The Canon EOS R3 will be 24mp, confirmed by EXIF data

miketcool

EOS 90D
Jun 29, 2017
190
381
Canon sells plenty 1DX mkiii’s at $6499 with 20mp. Why? In sports you don’t gain much from pushing in and a higher quality sensor with less pixels is demanded.

If the R3 doesn’t warp high speed objects during bursts, it’ll be a hit with professionals. The crowd that spends hundreds of dollars accessorizing and babying their equipment that they don’t make a penny off of will wail. I’m excited for this jump into the future.
 

Quarkcharmed

EOS R5
Feb 14, 2018
1,241
1,105
Australia
www.michaelborisenko.com
Good. No remorse I got my R5 then. But 24Mp is not surprising at all. When Canon was advertising the R3 on Instagram positioning it between 1DXIII and R5, I simply asked in the comments about the megapixel count. To my huge surprise they answered "I think you know the answer". So I guessed it would be between 20 and 45Mp, not very precise but...

Looking forward to seeing the high-MP version of the R5.
 

snapshot

5d2,5d4,r5
CR Pro
Jul 24, 2020
57
40
the thing is that if true, each camera could have a different exif signature -- then the NDA violator could be identified.
It seems a little conspiratorial to me but the thing that makes me think it might be possible is the video resolution. Full width DCI 4K doesn’t divide nicely into 6,000 pixels.
 
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geffy

EOS 90D
Jun 24, 2019
116
77
starting to compete with sony, wonder if the fan boys will buy a new cloth to keep it shiny while watching the pros that use the idx's
 

Tidy Media

R5 | R6 | C70 | C200
Jul 13, 2020
27
32
Actually pretty happy about this, I'm looking for a gimbal pairing for my c200 and if it can shoot RAW at 50p I'll be set. 8K RAW from the R5 is just overkill, but they'll be a killer photo duo.
 

highdesertmesa

R5
CR Pro
Apr 17, 2017
356
491
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I have never seen that happen before. Anything is possible, but I don't think you hand these cameras out to people under NDAs with an announcement around the corner and gimp them.
The firmware may allow multiple sizes of RAW but be currently limited to the smallest. They could be working out issues with the higher resolutions. Zero evidence of this but still possible.
 

GoldWing

Canon EOS 1DXMKII
Oct 19, 2013
322
234
Los Angeles, CA
en.wikipedia.org
In my opinion this camera is not for someone currently shooting with a 1DX 1DXMKII or 1DXMKIII as a professional to transition your kit from EF to RF at a $50K to $80K+ investment.

1. The loss of OVF
2. Two Different Format Cards
3. No significant jump in resolution
4. Transition to RF Glass

These four factors will make us wait until the R1 is released. Also 30fps is no inducement we know all that is required is 15fps RAW for stills for any sport.

This does leave one to wonder if Canon will double the resolution of the 1DXMKIII for the R1. We are seeing people shoot sports with the Fuji GFX100s and the work is amazing, stunning, beautiful, sharp, crisp with exceptional detail and resolution.
 

degos

EOS RP
Mar 20, 2015
421
356
Canon sells plenty 1DX mkiii’s at $6499 with 20mp. Why? In sports you don’t gain much from pushing in and a higher quality sensor with less pixels is demanded.
Why? Largely because there's no option, if you're in the Canon system and need a truly rugged camera then the 1DX line is your option.

Remember how they used to split the 1D and 1Ds lines? That was a great way to leverage R&D and production cost whilst catering to the needs of photographers. Sadly the 'merged' 1DX was a step back in many ways.
 

privatebydesign

I post too Much on Here!!
CR Pro
Jan 29, 2011
10,502
5,745
In my opinion this camera is not for someone currently shooting with a 1DX 1DXMKII or 1DXMKIII as a professional to transition your kit from EF to RF at a $50K to $80K+ investment.

1. The loss of OVF
2. Two Different Format Cards
3. No significant jump in resolution
4. Transition to RF Glass

These four factors will make us wait until the R1 is released. Also 30fps is no inducement we know all that is required is 15fps RAW for stills for any sport.

This does leave one to wonder if Canon will double the resolution of the 1DXMKIII for the R1. We are seeing people shoot sports with the Fuji GFX100s and the work is amazing, stunning, beautiful, sharp, crisp with exceptional detail and resolution.
Well I am a 1DX II shooter and have been a 1 series shooter for 20 odd years, I’ll be getting an R3.
 

Steve Balcombe

Too much gear
Aug 1, 2014
263
183
1. The loss of OVF
2. Two Different Format Cards
3. No significant jump in resolution
4. Transition to RF Glass

1 - is not a loss! After a few months with the R5 I never want to go back to an optical viewfinder. The R3 will almost certainly be even better.
2 - Yep.
3 - 20%.
4 - Not necessarily a bad thing, and the EF-RF adapters for legacy glass are transparent in use.
 

RMac

5Diii 7D M5 C300
Let the record show that user @Chaitanya was the first to guess 24MP on the June 2 thread (although they made 2 guesses).
So much for my guess of 20...
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