Canon EOS R3 sensor resolution to be 45mp?

FrenchFry

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If speed is the main feature of the R3 then surely it will be 30mp, not 45. Anything a 45mp camera can do a 30mp can do quicker ?
They also say that they will "outperform" the competition, and with 30MP they don't come close to the A1.
Sounds like a lot of marketing fluff.
 

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If speed is the main feature of the R3 then surely it will be 30mp, not 45. Anything a 45mp camera can do a 30mp can do quicker ?
The speed seems to all be related to the sensor readout so difficult to infer the MP count. We continue to wait. To answer a question above: I do not recall a Canon camera being shown so much by Canon officials prior to official announcement. Maybe a new marketing strategy?
 
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slclick

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They also say that they will "outperform" the competition, and with 30MP they don't come close to the A1.
Sounds like a lot of marketing fluff.
Go on.... I want to hear how rez alone will lead to a body outperforming.
Keep this in mind, my experience with this sitch is based upon going from a 22mp to a 20 and having the latter outperform the higher mp count body in spades. Canon to Canon though.
 
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dpockett

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I heard from a photographer using one that it is 24mp, but I think they have all been asked to keep it secret so I don't really believe that.
 
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As a long term 5DS user I'd say that there is naff all difference in actual practical resolution between 30mp and 45.

At maximum output size IQ- yes, but how often does that happen ?
For heavy cropping IQ- yes, and that can be useful.
For me it would depend on how much that extra 15mp has reduced the cameras capability in other areas. If it doesn't compromise anything else then Canon might as well bring 45mp on.
 

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I heavy crop when I shoot birds. For everything else I find 30Mp enough. But if R3 is performance oriented as Canon mentioned it is most probable that it will be around 30Mp and not 45Mp.
 

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It appears that Canon is now allowing photographers to post photos from the R3 without violating their NDAs.

Jeff Cable posting of R3 photos

He does mention "I can not tell you details about the focus system of the camera but it is so good!"

Just FYI now when I click on the link the blog no longer mentions the above comment and references to the R3 have been removed. I am glad I viewed the blog when I did to get a bit more perspective on the R3.
 
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It appears that Canon is now allowing photographers to post photos from the R3 without violating their NDAs.

Jeff Cable posting of R3 photos

He does mention "I can not tell you details about the focus system of the camera but it is so good!"

Just FYI now when I click on the link the blog no longer mentions the above comment and references to the R3 have been removed. I am glad I viewed the blog when I did to get a bit more perspective on the R3.
It was more interesting when it had the R3 bits in. I hope he does not get into too much trouble and have it taken away from him :oops:
 

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They also say that they will "outperform" the competition, and with 30MP they don't come close to the A1.
Sounds like a lot of marketing fluff.
Sony A-1 = Flagship. R3 does not = flagship

Compare apples to apples. Besides that, I am sure the R3 will outperform the A1 in some respects. It ain't all about megapixels.
 

rick1

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Sony A-1 = Flagship. R3 does not = flagship

Compare apples to apples. Besides that, I am sure the R3 will outperform the A1 in some respects. It ain't all about megapixels.
Yeah but if the R3 comes in at $6k, that is flagship pricing. You'll probably be able to get an A1 for that by the time this is released. If the R3 costs as much as the A1 but doesn't directly compete with the A1, it will lose
 

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Yeah but if the R3 comes in at $6k, that is flagship pricing. You'll probably be able to get an A1 for that by the time this is released. If the R3 costs as much as the A1 but doesn't directly compete with the A1, it will lose
What ifs ain't worth wasting sleep over. The fact remains that people are going to buy, most likely, within the system they are in. Since we don't know the price, I'm going to say that if the R3 is priced like a Leica, but doesn't compete with the Leica, it's going to lose. See, worthless (un)logic. Just forum fluff.
 
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slclick

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Yeah but if the R3 comes in at $6k, that is flagship pricing. You'll probably be able to get an A1 for that by the time this is released. If the R3 costs as much as the A1 but doesn't directly compete with the A1, it will lose
New tech raised that roof. You just can't keep clinging to yesterdays price ceilings and imaging business models. They'll charge whatever people whom are still alive are willing to pay.
 

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True: but I'm not in the RF system (yet), and if I need to use my EF glass with an adapter, then the world of other manufacturers is just as open as a new canon body.

FWIW: Don't price a set of RF lenses - it's ridiculously costly.
Ok. Replace the EF glass with something else. That'll save you some $. /S Surely a Canon lens adapted to a foreign body is just as good.

I've owned the RF 28-70L, RF 24-105L, RF 50 L, and the RF 85 L. Fully aware of the costs.
 
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It appears that Canon is now allowing photographers to post photos from the R3 without violating their NDAs.

Jeff Cable posting of R3 photos

He does mention "I can not tell you details about the focus system of the camera but it is so good!"

Just FYI now when I click on the link the blog no longer mentions the above comment and references to the R3 have been removed. I am glad I viewed the blog when I did to get a bit more perspective on the R3.

If you open up the images, they're still tagged as "EOS R3" in the file names, though :LOL:
 

rick1

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What ifs ain't worth wasting sleep over. The fact remains that people are going to buy, most likely, within the system they are in. Since we don't know the price, I'm going to say that if the R3 is priced like a Leica, but doesn't compete with the Leica, it's going to lose. See, worthless (un)logic. Just forum fluff.
People will still buy it, I will still buy it. But in no way could I say the R3 outperforms it's sony counterpart if it comes in at 30mp for $6k. The only reason I am buying it over the sony is because canon's raw compression is superior to sony's. The file sizes of my R5 raw files are smaller than my a9ii. If it weren't for that I would be buying the sony instead.
 

bernie_king

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Ok. Replace the EF glass with something else. That'll save you some $. /S Surely a Canon lens adapted to a foreign body is just as good.

I've owned the RF 28-70L, RF 24-105L, RF 50 L, and the RF 85 L. Fully aware of the costs.
It's actually not. Briefly while waiting for months for my pre-ordered R5, I considered dumping everything and moving to Sony. Thing is, I have a bunch of EF glass (specifically a 600 f4 II that I couldn't come close to selling for the cost of a Sony 600 F4). I researched the different Canon adapters for Sony and could not find one person who said the performance was anything but lackluster at best. Most said it was downright horrible. EF glass adapted to an R Mount body is seamless and actually performs better in most cases than on an EF DSLR. This is likely because Canon doesn't share its communication protocols and has hard wired EF protocols into the software on the R cameras.
 

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slclick

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True: but I'm not in the RF system (yet), and if I need to use my EF glass with an adapter, then the world of other manufacturers is just as open as a new canon body.

FWIW: Don't price a set of RF lenses - it's ridiculously costly.
I was an RF holdout with my dialed in set of 8 L lenses and a 40. Then I got the RF 35 and slightly caught the bug. I will be picky and choosy (I also don't follow the camp of replacing your favorites- my favorites are fine thank you Mr. Control Ring) ....would love another pancake.
 
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