Canon News has uncovered a patent that shows an 83mp full-frame image sensor from Canon. If you scale up the new 32.5mp APS-C sensor to full-frame from the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II, 83mp is what you'll get.
Japan Patent: 2019-149607
- 20.75 MP sensor of 5575 x 3725 pixels in size
- 83.06MP sensor of 11150 x 7450 pixels in size
A large number of pixels of 4 columns × 4 rows (8 columns × 8 rows of focus detection pixels) shown in FIG . 2 are arranged on the surface to enable acquisition of a captured image (focus detection signal). In the first embodiment, the period P is 4 [mu] m, the number of pixels N in the lateral 5575 columns × vertical 3725 lines of pixels = about 20.75 million pixels, the column period P of the focus detection pixels AF is 2 [mu] m, the focus detection pixel number N AF lateral The description will be made assuming that the imaging device has 11150 columns × vertical 7450 rows = approximately 83.06 million pixels.
We're extremely confident that we'll be seeing an EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R replacement in the form of a new EOS R system camera in the first half of 2020.
Too much MP and too big files for me, but good for all that need/want it.
I always welcome the possibility of choice.
High MP with dual card slots is all I need and the rest of the specs I can live with so please Canon don't mess it up.
This could possibly be the first camera I've ever pre-orderd. :p
It would be wonderful to have a 1dx replacement with about 30 mp so it would be competitive with Sony’s offerings ( A9 ii is rumored to be in the 30 mp range).
I know which camera and lenses I’d prefer to shoot......
From my needs, despite is great to have such a huge MP sensor, I would love to see the new 1dxIII soon, or a 1dxIII equivalent in mirrorless.
If, and IF this sensor goes on a mirrorless really don´t know if i can see myself buying just because the huge number of pixels, that will increase the amount of data to cards, computer and external hard drives... 40/50 MP for me is kinda the limit...I even think 61mp from Sony A7rIV is too much, but this is for my needs. I prefer a fast and less noisy camera, than the amount of pixels. However....Pixels means resolution...its so nice to have a great resolution camera! I imagine to make a landscape photo with 83mp...:)
Happy to see Canon is developing....NowI just hope they can deliver this faster that the last rumors....
We don't know whether the coming Canon body is going to have IBIS or not. The ~10% difference in linear resolution isn't exactly massive. Whether the extra stop in DR is worth the 3x price and inability to use potential existing EF lenses… well, I guess YMMV.
Now, as for the 1-series, mirrorless or DSLR, I'm thinking that a new 30-32 mpx sensor will be coming out, a true update and step up from the already-good 5D4/R sensor, with an even better DR, an improvement at high ISO, full-frame 4K, and wickedly deep buffer.
I got scolded on another forum for suggesting it, but I think the next 7D will also come out at the same time as the new 1-series. Canon going full throttle with the sports cameras all at the same time.