Canon is rumored to release a camera with a high-megapixel count by the end of 2013, with retail availability expected for 2014.
Canon fans are anticipating that the Japanese company will unveil a camera with a lot of megapixels sometime by the end of the year, in order to emulate the Nikon D800E.
Canon camera with more megapixels rumored to be announced this fall
Many people claim that an 18.1-megapixel camera, such as the EOS 1D X, is not enough to compete against a medium format camera. This means that Canon must launch another flagship DSLR camera in the near future.
A source is reporting that the sought-after big-megapixel shooter will be announced in September of October 2013. However, the product will become available during the first quarter of 2014, if things go according to plan.
Several versions are currently being tested
Details are scarce, but the Japan-based company is currently testing three versions of the camera. The “weakest” of them all features a 39-megapixel image sensor, while the “strongest” sports a 50+ MP count.
According to the source, the number of megapixels spins around 47, but Canon is still far away from reaching a final decision.
Trusted sources have revealed that the camera will be called 1D Xs or 1Ds X and it will pack a lot of features found in the upcoming Canon 7D Mark II. This consists of a replacement for the 7D and should be unveiled sometime in the following months.
Canon’s high-megapixel camera will not serve as a direct replacement for the 1D X. Instead, it will act as a complementary solution, just like in the case of the Nikon D800 / D800E.
Its competitor will be the Nikon D4X, which should be revealed soon
Additionally, the new shooter is said to be a “definite competitor” for the Nikon D4X, an unannounced camera. The D4X is also believed to feature a big-megapixel count for its image sensor. It will not have an anti-aliasing filter and it will not be a successor for the D4.
These are just rumors and consumers will have to wait and see what the future holds for them. If Canon decides to launch the 1D Xs or 1Ds X and the 7D Mark II, we will find out the full details in the following months.