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

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Particulars concerning a brand new 83-megapixel picture sensor have been revealed by Canon, which might very properly be the sensor powering the excessive decision Canon EOS R (presumably referred to as the ‘Canon EOS RS’) that is anticipated later this 12 months.  

An 83MP sensor would tally with earlier studies, claiming that the brand new digital camera will possess a picture sensor someplace between 75 and 100MP – an enormous step up on the 30.4MP of the present Canon EOS R. 

Data concerning the sensor got here courtesy of a story by Canon Information, which uncovered an in any other case innocuous patent for improved focus accuracy that talked about an 83.06MP sensor with 11,150 x 7,450 pixels. From the patent:

“A large number of pixels of 4 columns × 4 rows (8 columns × 8 rows of focus detection pixels) shown in FIG . 2 are arranged on the surface to enable acquisition of a captured image (focus detection signal). In the first embodiment, the period P is 4 [mu] m, the number of pixels N in the lateral 5575 columns × vertical 3725 lines of pixels = about 20.75 million pixels, the column period P of the focus detection pixels AF is 2 [mu] m, the focus detection pixel number N AF lateral The description will be made assuming that the imaging device has 11150 columns × vertical 7450 rows = approximately 83.06 million pixels.”

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

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Such an outline might merely be used as a hypothetical instance for the needs of the submitting. Nevertheless, as the web site concurs, we can not recall Canon ever utilizing such hypotheticals in patent filings on this method. 

It due to this fact appears believable that the 83MP sensor is definitely a working instance, and this could possibly be our first concrete tip as to the decision of the hello res ‘Canon EOS RS’, which is alleged to have a megapixel depend “way beyond the Sony A7R IV” and its 61MP sensor. 

Valuable little else is thought at this stage however, because the digital camera business is appalling at maintaining secrets and techniques, we count on extra data to creep out prior to later.

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