Rumour: high resolution Canon EOS R L body to top Sony A7R IV in megapixels

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Canon is reportedly developing a high resolution EOS R body that will top the recently announced Sony A7R IV in megapixels, according to rumours.

Canon Watch says it has been tipped off about the upcoming Canon EOS R body and that it will have a resolution ‘way beyond the Sony A7R IV.’

Announced earlier this month, the Sony A7R IV offers 61-megapixel resolution. Canon Watch says the new Canon EOS R camera could boast a resolution of up to 75 megapixels.

That number would gel with separate rumours (from Personal-View, via Photo Rumors) that the new high resolution Canon EOS R camera will feature a 75-megapixel sensor, which is marching close to medium format territory.

The rumour states it will be the Canon EOS R L (for Landscape) and offer the following specs:


  • 75Mp Dual Pixel CMOS FF Sensor
  • Special super high resolution mode that will use dual pixel and sensor shift (up to 400Mp)
  • Can be first to have VR sensor stabilization, but not too good
  • Slow serial shooting up to 5-6 frames/sec
  • Very nice VF like on Panasonic FF cameras
  • Dual slots
  • Can use non SD cards for speed
  • New Canon films emulation mode


Canon has already confirmed it plans new additions to its EOS R lineup this year, and there have also been rumours it’s been tested in the field by Canon professional users.