Since the EOS R5 came out, Canon has been growing its presence in the mirrorless industry quickly, and it doesn’t look like they have any plans to slow down anytime soon. In fact, it looks like the company is working on a camera that will put Sony’s position as the leader in a resolution under a lot of pressure.
With an amazing 61 megapixels, the Sony a7R IV is now the full-frame camera with the highest resolution. On the other hand, Canon may have something even better in mind, making 61 megapixels look like a joke.
Canon Rumors says that the company plans to release a full-frame RF mount camera with a resolution of more than 100 megapixels sometime in the first half of the year after the current one.
But for the many photographers who have already invested in the Canon ecosystem, the ability to use their RF lenses to get ultra-high levels of resolution will be appealing. Right now, the only way to get megapixel counts in the triple digits is to switch to medium format.
Older EF lenses that have been adapted may have trouble with such high levels of resolution, but Canon’s RF lenses have always been known for their sharpness and are likely to be able to meet strict requirements.
Canon is known for sticking to the model standards they’ve set for their DSLRs, so this camera would probably be the mirrorless version of the 5DS and might have some features and looks in common with the EOS R5. Let’s see what’s in store for us in 2023.