Canadian bird photographer Glenn Bartley has completed his review of the Canon EOS 5DS. As a bird photographer, Glenn requires a select featureset to maximize his number of keepers, especially with small avian creatures. As far as I know, Glenn shoots a lot with APS-C cameras such as the EOS 7D Mark II.
The 5DS has raised the bar and become the new king of high megapixel cameras. It is an impressive camera to be sure! Photographers whose primary and ultimate concern is resolution need look no further than the 5DS. If your photography workflow includes the best glass that money can buy, a very sturdy tripod, good technique, a solid post processing workflow and a fast computer this just might be the camera for you!
The reality is that most of us simply do not need 50.6 megapixels. Aside from the resolution increase the 5DS doesn’t really bring enough to the table to “force” 5D Mark III users to upgrade. Those of us wildlife photographers focussed on fast moving and small subjects would be wise to look past the incredible resolution of this camera to the more practical capabilities that it lacks (such as frame rate and buffer size). Read the full review