*Update* After speaking with a couple of people, it turns out that this image sensor has no chance of ever making it to a consumer product. One person said its likely application is security if it ever actually makes it into production.
Without giving specifics, the source said that the format of the document removes the chance of this being for consumer photography applications.
A leaked document shows that Canon has a full frame 63mp image sensor in the pipeline. There is no way to verify this information or this document’s authenticity, but from reading the document below, things do look legit.
I do expect some folks on the forum to rip this apart if they mistakes or things that don’t make sense from an engineering standpoint. Chime in and let us know what you think.
Canon News has some analysis of this document and they point out the following observations:
- The user also mentions it was made with a 300nm process. Canon has used 130,180 and 500nm processes that I’m aware of. I would fail to see the reason why Canon would upgrade some equipment to an interim step of 300nm.
- The read noise of this is far worse than for instance an 80D sensor scaled. At worst case, this sensor should be no worse than the 80D sensor, as it’s the same pixel pitch as the 80D sensor.
- The DR matches the 6D Mark II DR curve and not the current generation 5D Mark IV or even 80D DR curves.Calculated DR for ISO’sISO100: 12.00evISO200: 11.94evISO400: 11.55evISO800: 10.84evISO1600: 10.11evISO3200: 9.35evThis is exactly like the 6D Mark II DR curve. (btw, if you ever wanted proof that the 6D Mark II used on sensor ADC’s. here it is)
- If you look at Canon’s actual real datasheets for sensors (go here https://canon-cmos-sensors.com/) they have revision marks and notes in the footers and a big red “specs are subject to change without notice” in the header. This document does not have either. Read the full analysis.