Rumor: Canon working on a 100-megapixel EOS R camera

Speculation about a higher resolution EOS R5 isn’t new. Many people speculate an 80-megapixel EOS R camera is currently in the works. However, it looks like Canon is aiming higher than 80 megapixels.

Canon Rumors claims Canon is working on a 100mp EOS R system camera, releasing in 2022.

“A solid source has told me that Canon hasn’t yet internally decided on which image sensor will come in the new high-megapixel RF mount camera,” Canon Rumors reports. “Apparently, the goal now is to be north of 100mp, to provide even more separation between the EOS R5’s 45mp and the new high-megapixel sensor.”

What we know so far about the 100-megapixel EOS R camera

According to Canon Rumors, the camera isn’t just going to be a 100-megapixel EOS R5. However, the site isn’t fully clear about how it will differ from the R5. The new system reportedly a camera tailored to landscape and studio photographers. “What that means ergonomically, I’m not sure,” Canon Rumors admits.

Canon Rumors is confident the new system will replace the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. “This camera will replace the equally loved and hated EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R,” Canon Rumors reports. These cameras are the highest-resolution Canon cameras. They also include advanced dynamic range and autofocus systems. Still, it’s been six years since the cameras launched.

Pricing and availability

Though Canon Rumors claims the launch date lands somewhere next year, there’s no word on what part of 2022 the camera will release. Also, there’s no word on price. However, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R were $3,699 and $3,899 at launch. Since the camera will replace these cameras, it could expect it to launch at a similar price.

Now, all of this is speculation, so take the report with a grain of salt. We’ll update you if there are any developments.

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Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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