There have been rumors for a while now about a newly released super high megapixel Canon mirrorless camera. This is now more likely to be the case, with the launch of a 100MP RF mount camera in the first half of 2023.
It’s still a guess at the moment and no one knows which camera line it will follow. There is speculation that it could be a mirrorless equivalent to the EOS 5DS or indeed it could be the much-anticipated successor to the EOS R, the R1.
“We have been informed that Canon will indeed release a full-frame RF mount camera with over 100 megapixels in the first half of 2023,” said Canon Rumors, “the announcement may come late,” said Canon Rumors. more by 2022.”
Supposedly rumors of an 80MP camera have been floating around since the release of the EOS R5, but sources say that it will most likely hit the 100mp mark by this point. But according to rumors circulating last year, it appears to be more than just an upgraded EOS R5 with a major sensor upgrade.
“The same source also mentioned that it is not simply an EOS R5 body with a higher resolution sensor,” said Canon Rumors, “but a camera geared towards landscape photographers. and studios.”
Now I’m not sure what photographers would do with a 100mp sensor. All in all, 50mp sensors like those in DSLRs with the confusingly named EOS 5DS R, are more than well-equipped to meet most requirements, even for commercial applications.
However, there is still speculation that the new super-high megapixel camera could be geared towards low-light astrophotography, or alternatively, much more video-focused. The EOS R5 recorded 8K video in-camera, however, it experienced significant overheating problems when the camera was first launched.
Like the EOS R5, most other mirrorless cameras with 8K video are in the 45mp range, from Nikon’s Z9 at 45mp to Sony’s Alpha 1 at 50mp. A new 100mp camera that shoots 8K video can be pretty cool.
Others have speculated that this could actually be the near-mythical flagship EOS R1. If so, it could potentially be a far cry from the original mirrorless EOS R1, possibly even taking the throne from the reliable DSLR of the 1DX range. While that also seems odd considering that it would then be aimed at sports and journalism, that’s exactly the niche of the recent EOS R3. The plot is thick.
So what exactly do we know? That there will most likely be a Canon 100mp mirrorless full-frame RF mount camera released in 2023. More than that is anyone’s guess at this stage.
[Via Canon Rumours]