LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 5DS has a Fixed Type 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. The Canon 5DS's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
5DS has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.71x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon 5DS can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately 5DS doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Canon 5DS features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 61 focus points and 41 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Canon 5DS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 5DS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon 5DS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
5DS has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon 5DS also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect 5DS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Canon 5DS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 700 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 883 shots, Canon 5DS has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend 5DS owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D850 with its 1840shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 5DS vs Nikon D850 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 5DS Features Compared to Main Competitors