shooting at 5 frames-per-second, 61-point autofocus, dual Digic 6 processors, 3.2-inch 1-million-dot LCDs, 1080p video, a mirror vibration control system to combat camera shake, and viewfinders with 0.71x magnification and 100 percent coverage. Both the 5DS and 5DS R will be available this June; pricing information isn’t yet available.

At the other end of the scale to the 5DS, Canon is also releasing new models in its popular line of entry-level DSLRs. The Rebel T6i, follow-up to the Rebel T5i, is a pretty standard DSLR that should match up to the mirrorless EOS M3 in most respects; it uses the same 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and has added Wi-Fi connectivity. Another model, the T6s, shuffles the layout around to make room for an extra dial and top-mounted monochrome LCD, making it closer to a high-end DSLR in operation. Both cameras will be available in April; the T6i costs $649 body-only, and the T6s is $100 more.


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