As Canon News points out, it looks like Canon has confirmed the resolution of the Canon EOS R5 image sensor.
How did they do this?
Canon has specified in the latest EOS R5 information that the camera will shoot 8K DCI, which is 8192×4320. Since Canon has said that 8K recording uses the full width of the sensor, the sensor would be 8192 pixels wide. Canon sensors use a 3:2 aspect ratio, so that would mean the height of the sensor is 5461 pixels, which equals 44.7mp.
I've been reporting for quite some time that the image sensor would be 45mp, so this seems to back up those long-running rumors.
If the math is wrong, please let me know.
The RF image circle couldn't cover it though, right?
I was eye balling the R6 but I cant see the R6 keeping up with the 4K specs on this R5. This is just way too tempting. I dont need another stills camera but video... good lord .... GOOD. LORD....
I mean, what... a 1:1 pixel readout (12MP like the sony a7s) but with all the same specs otherwise as the R5? Why bother?
i think Canon intended this to be the absolutely everything camera. I dont know what else you Viably could cram into a dedicated video MILC body that the R5 doesnt already sport.
It could cover both a FF-width 19:10 crop and a FF 3:2 crop at the same time, but it would not cover the whole sensor area. But it wouldn't be supposed to cover the full area, the corners would be unused and/or masked. Note that "FF-width" would be wider than normal ILC "full-frame" video, while still fitting into the image circle, because a regular 16:9 or 19:10 crop from a 3:2 sensor is inherently tighter than what the image circle would permit.
Yeah, I don't think there's anything that points to the R6 being a video-oriented body. Not a sports-oriented one either, like some have speculated. And it's unlikely to be a 5D replacement in regard to ergonomics or build quality either.
Video you usually see in dedicated video bodies which tend to be much bigger and can more easily dissipate the heat. I dont think there are global shutter video MILC bodies out there as of yet. As far as stills go, isnt that what X-Sync is for? There is way to high speed sync if you have the right stove that can talk to your camera to do it. It basically fires a multistrobe to align with your rolling shutter readout (i think is how that works)