Canon has designed a TRIPLE-stacked sensor – could it trump the Sony A9 III?

(Image credit: Canon)

Canon is no stranger to bleeding-edge designs that innovate imaging technology. Last year in the US, Canon filed the most patents out of any camera manufacturer and made the top 5 of all companies for the 38th consecutive year. And it appears that Canon will continue where it left off, having just submitted a patent for a triple-stacked imaging sensor. 

Stacked image sensors have been around for a while, responsible for the blistering speeds in cameras like the Canon EOS R3, Nikon Z9, Sony A1, OM System OM-1 and Fujifilm X-H2S

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.