New 50 Megapixel Canon Cameras

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Canon dropped an atomic bomb in the megapixel world this past week, announcing two new 5D cameras that have an unheard of 50 MP of resolution.

The two new 5D cameras, the 5DS and 5DS R will be the highest resolution full-frame DSLR cameras on the market when released. The two cameras are almost identical, the difference is the 5DS R cancels the low pass filter which makes the images more crisp.These new cameras appear to be aimed at photographers as they don’t include any new or exciting video features.

Here are the current specs for the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R cameras:

50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
Crop Shooting: 1.3x 30MP and 1.6x 20MP
61-Point High Density Reticular AF
150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
ISO 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 50-12800)
Built-in Mic
5.0 fps Burst Shootingg
Dual Compact Flash and SD Media Slots


MPEG AVC/H.264: 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps / 25 fps / 23.98 fps
MPEG AVC/H.264: 1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps / 50 fps
MPEG AVC/H.264: 640 x 480p / 29.97 fps / 25 fps
1920 x 1280: ALL-I 11 min. (654 MB / min.)
1920 x 1280: IPB 33 min. (255 MB / min.)
1280 x 720: ALL-I 13 min. (583 MB / min.)
1280 x 720: IPB 38 min. (196 MB / min.)
640 x 480: IPB 97 min. (78 MB / min.)

The Canon 5DS will cost $3700 and the 5DS R will be priced at$3,900

Both cameras are expected to be released in June of this year.