Canon EOS R3 sensor resolution to be 45mp?

slclick

ILFORD MULTIGRADE RC
Dec 17, 2013
4,548
2,892
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.
 

CanonFanBoy

Purple
CR Pro
Jan 28, 2015
5,627
4,037
Irving, Texas
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.
 
Last edited:

H. Jones

Photojournalist
Aug 1, 2014
730
1,424
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

EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 8, 2016
65
36
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

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 30, 2014
98
139
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.
 

slclick

ILFORD MULTIGRADE RC
Dec 17, 2013
4,548
2,892
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: SteveC

CanonFanBoy

Purple
CR Pro
Jan 28, 2015
5,627
4,037
Irving, Texas
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.
Yeah, I know it isn't. Sarcasm ;)
 

Franklyok

EOS 90D
Oct 24, 2018
137
46
images from tokyo olympics are leaking …

is there any mpx update❓

45 mpx , I’d say TechRadar has gone ADHD
 

EOS 4 Life

EOS R
Sep 20, 2020
989
786
The Techradar "source" is a Canon Watch article that claims 45MP and quad pixel autofocus. Canon says the R3 will have next generation dual pixel AF so we already have reason to believe that at least half of the Canon Watch information is wrong. This calls into question thr reliability of the 45MP claim from the same source.
It was the reverse.
The Canon Watch article quoted the Tech Radar one.
Tech Radar did not name their source.
 

EOS 4 Life

EOS R
Sep 20, 2020
989
786
R5 just isn't enough of a step to switch to RF given the investment I have in EF bodies and lenses
RF can't ever replace EF.
One of the reasons EF and PL are so popular is their long flange distances.
It makes it easy to add their mounts and adapt their lenses to almost any camera.