Canon EOS Rumors

The sensor in the upcoming Canon EOS R3 is designed and manufactured by Canon

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After the development announcement of the Canon EOS R3, the internet went a bit silly with stories about who is actually manufacturing the image sensor in the Canon EOS R3. Why it mattered? I don’t know, but I stayed away from the claims made by a bunch of sites.

PetaPixel reports that Canon has directly told them the following about the Canon EOS R3 image sensor.

The sensor in the upcoming EOS R3 camera is Canon designed and manufactured.

I’m glad this issue has been put to rest and we can get on with things.

knight427

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Aug 27, 2018
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Canon is *******!

Just had to get that out of the way.

edit: interesting, we can't say the d-word...not THAT d-word, the canon is d-word, d-word
 
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slclick

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Dec 17, 2013
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I'm happy PetaPixel has finally offered up something worthwhile.
 
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Chig

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Hardly surprising as Canon only use their own sensors in all their current cameras , why would they start using Sony hand me downs ?
Edit : I've been told Canon use Sony sensors in their powershot cameras.
 
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john1970

EOS R5
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Dec 27, 2015
525
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Good to know that Canon developed and manufactured this sensor. I would expect all sensors going forward to be either BSI or BSI/stacked going forward.
 
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Hector1970

EOS R
CR Pro
Mar 22, 2012
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Hardly a surprise its their own sensor.
Was there any relevant sensor Patents from Canon to align with this camera.
Any 45/50 MP sensor patents or have they been 20 / 30 MP sensors?
 
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Sharlin

EOS R
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Dec 26, 2015
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For real, where did all those rumors come from?

Hardly surprising as Canon only use their own sensors in all their current cameras, why would they start using Sony hand me downs ?

Well, you know how the Internet works? Presumably the rumors stemmed from the idea that obviously Canon can't have made such an advanced sensor themselves, so it's actually a Sony camera in disguise and Canon is only not d****d thanks to Sony. Or something.
 
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EOS 4 Life

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Hardly a surprise its their own sensor.
Was there any relevant sensor Patents from Canon to align with this camera.
Any 45/50 MP sensor patents or have they been 20 / 30 MP sensors?
I do not recall ever seeing the MP count in a Canon sensor patent.
 
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Diltiazem

Curiosity didn't kill me, yet.
Aug 23, 2014
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This 30 MP Sony sensor is probably for A9 III. If R3 is also 30 MP, it will be interesting to see the price difference between the two. Hopefully, we will know a lot more about R3 in a couple of weeks.
 

canonmike

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Jan 5, 2013
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This 30 MP Sony sensor is probably for A9 III. If R3 is also 30 MP, it will be interesting to see the price difference between the two. Hopefully, we will know a lot more about R3 in a couple of weeks.
Problem is, in a couple of weeks was two weeks ago....Bring it on Canon.
 

Mr Majestyk

EOS RP
Feb 20, 2016
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Australia
For real, where did all those rumors come from?
Since it was stacked sensor, people immediately assumed it had to be Sony, but Canon had stacked sensor patents several years ago. I had hoped to see it earlier in production, but good to see them compete in this space with Sony.
 
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