Our friends over at Northlight received some information about a possible upcoming EOS R camera. After some direct communication between us, there appears to be some validity to the information.
First up, this is another source pointing to the inclusion of IBIS on an upcoming EOS R body. We were told previously that the IBIS system simply wasn't ready for the EOS R release, though there were prototypes with IBIS floating around during testing. It's safe to say that Canon will embrace IBIS in an upcoming release.
Secondly, is a 100mp EOS R in the pipeline? It's highly possible. We've been told that Canon scrapped the development of an EOS 5DS/R follow-up and that their next high megapixel camera will be for the EOS R system. I don't think we'll see such a camera until 2020, as I believe there need to be some more native RF lenses announced to handle landscape and studio shooters.
The pro-R body will not likely be the really high MP body as high MP is somewhat of a niche product. Note that the pro-DSLR (1D line) has a comparatively low MP and the 5D line has a middle of the road MP total. That is the MP range (low to middle) that the majority of pros apparently prefer.
I hope Canon puts IBIS as soon as it is ready, it has been a very long wait for a competitive small mirrorless dual purpose video/still camera, and IBIS is one of the missing features. Add a decent 4K implementation and we're off to the races!
100 MP is not my market. :(
afaik official sources said the next mirrorless FF will be an entry level model.
only rumor sites wrote the next one will be a pro model.
That said if the quality is good from the smaller RAW output options and they hit resolutions I need, and the dynamic range is solid...
Maybe I'm still interested.
So, downsampling a 100 megapixel image to a 25 megapixel image would give you a 25 megapixel image with, assuming an ideal lens, the optimum sharpness and colour accuracy.
Is this important for most people? Of course not. But there are certain tasks, such as high resolution reproduction of artworks or natural objects, where capturing the finest detail accurately is important, and for that a 100 megapixel EOS R can't come soon enough!
Of course at 100megapixels diffraction is going to be a real bitch, but that's another thing altogether!
What's not to like?
(I'm certain CR posters will tell me!)