The Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 might have only simply landed, however they’re currently old news it appears– fresh reports have actually declared the video camera giant is preparing to break the 100 MP barrier with an enthusiastic full-frame design, albeit not this year.
Canon Rumors(opens in brand-new tab) is positive that the 100 MP video camera, anticipated to be called the Canon EOS R5s, is now in the works. The website’s brand-new post, which it’s offered a report dependability ranking that it states relates to “truth”, declares it’s “been informed Canon is undoubtedly going to launch a full-frame RF install electronic camera with 100+ megapixels at some point in the very first half of 2023”.
That may sound a long method off, however it appears we’ll be finding out about the resolution monster prior to then. Canon Rumors states that “the statement might come later on in 2022”, which would be more than likely in the type of an advancement statement that we’ve seen for previous video cameras like the Canon EOS R3
These reports raise a number of huge concerns. Where might the 100 MP design sit in Canon’s EOS R lineup? While that sort of resolution may sound flagship-worthy, Canon is likewise highly reported to be dealing with a Canon EOS R1 to lead its mirrorless lineup.
But … why?
The 100 MP Canon EOS R5s, then, would most likely be the natural follower to its 50 MP Canon EOS 5DS DSLR. We granted that video camera 5 star when it showed up back in 2015, and it stays the highest-resolution Canon customer cam you can purchase (remarkably, for under $1,000/ ₤ 1,000 pre-owned, nowadays).
Perhaps the harder concern to respond to is why Canon apparently feels the requirement to make a 100 MP full-frame cam in the very first location. Studio and landscape professional photographers are gluttons for resolution, as it’s especially useful when making huge, wall-spanning prints.
But the image quality gains probably end up being minimal the more north of 50 MP you go, which implies another element is most likely at play– a brand-new megapixel race with Sony and Fujifilm.
Recent speculation from Photo Rumors(opens in brand-new tab) recommends Sony is preparing to introduce the 61 MP Sony A7R V this year, while Fuji currently has the 102 MP Fujifilm GFX100 S in its medium format GFX lineup. It appears professional photographers must once again buckle up for that time-honored custom; the megapixel race.
Analysis: Resolution no longer a transformation
Rumors of Canon’s very first 100 MP full-frame cam come simply a couple of days after a cat-themed Samsung teaser flaunted its brand-new 200 MP electronic camera phone sensing unit, which might appear in a brand-new Motorola handset in July. Are we on the cusp of a brand-new resolution transformation?
Not actually. The only constant is that megapixels stay a great marketing tool, although the image is undoubtedly more complicated for a 100 MP full-frame electronic camera focused on pros who will not be deceived by huge, heading numbers.
A little however considerable specific niche of professional photographers (and archivists) would likely like a mirrorless follow-up to the Canon EOS 5DS, especially as the business’s brand-new RF lenses will likely have the fixing power to take photographic information up a notch when coupled with a 100 MP electronic camera.
Canon has actually likewise lost a little ground in this area over the last few years, with Fujifilm’s medium format GFX series and Sony’s A7R variety both providing remarkable high-resolution alternatives– and a Sony A7R V reported to be en path.
But the gains to be made from resolution are no longer as huge as they were. Some cams, consisting of Sony’s A7R IV, now consist of a so-called ‘Pixel Shift’ mode that moves the sensing unit around one pixel at a time to quadruple the cam’s resolution, taking its pictures 61 MP to 240 MP.
The disadvantage is that this only truly deals with fixed topics. Some even more flexible AI tech has actually gotten here just recently that can increase the resolution of any picture. Both Adobe’s ‘Super Resolution’ mode and Topaz Gigapixel AI let you quadruple a picture’s pixel count after it’s been taken with some remarkably tidy outcomes.
Serious pixel-peepers might turn their noses up at such post-processing techniques, however these sort of advances are making leaps in video camera resolution less pertinent. Still, we’re delighted to tune in for another round of the megapixel wars, especially if it implies today’s resolution beasts are changed and ended up being much more budget-friendly.
Mark is the Cameras Editor at TechRadar. Having actually operated in tech journalism for a ridiculous 17 years, Mark is now trying to break the world record for the variety of video camera bags hoarded by a single person. He was formerly Cameras Editor at Trusted Reviews, Acting editor on Stuff.tv, along with Features editor and Reviews editor on Stuff publication. As a freelancer, he’s added to titles consisting of The Sunday Times, FourFourTwo and Arena. And in a previous life, he likewise won The Daily Telegraph’s Young Sportswriter of the Year. That was prior to he found the unusual pleasures of getting up at 4am for a picture shoot in London’s Square Mile.