Since the EOS R system was announced back in Septmeber, 2018, there were constant rumors and reports about a 100mp (give or take) EOS R system camera in the pipeline. Once the EOS R5 was announced in 2020, the rumors and reports returned for a while and then it went quiet.
We still continue to receive questions about such a camera, so we'll address it as best as we can.
Is there a high-resolution EOS R system camera coming?
As with any company such as Canon, there are products planned that never come to fruition, as there can be changes in the marketplace or other external challenges. By the sheer number of reports and conversations we've had, that may have been what happened here.
With the launch of the EOS R3 and the Canon manufactured stacked sensor, this may be while such a camera never came to market. For arguments sake, it was Canon's first stacked sensor and we expect there to be a rollout across more of the EOS R lineup, which is a logical hypothesis. We expect to see a stacked image sensor in both the EOS R5 Mark II and EOS R1. We think Canon will save the global shutters for cinema series cameras.
We have heard a couple of mentions about a higher resolution camera coming 6+ months after the EOS R5 Mark II, which we expect to be announced in Q1 of 2024. That would translate to a Q4 announcement.
There would definitely be a market for a 100mp type of EOS R camera, but how big that market could be is not something we have been privy to.
If you're waiting for such a camera, we think you'll be waiting a long while yet.