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The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R formed part of the company’s biggest ever day of DSLR launches on 6 February.

AP spoke to Canon UK’s product intelligence consultant David Parry to talk about the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R, before the two professional DSLRs were officially announced.

Boasting a ‘revolution in resolution’, the cameras are a response to customers demanding ‘high levels of detail’, according to Canon.

They are primarily aimed at landscape, architecture, fashion and portraiture, and carry an ISO that is expandable to ISO 50-12,800.

Canon says that, using a 1.6x crop, for example, the cameras produce a 19-million-pixel-resolution image.

Contained in what is essentially a Canon EOS 5D Mark III body, the EOS 5DS and 5DS R each house dual Digic 6 image processors and deliver a claimed 5fps burst rate.

The 5DS R is the same as the 5DS but includes a low-pass cancellation filter.

Parry explained that the EOS 5DS R actually contains two low-pass filters, one of which cancels out the other.

They each deploy Canon’s Mirror Vibration Control to help reduce blur.

The EOS family now boasts 15 models.

In 2007, there were just four.