Recently Canon Watch reported that Canon will be announcing two new EOS R models in 2019. It had also been suggested that at least one full frame DSLR model had been shelved in favour of a mirrorless option. It was speculated that this model might be the EOS 5DS/5DSR. Now, new word via Canon Rumors seems to back up this fact.
Canon Rumors has received word from multiple sources that a new very high resolution “more than 75-megapixel” EOS R model is in development. It’s expected to be announced sometime during the second half of 2019, so we could still be a whole year away. An “entry level” EOS R is also expected earlier in the year, as well as at least two new EOS M bodies.
If the 75-megapixel+ rumours are true, though, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic will really have to pulll out the stops. Sony, at least are expected to possibly have a 60-megapixel sensor on the way, capable of shooting 8K video, which they are reportedly willing to license to third parties. It’s not quite 75-megapixel, but at that kind of resolution, I doubt most people would be able to distinguish the difference, even when printed big.
As to what Panasonic might have up their sleeve is anybody’s guess. But if the new L mount alliance is your thing, you can bet Sigma’s full frame Foveon expected next year will be able to stand up to the job – at least in terms of resolution and detail. Whether or not it can handle the fast pace and shooting speed that non-Sigma photographers have come to expect is another matter.
While it’s impossible to separate potential fact from fiction when it comes to rumours, there do seem to be a lot of reports backing certain predictions. And regardless of how many of them turn out to be true, with Sony now facing competition from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Sigma and Leica in the full frame mirrorless market, things are definitely going to be interesting in 2019.
[via Canon Rumors]