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The Best Camera with Highest Megapixels

Updated on November 11, 2015

Because this is the era of detail and clarity!

Gone are the days when just "sharp image" would be enough. TVs have turned into HDTVs and everyone wants more detail - 3k, 4k... the list goes on. There has also been a tremendous increase in the demand for DSLR cameras with more megapixels. More megapixels = more resolution = more detail and clarity.

Although megapixels is not an indication of zoom strength, a higher resolution can record fine details and fine prints more easily. Colors are more vivid, contrasts are clear and sharper, and the whole picture is life-like.

Just take the below two pictures as examples. The first one was has a resolution of just 640 x 360 whereas the second one has a resolution of 2048 x 1152.

Picture 1 (640 x 360 pixels)
Picture 1 (640 x 360 pixels)
Picture 2 (2048 x 1152) Alta Badia - Trentino Alto Adige, Italy - Landscape photography
Picture 2 (2048 x 1152) Alta Badia - Trentino Alto Adige, Italy - Landscape photography | Source

See how individual blocks (pixels) are clearly visible on the first image, making it grainy. And notice how even the shadows of the two people walking on the road are clear on the second picture.

More megapixels = more detail!

Canon is the leader in producing highest resolution cameras.

In 2010, Canon announced a 120 MegaPixels CMOS sensor, however, it was never brought into a commercial model camera. Then, in early 2015, they introduced Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5D R models cameras—they have a resolution of 50.6 MP!

Amazon Offer: Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR Camera w EF 24-70mm F2.8 Lens Bundle

Canon EOS 5D S

The EOS 5DS weighs 2 lbs
The EOS 5DS weighs 2 lbs

Canon EOS 5DS vs 5DS R

Large single-plate CMOS
50.6 MP (effective) and 53 MP (total)
Aspect Ratio
Auto Focus
61-points high density AF
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 seconds, with bulb
Video Recording
MOV, MPEG-4 with 1920 x 1080
Max 12800

Note: The main difference between 5DS and 5DS R is that the low-pass filter effect has been deactivated on the 5DS R. This cancellation of the LPF provides even more details and edge-sharpening for objects in a landscape. It reduces the visibility of wavy patterns in the images.

Pros of Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R

  • The ultra 50.6 MP resolution!
  • Has a lot of input and output ports
  • Pictures look great on large posters and prints
  • Crop over 80% of the photo away and still get an HD photo(!)
  • Autofocus
  • And the sexy new shutter sound

Cons of Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R

  • The ISO maxes out at 12,800
  • Does not have a headphone port

See DigitalRev's review of 5DS and 5DS R

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Sample Pictures Shot from Canon EOS 5DS



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