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

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Is this a serious question? Because number one I didn't suggest anything, I made a statement that didn't need to be read into. Number two, just because a camera doesn't tick all the boxes doesn't make it inferior. And number three, someone invested in a brand and ecosystem isn't going to sell all their gear and jump ship solely because a competitor's camera has some features their brand camera doesn't. Again I ask, was this a serious question?! ;-)
Yes it is a serious question. You said lots folks "settle" for Canon. You also said they are buying cameras they don't necessarily want. These are your words not mine. Maybe you didn't mean it that way. Who knows?
 

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My technique is to extract the JPEG thumbnail from the raw whilst copying over the RAW. Then you just have to flick through JPEGs until you find the RAW that you want to process.

So whether the RAW is 16 or 24 or 45 MP is irrelevant at the screening stage.
That sounds interesting, is that an import setting in Lightroom or do you shout raw + low res jpeg?
 

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Yes it is a serious question. You said lots folks "settle" for Canon. You also said they are buying cameras they don't necessarily want. These are your words not mine. Maybe you didn't mean it that way. Who knows?
I could WANT a 45MP R3 but SETTLE for a 24MP R3, that certainly wouldn't make the R3 inferior and certainly wouldn't justify me selling all of my Canon gear to buy, say, a Sony A1. The only point I was making was that just because Canon puts out a product and that product sells doesn't mean every person who bought said camera was 100% satisfied with its feature set. Sometimes people settle for a camera that doesn't tick all the boxes but because the cons don't outweigh the pros, it wouldn't be considered inferior by any means. Make sense?
 

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Just curious, what are people's thoughts on why Canon has stayed quiet on the sensor resolution? For those thinking Canon strategically chose 24MP, why not disclose that with the rest of the marketing? Do you think there's a reason they've kept this bit of information elusive?
Canon has released only a handful of headliner features. Unless a camera has some groundbreaking resolution like the highest resolution ever, there's not much sense in wasting valuable marketing dollars and time on it.

Canon doesn't consider the resolution to be important. Why "release" a specification that doesn't matter.

That kind of granular detail doesn't make for good marketing. Much more sense to talk about the new sensor design and the eye-controlled autofocus.

Marketing isn't about "disclosure" it's about selling. It's the old thing about selling the sizzle not the steak.
 
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Toglife_Anthony

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Canon has released only a handful of headliner features. Unless a camera has some groundbreaking resolution like the highest resolution ever, there's not much sense in wasting valuable marketing dollars and time on it.

Canon doesn't consider the resolution to be important. Why "release" a specification that doesn't matter.

That kind of granular detail doesn't make for good marketing. Much more sense to talk about the new sensor design and the eye-controlled autofocus.

Marketing isn't about "disclosure" it's about selling. It's the old thing about selling the sizzle not the steak.
I don't think adding 24MP to the sensor information would increase their marketing dollars whatsoever. But to be fair, most of the "specs" about this camera have come from rumor sites not Canon directly, so maybe they aren't withholding, they just haven't released the granular details. Fair enough.
 

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It hasn’t occurred to you that maybe Sony have the strategy wrong in offering 50mp ? I’m sure some people that are shooting full raw at that speed are going to soon get sick of data overload. Time will tell.
Some people maybe, but the folks shooting the 5DS/R and R5 here, as well as the D850 aren't complaining about their 45-50 Mpx files, although only the R5 is really fast, and there are already 84 pages of A1 shots on Fred Miranda https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1690968/83#lastmessage
 
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My 5DS doesn’t shoot at 30 FPS - thank goodness
I was out this afternoon doing a butterfly shoot. It's extremely windy today, as you know, and the butterfly I wanted was behind some stalks of grass and all were waving like mad, but the butterfly occasionally was unobstructed. With 20 fps bursts and 1/5000s, I got perfect shots where there were clear views of the Common Blue - the best I have ever had. Even at a distance of 2-2.5m, I had to crop like mad to get 3-4 Mpx, but with the R5 and 100-500, they are sharp and detailed enough. This is where the RF 100-500mm, like the 100-400mm II, is so good for me - I saw only a couple of these in a couple of acres and could carry the light lens with its short mfd.
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I was out this afternoon doing a butterfly shoot. It's extremely windy today, as you know, and the butterfly I wanted was behind some stalks of grass and all were waving like mad, but the butterfly occasionally was unobstructed. With 20 fps bursts and 1/5000s, I got perfect shots where there were clear views of the Common Blue - the best I have ever had. Even at a distance of 2-2.5m, I had to crop like mad to get 3-4 Mpx, but with the R5 and 100-500, they are sharp and detailed enough. This is where the RF 100-500mm, like the 100-400mm II, is so good for me - I saw only a couple of these in a couple of acres and could carry the light lens with its short mfd. View attachment 199408 View attachment 199409
It's a great shame we don't seem to have anything like the amount of butterflies now compare to when I was a lad. I remember my parents had a buddleia in their garden, we used to call it the 'Butterfly Bush' and in the summer is was absolutely covered in all kinds of butterflies - Red Admirals, Peacocks, Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady to name a few. I have a buddleia in my garden now and I'm lucky to see a Cabbage White on it, nothing else.
Lovely shots..
 
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It's a great shame we don't seem to have anything like the amount of butterflies now compare to when I was a lad. I remember my parents had a buddleia in their garden, we used to call it the 'Butterfly Bush' and in the summer is was absolutely covered in all kinds of butterflies - Red Admirals, Peacocks, Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady to name a few. I have a buddleia in my garden now and I'm lucky to see a Cabbage White on it, nothing else.
Lovely shots..
It's much more than a shame. Small birds rely on caterpillars for food as well as insects. The number of Blue Tits has declined terribly this year because of the shiortage of caterpillars. Remember how 20 years ago when driving the windscreen got splattered by insects? Now, it it remains largely clean.
 

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It's much more than a shame. Small birds rely on caterpillars for food as well as insects. The number of Blue Tits has declined terribly this year because of the shiortage of caterpillars. Remember how 20 years ago when driving the windscreen got splattered by insects? Now, it it remains largely clean.
Yes there is a dramatic difference now in flies splattered on the windscreen. Really dramatic. It’s not due to more aerodynamic shapes of cars and windscreen today either as even my Land Rover that has the aerodynamics of a brick doesn’t get insects on the windscreen. Not good.
 

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Jeff Cable replied to a question on facebook about whether he shoots in RAW .
Looks like no one can open RAW files from the R3 yet , so all available photos must be jpegs which means this rumour has no foundation and the R3's resolution is still unknown
Edit: didn't realise jpegs can be full resolution size so may well be 24mp which is a sensible size for a sports camera after all
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Jeff Cable replied to a question on facebook about whether he shoots in RAW .
Looks like no one can open RAW files from the R3 yet , so all available photos must be jpegs which means this rumour has no foundation and the R3's resolution is still unknown View attachment 199421

How does this affect the foundation of the rumour? Unless there are multiple JPEG resolution settings, other than what we currently have available on other EOS cameras, it's still not looking good for a resolution of more than 24 megapixels.
 
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It hasn’t occurred to you that maybe Sony have the strategy wrong in offering 50mp ? I’m sure some people that are shooting full raw at that speed are going to soon get sick of data overload. Time will tell.
Getting sick of 50mpix images?
Are you ok?
 

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The vast majority of us don’t need 30 fps but do like maximum resolution. 20fps is fine. So Canon: give us a R5 in a full pro body please! What’s so difficult here?
 

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Yes. I’ve been using 5DS cameras since 2016 and recon I have shares in Western Digital by now. And the 5DS only shoots at 5 FPS - thank goodness
As you must have seen from my posts, I am happy using the 5 fps of the 5DSR and it can make life a lot easier editing! You have to have a different technique for the high fps - ruthlessly edit quickly, and I have only ever kept the best of each set of shots. Fortunately, Canon CRAW gives file sizes half or less of those from the 5DSR.
 
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