Ever since the EOS R5 was released to the public, Canon has been aggressively expanding its presence in the mirrorless industry, and it does not appear that they have any plans to slow down in the near future. In point of fact, it appears that the corporation is working on a camera that will significantly challenge Sony’s position as the leader in terms of resolution.
With an astounding 61 megapixels, the Sony a7R IV now holds the title of having the highest full-frame resolution available. On the other hand, Canon may have something even more impressive in mind, and those 61 megapixels may look puny in comparison. According to information provided by Canon Rumors, the business intends to launch a full-frame RF mount camera with a resolution of more than 100 megapixels at some point during the first half of the year following the current one.
However, for the many photographers who have already invested in the Canon ecosystem, the possibility to use their RF lenses to obtain ultra-high levels of resolution is going to be enticing. At the moment, the only way to get into triple-digit megapixel counts is to switch to medium format.
While such high levels of resolution may present a struggle for some older adapted EF lenses, Canon’s RF lenses have always been known for their excellent levels of sharpness and are likely to be able to meet the rigorous requirements. Because Canon has a reputation for being quite loyal to the model norms established for their DSLRs, such a camera would most likely serve as the mirrorless counterpart to the 5DS and might share some similarities with the EOS R5 in terms of function and form. Let’s see what 2023 has in store for us!