Canon is rumored to be working on a replacement for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R big-megapixel cameras, which will be released on the market sometime in 2017.
After delaying its jump into the high-resolution sector, Canon introduced a couple of cameras with a 50.6-megapixel image sensor at the start of 2015. They are the EOS 5DS and 5DS R, they are almost identical and they are still available for purchase.
The Japan-based company does not usually refresh its higher-end products quickly. However, things will be different when it comes to the 5DS and 5DS R. It appears that a Mark II version is in the works and that only one product will replace the duo in 2017, source says.
Canon 5DS Mark II set for 2017 launch with 5D Mark IV’s looks and specs
Industry watchers do not need rumors to realize that Canon is actively developing a 5DS and 5DS R successor. Judging by the company’s naming scheme, the product will likely be called 5DS Mark II.
The reason why we are referring to “a” product is because only one version will replace both. So, Canon has decided to follow Nikon’s path, as this rival has replaced the D800 and D800E with the D810.
It is worth noting that the single distinction between the 5DS and 5DS R is that the former’s sensor has an anti-aliasing filter, while the latter does not. The same thing was valid for the D800 and D800E. As for the D810, this DSLR does not have an AA filter, therefore we are inclined to think that the Canon 5DS Mark II will come without such filter, too.
As for the remainder of the specs list, the camera will get a brand new sensor. Its image resolution is unknown for the time being. The design of the DSLR will resemble the 5D Mark IV, a new DSLR announced before Photokina 2016.
It is not unreasonable to think that the 5D Mark IV will lend plenty of its features to the Canon 5DS Mark II, including its autofocus system and 4K recording capabilities. Nevertheless, this is all based on rumor and speculation, therefore do not get your hopes too high.
Getting back to the release date details, it seems like the shooter will become available by the end of 2017. The EOS maker usually takes its time regarding such matters, but this DSLR is coming sooner than first expected. It is unlikely that it is coming in early 2017, so keep your eyes open in the second half of the year.