Canon developing 150MP camera? There IS smoke to this fire…

Canon developing 150MP camera? There IS smoke to this fire…
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Here's a crazy rumor for you: Canon is developing a 150MP version of the Canon EOS R. Want to hear something even crazier? There is good reason to believe that this is entirely true.

We've known for over a year that the manufacturer has been developing at least two Canon EOS R successors, one a professional-grade body and one a high-resolution body. The former was envisioned to replace the Canon EOS 5D, and materialized as the Canon EOS R5, and the latter to replace the Canon EOS 5DS/R – a camera that has just been removed from production.  

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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.