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Canon 5DS, a 50MP DSLR, May Launch Feb. 5 (Rumor)

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If the latest leaks are true, we could be seeing a new, super-sharp DSLR from Canon as soon as next week. Details, including photos like the one above, have sprung forth about a possible upcoming Canon EOS 5DS, which is supposed to be an addition to the 5D family of full-frame DSLRs.

According to, the purported EOS 5DS will sport a full frame, 50.6-megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 6 processor. The camera's body is supposed to be dust and water sealed, and made with magnesium alloy. Canon, however, has not made any announcements about such a camera.

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The most unusual detail with the leaked specs is the relatively limited light sensitivity range of ISO 100 - 6400. Canonrumors reports that this is because of a much stronger color filter array, which is expected to deliver much more accurate colors than in existing Canon cameras.

The leak also lists something called a "new 'fine detail' picture style" — which is most likely a mode that harnesses the new super sharp sensor to get more details out of a shot.

Canon's also rumored to release a 5DS R edition, which does away with the traditional low-pass filter that smooths out jagged edges — in exchange for clearer detail. (Nikon has made this change on a number of its DSLRs, including its flagship, 36.3 MP D810.)

If the rumors are true, the EOS 5DS could be one of the sharpest DSLRs in the market. We'll see what — if anything — happens next week.

Staff Writer Cherlynn Low shoots with her Canon Rebel T2i. Follow her @cherlynnlow. Follow Tom's Guide at @tomsguide on Facebook.