The Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R DSLRs have just had an insane $2,400 price drop

Oct 13, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R DSLRs have just had an insane $2,400 price drop

Oct 13, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The two high-resolution 50-megapixel Canon DSLRs, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are still very respectable cameras, despite having been released way back in early 2015. They weren’t cheap cameras, either, launching at $3,699 and $3,899. That regular retail price still stands today. Or at least, it did. Right now B&H is listing the EOS 5DS for $1,299 and the EOS 5DS R for $1,499.

Yes, you read that right. That’s a $2,400 discount from their regular retail price. I don’t know if they’ve put these offers up just to compete with Amazon Prime Day, or everybody’s just trying to unload stock in anticipation of a super high res RF mount camera that would destroy their value anyway. But if you want one, better hurry!

The only difference between the two cameras is that the 5DS R has “Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation”. This helps to produce sharper images than the 5DS but at the potential risk of increased moiré with certain patterns that might appear in front of your lens. Depending on what you shoot, moiré might not become an issue for you, but if you know it will be, get the 5DS instead.

There’s no telling when these discounts might end, so, if you’ve been thinking about picking up either of these bodies, now would definitely be the time!

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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7 responses to “The Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R DSLRs have just had an insane $2,400 price drop”

  1. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    To be fair the street price has been drifting towards this for a while.

  2. Marco Stojanovic Avatar
    Marco Stojanovic

    There goes the resale value of my 5D3 ?

    1. Chris Lloyd Avatar
      Chris Lloyd

      Marco Stojanovic yup me too

    2. Alexandros Grammatikopoulos Avatar
      Alexandros Grammatikopoulos

      I guess these models are dedicated more into studio work – they can not easily be used as an all around cameras

  3. Bob Orso Avatar
    Bob Orso

    They are out of stock at the moment! We shall see… thanks for the heads up!

  4. Nicolas Honoré Avatar
    Nicolas Honoré

    just stitch 4-6 images with other cameras..

  5. Philip Soteriou Avatar
    Philip Soteriou

    New model on the way!