As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5DS R is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon EOS 5DS R's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS R) and Nikon (such as the D750 and the D810)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1 year newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and 5DS R

  • None found

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
similar age
$1,995 - $3,499 (body only)
$2,111 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5DS (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5DS and 5DS R

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and 5DS R

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 months older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and 5DS R

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 5DS R

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 5DS R

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5DS R compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (50.3 MP vs 30.1 MP), has a weather sealed body, has a much longer battery life (700 shots vs 250 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs professional size (136×98×84 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS R

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3 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 61

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 700 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 50.3 MP

common strengths of the EOS R and 5DS R

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 700 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm GFX 50R

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3 years newer
$4,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the GFX 50R and 5DS R

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 51.1 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots

Leica Q (Typ 116)

Leica Q (Typ 116)
4 months newer
$3,890 - $3,995

Significant advantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps
  • Significantly lighter: 640 g vs 930 g

Significant disadvantages of the Q (Typ 116) (vs the 5DS R)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Q (Typ 116) and 5DS R

  • None found

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
1 year newer
$5,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50S (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50S (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the GFX 50S and 5DS R

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 51.1 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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3 years newer
$3,698

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 700 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-S1R and 5DS R

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture very high resolution images: 46.7 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 700 shots

Canon EOS RP

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4 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (133×85×70 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 61

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 700 shots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the EOS RP and 5DS R

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5DS R compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), takes much higher resolution photos (50.3 MP vs 26 MP), has a weather sealed body and much more lenses available (165 lenses vs 58 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,440k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Fujifilm X-T30

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4 years newer
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 30 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 26 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the X-T30 and 5DS R

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 III

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3 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the 5DS R)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the a7 III and 5DS R

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 700 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony a7R III

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2 years newer
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the a7R III and 5DS R

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Weather sealed
  • Great battery life: 650 shots vs 700 shots

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
similar age
$7,995 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M Monochrom (Typ 246) (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Standard size (139×42×80 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 680 g vs 930 g

Significant disadvantages of the M Monochrom (Typ 246) (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 23.6 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much fewer lenses available: 77 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the M Monochrom (Typ 246) and 5DS R

  • Viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Pentaprism

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year older
$1,604 (body only)
$2,148 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 465 g vs 930 g

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A7R and 5DS R

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
1 year newer
$565 - $679 (body only)
$679 - $799 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the 5DS R)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 165 lenses
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS M5 and 5DS R

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
similar age
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5500 and 5DS R

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year older
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and 5DS R

  • None found

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
1 year older
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A58 and 5DS R

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year older
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and 5DS R

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
4 years older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7000 and 5DS R

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the 5DS R)

  • None found

common strengths of the T2i and 5DS R

  • None found