The biggest question surrounding the upcoming Canon EOS R3 is what the megapixel count will be for stills shooters.
Over the weekend two anonymous sources told me that the camera will sport a 30mp sensor. One of the sources did say “around 30mp”.
Since this comes from unknown places, please treat it as such for now. If I receive confirmation from a known source, I will let you know.
Canon EOS R3 Specifications:
- 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
I am not sure about the video specs though, would it be able to shoot 6.7K 60p RAW video or limited up to 30p, with 60p in crop mode?
The rumoured C500S is supposedly capable of 8k60p FF video also with a stacked BSI sensor, so maybe it is possible.
We already know that it probably does not have 8K, because 4K was mentioned. So it has less than the 39.3 megapixels needed for 8K, which is very good news.
If it has 30 megapixels, the question is if it is worth buying know or if it would be better two save another $2000 or so more and wait another year or so with the R1 with a much better 20 mepapixel or so sensor. How much time or money would the upgrade from 30 to 20 megapixels be worth?
The R5S will be the megapixel monster.
This is shaping up to be a pass for me. I’ll wait and see what the R1 brings before making any decisions. I’m in no hurry. My current cameras are pretty awesome.
Why wait another 1 or 2 years or even more for a camera which we don't know nothing about? 30 megapixels is 50 percent more than 20, quite significant and with all the other updates it will be the best Canon body.
So here it should be 6.7K, and it may be capable of doing it at 60p (like the 1DX III) or limited to 30p (like the R5).