Now this would stir the pot a bit….
New rumors suggest that Canon is looking into digital medium format cameras. Specifically, that Canon is investing (possibly with the intent to purchase) a medium format manufacturer. The most obvious choice? Phase One.
Phase One makes some very high-res camera backs, including the IQ280 at 80MP in 645 format with a sensor size of 40.4mm x 53.7mm.
No matter what resolution Canon rolled in at with a medium format camera, it would shake things up at the higher end of the market. Of course, with 60-80MP almost the norm in the medium camera lines now, I wouldn’t expect much lower of an entry from Canon. And, that would mean a whole new line of high end glass to go with it.
It’s all rumors for now, so take it with a big grain of salt. If Canon were to drop a bomb like this, who would be on board?