Number of Recordable Still Photos and Total Movie Recording Time on Memory Cards (EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R)

Article ID: ART162892 | Date published: 10/05/2015 | Date last updated: 10/05/2015


Number of Recordable Still Photos and Total Movie Recording Time on Memory Cards (EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R)


Number of Recordable Still Photos on a Memory Card

Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.)
Image QualityPixels RecordedPrinting SizeFile Size (MB)Possible ShotsMaximum Burst
JPEG 50 MA114.151031 (510)
7.010301030 (1030)
39 M10.966045 (660)
5.513101310 (1310)
22 MA27.110101010 (1010)
3.520302030 (2030)
12 MA34.515901590 (1590)
2.331203120 (3120)
*12.5 M L size1.256005600 (5600)
*20.3 M-0.32038020380 (20380)
RAW 50 MA160.510012 (14)
28 MA244.014012 (14)
12 MA329.819014 (15)
50 M
50 M
60.5 + 14.18712 (12)

28 M
50 M
44.0 + 14.111011 (12)

12 M
50 M
29.8 + 14.114014 (14)

*1: is suitable for playing the images on a digital photo frame.
*2: is suitable for emailing the image or using it on a Web site.

  • and will be in (Fine) quality.
  • The file size, possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting are based on Canon’s testing standards (Crop/aspect ratio: Full-frame, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using an 8 GB CF card. These figures will vary by the subject, card brand, crop/aspect ratio, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Functions, and other settings.
  • The maximum burst applies to [ ] high-speed continuous shooting. Figures in parentheses apply to an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 7 CF card, based on Canon’s testing standards.
  • If you select both RAW and JPEG, the same image will be recorded simultaneously to the card in both RAW and JPEG at the image recording qualities that were set. The two images will be recorded with the same file numbers (file extension: .JPG for JPEG and .CR2 for RAW).

Total Movie Recording Time on Memory Cards and Approx. File Size Per Minute

In MOV (Approx.)
Movie-recording QualityTotal Recording Time on CardFile size
4 GB8 GB16GB
5 min.11 min.23 min.654MB / min.
16 min.33 min.67 min.225MB / min.
6 min.13 min.26 min.583MB / min.
19 min.38 min.1 hr. 17 min.196MB / min.
48 min.1 hr. 37 min.3 hr. 14 min.78MB / min.

297 - 298

Frame Rate (fps: frames per second)
29.97fps / 59.94fps For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, etc.).
25.00fps / 50.00fps For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe, Russia, China, Australia, etc.).
23.98fps / 24.00fps Mainly for motion pictures.
Compression Method
ALL-I (For editing/I-only) Compresses one frame at a time for recording. Although the file size is larger than with IPB (Standard), the movie is more suited for editing.
IPB (Standard) Compresses multiple frames at a time efficiently for recording. Since the file size is smaller than with ALL-I (For editing), you can shoot longer (with a card of the same capacity).

[Movie Files Exceeding 4 GB]
  • Even if you shoot a movie exceeding 4 GB, you can keep shooting without interruption.
  • During movie shooting, approx. 30 sec. before the movie reaches the 4 GB file size, the elapsed shooting time or time code displayed in the movie-shooting screen will start blinking. If you keep shooting until the movie file size exceeds 4 GB, a new movie file will be created automatically and the elapsed shooting time or time code will stop blinking.
  • When you play back the movie, you will have to play each movie file individually. Movie files cannot be played back automatically in consecutive order. After the movie playback ends, select the nextmovie and play it back.
[Movie Shooting Time Limit]
  • The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 29 min. 59 sec. If the movie shooting time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting will stop automatically. You can start shooting a movie again by pressing the [ ] button. (A new movie file starts being recorded.)
  • Use a large-capacity card when shooting a movie. For more information on cards that can be used with the camera, please refer to Types of Memory Cards that can be used with the camera (EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R).
  • If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie may not be recorded properly. Also, if you play back a movie on a card with a slow reading speed, the movie may not play back properly.
  • If you want to shoot still photos while shooting a movie, you will need an even faster card.
  • To check the card’s reading/writing speed, refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.
  • An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause movie shooting to stop before the maximum recording time shown in the table above.



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