Canon High-Megapixel DSLR

Canon Director Confirms the Existence of a High-Megapixel DSLR

by planetMitch3 Comments

There has been talk around the blogs about Canon possibly using a Sony sensor in a higher megapixel DSLR… is this the one? Is this something we really need?

In the phoblographer article, they specifically re-iterate that “Canon feels that interchangeable lenses are paramount” – well, yep, they’re in business to sell lenses right?

My questions:

Is a massive sensor only a benefit aimed at photographers?

What would be the impact of such a huge sensor on the video? With needing to throw away so much data, would the image still look good? (Nikon is doing it with the Nikon D800 right?)

Would Canon finally add the ability to ‘crop’ the video like Nikon does with the Nikon D800 (the FX, DX formats with different crop factors).

What do you think? Would a higher megapixel sensor appeal to you? Sound off in the comments below!

Canon Director Confirms the Existence of a High-Megapixel DSLR

Via Phoblographer:

Canon’s Maeda Masaya let loose that the company is working on a high-megapixel DSLR. In an interview with DC Watch (Google Translate) the Senior Managing Director of the Image Communication Business Division explained that Canon is developing a high-megapixel shooter to meet the needs of its users–and essentially the market. What’s more, Masaya also suggest his desire to launch a new line of EF lenses to keep up with the pixel quality—a trend we’re seeing all too often as of late.

Canon High-Megapixel DSLR

 

Masaya also acknowledged the sales of entry level DSLRs have waned with the introduction of mirrorless cameras. As such Canon is heavily investing in research to develop new models of its own. Masaya explained they are experimenting with various mockups in different form factors because of the flexibility of mirrorless cameras.

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Comments

  1. We now know since some time about canon strategy… They will NOT bring out a dslr with crazy good video, by fear of canibalizing their higher end C line of camera. That’s sad, but I lost hope, and am buying sony gear and leaving canon during january.
    And as filmmaker, WE DO NOT want more megapixel. Thats actually the
    opposite, we want LESS megapixel, for better low light, no pixel
    binning, better colour rendering… a7s has got the attention of the
    filmmaking community for those reason. A7S and shogun in 4K: incredible
    quality! Yes bad ergonomics, and bad rolling shutter, but we can deal with it.

  2. I have a pile of Canon bodies and lens that I am ready to sell. We do not need more megapixels, we need better low light performance and 4K video. I see Sony and Panasonic taking a bite into Canon’s market share and it is Canon’s fault for not listening to customers and not innovating fast enough….how long did we wait for the 7D mark II? I was underwhelmed.

  3. “There has been talk around the blogs about Canon possibly using a www.bhphotovideo.com/browse/Sony/ci/5806/N/4232860313/BI/2975/KBID/3910/kwid/000/DFF/d30-v1-t2-x135/DFFInline=mfg sensor in a higher megapixel www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/dslr/Ntt/dslr/N/0/kw/search/BI/2975/KBID/3910/DFF/d30-v1-t1/DFFInline=mpn… is this the one? Is this something we really need? In the www.thephoblographer.com/2014/12/24/canon-director-confirms-existence-high-megapixel-dslr-mirrorless-cameras-come/#.VJteJA0AQ, they specifically re-iterate that “Canon feels that interchangeable www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/lenses/Ntt/lenses/N/0/kw/search/BI/2975/KBID/3910/DFF/d30-v1-t9/DFFInline=regex are paramount” – well, yep, they’re in business to sell lenses right?”
    And no one else is?
    “What would be the impact of such a huge sensor on the video? With needing to throw away so much data, would the image still look good?”
    Ever heard of oversampling? The extra data are not “thrown away”. They enhance the image, by reducing aliasing — and noise.
    Another advantage would be the elimination of the low-pass filter.
    Who are videographers to tell still photographers what kinds of cameras they should or shouldn’t own? There is no law of nature or economy that requires a convergence of still and motion picture cameras. My preference is for lower noise, not higher resolution. But I wouldn’t turn up my nose at a full-frame camera without a low-pass filter.

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