Backlash warning: Canon EOS R3 appears to have a 24MP sensor (CONFIRMED)

Canon EOS R3

UPDATE: If the existing EXIF evidence that the Canon EOS R3 has a 24MP sensor wasn't confirmation enough for you, DPReview has now doubly confirmed the resolution by speaking to an Olympics photo editor.

As explained in the original story below, metadata parsed from Tokyo 2020 photographs shared by Jeff Cable revealed that his images taken on a Canon EOS R3 possess a 6000 x 4000 pixel resolution, equating to a 24MP sensor.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.