Last week, a report came out about Canon's high-megapixel EOS R system camera, saying that the new camera would come with a 150mp image sensor. While impressive, I had doubts that such a sensor would appear in the near future in a consumer product.
I have now been told that the high-megapixel EOS R camera system camera is in the early stages of testing with a very select group of photographers.
The megapixel count is “significantly lower than 150mp” the source claims, but that it “just about doubles” the 45mp sensor in the upcoming Canon EOS R5.
The video specifications I was told are not all that impressive, as that is definitely not the target market for such a camera. If you're into video, the Canon EOS R5 is going to have you covered for the foreseeable future, but that the high-megapixel camera will be squarely aimed at still photographers.
This camera should be ready to ship in early 2021, but with the current events, any such claims are probably at risk of evolving.