There are a couple of Canon DSLR rumors for a high-MP DSLR. One is a 75MP+ DSLR and one is a 44.7MP DSLR. Canon’s current flagship DSLR, the EOS 1D X, rings in at 18.1MP. Previous rumors suggest that both DSLRs are undergoing field testing as prototype models.
The latest rumors suggest that the 44.7MP model is undergoing heavy field-testing with a plan to announce the “development” of the camera later this year or early next year. An update on the rumors points to problems with the battery life – the camera is heavily draining batteries when shooting 4K video.
This info is consistent with what I heard a couple months back.
. . . the source claims Canon will launch a DSLR with a 44.7MP sensor (8192 x 5462) that provides 4K cinema capability without bayer artifacts, and can do UHDTV with a slight crop.
The challenge with the new camera has been to develop the processing speed to stream the video at full bandwidth while not chewing through batteries. (See prior post)
Now that this info seems to be arriving at multiple sources, I’m starting to feel a little better about it and the possibility of seeing a new, big megapixel Canon DSLR (at least an announcement) this year.
As for naming schemes, the only real name being thrown around is the EOS 1S. The significance of the name would be Canon dropping the “D” in its DSLRs. I think it’s safe to do that now; however, I haven’t heard anything that confirms with any credibility that the EOS 1S will be the next name.
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