The Difference is Low-Pass Filter
While sharing the same 50.6 Megapixel sensor and photographic
capabilities, the difference between the
Standard on every EOS DSLR (with the exception of
(EOS 5DS R)
While the LPF's purpose is to minimize the moiré
and false color artifacting inherent in digital
imaging, it does reduce resolving power of the
Which One is Right for You?
The 50.6 Megapixel CMOS sensor in the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R open tremendous imaging possibilities for photographers who produce large, highly-detailed prints and those looking to do extensive, creative cropping. These two cameras are very similar, but determining which model is right for you largely depends on your application.
For most users, professional and advanced enthusiasts alike, the EOS 5DS will be the ideal choice, and is suited for a wide range of applications, including studio, landscape, gallery and fine-art photography and more.
The EOS 5DS R is a specialized version that is intended for photographers looking to capture the maximum amount of detail possible, and is best suited for landscape, commercial work or other specialized types of applications. Since the EOS 5DS R offers the LPF cancellation effect, the possibility of moiré and color artifacts is greater than with the EOS 5DS.