5ds 5ds rWe have pointed out before that camera manufacturers love to market how many megapixels their cameras have, and while megapixels do tell a photographer just how big of a photo they can capture, we also mentioned that megapixels don’t necessarily make the image. Image quality is determined by other factors, such as lighting, knowing your camera, taking shots with a steady hand, and etc.

However if you are in need for a high megapixel count, perhaps you’re looking to make huge prints, you will be pleased to learn that Canon has recently announced the EOS 5DS and the 5DS R. In fact rumors and leaked images of both cameras have made their way online recently but we guess it’s good that they are now official.

So what can we expect from Canon’s offering? For starters both cameras will feature similar-ish specs. They will both come with a whopping 50.6MP full-frame sensors, essentially making them the world’s highest-resolution full-frame DSLR ever. It will also be able to capture full resolution at 5 frames per second continuous shooting, a 61-point AF system, dual DIGIC 6 processors, a 3.2-inch LCD display, Full HD video capture at 30fps (or 720p HD at 60fps), and a mirror vibration control system that helps with camera shake.

The main difference is that the 5DS R will lose the antialiasing filter that should help with sharpness in images, although this could potentially result in moire patterns on finer textures. Both cameras are expected to see a release in June 2015 and will be priced at $3,700 for the EOS 5DS (body-only) and $3,900 for the EOS 5DS R (body-only).

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