Canon's latest 63MP full-frame Dual Pixel AF sensor leaked

Canon's latest 65MP full-frame Dual Pixel AF sensor leaked

A data sheet detailing a new full-frame Canon sensor, boasting 65 megapixels and Dual Pixel AF, has leaked online – and speculation is running rampant about what it is and what it means for the company's upcoming cameras.

The Canon EOS R family, in particular, has been a point of focus for the pundits. With persistent rumblings that the Canon EOS R successor will be a high resolution model, said to be in the region of 70MP, it's easy to conclude that this 63MP chip will be the one that finds its way into the new camera.

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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.