The Front is very excited to now have available for hire the latest innovation from Canon, the 5DSr Camera. You’ve all heard about it, now you can finally get your hands on it. Boasting a ground-breaking full-frame sensor featuring a colossal 50.6 megapixels, this ultra-high resolution camera lends itself perfects to large-scale printing and also allows you to crop your images with greater freedom.
The first question you're probably asking about the Canon 5DSr is how does it differ from the Canon 5DS? Essentially the 5DSr is a variant of the 5DS, identical in every way with the exception of low-pass filter cancellation. Typically, most DSLRs feature a low-pass filter to reduce moire and aliasing, the downside of this is that the image suffers a certain amount of blurring and reduction in resolution. The 5DSr eliminates this effect and allows you to gain maximum sharpness and resolution from the 5DSr's 50.6 MP sensor. To find out which camera is best suited to your shooting requirements, feel free to read this article from the Canon website to make the right decision.
The Canon 5DSr contains Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, guaranteeing fast performance speeds and exceptional image quality, more than capable of handling the vast amounts of data coming off the sensor. Continuous shooting can reach speeds of up to 5fps, which for a pixel density as large as this camera’s, is something quite astounding!
And besides the ultra-high resolving power of this camera, the 5DSr introduces to the respected 5D-series a total revamp of the AF system, enabling fast and precise auto-focus and tracking. iSA, or Intelligent Scene Analysis, deploys an independent RGB+IR sensor enabling Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (iTR AF) switching automatically between the sensor’s 61 AF points (41 of which are cross-type), synchronising the active AF point with the speed and motion of the subject, allowing you to pull focus with unprecedented efficiency and accuracy.
Mirror-induced camera vibration which can easily be a problem on ultra-high resolution cameras such as this. So, in order to suppress these unwanted movements, the Canon 5DSr features a Mirror Vibration Control system whereby the vibration is eliminated by means of controlling the mirror with a small motor and cams instead of the traditional spring-loaded mechanism. The Time Release Lag mode also allows you to extend the shutter release time for longer so that the camera begins exposure only once the impact of the mirror has dissipated.
Video features include recording Full HD (1080x1920) at 30p, as well as a Time Lapse Movie function which automatically sequences a series of images captured with the built-in Intervalometer into a full HD movie file.
With a pixel density as large as that of the Canon 5DSr, you can easily crop your images without fear of pixelation. The camera features two inbuilt cropping modes of 1.3x and 1.6x, creating images with sizes of approximately 30.5 MP and 19.6 MP respectively. With cropped file sizes such as these you can easily extend the capabilities of your telephoto lenses without needing to worry about image degradation. Cropping the sensor area also improves AF abilities as the AF points effectively fill up more of the frame of view.
The new features of the Canon 5DSr are truly impressive and numerous, and it represents a significant upgrade on the Canon 5D Mark III you’ve all come to know and love. So come check out the Canon 5DSr for yourself at The Front, available for hire today!
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