It appears Canon is indeed going to release an EOS R with APS-C sensor. Or…
Update 1/6/19: it turned out the rumor is reliable.
An unconfirmed suggestion showed up in our inbox, coming from unknown source. The upcoming Canon EOS RP might have a 26MP sensor.
Earlier a rumor emerged suggesting the EOS RP will have a 24MP sensor. In favour of a 26MP sensor there is a yet unreleased Canon camera which leaked a year ago through a wireless certification authority.
The unreleased camera denominated K433 has these (machine translated) specifications:
- Mirrorless camera
- Full size [full frame, editor’s note]
- Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
- Maximum image size of test machine: 6240 × 4160 [makes up to 26MP, editor’s note]
- Probably will be released within 1 year data as 5D Mark IV [K349], the image size may be a dummy possibility)
As fas as we know this camera has not yet been released. On the other hand, the poorly translated “image size may be a dummy possibility” might also mean there is no 26MP full frame mirrorless camera on Canon’s agenda. This is not the first time a 26MP sensor suggestion comes up, but there was some confusion about the denomination. So, it looks the Canon EOS RP might have a 26MP sensor. The announcement is on February 14.
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