Last year Canon announced their new mirrorless camera efforts with the EOS R. However compared to Nikon’s announcement, Canon’s announcement was a little less exciting. It turns out that this could be because the current EOS R that was launched was designed to be a mid-range model, and that the company has a pro-grade model in the works.
A new report from Canon Rumors and Northlight has revealed that Canon definitely has something high-end in the works, which apparently could be an EOS camera that sports a crazy 100MP sensor along with IBIS (in-body image stabilization). Apparently the use of the 100MP sensor had previously been planned for a successor of the EOS 5DS/R, which apparently was scrapped in favor of the high-end EOS R.
This actually echoes what we had previously heard in which Canon has a higher resolution camera in the works. It was initially suggested that it might debut at Photokina 2019, but now the reports are claiming we won’t be seeing it until 2020. There were also reports that there could be an additional two EOS R bodies launched this year, but whether or not one of those could be the rumored high-end EOS R camera remains to be seen.
Whether or not photographers will actually have a need or use for a 100MP sensor is unclear, but there are definitely some who do, and these are presumably the photographers that Canon might be targeting. Until the official word comes from Canon, we suggest taking this with a grain of salt.