I’ll start with a list, and I’ll add a few comments below.
- EOS 5DS DSLR Camera — (body only) $3,699
- EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera with no AA-filter — (body only) $3,899
- EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens — $2,999 available for pre-order
- EOS Rebel T6i DLSR — $749 body only, $899 with 18-55mm lens , $1099 with 18-135mm lens (available for pre-order)
- EOS T6s DSLR — $849 body only, $1199 with 18-135mm lens (available for pre-order)
You may feel differently, but the most interesting announcement to is that of the two versions of the EOS 5DS, a 50.6mp full frame DSLR that seems optimized for image quality. While not everyone will need 50MP in a full frame body, some of us will most certainly benefit from sensor resolution that more than doubles what was previously available from Canon. There are two models, the 5DS and the 5DS R — the 5DS R doesn’t apply anti-aliasing filtering. This has the potential to maximize image sharpness for certain kinds of photographers, and the potential risk of some moire artifacts in photographs of certain types of patterned subjects. The cameras are supposed to begin shipping in June, and I plan to get one — most likely the R model.
For those who like really wide angle zoom lenses, the EF 11-24mm f/4L lens is arguably going to be king of the hill. Early reports are that it is optically excellent, and 11mm is 1mm wider than the excellent 14-24mm Nikon f/2.8 zoom. This lens (as noted above) can apparently now be pre-ordered.
The Rebel T6i and T6s are the newest updated models in the family of consumer Rebel DSLRs. These are fine cameras at a good price, and Canon will no doubt sell tons of them. They use 24mm cropped format sensors, and they are available in body-only version and it kits that include a basic zoom lens. The T6s is said to have a few more “advanced” features added.
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