83MP Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera rumored to arrive by early 2020

Ever since the launch of the Canon EOS
R
and the EOS
RP
, speculation has been rife about another pro-level
full-frame mirrorless camera being in the pipeline. Instead, Canon
shifted focus and brought us the EOS 90D
and the EOS M6
Mark II
.

However, it looks like all that chatter about an ultra high
resolution full-frame mirrorless Canon snapper might have some
truth to it, with online camera publication
Canon News
disclosing details of a new patent for 83MP image
sensor.

That’s not all, though – a day after the news of the patent
was revealed,
Canon Rumors
was sent a list of specs for a full-frame
mirrorless camera by a source claiming “to have had their hands on”
it.

Is bigger better?

According to the rumors site, the possible new Canon camera
houses an 80MP full-frame sensor within a body that’s “slightly
larger” than the EOS R and RP. The grip, too, is said to be bigger
than the previous two full-frame mirrorless models.

Apparently there are more design changes to the body: Canon
Rumors is reporting that the rear LCD display is also larger than
the EOS R, along with a bigger viewfinder which, the source says,
is a tilting type. We’re a bit sceptical about that part and it’s
possible that’s a genuine error and the person could be referring
to the LCD display.

There’s also supposed to be “a new style of joystick” –
exactly what the “new style” could be is at present unclear, but it
definitely has our interest piqued. There’s the usual dual SD card
slots but no specifications for the camera’s video capabilities are
currently known.

If the rumors of this new camera are true, then it’s highly
likely that Canon will be replacing its current arsenal of high
resolution full frame DLSRs – the 50MP
EOS 5DS
and EOS 5DS R – with the ultra high-res mirrorless
option.

Considering the source has claimed this is a full-frame
mirrorless model, Canon Rumors has dubbed the possible new shooter
the EOS RS and is predicting a launch schedule sitting within the
first half of 2020 – although just a few days ago a
Japanese newspaper reported
that Canon will “introduce the top
model of mirrorless camera using a 35mm full-size image sensor in
2021”.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
83MP Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera rumored to arrive by early 2020