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

neuroanatomist

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Relax. Everyone has an opinion. Don't get so worked up.
You, like everyone, are entitled to have and express your own opinion. You’re not entitled to your own facts. Also, keep in mind that while people who hold the opinion that the earth is flat are entitled to have and express that opinion, they’ll look like fools for doing so.
 

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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 rumor 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 View attachment 199421
Can I ask... is Jeff Cable the only EOL Canon sports shooter who publicly released his R3 Olympic images? I struggle with the idea that EVERY other Canon photographer adhered to the very strict constraints demanded by Canon's NDA and that Jeff was the only one to shoot with the R3 and release his photos. And that those photo's EXIF data are the sole source for the 24mp claim. I'm not calling into question the EXIF data.... but where are the other sports shooter's "R3" images supporting the 24mp claim
 

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Can I ask... is Jeff Cable the only EOL Canon sports shooter who publicly released his R3 Olympic images? I struggle with the idea that EVERY other Canon photographer adhered to the very strict constraints demanded by Canon's NDA and that Jeff was the only one to shoot with the R3 and release his photos. And that those photo's EXIF data are the sole source for the 24mp claim. I'm not calling into question the EXIF data.... but where are the other sports shooter's "R3" images supporting the 24mp claim
Maybe it's like a flying pig...you only need one.
 

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Can I ask... is Jeff Cable the only EOL Canon sports shooter who publicly released his R3 Olympic images? I struggle with the idea that EVERY other Canon photographer adhered to the very strict constraints demanded by Canon's NDA and that Jeff was the only one to shoot with the R3 and release his photos. And that those photo's EXIF data are the sole source for the 24mp claim. I'm not calling into question the EXIF data.... but where are the other sports shooter's "R3" images supporting the 24mp claim
Good question. A quick internet search seems (I could be wrong) to show that he is not an Explorer of Light, but that he shoots for Team USA and has a sponsorship agreement with Canon. Looks like Getty Images also picks up his photos. Perhaps he was tasked by Canon to blog about his Olympic experience and promote the R3. I think it is highly unlikely that he would have violated any non-disclosure agreement and that Canon either knew or didn't care that people would be able to discern the resolution from his photos. I would expect that many of his photos will be showing up in promotional materials when Canon announces the R3.

As to why other photographers EXIF data is not showing up, I have no idea. Maybe everyone else was using 1Dx IIIs? :)
 

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When you get that 5DV send me a pm will you and tell me where you got it :)
Gladly. Since so many are posting about fantasy cameras here, why shouldn't I? Some of those fantasies have a chance of showing up in some form later, unlike my 5DV.

Reality is that I really did consider an impulse purchase of a 5DIV when it briefly dropped below $2,000. I realized that I had used the articulating screen more than usual recently (such as shooting video of myself to be used as part of online church services, and needing to see that I was in the frame). So I figured even with the 5DIV, I would still be using the 6D2 at lot anyway. Last night I did a test of interval shots of the sky to see about how I will set things if get to try for Perseid meteors. With swinging out the screen, I didn't have to lie down to change settings and see results. If I see somewhere a new 5DIV for around $1800, I probably won't resist this time.
 

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You, like everyone, are entitled to have and express your own opinion. You’re not entitled to your own facts. Also, keep in mind that while people who hold the opinion that the earth is flat are entitled to have and express that opinion, they’ll look like fools for doing so.
Please advise as to which facts I am making up. I also think it is beneath you to start name calling just because you disagree with my opinion.
 

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Please advise as to which facts I am making up. I also think it is beneath you to start name calling just because you disagree with my opinion.
I guess I am a little confused by this as well. Perhaps he read this statement as a command, rather than speculative. I simply took it to mean your opinion is that Canon "probably" has a different plan for the R1.
They must have a different plan for the R1.
 

AEWest

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I guess I am a little confused by this as well. Perhaps he read this statement as a command, rather than speculative. I simply took it to mean your opinion is that Canon "probably" has a different plan for the R1.
Correct. As this is a speculative topic on camera that have yet to be introduced, it is definitely my opinion only.

It's kind of like saying a sports team "must" get a certain player, the fan who says it is obviously does not have control over the decision making, but is expressing his opinion.
 

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I guess I'm trying to understand why anyone would want 70mp for studio work... don't most of us smooth skin during post? Why in the world would I want more resolution? I'm starting to feel like the only ones that really need high mp are landscape and bird photographers. Now I am both of those and high res is great in some instances, but there are times the pixel density gets in the way. I'll have both, but if I had to pick just one I think that resolution would be pretty far down the list of priorities.
Agreed, which is why I personally am fine with the presumed 24 MP of the R3.
 

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I guess I'm trying to understand why anyone would want 70mp for studio work... don't most of us smooth skin during post? Why in the world would I want more resolution? I'm starting to feel like the only ones that really need high mp are landscape and bird photographers. Now I am both of those and high res is great in some instances, but there are times the pixel density gets in the way. I'll have both, but if I had to pick just one I think that resolution would be pretty far down the list of priorities.
Even then the landscapers need to be printing big, which frankly most don’t, and the birders only when they are cropping hard and are focal length limited. So even these two scenarios end up as niches within niches.
 

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Even then the landscapers need to be printing big, which frankly most don’t, and the birders only when they are cropping hard and are focal length limited. So even these two scenarios end up as niches within niches.
So of course, Canon must make a camera for those sub-niches. They simply must. A professional-type body. The R5 need not apply.
 
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So of course, Canon must make a camera for those sub-niches. They simply must. A professional-type body. The R5 need not apply.
Duh! If they don’t then Canon don’t stand a chance of holding back the tidal wave of people jumping to or buying Sony and Nikon high megapixel options. And don’t give me that sales numbers stuff you always spout, I’m sure I don’t need to say the word, Kodak!
 
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I guess I'm trying to understand why anyone would want 70mp for studio work...
I think people imagine the days of Irving Penn and other classic studio photographers with large format cameras. The big glossy magazines are mostly gone. The fashion magazines that remain seem more interested in the individual style of the photographer. The quality of digital today can match large format film and if the photographer wants that look, they will probably use a large format camera anyway. There are a handful of art photographers (real art, as in those that get their images in national galleries) that work in huge sizes and large formats, but they wouldn't constitute a market for a mass produced camera like the R1 (Although I recall Martin Parr doing some big prints of beachgoers with the 5Ds but I think that was a Canon-sponsored project and isn't how he normally shoots)

Those that would need or want a high resolution R body would likely be fine with an R5s, as I don't know why studio photographers would need a 1 series body (From what I've seen in videos, most of the Explorers of Light that do studio/fashion/wedding work are using 5 series.)

It is a mystery to me where the currently mythical R1 will land. I don't see it going below the R3, but I also don't see it setting a resolution record. It seems like 30-50 mp might be the sweet spot.
 

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I guess I'm trying to understand why anyone would want 70mp for studio work... don't most of us smooth skin during post? Why in the world would I want more resolution? I'm starting to feel like the only ones that really need high mp are landscape and bird photographers. Now I am both of those and high res is great in some instances, but there are times the pixel density gets in the way. I'll have both, but if I had to pick just one I think that resolution would be pretty far down the list of priorities.
The R5 is more than enough for studio stuff. Sometimes I won't even use it because I don't want to have to deal with the long upload/transferring due to garbage hotel wifi.
 

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The R5 is more than enough for studio stuff. Sometimes I won't even use it because I don't want to have to deal with the long upload/transferring due to garbage hotel wifi.
I honestly will grab my R6 for portrait work much more than the R5.
 

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A new Peter McKinnon R3 video. Camera is noticeably smaller than 1dx2.
Seriously? You missed the complete thread on this one, it’s already 4 pages....