Cue the head spinning, The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III to be 20.1mp? [CR1]

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Sometimes after we report something, it brings about some contradictory information soon after. Yesterday we reported that a source was “80% sure” than the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III would house a 24.x megapixel sensor.
This is what makes the rumor mill fun.
Shortly afterwards we were told by an anonymous source that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III would actually sport a 20.1-megapixel sensor, which would mean it’s staying with about the same resolution as the EOS-1D X Mark II.  The source claimed to be “100% sure”.
If any of our known sources could corroborate this information one way or another, we’d appreciate it.
Remember, this a rumors site, contradictions in information happen a fair bit before the truth gets nailed down.
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tron

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Feel free to make it CR0... :D

A rumor has to be plausible somehow (especially from an anonymous source)!
 
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Eersel

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It is quite possible that both of these "sources" are correct. I wouldn't be shocked if there are a few different 1DxIII's prototypes out there sporting different sensors.

The big question remains though.

As a betting man, I would look at 24.x sensor. There is a resolution war going on between Canon and Sony.
 

tron

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It is quite possible that both of these "sources" are correct. I wouldn't be shocked if there are a few different 1DxIII's prototypes out there sporting different sensors.

The big question remains though.

As a betting man, I would look at 24.x sensor. There is a resolution war going on between Canon and Sony.
Yes this is possible.
 

richperson

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Probably not true, but if it is, it better have amazing high ISO performance (which would be fine), but getting a few more FPS would not make it worth the upgrade.
 
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bitcars

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It's only 100% that the prototype seen by this source is 20.1 mpx, which 99% confirms that Canon is testing with different sensors in the field.
 
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whothafunk

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I'd call BS on that one, if the person is in the know I'd say it is a prototype with the old sensor in the new body.
Im not so sure. 61 AF points on 1DX, 1DX2 and supposedly 1DX3 as well. They also might stick to the same MP, in return for better ISO performance and speed? But I'm also quite sure a minor bump will happen. 22MP. But no more.
 

Dragon

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It needs to be about 25 MP to be able to do DCI 4k with a 6k-4k down conversion and now that they have the processor to do that, it is hard to believe that they won't put it in the 1 series camera. The feature requires a crop in the 90D, but the video quality is very good in that mode (not DCI, of course).
 
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You have to remember that Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be the place to announce 8K. It’s quite interesting if 1D doesn’t have possibility to record 8K. It might be two separate models, 4K and 8K.
 
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slclick

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Maybe the prototype was missing an X, I guess that would have been 10mp though, lol.
 

tron

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Maybe the less smart (or trustworthy?) tester got a 1DxII body after all :D
 
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