Nikon D810A, Canon 5DS and Canon 5DS R

Posted February 10th, 2015 by   |  Photography, Uncategorized  |  Permalink
Canon and Nikon announced new cameras to their lineups with the Canon 5DS/5DS R and the Nikon D810A.

Canon and Nikon announced new cameras to their lineups with the Canon 5DS/5DS R and the Nikon D810A.

With the 2015 CP+ trade show just around the corner, both Canon and Nikon have been busy with new camera announcements. Read on for details and sample photos from both cameras.

Canon 5DS and 5DS R

5DS R

Canon 5DS R. Image Courtesy Canon USA, Inc.

Canon has the bigger news this month with an absolutely incredible new camera duo, the 50 megapixel Canon 5DS and 5DS R bodies. These two camera bodies are being targeted towards studio photographers, landscape photographers and fine art photographers because of their incredibly high resolution. The 5DS has a typical low-pass anti-aliasing filter found in most other dSLR cameras, while the 5DS R has a filter design that cancels the effect of the optical low-pass filter, resulting in even higher sharpness.

Up until this point, Nikon and Sony held the title of most pixels in a dSLR with the 36 MP Nikon D810 and Sony a7R. A few years back when Nikon came out with the D800, I was skeptical about the need for more pixels. Up until that point, I had been shooting with 12 MP and 18 MP cameras and felt they offered all that I needed from a resolution standpoint. However, once I began shooting with the D800, I was immediately enamored with the higher resolution and found the stunning clarity changed the way I thought about my photography. Having that many pixels meant that I could frame my composition a bit looser, which ended up giving me more options in post production for cropping or lens corrections. I use the super high resolution as another tool, just like I would use a tripod, lens, or flash.

This higher resolution is exactly why I’m excited about the Canon 5DS and 5DS R cameras. 50 megapixels will be a fantastic tool that we’ll be able to use in our kits to achieve great images. These new Canon cameras are slated to begin shipping in June 2015. Prices should be around $3,700 for the 5DS and $3,900 for the 5DS R. Here are links to more information:

Canon USA Information Page
Canon 5DS
Canon 5DS R

Pre-order at B&H Photo
Canon 5DS
Canon 5DS R

5DS R

Canon 5DS R top view. Image Courtesy Canon USA, Inc

 

Canon 5DS back view. Image Courtesy Canon USA, Inc.

Canon 5DS back view. Image Courtesy Canon USA, Inc.

Sample Images from 5DS

5dS Portrait

Image 1 [Portrait]
File Name: 01.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/125 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/8.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
White Balance: Color temp.(5200K)
Picture Style: Fine Detail

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos5ds/downloads/01.jpg

5DS Tokyo Sky

Image 2 [The Tokyo sky]
File Name: 02.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/125 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/4.0
ISO Speed: ISO800
Lens: EF24-70mm F4L IS USM
White Balance: Auto (Ambience priority)
Picture Style: Fine Detail

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos5ds/downloads/02.jpg

5DS_Bird

Image 4 [Wild bird]
File Name: 04.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/100 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/4.0
ISO Speed: ISO200
Lens: EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
White Balance: Auto (Ambience priority)
Picture Style: Fine Detail

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos5ds/downloads/04.jpg

5DSr_Fantasy

Image 1 [Fantasy]
File Name: 01.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/15 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO400
Lens: EF24-70mm F2.8L II USM
White Balance: Color temp.(5200K)
Picture Style: Fine Detail

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos5dsr/downloads/01.jpg

5DSR_Hippopotamus

Image 3 [Hippopotamus]
File Name: 03.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/3200 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/4.0
ISO Speed: ISO400
Lens: EF500mm F4L IS II USM
White Balance: Auto (Ambience priority)
Picture Style: Fine Detail

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos5dsr/downloads/03.jpg

Nikon D810A

Nikon D810a. Image courtesy Nikon, Inc.

Nikon D810a. Image courtesy Nikon, Inc.

The Nikon D810A is the world’s first dSLR camera specifically designed for astro-photography. The camera retains it’s tremendous 36 MP sensor, but adds in a new IR filter set specifically designed to optimize sensitivity to H-alpha red tones. This new filter results in four times greater sensitivity to the 656 nm wavelength over a standard DSLR.

The camera introduces an electronic front curtain shutter which helps eliminate internal vibrations. The camera also has a new series of shutter speeds to help photographers optimize their long-exposure photographs. These new long exposure options are available in mode M and provide selectable shutter speeds from 4 seconds to 900 seconds (15 minutes). In other Nikon cameras, you would normally have to use bulb mode to expose for longer than 30 seconds, now these shutter speeds are built into the camera’s exposure system.

The new D810A also has a new live view mode that allows framing the composition in darkness. The mode is called virtual exposure preview and will be a great tool for actually seeing the stars and landscapes when ambient light is almost nonexistent. All other features of the camera remain virtually unchanged from the Nikon D810. Expext the D810A to be available beginning in May, 2015. Price should be around $3,800.

Here’s a link for more information: Nikon USA D810a

Purchase your own: Nikon D810a at B&H

Top view D810a

Nikon D810a top view. Image courtesy Nikon, Inc.

D810a right view

Nikon D810a. Image courtesy Nikon, Inc.

 

Sample Images from D810a

Comparison between the Nikon D810a and D810.

Comparison between the Nikon D810a and D810.

D810a sample

Nikon D810a astro photography sample.

D810a sample

Nikon D810a astro photography sample.

 

 

 

 



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