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

peters

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"Maybe it’ll shoot 16k? (joking) "
Since they suddenly announced an 8k consumer photo camera, this somehow doesnt sound as absurd as it did some month ago :-D
 

Codebunny

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Sep 5, 2018
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Maybe this rumored sensor is larger than the standard 35mm FF size. Or, it could be a Foveon type of sensor.

Canon medium format sensors and lenses would make a splash. Mirrorless medium format bodies are much more compact than their mirrored counterparts. And the lenses I use that scream high MP are also not the ones I put on a wildlife and sports focused body.
 

melgross

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Nov 2, 2016
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Sure, it’s possible, but what kind of per pixel IQ could we expect from that, and can lenses be made sharp enough for that rez? We’re hitting the point of max resolution now, as the laws of physics are telling us that we’re running right near the edge.
 

Mark3794

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Sep 4, 2018
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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.
I think you got it right: someone saw a 150 mp file from dpraw or pixel shift
 

Architect1776

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Aug 18, 2017
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Are full frame lenses really resolving much of anything at that pixel density?

Absolutely.
L lenses easily do 250 MP so 150 would be a piece of cake.
 

Architect1776

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Sure, it’s possible, but what kind of per pixel IQ could we expect from that, and can lenses be made sharp enough for that rez? We’re hitting the point of max resolution now, as the laws of physics are telling us that we’re running right near the edge.

L lenses handle it just fine.
 

justaCanonuser

Grab your camera, go out and shoot!
Feb 12, 2014
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Too much much MP for me.
But if some desire so much Theben good luck for you.
Same with me. You will have to carry a complete workstation with you to get the images post-processed. Plus, DLA (diffraction limited aperture) would have to be f/3.5 or something like that I guess, so you could forget to shoot e.g. landscapes the classic way (f/16 or 22) and get substantially more real image information out of such a camera than out of a, say, a 5D3. Plus, you would have to shoot even moderately moving subjects with 3x higher (am I right?) shutter speeds than with a 50 MP camera to freeze them sharply on the pixel level. I think if Earth moves closer to the sun, Canon should bring out such a monster :devilish:
 

Accutance

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Jul 31, 2019
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People keep writing that more MP won't mean more resolution due to limiting optics and diffraction. That's a myth. Sony's A7r IV generates 241MP files by pixel shifting with visible improvement over it's base 61MP. Most of their lenses aren't any better than Canon's.

More MP just means any optical aberrations, including diffraction (which is always present) will be imaged with more pixels.
 

AlanF

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To put it in perspective, a 150 Mpx FF sensor has the same pixel density as a 20.2 Mpx 1" sensor as used with great success in many Canon and Sony cameras, and with a diffraction limited aperture of f/3.9. There is very good IQ with these below about 400 iso and they give acceptable images at higher isos.