Canon is reportedly planning to launch an high-resolution EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera with at least 75 megapixels. This all comes shortly during the speculations of Nikon releasing the Nikon D6. Are these simply marketing ploys to gain market share of a Sony dominated mirrorless market?
Canon Rumors is hearing from multiple known sources that Canon is developing an EOS R camera with “slightly more than 75MP.”
The timeframe for launch isn’t clear but most likely to see this during later part of 2019. Which is also slated to be the timeline for the Nikon D6. Will Nikon be ready to compete with Canon on such a large Megapixel basis?
“A source added that the high megapixel EOS R will come once 4 or 5 more native RF mount lenses are announced, with one of the new lenses being ‘the best landscape lens in the Canon lineup,'” Canon Rumors writes.
What’s more, the sources are confirming speculation that Canon isn’t planning to replace the 50-megapixel EOS 5DS and 5DS R with new high-megapixel DSLRs but will instead be turning its high-megapixel camera efforts toward the new EOS R line.
Canon has long been reported to have more than one full-frame mirrorless camera in the works to combate sales of the Nikon Z6 and Z7, and the $2,299, 30MP EOS R announced in September 2018 isn’t considered to be the company’s pro-grade flagship full-frame mirrorless camera.
This rumored 75-megapixel EOS R camera would more closely fit the bill, but Canon Rumors is also hearing that the next EOS R camera to be announced in 2019 may be an even lower tier “entry level” mirrorless camera.
So Canon and Nikon Professional shooters may have to sit back and relax a while with anticipation for professional mirrorless series to be released from the camera gods of photography.