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Canon is now allegedly linked to an upcoming 63MP sensor

A camera with the new rumored sensor could wipe the floor with even this 50MP EOS 5DS R. (Source: Amazon)
A camera with the new rumored sensor could wipe the floor with even this 50MP EOS 5DS R. (Source: Amazon)
A photography blog claims to have discovered a specs sheet for a new Canon sensor with a whopping 63MP resolution. This new module is intended for a full-frame (i.e. 35mm) camera, and has pixels of 37 micrometers in size. Should this leak prove real, this new sensor could compete well with new 60MP counterparts from Sony.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The blog PhotoRumors has posted a rumor indicates Canon's development of a new, ultra-powerful sensor. It is detailed in a spec sheet allegedly leaked to Weibo, which states that this piece of CMOS has a pixel density of 9740x6504 - or, in other words, a total of 63.34 megapixels (MP).

This module, which may have the model number 35MM63MXSCD, has a screen size of 35 millimeters, and is thus clearly intended for a full-frame camera. Should this leak prove true, it is pretty clear that such a product would take Canon leaps and bounds away from even its current flagship EOS 5DS series, not to mention the newest EOS R mirrorless unit.

The new sensor would also be comparable to the anticipated Sony IMX455, which Nikon has allegedly chosen for its own next generation of high-end full-frame products. It may also even measure up to the IMX555, which the manufacturer is reserving for its own next line of super-premium cameras.

The possible 63MP Canon sensor spec sheet. (Source: PhotoRumors)
The possible 63MP Canon sensor spec sheet. (Source: PhotoRumors)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04-23 (Update: 2019-04-23)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.