Canon discloses 83MP sensor… is this for the new, hi-res Canon EOS R?

Canon discloses 83MP sensor… is this for the new, hi-res Canon EOS R?
(Pictured: Canon 120MXS CMOS sensor) (Image credit: Canon)

Details regarding a new 83-megapixel image sensor have been revealed by Canon, which could very well be the sensor powering the high resolution Canon EOS R (possibly called the 'Canon EOS RS') that's expected later this year.  

An 83MP sensor would tally with previous reports, claiming that the new camera will possess an image sensor somewhere between 75 and 100MP – a huge step up on the 30.4MP of the existing Canon EOS R

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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.