Inside sources have revealed that a new Canon EOS-1 DSLR camera is in the works and it will be announced sometime in the next few months.
Canon has been rumored to launch a big-megapixel camera for over a year. The Japanese company needs to address this “issue”, as the Nikon D800 and D800E are roaming the market unchallenged, thanks to their 36.3-megapixel image sensors.
A lot of sources leaked details about multiple versions of the Canon camera with a high amount of megapixels. There was a rumor which claimed that a 75-megapixel model was being tested. However, this alleged device was supposed to be launched in late summer or early fall.
New Canon EOS-1 DSLR to sport 44.7-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording capabilities
As photographers have probably noticed, the Canon big-megapixel DSLR is still nowhere to be seen and rumors appears to have cooled down for now. Well, not so fast, as the new Canon EOS-1 camera is reportedly real and it does pack an image sensor with a lot of megapixels.
The device allegedly sports a 44.7-megapixel full frame sensor with 4K video recording capabilities. This information has been revealed in the past, so it could mean that the company has made up its mind regarding the internal hardware.
Next-generation Canon camera with big-megapixel sensor coming within the next few months
The new Canon EOS-1 DSLR will not replace an existing camera. There is no evidence to suggest this fact, therefore it is very likely that the Canon EOS-1 DSLR will represent the beginning of a brand new series of high-megapixel shooters.
According to the source, the device will be announced in the late part of 2013 or in the early part of 2014. More details should be leaked as we are getting closer to this period so stay tuned.
In the meantime, the Japan-based company is fine-tuning the sensor, battery life, as well as the device’s firmware.
Prepare for Photokina 2014, as the Canon medium format camera will be there
Meanwhile, the Canon medium format camera is once again rumored. It appears that this device is real as well and that it will be unveiled at Photokina 2014, which takes place in September next year.
The big shooter will take on Phase One cameras, but it will become available only in 2015. There are still a lot of pieces waiting to be put together, therefore you should not hold your breath over this rumor but better wait for more information to show up online.