B&H Introduces Huge Discount on High-Megapixel Canon 5DS and 5DS R Cameras

B&H Introduces Huge Discount on High-Megapixel Canon 5DS and 5DS R Cameras

There has understandably been a lot of chatter about Canon's new mirrorless cameras, but their highest-megapixel cameras are actually two DSLRs: the 5DS and 5DS R. Right now, B&H is offering significantly deep discounts on both cameras, allowing you to pick one up for almost 65% off the normal price.

The Canon 5DS and Canon 5DS R are Canon's monster 50-megapixel DSLRs, and for anyone shooting the EF mount, they offer the ultimate in resolution, with both featuring 50.6-megapixel sensors. In fact, the 5DS and 5DS R remain Canon's highest-resolution cameras, beating out even the new R5. Both cameras feature a built-in time-lapse function, 61-point autofocus system (with 41 cross-type points), crop shooting at 1.3x and 1.6x, advanced mirror control mechanism for reduced vibrations, anti-flicker technology, and 5 fps continuous burst rate. The major difference is that the R version cancels the effect of the low-pass filter, offering increased resolution with better detail, though this increases the risk of moiré. 

Right now, B&H is offering the 5DS for $1,299, a discount of $2,400 from the normal price of $3,699, and the 5DS R for $1,499, a discount of $2,400 from the normal price of $3,899. You can get both cameras here: Canon 5DS and Canon 5DS R.

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David Love's picture

I rented one of these before and it just seemed like slow motion shooting with it. The shutter was like Ka klunk every time you pressed it and felt slow if you're trying to keep up with poses. Loved the resolution though so hopefully they update eventually.

Delixir Sorbano's picture

This is new information to me; every review I've read or viewed on YT has failed to mention this aspect. For fashion or lifestyle this definitely seems like a detriment to what, on paper, seems like the ultimate camera. I was very interested in this a few years ago and even now, so it's nice to know this fault. Thanks for the insight!

David Love's picture

On a tripod where each pic is calculated and the pose is held, sure. But it drove me nuts trying to hand hold these and shoot as I wanted. Was very slow and felt like you dropped the shutter to 2 minutes as the buffer writes the file.

Rachael Kidman's picture

Never tried one

Danny Chu's picture

This 2 cameras is the worse camera ever that I ever used. Moire and shutter shake is not very good at all and it cause alot of problems. One thing that only good about these 2 cameras is the 50MP and thats about it.

Usman Dawood's picture

The shutter shake is a fault, I had it the first one I bought. I returned it and got a new one which was fine. Seems like it's a more common issue.

Ed Sanford's picture

I’ve had the 5DSR since it was introduced. From day one I’ve loved it. Now, I am not shooting sports or photojournalism. My area is landscapes and I am an old, slow, methodical worker in the field. 80% of the time, I am shooting on a tripod with a release. I viciously use the histogram and expose to the right. The images are stunning. Because of the resolution, I can make a little wider shot in the field in certain cases knowing that I can crop in post. I’ve also used it for shooting birds. There is nothing in mirrorless that would make me change. I am probably going to pick up a 2nd body now that the price is so cheap.

Patrick Rosenbalm's picture

I can't believe that you got a down vote for such a benign comment.
I'm seriously considering getting one too.

Ed Sanford's picture

Oh people are just people. They hate something; so everyone should hate it. After reading this article, I just purchased an additional body from B&H. Like I said above, I love this camera and it suits my needs to a "T". I don't go around at dusk or dawn doing street photography. I do landscapes on a tripod by exposing to the right. The images are spectacular. If I was going to photograph NBA games, I would have a different camera.

Patrick Rosenbalm's picture

Good for Ed!! Glad you got yourself another one!!
"They hate something; so everyone should hate it." Sad but true. Something wrong with people like that.

Tammie Lam's picture

One of the finest cameras I’ve ever owned, and for this price it’s a steal. The grey models were about the same price (~$1600, no tax) for a while though...

Ed Sanford's picture

Oh people are just people. They hate something; so everyone should hate it. After reading this article, I just purchased an additional body from B&H. Like I said above, I love this camera and it suits my needs to a "T". I don't go around at dusk or dawn doing street photography. I do landscapes on a tripod by exposing to the right. The images are spectacular. If I was going to photograph NBA games, I would have a different camera.

Hector Belfort's picture

I always had a mixed opinion on the 5DSR. On a tripod at ISO 100 whether landscape or studio it is an excellent camera. At high ISO it’s not great. Handheld I have to concentrate to stay very steady. Continuous shooting forget it. The buffer was way too small making it a very laggy camera. Frustrating for weddings where you need to quickly check images are okay. Huge file sizes can become a negative. I’ve loved it more over time as I use it at the right time and situation. At those prices it’s worth it . You can take great images with it.

Kurt Hummel's picture

The 5dsr was my first Canon, bought it three years ago. I use it for wildlife and it’s very capable, not perfect but along side my 1DX2 I’m good for almost any situation.

I probably will never get rid of it because the prices of used ones now will be so low but I am planning to upgrade to the R1 or the R5s or whatever the high megapixel model is called when they come out.

Paul Scharff's picture

I've had one forever and it's never been a problem for me. I did always use the silent shutter mode as it reduced some shake that I understood could otherwise be present at certain focal lengths.

I was frustrated at its noise profile at higher ISOs vis-a-vis other cameras such as the D850, but for most of my purposes it wasn't a big issue. Further I usually downrezzed the versions I sent to my clients to 24 MP and that made any noise so fine it was essentially invisible.

Ted Mercede's picture

I've owned mine shortly after they were introduced. And it has been a love/hate relationship. I use if for shooting models, fashion, and events.

I did a micro focus adjustment with it and my lenses, and you can not shoot less than 1/200 sec shutter speed without starting to pick up some motion blur hand-held.
You need good quality lens's.
And the camera demands that you know what you are doing.

The images when you shoot the correct way for this camera are absolutely gorgeous., hard to beat from any other camera IMO. The ergonomics is fantastic, love the way it renders a shot, the colors are amazing. Details are ridiculous, I have had to edit singular hairs in post.
After the years of shooting this camera and learning what it likes/dislikes. Its now mostly a Love relationship!

Ed Sanford's picture

Well described. This camera is fantastic. However, you must learn to use it properly. She likes lots of light.