I don’t normally make blog post entries relating to rumours and information about future cameras and sensors that are as yet vapourware. There is already lots of information and rumours on the internet and we really don’t need yet another rumour site. However, this instance is somewhat unique as the information comes directly from a Canon Executive and it is to my knowledge the first real tangible communication from Canon about a future high resolution sensor being unveiled soon.
Masaya Maeda – Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon was interviewed at the recent Photokina in Germany and had this to say when asked about higher resolution sensors in future Canon cameras.
Currently no Canon camera offers more than 22MP. Do your DSLR customers ask for higher resolution?
“Yes. We know that many of our customers need more resolution and this is under consideration. In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor.”
What does “In the very near future” mean?
Well, it could mean anything from a week to six months or possibly even a year so there really isn’t much here that you can take to the bank. Suffice to say it is at least nice to see confirmation that a higher resolution sensor will be soon unveiled.
Personally, I am not holding my breath. Whilst more pixels would be nice for certain applications, the Canon 1DX does everything I need at the moment (in fact, I just ordered a second one) and remains the single best DSLR I have ever used to date. Thats a comment you can take to the bank.