After today's leak of a Canon EOS R3 image, we got a set of specifications…
Back in August we were tipped about what might be the sensor resolution of the upcoming high resolution Canon EOS R body.
Now a Canon patent application (2019-149607, Japan) surfaced. The patent application discusses an image sensor having a resolution of 83MP. To be more precise, the Canon patent discusses how you can improve focus accuracy based upon different subject colors. Two sensors ate discussed, one having a resolution of 20.75MP, the other of 83.06MP.
We think this Canon patent application could refer to the sensor of the yet not announced high resolution EOS R model (all rumors).
There is another aspect that captured our attention. The other discussed resolution, 20.75MP, is almost exactly 1/4 of 83.06. So is this patent application referring to the same technology, i.e. Quad Pixel AF, as this previously spotted patent application? We do not think, however, that Canon’s high resolution EOS R will have Quad Pixel AF.
An 83MP resolution is also what you get in a full frame sensor if you upscale the 32.5MP of the new APS-C sensor featured on the brand new Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II. So, a full frame sensor with 83MP, as we leaked, is definitely a possibility. Add to this that the upcoming high resolution EOS R camera will also (most likely) replace the Canon EOS 5Ds/5Ds R and it appears even more likely.
Might this patent refer to the sensor in Canon’s upcoming high resolution EOS R camera?
Source: Canon News