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Canon Patent Application Seems To Confirm Our Rumor About High Resolution EOS R Model

Canon Patent Application
Drawings from the Canon patent application discussed in the article

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?

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