Canon EOS 5DS vs 5D Mark III: 22 Key Differences

Want to know how the Canon EOS 5DS compares with the popular EOS 5D Mark III? Check out our handy Canon EOS 5DS vs 5D Mark III comparison table below.


Canon EOS 5DS 



 Canon EOS 5DSCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Megapixels 50.6MP (53MP total) 22.3MP (23.4MP total)
Processor Dual DIGIC 6 DIGIC 5+
Metering sensor 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 252-zone metering iFCL metering sensor, 63-zone metering
ISO Range ISO 100-6400 (exp. to ISO 50 and 12,800 equivalents) ISO 100-12800 (exp. to ISO 50 and 102,400 equivalents)
Burst rate 5fps 6fps
Burst depth

Up to 510 JPEGs or 14 Raw files with UDMA card

Up to 16270 JPEGs or 18 Raw files with UDMA card
Image size (max) 8688 x 5792 5760 x 3840
Raw image options RAW, M-RAW (28MP), S-RAW (12.4MP) RAW, sRAW1 (10.4MP), sRAW2 (5.5MP)
Viewfinder Intelligent Viewfinder II with AF point illumination in AI Servo Intelligent Viewfinder
AF tracking AI Servo with iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Autofocus) AI Servo
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, Fine Detail, User Defined Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined
Live View Manual Focusing Image magnification at 6x or 16x on the screen Image magnification at 5x or 10x on the screen
Custom Functions 16 13
Intervalomter Yes No
Custom Quick Control Screen Yes No
Image Crop mode 1.3x (30.5MP) and 1.6x (19.6MP) No
Flicker detection Yes No
Playback zoom 1x – 16x 1.5x – 10x
USB USB 3.0 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Battery LP-E6N (supplied), LP-E6 compatible LP-E6
Battery Life Up to 700 images Up to 950 images
Weight (body only) Approx. 845g Approx. 950g


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