Is a 150mp Canon EOS R camera on the way? [CR1]

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It is being reported that a possible high-megapixel EOS R body from Canon may come with a 150mp sensor.
I don’t think the idea of a 150mp sensor in a consumer product from Canon is too far-fetched. While I think it’s more likely we’ll see something around 100mp, I would welcome any crazy amount of megapixels.
The Canon EOS R6 will be 20mp, the Canon EOS R5 will be 45mp, an Canon EOS R3 at 150mp? Sure, why not?
Maybe it’ll shoot 16k? (joking)
This is a third-party rumor, I haven’t heard anything about this from my sources. So please take it with a grain of salt.

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I could consider a megapixel monster to go with a set of tilt shift lenses. But the suggested 45MP of the R5 already feels excessive. I did try out a 100MP body before but it was the larger sensor that made the image and not the pixel count.
 
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I'll wait until Canon puts the cards on the table. They will most likely get my money for either R5, RS, or 5D5, but only after I can make an informed decision.
 
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Well after all even 8k looked impossible from canon in a mirrorless body.. Now i'll believe anything, where is my 10-1000 f1.0? :LOL:
 
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If true, this would be ~15,024 x 10,016 pixels, it could make a 50 inch print (horizontal) at 300 ppi and 100 inch print at 150 ppi. That is 8.3 ft....

Ok...so we know Canon likes to target markets.

This is for the near sighted rich people who want to print wall sized photos of their puppy dog market???

I know this is just prompting all the "art gallery sized print" comments, but, if Canon does this, I see it as more of a statement camera. In terms of practicality, that is very small.

BTW...where does diffraction kick in on this bad boy? f/1.4???
 
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Well after all even 8k looked impossible from canon in a mirrorless body.. Now i'll believe anything, where is my 10-1000 f1.0? :LOL:
If an RF zoom it will be a f/7.1 lens :ROFLMAO:
 
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If true, this would be ~15,024 x 10,016 pixels, it could make a 50 inch print (horizontal) at 300 ppi and 100 inch print at 150 ppi. That is 8.3 ft....

Ok...so we know Canon likes to target markets.

This is for the near sighted rich people who want to print wall sized photos of their puppy dog market???

I know this is just prompting all the "art gallery sized print" comments, but, if Canon does this, I see it as more of a statement camera. In terms of practicality, that is very small.

BTW...where does diffraction kick in on this bad boy? f/1.4???
Using existing cameras/pixel-densities data from TDP I would guess around f/3.5 so a f/4 big white lens would be just fine. But this would exclude the use of teleconverters (at least the 2X ones) and f/7.1 zoom lenses.

I would say a 80-82mp camera would be more practical. It would have the 90D's DLA (f/5.2)
 
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If true, this would be ~15,024 x 10,016 pixels, it could make a 50 inch print (horizontal) at 300 ppi and 100 inch print at 150 ppi. That is 8.3 ft....

Ok...so we know Canon likes to target markets.

This is for the near sighted rich people who want to print wall sized photos of their puppy dog market???

I know this is just prompting all the "art gallery sized print" comments, but, if Canon does this, I see it as more of a statement camera. In terms of practicality, that is very small.

BTW...where does diffraction kick in on this bad boy? f/1.4???
A 75MP DPAF Canon sensor is a 150MP sensor in fact. Well, in DPRAW mode at least if each half frame is 75MP large then combined image is 150MP.
On an another note, 150MP is a seriously medium format territory. I do not discount a possibility of a Canon entering MF market.
 

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Not a practical resolution in a hand held 35mm format body. The technique demanded to get the most of that pixel size, as anyone knows who has shot with a 5DS/DSr...
 
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Are full frame lenses really resolving much of anything at that pixel density?
 
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Not a practical resolution in a hand held 35mm format body. The technique demanded to get the most of that pixel size, as anyone knows who has shot with a 5DS/DSr...
dont forget you have IBIS onboard
 
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Not a practical resolution in a hand held 35mm format body. The technique demanded to get the most of that pixel size, as anyone knows who has shot with a 5DS/DSr...
With a 5 Stop of IBIS tech, handholding becomes a possibility.
 
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Make it a 3 layer 'foveron style' sensor, with 50MP on each layer, and take my money Canon!
(for the record, I have about the same amount of money as the odds of this coming true - 0 )
 
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Using existing cameras/pixel-densities data from TDP I would guess around f/3.5 so a f/4 big white lens would be just fine. But this would exclude the use of teleconverters (at least the 2X ones) and f/7.1 zoom lenses.

I would say a 80-82mp camera would be more practical. It would have the 90D's DLA (f/5.2)
I am expecting a scaled up 90D/M6 II sensor, which would be 82-83 MP as well.

A 75MP DPAF Canon sensor is a 150MP sensor in fact. Well, in DPRAW mode at least if each half frame is 75MP large then combined image is 150MP.
On an another note, 150MP is a seriously medium format territory. I do not discount a possibility of a Canon entering MF market.
You may be right on the math and this is someone who saw a 150 MP file (or 160 MP and approximated) and really it was just an image using both subpixels from a 75-83 MP "high resolution" camera we've heard rumors about.

That actually seems likely to me. But, if Canon is going medium format....great.
 
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Are full frame lenses really resolving much of anything at that pixel density?

That the resolving capability of optics limits any useful increase in sensor resolution is a myth. More pixels means more resolution even if the optics aren't all that good. Check opticallimits.com for comparisons of lenses tested at both 21MP and 51MP. Even weak corner resolution is improved at 51MP. Roger Cicala also mentions this briefly in his blog.
 
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I could consider a megapixel monster to go with a set of tilt shift lenses. But the suggested 45MP of the R5 already feels excessive. I did try out a 100MP body before but it was the larger sensor that made the image and not the pixel count.
Maybe this rumored sensor is larger than the standard 35mm FF size. Or, it could be a Foveon type of sensor.
 
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