Canon EOS RS specs leaked? 80MP, dual SD cards, new joystick

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There’s all the time extra gossip concerning the Canon EOS R than your common skilled soccer participant, and the most recent gossip is juicier than normal: specs have been leaked of a purported prototype of a high-res model of the digicam, which can materialize because the Canon EOS RS. 

The brand new digicam will reportedly characteristic an 80MP sensor, twin SD card, a bigger LCD display, a brand new joystick design and probably a tilting digital viewfinder, amongst different additions.

Whereas clearly these particulars should be taken with a pinch of salt, they do at the very least corroborate a patent disclosing an 83MP Canon sensor; given {that a} sensor’s gross megapixel depend is greater than the efficient megapixel depend (the Canon EOS R, for instance, has 31.7MP in whole however an efficient 30.3MP), it’s probably that the 80MP and 83MP studies relate to the identical sensor.

The most recent particulars of the Canon EOS RS – the title we’re assuming Canon will use for the high-resolution mannequin, as it’s going to successfully exchange the Canon EOS 5DS – come courtesy of a story by Canon Rumors, citing a supply who has been utilizing a prototype of the brand new digicam: 

• A barely bigger physique and grip than the EOS R
• 80MP full-frame picture sensor
• A “new fashion” of joystick
• Bigger LCD than the EOS R
• Bigger viewfinder than the EOS R
• The “viewfinder” will be tilted up and down (We’re unsure if this was the LCD display or the EVF, we have now reached out for some clarification)
• Twin SD card slots
• No video specs are recognized

Canon EOS RS specs leaked? 80MP, dual SD cards, new joystick

The 80MP sensor and twin SD slots alone would make the Canon EOS RS well worth the improve

(Picture credit score: Canon)

Twin reminiscence card slots is clearly a giant deal, because it has been maybe the only greatest criticism of the EOS R because it launched. Additionally of notice is that the M-Fn touchbar seems to be historical past, together with the highest OLED display. 

The addition of a brand new joystick of some kind is fascinating – may Canon be experimenting with an analogous touch-sensitive enter to the M-Fn bar, however in joystick type? The suggestion of a tiltable EVF can also be fascinating, and will surely make sense because the Canon EOS 5DS line was marketed to panorama photographers.

Canon has additionally apparently revised the timetable for the announcement of the EOS RS. Initially believed to be introduced by the top of 2019, sources now anticipate that it’s going to seem within the first half of 2020.

We count on this digicam out in early 2020, with each Photokina and CP+ being the 2 foremost dates to plan round, nevertheless, this might slip to Canon Expo in August / September as properly,” wrote Canon News

One factor’s for certain: it is by no means boring the place the Canon EOS R is worried!

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