Canon has announced its new DSLR range for 2015. The line includes four cameras and a lens. Among the new cameras are the eagerly awaited EOS 5DS and 5DS R and the Rebel T6 and T6i. These cameras span every gamut from professional full-frame shooters to APS-C cameras for beginners. Also announced was a new EF Ultra Wide Zoom Lens. Let’s have a peak of these new cameras and the lens.
EOS 5DS/ 5DS R
The New EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the new DSLRs for the working professional photographer. At the heart of these cameras is a new 50.6 megapixel sensor, the highest resolution sensor Canon has ever put in a full-frame DSLR. Joining that monster of a sensor are twin DIGIC 6 image processors. The new cameras feature a 61-point high-density reticular autofocus. That includes a 41 cross-point AF combined with the EOS iTR AF for a precise and accurate autofocus system. It also has a Scene Detection system that measures over 150,000 pixels over 252 zones. The automatic exposure system is lifted from the 7D MkII and features anti-flicker technology and auto white balancing. The 5DS R also features low-pass filter cancelation.
For video, these cameras shoot in 1080 at 30 frames or 720 at 60 frames. If you were looking for 4K shooting, it’s not here this go around. However, it can take time lapse movies at the camera’s full 50.6mp resolution. The camera can shoot still photos at its native resolution at 5 frames per second.
The capability of these cameras doesn’t come cheap. The 5DS is $3699 while the 5DS R is $3899 for the body only. The cameras will ship in June.
EOS Rebel T6s/ T6i
Canon’s beginner Rebel EOS line saw an update as well in the form of the T6s and T6i. These cameras feature a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor and DIGIC 6 Image processor. This is the highest resolution APS-C sensor Canon offers. The Rebels include Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus system with 19 cross-point autofocus. ISO rating is 10 to 12,800 and is expandable to 25,600 to low light conditions. Still shooting its 5 FPS and video is up to 1080p at 30 FPS. For video, the T6s has an external stereo mic jack and advanced manual controls. The camera is technology laden featuring Wi-Fi and NFC. This gives them the ability to quickly connect to smartphones and printers. It also allows the user to share photos and video quickly to social networks.
Both cameras are available in both body-only and in a kit with a EF-S 18-135 STM zoom lens. The T6S is $849 or $1199 in the kit. The T6i is $749 for the body or $899 in the Kit. They ship in April.
EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Canon also released a new Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for their full frame cameras. The New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens has a 11-24mm zoom range at f4.0. This is the widest angle lens Canon makes and part of the L-series. The lens has high quality construction and is sealed against dust and water which make it ideal for outdoor shoots. The lens has 16 elements in 4 grounds, including a Super UD Element. Special coating have been added to the lens to improve picture quality. Its focus system allows manual adjustment, while even in autofocus mode. For those not as hands on, the lens’s internal CPU allows for a super fast autofocus.
The New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is $2999 and ships in later this month.