Canon Might Have a 63MP Full Frame Image Sensor On Their Agenda, Leaked Document Suggests

An apparently legit Canon document describing a full frame image sensor with a resolution of 63MP leaked over the web.

The 35MM63MXSCD named CMOS sensor has Dual Pixel AF, shoots around 5fps, and is made with a 300nm manufacturing process.

We expect Canon to announce a high resolution EOS R camera in Q4 2019. Could this be the sensor Canon will feature in their upcoming high resolution EOS R camera? Hard to say. It might be but it might also well be one of Canon’s super-specialised image sensors, maybe even a prototype that never went into production.

The sensor in the leaked document seems at first glance to be the sensor rumored for the high res EOS R model, although the latest rumor we got was talking about a 75MP sensor. We tend to believe this sensor has nothing to do with the upcoming high resolution EOS R camera.

More about Canon’s special purpose sensors can be learned here.

What is you opinion?

[via EOSHD Forum]

Upcoming Canon APS-C Cameras Now Rumored To Have 32MP

Canon Rumors Eos R Full Frame Mirrorless

A few days after the rumor suggesting future Canon cameras featuring an APS-C sensor will have an “all-new” sensor with 24MP, the same source now reports 32MP might be possible.

We expect Canon to replace the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II, possibly with one new camera for both, and one or two models in the EOS M line-up. All latest Canon APS-C cameras already have a 24MP sensor.

Both 24MP and 32MP appear unrealistic in our opinion (both rumors are rated accordingly). At the end of the day a new APS-C sensor with 28MP seems to be the most likely. Take everything with a grain of salt (so far).

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors


Canon Not Raising Resolution On Future APS-C Cameras, Keeping 24MP?

Eos M5

A new rumor from the series of tubes says that the next Canon APS-C cameras will feature an image sensor with the same resolution as currently the latest APS-C Canon cameras have, i.e. 24MP.

The 24MP sensor is said to be “all-new” but there are no specifications so far. The “all-new” sensor is supposed to be featured in the upcoming replacements for the EOS 80D, 7D Mark II, and the EOS M series.

What “all-new” means is unclear. Although we spotted some patents referring to Quad Pixel AF and stacked sensor technology, it’s unlikely Canon will feature it in upcoming cameras.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Updated List Of Unreleased Canon Gear Leaked At Certification Authorities (EOS M5/M6, EOS M100/M50 replacements)

Canon EOS M50 Full Frame Mirrorless

Nokishita updated the list of yer unreleased Canon gear that already leaked through wireless certification authorities (new gear in Italics).

We are quite confident that PC2358 is the replacement for either the EOS M5 or EOS M6, and PC2367 for either the EOS M100 or EOS M50.

  • PC2355
    • Digital camera
    • Made in Japan
    • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • PC2358 (EOS M5 or EOS M6 replacement)
    • Digital camera
    • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
    • Battery: LP-E17? (7.5 Wh)
  • PC 2366 (Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III)
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
    • Battery: NB-13L
  • PC2367 (EOS M100 or M50 replacement)
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
    • Battery: LP-E12 (7.2 V 875 mAh)

Stay tuned.

High Resolution Canon EOS R Model Featuring 75MP Sensor? [CW3]

Canon Eos R

We’re told that the upcoming, high resolution EOS R camera might feature a 75MP sensor.

As we repeatedly wrote, we expect Canon to announce a high resolution EOS R model somewhen in Fall 2019. There have been suggestions Canon might feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) on their high resolution EOS R camera. We take this with a grain of salt, given we are talking about Canon here.

We think it’s unlikely we will see a Canon full frame mirrorless camera with IBIS anytime soon. However, there are patent applications by Canon dealing with IBIS technology, and Canon execs are also slowly starting to admit Canon is working on IBIS.

The high resolution Canon EOS R camera might well replace the EOS 5Ds/5Ds R cameras. In other words: Canon might opt to offer a mirrorless high resolution camera instead of an DSLR.

So far the suggested sensor resolution is all we have (and we do not feel we can give it more than CW3) but there is more to come.

Stay tuned.

Canon To Announce EOS R Camera That’s More Entry-Level Than EOS RP?

Canon Eos Rp

Canon execs are giving a lot of interviews as for late. Here is one more.

Michael Burnhill, European Technical Support Manager at Canon Europe, talked about the Canon EOS R system with EOS Magazine. The interview touches the usual topics already discussed in previous interviews. For instance IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation).

Many of your competitors have introduced in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). Does Canon intend to introduce this technology?

MB: In-camera stabilisation – moving the sensor – is good for wide-angle and standard lenses, but as the focal length increases IBIS becomes less effective. There’s a very sharp drop-off. If you look at our competitors, all those who use IBIS still have an optical stabiliser in their longer lenses.

[…]

There is a high demand for IBIS, but we want to make sure we get it right. It’s on our drawing board, but when, or if, we implement it is still to be decided.

Basically, Canon is saying they will feature IBIS when it will be ready and satisfying their quality standard. Which is what we are used to see from Canon.

Fear not, Canon will continue to develop DSLRs.

Will Canon be introducing more DSLR cameras?

MB: Yes. Canon still sees demand for all sorts of cameras – including DSLR and mirrorless – so we will continue to produce across multiple product lines. We’ve only just phased out the EOS-1 film camera because there were still people buying it in certain markets, and we will see the same with the DSLR cameras.

There are certain technologies where we don’t think mirrorless is quite ready – the electronic viewfinder for instance – compared to the SLR system where there is zero lag through the viewfinder.

And finally, the question we featured in the title of this article. Apparently an EOS R model with a price below the EOS RP might be in Canon’s agenda.

Do you see a full-frame camera coming in at a price below the RP?

MB: Yes.

What?? So, did I get this right? Canon will launch a full frame mirrorless camera with a price below the Canon EOS RP ($1,299). They for sure have the technology.

What about the a pro model in the EOS R series?

And a pro version before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo?

MB: Well, that’s the million dollar question…

There is a lot to come from Canon, in 2019 and especially in 2020. We expect Canon to announce a high resolution EOS R model before end of 2019. Stay tuned with us.

Canon EOS R mirrorless system:

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United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

[via EOS Magazine]