Canon getting ready to announce a 32-megapixel replacement for the 80D and 7D Mark II DSLRs?

May 9, 2019

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Canon getting ready to announce a 32-megapixel replacement for the 80D and 7D Mark II DSLRs?

May 9, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Last month, Canon Rumors reported that a 32-megapixel APS-C sensor was on the way from Canon. Now it looks like that information has been confirmed, according to a Taiwan certification agency.

The document seems to be mostly in Chinese, according to Google Translate, and mostly seems to relate to a new wireless module. But it mentions that it’s destined for a new Canon sensor. DC126801 appears to be a new 32.5-megapixel sensor that could be set to go into either a 7D Mark III or 90D DSLR.

From what I can make out in the document, and suggested by Canon Rumors and Nokishita, the minimal specs so far do seem to suggest an above entry level camera, and it’s unlikely to be for a mirrorless unless Canon is planning to drastically change the EOS M body design.

  • 32-megapixel APS-C sensor (max 6960×4640)
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • LP-E6/LP-E6N battery
  • 6 level battery display similar to the 5D Mark IV

The battery is the same as that found in the 7D Mark II, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DSR, 80D, 6D Mark II and previous generation models of those bodies. So, this is what suggests it’s more than likely for a DSLR and not a mirrorless.

The sensor itself might even find its way into both 7D Mark II and 80D replacement models, as both are getting about ready to be replaced now.

I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere, but I think we can probably also expect that it’ll shoot 4K video, given that’s what users would expect these days from a high-end APS-C DSLR like a theoretical 7D Mark III. And for vloggers and video shooters, an EOS 90D wouldn’t sell without the ability to shoot 4K vs the EOS RP. I wonder how much they’ll crop it by?

No official word from Canon yet, obviously, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

What features would you want to see in a new Canon APS-C DSLR?

[via Canon Rumors / Nokishita]

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5 responses to “Canon getting ready to announce a 32-megapixel replacement for the 80D and 7D Mark II DSLRs?”

  1. Vukelić Mario Avatar
    Vukelić Mario

    But still no 120fps probably :)

    1. Ren Lok Avatar
      Ren Lok

      I think we need to be a little more specific and say 120fps at 1080p!!!! Canon did give us 120fps in the EOS-R…

  2. Rich Mack Avatar
    Rich Mack

    Canon are no fools…They are right not to play all their cards yet.
    I’d be watching what Sony is doing and waiting for the big trade fair to launch…
    After all, rumours are rumours and the market is there for those bold enough to take it.
    Yes, a new 7d and / or 90d could be on the cards. But news exists to the fact that Apsc could be doomed and FF mirrorless is the way forward…

    I’m a Canon diehard since the early 80s but have seen Sony, Panasonic and Pentax ( would you believe! ) hit the market seriously.
    Not to mention a few others and this mobile phone trend over the years…

    Nikon and Canon have had to address the situation aggressively, but with caution.
    The next 5d mark whatever will have to address that as those R and RP models have still to hit the market’s ( great ) expectations…
    Enough said.

  3. Rajivk937 Avatar
    Rajivk937

    I am literally searching for any news on this new possible 90D because I am in the market for a new camera and am looking at the 80D and i don’t know if it’d be worth it to buy the 80D now or wait for this rumored 90D! It is so confusing! Any advice?

    1. angryoaf Avatar
      angryoaf

      100% not worth buying the 80D.
      Something new is coming for sure.