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Canon EOS R3 sensor resolution to be 45mp?

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Techradar is reporting that there are rumors of the Canon EOS R3 sporting a 45mp image sensor, just like the Canon EOS R5. I have reported that the EOS R3 will have a 30.1mp image sensor.

From Techradar:

Canon hasn’t yet officially confirmed the resolution of the Canon EOS R3, its equivalent mirrorless camera for pro sports photographers, but rumors have strongly suggested that it’ll also be a 45MP camera. We do already officially know that R3 will be able to shoot 30fps bursts and oversampled 4K video.

I haven’t had a single person tell me that the EOS R3 will be 45mp, I can’t say the same about the 30.1mp resolution that I have reported.

One point that makes me question the truth behind the 45mp resolution is the lack of 8K recording in the EOS R3. Canon hasn’t released all of the video features, just bits, and pieces. However, they have said it will shoot 4K and oversampled 4K, if it did shoot 8K, I think that would be out there by now. So if they did equip it with a 45mp sensor, it would be strange that it didn’t shoot some form of 8K,

As always, rumors are rumors and I could always be wrong.

The Canon EOS R3 is scheduled to be officially announced sometime in September.

Canon EOS R3 Specifications:

  • 24mp (Rumored) 30.1mp (Rumored) backside illuminated image sensor
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

reef58

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I tend to agree, if it were 45mp then why not 8k? I am not a tech guy, but would BSI have anything to do with lack of 8k? Doesn't seem so but I don't know.
 

USMarineCorpsVet

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Canon took the time and energy to issue a statement that the sensor would be designed and manufactured by Canon. Why the secret about sensor resolution? Seems strange...
 
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lexptr

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Please, Canon, no! Leave some advantages for R5! I want to be less tempted :LOL:
 
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KT

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I tend to agree, if it were 45mp then why not 8k? I am not a tech guy, but would BSI have anything to do with lack of 8k? Doesn't seem so but I don't know.
Both the Sony Alpha 1 and Nikon Z9 have BSI sensor and both are capable of 8K shooting.
 
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30 megapixels would already be a big step down from the 18 megapixels I currently have, but 45 megapixels would be very bad. If they do that, the have to cut the price by a lot.
 
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I do not care about 8K but I care about 45mp. If it were 45mp I would be angry because .... I would have to spend money to get it :D
 
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jam05

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Canon took the time and energy to issue a statement that the sensor would be designed and manufactured by Canon. Why the secret about sensor resolution? Seems strange...
Because Canon controls the narative. CR was wrong about the R5 and most likely the same about the R3. The R5 surprised all the rumor sites.
 
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jam05

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Canon took the time and energy to issue a statement that the sensor would be designed and manufactured by Canon. Why the secret about sensor resolution? Seems strange...
Canon took the time and energy because Sony fanboys were trying to negatively impact the R3 buzz. And the internet negative buzz was getting quite anoying. With the resolution held back until opening ceremonies. Unless photographers agreed to not disclose Exif data
 
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Because Canon controls the narative. CR was wrong about the R5 and most likely the same about the R3. The R5 surprised all the rumor sites.
CR coverage of R5 seemed pretty good to me, and now that i have one it seems pretty good to me also...
 
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jam05

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July 23rd will be my bet that photographers using the R3 at the Olympics will make suttle mentions of the resolution via Exif data or other means.
 
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July 23rd will be my bet that photographers using the R3 at the Olympics will make suttle mentions of the resolution via Exif data or other means.
I tried that with some images I was pretty sure were taken with the R3, UK Royal Family at the Euro Soccer Finals, but all the camera EXIF had been stripped.
 
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I am sure the real reason why spectators are banned at the Olympics is the fear that information about the R3 could leak. Canon is a main sponsor :)
 
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FrenchFry

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I like this rumor better.
Must make it true, right?

45 MP is so nice for small birds.
 
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Skux

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The people who wrote off the R3 because they 'need' 45mp are quaking right now :ROFLMAO:
 
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I am checking Jeff Cable's blog twice a day lol for Olympic information, right now the topic is getting 26 covid test before he can get in , and they are getting plenty of rain.
 
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Perhaps Canon don't want people obsessing about 8K like they did with the R5 and want to add extra shock and awe when they officially announce the R3 with 45mp and 8K.
I would have thought that such a professional sports orientated camera will have 20-30mp though.
 
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