Especially since the competition doesn't seem to have a problem with higher resolution sensors that the R3 has. I thought it was funny that there are repeated excuses for the 24mp and why you don't need it.
Even though Canon offered a 24 mp sensor on its new Stacked Sensor, BSI camera, it does not follow that it could not have chosen a higher resolution sensor. The pending 1R may break with past practice by including a very high resolution sensor. At this time, we do not know what capabilities canon has and will have soon. But Canon will need to differentiate the 3R and the 5R and 1R lines, and sensor size is one way to do that.
The Canon is ******* meme refuses to die even when considering milestone achievements.