Thursday, February 5, 2015

Canon Announces New 50.6 MP 5DS, 5DS R, Rebel T6i, 11-24mm Lens and more

As was expected, Canon finally released its super megapixel cameras as well as some other surprises. Read on below to learn more about each and place your pre-order today!

Canon answer to medium format – The 5Ds & 5Ds R

Canon has finally decided to release some products to compete with Nikon’s D800 (the 5Ds) and the D800e/D810 (the 5Ds R), so if 36.4 megapixels wasn’t enough for you then here’s an extra 14.3 megapixels on top of that! While it is not a “true” medium format camera since it is still based off a 35mm full frame sensor, if you are talking number of megapixels it’s basically in the same league now.


Canon 5Ds
on B&H

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.2" 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • ISO 100-6400; 5.0 fps Burst Shooting
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Dual Compact Flash and SD Media Slots

Click here to see the full press release and photos and click here to see the Canon website product page. There is also a High-Resolution EOS mini site that is worth checking out too.


Canon 5Ds R
on B&H

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation (which means it’s basically like a D800e/D810). LEARN MORE here.
  • 3.2" 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • Native ISO 6400; 5.0 fps Burst Shooting
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Dual Compact Flash and SD Media Slots


Learn more about LPF Cancellation (EOS 5DS R)

Click here to see the full press release and photos and click here to see the Canon website product page. There is also a High-Resolution EOS mini site that is worth checking out too.

 

EF 11-24mm f/4L Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

While this isn’t the 180 degree field of view of the 8-15mm that I enjoyed owning, it still offers a respectable 126 degree FOV. This lens has a much greater ability to maintain straight lines. It also offers Subwavelength Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) help to significantly reduce flare and ghosting.


Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
on B&H

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Constant f/4 Maximum Aperture
  • Super UD, UD, and 4 Aspherical Elements
  • SWC, Air Sphere, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM Autofocus Motor
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time Manual Focus
  • Weather-Resistant Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Click here for the full press release.

New Rebels T6i & T6s

The really big news here is that the T6s is closer to a 70D than it is a typical Rebel thanks to the new top LCD and additional features. The T6i is basically the stripped down version for those looking for maximum core features at a minimal cost.


Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera (Body Only)
– $749

Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera - Top View (NO Top LCD)
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera - Top View (NO Top LCD)

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • 5 fps Shooting & Extended ISO to 25600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III & EOS Scene Analysis
  • Creative Filters
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • CS100 Connect Station Support

Click here for the full press release and click here for the product page on Canon’s website. The EOS Rebel website also features some cool stuff here.


Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera (Body Only) –
$849

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera - Top View (LCD is exclusive to the T6s)
Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera - Top View (LCD is exclusive to the T6s)

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video & HDR Movie Mode
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • 5 fps Shooting & Extended ISO to 25600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III & EOS Scene Analysis
  • Top LCD Panel & Quick Control Dial (only on the T6)
  • Horizontal Level (only on the T6)
  • Built-in HDR movie mode will record alternating exposures at 60 fps and combine them to generate a 30 fps movie (only on the T6)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • CS100 Connect Station Support

Click here for the full press release and click here for the product page on Canon’s website. The EOS Rebel website also features some cool stuff here.

Conclusion

I wasn’t a big fan of the Nikon super megapixel D800/D800e because it was so easy to get blurry shots and honestly it’s more megapixels than people really need. I expect more of the same for these new Canon’s, but it will still be fun to see what they have to offer.

The new lens is a great addition to the lineup, but its nearly $3000 price tag is too much for my blood. I was pretty happy with the 8-15mm so I can’t see spending nearly twice as much for this one.

The Rebels area always where Canon innovates and offers amazing value – this is true here once again. These are awesome cameras at excellent prices. Pair one of these with the SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 Art Series and I’ll bet it will destroy most of the images people are getting with the new 7D Mark II. I can’t wait to review the T6s!

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