• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 5DS R advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    50.6 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    28 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    15 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Canon 5DS R

  • Less expensive
    $749 vs $3699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 4.14 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    347g vs 948g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Phenomenal resolution and sharpness; Fine Detail Picture Style is like in-camera Unsharp Mask; Excellent print quality; Decent high ISO performance; Improved normalized dynamic range compared to 5D Mark III; Decent burst speed with good buffer depths; Built-in intervalometer & timelapse movie mode.

  • AF speed tested closer to consumer-level DSLRs; Dynamic range lower than competing models from Nikon & Sony; Lack of OLPF means subject to more aliasing artifacts with some subjects; No 60p video frame rate; No headphone jack; Timelapse video is only 1080p.

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Canon 5DS R
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Canon 5DS

Canon 5DS R
Canon 5DS
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X70
Canon 5DS
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Canon 5DS R
Ricoh GR II
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X70
Ricoh GR II
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A99 II

Canon 5DS R
Sony A99 II
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X70
Sony A99 II
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D850

Canon 5DS R
Nikon D850
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X70
Nikon D850
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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