This is a big week for Canon fans and camera enthusiasts everywhere. Canon has announced two ultra-high-resolution premium full-frame DSLRs, two powerful entry-level DSLRs, and two pocket-sized zoom cameras, all of which are now available for preorder. Since their release dates are staggered across Spring, and demand is likely to be high, this is a great time to get in line for these big releases. What’s new?
The Canon EOS 5DS ($3,699) and EOS 5DS R ($3,899) are the world’s highest-megapixel full-frame cameras, each with a brand-new 50.6-Megapixel sensor. Optimized for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, these DSLRs capture over twice the detail of the already amazing 5D Mark 3, shooting at up to 5FPS and using advanced autofocus and image stabilization systems to capture fine detail. The R version eliminates the low-pass filter found in Canon’s other cameras, increasing image sharpness for natural and architectural images. Ritz Camera is offering preorders of the 5DS here and the 5DS R here for June delivery. There are also new entry-level DSLRs and pocket cameras to check out below the fold…
Canon’s EOS Rebel T6i ($750) and EOS Rebel T6s ($850) are new “flagships” in the entry-level Rebel DSLR line. They share an upgraded 24.2-Megapixel APS-C sensor with 5FPS shooting, a Hybrid CMOS AF III autofocus system with 19 cross-style focus points, as well as built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and NFC wireless features. Both can record 1080p video, matching the 5DS and 5DS R. The T6s adds continuous Servo AF tracking of moving objects, as well as a top LCD panel, Quick Control Dial, Horizontal Level, and HDR movie-recording capabilities. You can preorder the T6i here and T6s here from Amazon for late April delivery.
Finally, the Elph 350 HS ($210) and PowerShot SX410 IS ($280) are killer little pocket cameras. Armed with a 3″ screen, the Elph has a 12X zoom lens and 20.2-Megapixel sensor, including an “auto zoom” feature that can instantly ID the primary subject, focusing on and framing it for “the perfect shot.” It can record 1080p videos. Sold in red or black, the SX410 IS has a ultra-long 40X zoom lens and a 20-Megapixel sensor in a tiny body — only 2.72″ tall by 3.35″ deep — with the ability to easily record 720p videos. The SX410 IS can be preordered from Amazon for March delivery, and the Elph 350 HS can be preordered from Ritz Camera for availability in April.