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Canon to release a 100mp EOS R system camera next year [CR2]

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The rumors about a high-megapixel EOS R5 have been around since the release of the camera. Most of us have reported a Canon camera with an 80mp image sensor, but by the sounds of it, Canon will take the resolution much higher.

A solid source has told me that Canon hasn’t yet internally decided on which image sensor will come in the new high-megapixel RF mount camera. This camera will replace the equally loved and hated EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R.

Apparently, the goal now is to be north of 100mp, to provide even more separation between the EOS R5’s 45mp and the new high-megapixel sensor. The same source also mentions that it’s not simply going to be an EOS R5 body with a higher resolution sensor, but a camera geared towards landscape and studio photographers. What that means ergonomically, I’m not sure.

More to come…

jhpeterson

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That would be most impressive! Hope Canon knocks it out of the park. (again)
 
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Ozarker

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I'm hoping this will be a better/faster tracking camera than the R. I know the R5 is probably a much better choice if I want that, but would love to have the 100 megapixels.

I've also discovered that my Tamron 45mm is horrible in bright light. Abysmal, actually. CA is out of control and the images get muddy. In moderate light, much better. So hoping I can get back some RF glass in a year or two.
 
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landon

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Told you Canon is not going to release anything new until everybody has an R5/R6 first.
 
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Fran Decatta

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Would be pure pleasure to do panorama pictures of landscapes with this body and a supertele. Insane... Also wonder how many HDD would need to store this picture :ROFLMAO:

Now, really, I wish to see more news about this camera :)
 
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goldenhusky

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I will take a 100mp with a good amount of salt but If Canon does introduce a camera with 100 or more MP it will closer to $5k mark is my guess
 
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That would be most impressive! Hope Canon knocks it out of the park. (again)
Impressive Canon (Sony & Nikon to follow possibly around 80 mp) and in MF terrority, no point in switching to MF from either of the 3 big FF ML as Canon's (Sony, Nikon) system and lens selection are superb.
 
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slclick

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This is not the sensor gap for me, I'm waiting for the more than the R6, less than the R5 camera. No, that's not the R....Still, this (sort of ) reminds me of the return to the 1D dual body setup, one for sports/journalism and one for studio/landscape. When you dis that thought, remember how I wrote 'sort of'.
 
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jvillain

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It will reduce the need to focus stack macro shots. Back the camera up giving yourself more depth of field and then crop in. That alone would make it worth while fore me. As for being designed for studio and landscape photographers it is hard to think of two more diametrically opposed gropus of photographers. If I am shooting landscape I want weather sealing. In the studio not so much. If I am shooting landscape weight and size matters in the studio not so much. If I am shooting landscapes dynamic range is a huge factor. In the studio I light so it doesn't matter. About the only thing they have in common is they want more megapixels.
 
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If neither the R1 nor the R5s is going to released in 2021, which "new exciting R camera" ist coming this year? I hope it's not the R5c because I personally couldn't care less about video...

Is it possible that Canon would release two MP monsters with an identical body but different sensors? 70-80 MP and 100MP plus? I figure "no" due to saving costs, but there have also been the 5Ds and 5Dsr, so I thought there might be a chance.
 
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jam05

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Told you Canon is not going to release anything new until everybody has an R5/R6 first.
It's just March. Canon never releases cameras in an Olympic year early in March. Most often it's June. So you have to wait. You'll see a lot more leaks in April and May. And then in June, Bam! Same as last year, but right before the opening ceremonies. Canon always has the perfect timing. Reason every other manufacture either tries to release quickly or make a mistake and wait. Canon ruled the marketing in 2020. Heat or no heat, it was all about the R5. The entire second half of 2020. And now it's chatter all about "Active Cooling". The bar set by Canon.
 
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Aaron D

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OK just thinking out loud, but with Adobe's new Super Resolution I get 122 MP (effectively) out of my 30.4 MP R. It really looks pretty wonderful, but I only see it when I zoom way in, like 200%. If I had to make a print 48" wide and stand with my nose right on top of it, sure I'll see that resolution, but who does that?

And when I look at the size-matched comparisons in DxO Mark of the 5Ds vs the 5D IV, there doesn't appear to be much gain, if any, in image quality by shooting big and scaling down.

So yeah, I'll be the first to ask if it's really useful. But please give me credit for not being a mindless knee-jerker. What is the actual practical benifit? I'm not assuming there isn't a gain, I'm seriously asking what that gain is. And if that gain is worth the giant files and possible hit to SNR.

I am aware that there is an equal and opposite knee-jerk tendency to accept that more is always better.
 
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jam05

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It's just March. Canon never releases cameras in an Olympic year early in March. Most often it's June. So you have to wait. You'll see a lot more leaks in April and May. And then in June, Bam! Same as last year, but right before the opening ceremonies. Canon always has the perfect timing. Reason every other manufacture either tries to release quickly or make a mistake and wait. Canon ruled the marketing in 2020. Heat or no heat, it was all about the R5. The entire second half of 2020. And now it's chatter all about "Active Cooling". The bar set by Canon, to beat the R5 specs outright, active cooling is needed.
 
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