Canon is rumored to be developing a full-frame DSLR camera designed for astrophotography purposes in order to compete against the new Nikon D810A.
There are lots of passionate astrophotographers around the world and Canon has released cameras just for them in the past. The list includes the EOS 20Da and the EOS 60Da, both featuring APS-C-sized image sensors.
Earlier this year, Nikon jumped on the bandwagon and revealed its first astrophotography DSLR. It is called D810A and it is a modified version of the D810. It seems like Canon does not want to be left behind, so it has decided to develop a star-loving DSLR with a full-frame sensor of its own.
Canon rumored to be working on a full-frame DSLR for astrophotographers
The gossip mill says that a Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR is in the works. A source is reporting that an existing model will get the so-called “a” designation, but that model is unknown for the time being.
This device will not be released or announced by the end of 2015. However, it will become official and it will become available on the market in 2016. Furthermore, the modifications that the existing Canon DSLR will suffer are unknown to us, just like the price details.
It is worth noting that the upcoming Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR will be the company’s first model with a 35mm sensor, as both the aforementioned EOS 20Da and EOS 60Da offered APS-C sensors.
Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR could be a modified version of the 5DS R
The speculation about the Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR is already running wild. Most people agree that the EOS maker will offer a competitor to the Nikon D810A, which means that it needs to offer a product in its class.
The D810A is a modified version of the high-resolution D810, which comes packed with a 36.3-megapixel sensor without an anti-aliasing filter. The D810 will compete against the soon-to-be-released 5DS and 5DS R duo, so it will make sense that Canon will modify one of these two shooters.
Out of the 5DS and 5DS R, the latter does not feature an AA filter, hence the D810A competitor could become a Canon 5DS Ra camera. As usual, this is based on rumor and speculation, meaning that you need to take it with a pinch of salt, albeit staying tuned for more details.