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While a lot of us, myself included expected to see a high-megapixel R replacement for the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R DSLRs to be coming next, that has turned out not to be the case. As we’re going to get the 45mp Canon EOS R5 next and then a Canon EOS R6 later on in the spring. We have no details on the announcement timeframe for another EOS R series camera. We were told that 4 new full-frame cameras were coming in 2020, so this may be one of them.
The source claims that the megapixel jump from the 50.6mp sensor in the EOS 5DS series will be “significant”. We’ve had rumors stating 70+ megapixels, but I get the feeling it could be much higher. Unfortunately, most everything rumored about this camera previously has proven incorrect. I would think if you’re coming out with a 45mp camera, you’d probably want to double the resolution to differentiate the cameras or go all-in and hit 100mp.
What could Canon name it? I think the ‘Canon EOS R3’ moniker would fit into the lineup nicely.