Canon EOS R3 sensor resolution to be 45mp?

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Japanese people have another mentality though. If their employer tells them to keep a secret, they will do that.
Nokishita has more leaks than practically any other industry.
I can't say that the sources are employees but they do seem to be mostly Japanese.
 

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Are you suggesting they designed and built a processing pipeline, buffer, etc., capable of handling 45 MP at 30 fps, while planning to decide later whether to use 45 MP or 30 MP? Seems unlikely.
That is pretty typical.
If the 45MP version does not work out then they could fall back to the 30MP version.
It is called contingency.
 

emailfortom

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I agree and in all honesty whether the camera is 30 MP or 45 MP makes little difference to me. For me the specs that are more important are:
  • electronic shutter with adjustable fps not just 30 fps
  • buffer depth when shooting
  • spot metering link to AF point
  • AF acquisition speed
  • highISO noise and base ISO dynamic range
I would prefer 45mp but totally agree with you that the other issues are paramount. I'm getting spoiled with the R5's high res... but lets remember the 30mp is still 50% higher than the 1dxlll & idxll. Your last point vis-a-vis high ISO is spot on!
 
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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.
From what I hear from a photographer in Tokyo this is correct!

The Canon R3 has a 24 mp sensor - resolution 6000x4000 px

The info is from a reliable source that I trust!
I have been following all the development news and forum talk, but this is the first time that I can contribute with something relevant (so I registered)
 
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From what I hear from a photographer in Tokyo this is correct!

The Canon R3 has a 24 mp sensor - resolution 6000x4000 px

The info is from a reliable source that I trust!
I have been following all the development news and forum talk, but this is the first time that I can contribute with something relevant (so I registered)
24 MP in 3:2 would be exactly 6K
 
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Sporgon

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Had we ever seen a camera out in commercial use but kept so secret before ? Seems odd; I can see the hype attraction in getting the forums to discuss it and create interest, but I wonder if there’s another strategy here ? Perhaps Canon want the internet buzzing with how capable this camera is, and publishing the shots to back this up before they let on it’s ‘only’ 24 mp. My understanding is that the fast shooting commercial world don’t want lumbering with really high mp and Canon will no doubt respect this but don’t want it trashed in the forums for being ‘behind’ the 50mp cameras before it’s even launched.
 

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There seems to be more than enough evidence to support that but as the saying goes but there is no date for an announcement of any kind.
Sure! You are right! And this camera will be announced after the next Winter Olympics at earliest.
For sure that over all teasing Canon PR machine running for several weeks now will tell us that we will have to wait much, much longer :rolleyes: /sarc mode
 

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As much as I agree with that, we have no idea at what stage the rumors emerged.
*They could still all be wrong
And you are right here, too.
Canon PR machine running for several weeks now will tell us that they will have to redo all the R&D and we will have to wait much, much longer :rolleyes: /sarc mode
 

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Had we ever seen a camera out in commercial use but kept so secret before ? Seems odd; I can see the hype attraction in getting the forums to discuss it and create interest, but I wonder if there’s another strategy here ? Perhaps Canon want the internet buzzing with how capable this camera is, and publishing the shots to back this up before they let on it’s ‘only’ 24 mp. My understanding is that the fast shooting commercial world don’t want lumbering with really high mp and Canon will no doubt respect this but don’t want it trashed in the forums for being ‘behind’ the 50mp cameras before it’s even launched.
I don't think the use 'in the wild' is especially unusual, I think the built up expectation and interest is different. I don't remember hype like this since the awesome 5D II days, I think I got banned three times back then :ROFLMAO:
 

dpockett

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From what I hear from a photographer in Tokyo this is correct!

The Canon R3 has a 24 mp sensor - resolution 6000x4000 px

The info is from a reliable source that I trust!
I have been following all the development news and forum talk, but this is the first time that I can contribute with something relevant (so I registered)

I was told 6000x4000 also, it sounds like the same source to me. But I am still not sure, as they have all been asked to keep it secret.

I will be disappointed if it is 24mp, for what I shoot (long lens sport) I have really been enjoying the ability on the R5 to crop in when the action gets further away (much like wildlife photographers) so if I am to make the R5 body #2 and R3 #1, I for one would miss the extra 21mp. Unfortunately with the rolling shutter, I can't see the R5 being my main body for long - I'd like to be able to use the 20fps but can't trust it.
 

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I would be so happy if it were 24. It would go to show this is a photography body first and foremost and a workhorse at that. Keep churning out the primarily stills bodies, let all the rest wrestle for hybrid market share.
 
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