arrow21 Comments
  1. Mr. Kotku
    Aug 22 - 3:35 pm

    46MP = 6800px X 6800px

    • InsaneO
      Aug 24 - 12:25 am

      Hmm. I think Canon people are so jealous of Nikon that rumors are running amok.
      But let look at it logically.
      Canon lost 12% profits in 2011.
      It took them 3 years to come up with 7D firmware.
      They are still making new cameras with Digic 4. That is disgrace.
      And the biggest few:
      5D3 is a consolidation of 7D and 5D2. And higher price than D800.
      Only hardcore Canonites buying it because compared to D800 capabilities 5D3 is POS.
      1Dx is consolidation of 1D lines. No studio version!!!!
      What happens to companies that consolidate so much?
      So please Canon zealots stop making rumors.
      I sold 5D2 for 46mp 5D3. But end up buying D800. And now am going to lose lots of money on selling all the lenses.
      No more waiting game for me. Full me once shame on you.

      • Rob
        Oct 02 - 5:16 pm

        Who said it took 3 years to come up with firmware? Someone at Canon told you that?
        How long has the D300s been out?

        Show me a new camera with digic4? That has it all by itself.

        5D3 doesn’t have any specs from the 7D. maybe looks kind of like one, but that is it.

        High ISO on 5D3 is better that D800. AF is better. POS, I think not…. (yes, I do own one)

        What do you need a studio version for? It’s 18MP.

        It was your choice to switch. Probably would have been cheaper to just spend the difference on the 5D3 and keep your lenses…

      • Bob
        Oct 03 - 12:47 am

        Yes, the D800 is cheaper. You get what you pay for!

  2. EricB
    Aug 22 - 5:30 pm

    It is interesting because a high MP suggests it is aimed more at still shooters than motion (about time !). Not sure it would be square format, though if the case that isn’t an issue and will get its own followers. Still happy with my FF 5D MkII and APS C 7D. Nothing wrong with APS C sensors even at “only” 18MP.

    • Paul
      Oct 03 - 6:34 pm

      Agreed EricB- I can understand that the ‘money’ is in video as there is less competition, but us ‘still’ guys would sure like to get some Canon attention. Yes, I too find my 7d just fine but with three years to play (excuse me, work) on a new model? I’m really hoping for a ‘wiz bang’ upgrade soon.

  3. zhi
    Aug 22 - 11:19 pm

    lol! canon now realised “hey what happened to our commercial photographers”

  4. chauncey
    Aug 23 - 10:18 am

    I was disappointed with the 1Dx specs. I want the benefits of high MP, ie, more crop abilities which will increase the “reach” of my glass for BIF images and increase the DOF of my macro photography.
    There is a downside however, that of file size, LR currently will not accept images over 2 GB, a problem that I occasionally face with my 1Ds3.

  5. John Finster
    Aug 23 - 3:17 pm

    Maybe if more professional photographers move to cameras with super-high resolutions, then we’ll see more pictures taken with more forethought and less post-processing. The extra resolution opens up a new horizon since they outweigh film cameras. Add the fact any few sets of pictures will outpace (for a while anyway, current) hard-drive space combined with the current craze for HDR images, and we might see some really great works. But for the web? It’s a lot of $$$ for output to the web. Photography in general has a built-in protection: the cost-to-return ratio has always been pretty high. So even finding a great shot on Flickr or Google+ might be less of a flash-in-pan.

  6. Ed Lark
    Aug 23 - 11:56 pm

    Want it. Want it bad! I was ready to sell my mk2 bodies and L glass to go over to Nikon D800. It would have been a set back. This will be the camera I take back to Iceland! Don’t need the movie stuff. I want the res!

  7. Jerry
    Aug 24 - 12:23 am

    Finally, a Canon for landscape photographers. Just when I was beginning to think I would have to go over to the dark side (Nikon)!

  8. G G
    Aug 24 - 1:43 am

    Sounds good to me! I curse the day someone figured out that DSLR’s could shoot videos. But I would also like a wireless tablet viewfinder/controller for instant pic reviews. I do a lot of pixel editing and this would be great!

  9. Jerry
    Aug 24 - 2:15 am

    Very good idea GG!

  10. Sone
    Aug 24 - 2:25 am

    Wow! Will the EOS 3D come with EF40mm f1.2L? I saw it on the pics

  11. Bengt Nyman
    Aug 24 - 3:55 am

    The real advantage of high MP is that you can shoot everything with primes and do framing in post. The Canon 3D has better be a mirrorless camera with reasonably fast image sensor focus. Mirror focusing on inaccurate, secondary PDAF sensor planes alá Nikon D800 defeats the gains of high MP and high quality glass.

  12. Stephan Peters
    Aug 24 - 9:14 am

    I have both, the 5D MII and the MIII, so I guess I will go for this one too, I expected the 5D MIII come out with higher pixel count than it did, but I’m happy with it.

  13. Alejandro del Piélago
    Aug 24 - 1:37 pm

    Very nice !!!

    That could be an extraordinary “medium format” camera with an amazing collection of lenses !!!

    Neverthless, if we behold the idea like Nikon trolls… : “Oh my God !!! so stupid idea so many pixels”. Of course, baby, the only holy number is 36…

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  15. Zak
    Sep 08 - 4:37 pm

    RE ::: “Oh my God !!! so stupid idea so many pixels”

    I wonder why then PhaseOne and Hasselblad are making digi backs up to 80 mega pixels …

    If you are pro photographer then you wish to have body with 40 and up MP.

  16. Bengt Nyman
    Oct 02 - 5:40 pm

    I’m all for the Canon 46 MP. My question is: When? If it comes out soon I’ll wait for it. If not I’m afraid a 36-46 MP mirrorless Sony might beat it to my stables. I actually prefer mirrorless because of the inaccuracies of mirror focus, as in Nikon D800.

  17. Lasse Jansson
    Oct 05 - 1:21 am

    Do you ever take any pictures or are you just reading the specifications…..?

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