Chris Niccolls from TheCameraStore had a chance to have a look at the Canon EOS 5DS R as well as the new Canon XC10 video camera (in a sort of quick first hand on at the end of this video).
This time around Niccolls looks at the image quality and how lenses effect this camera and how it compares to a medium format.
The results in terms of detail level with good glass (and certainly exceptional glass like the Zeiss Otus) is very impressive. What isn’t very impressive for a camera at this level/price point is the dynamic range and sensitivity which doesn’t seem improved from the 5D MKIII. Video capabilities are also reduced so this is a very niche type of camera.
Looking at the camera compared to medium format cameras – again detail levels look very good (especially with the Zeiss) but when it comes to dynamic range – Canon seems to have a long way to go.
As for the Canon XC10 – this camera seems to have quite a few drawbacks from the very quick hands on at the end of this video, but we should wait for a full review later on.