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 R and the EOS 5D Mark IV) and Fujifilm (such as the GFX 50R and the X-T30)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5DS R compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), takes much higher resolution photos (50.3 MP vs 24.3 MP), has slightly more focus points (61 vs 11), is newer (february 2015 vs july 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (700 shots vs 950 shots), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and is less popular.

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)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 50.3 MP

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

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 50.3 MP vs 50.3 MP

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)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly thinner: 2.8" vs 3"

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 61

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)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1230 shots vs 700 shots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 6.5 fps vs 5 fps

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

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)

  • Much lower true resolution: 21 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 61

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)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 50.3 MP

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 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), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

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

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 700 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

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

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 51.1 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

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

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 700 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 26 MP vs 50.3 MP

common strengths of the EOS RP and 5DS R

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

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)

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

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

  • None found

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

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 46.7 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 700 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

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

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 51.1 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots
  • 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 much 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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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
  • Have external mic jacks

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
  • Much 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 lower true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 5DS R compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.55x), takes much higher resolution photos (50.3 MP vs 20.1 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6 fps), slightly fewer lenses available (165 lenses vs 220 lenses), is much larger (professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
similar age
$475 (body only)

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.71x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5500 and 5DS R

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61

Nikon D3300

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

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 430 g vs 930 g

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.71x
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 61

common strengths of the D3300 and 5DS R

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 24.2 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony SLT A58

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

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

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×95×78 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Much lighter: 492 g vs 930 g

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the SLT A58 and 5DS R

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.65x vs 0.71x
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7100

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

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the D7100 and 5DS R

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.71x

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
4 years older
$602 (body only)

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

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a built-in focus motor

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the D7000 and 5DS R

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.71x
  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 61

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 years older

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

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Professional size (152×116×76 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 3"
  • Built-in flash

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 50.3 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.71x
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 61

common strengths of the T2i and 5DS R

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection