Canon EOS R3 has 45MP sensor, 8K 30p and "resolution trick" (report)

Canon EOS R3
(Image credit: Canon)

The Canon EOS R3 specs remain a closely guarded secret, but leaks have revealed that the camera could have a 45MP image sensor capable of 8K 30p video, along with a "resolution trick" that could achieve much higher megapixel output. 

The official announcement about the Canon EOS R3 has revealed precious little: it will have a newly designed, Canon-made stacked backside illuminated sensor with continuous shooting speeds of 30 frames per second (both matching the Sony A1), with "next generation Dual Pixel AF" possessing a new subject detection algorithm, along with the return of Eye Controlled Focus that enables you to move focus points by moving your eyeball.

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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.