Pre-orders on the Canon 5DS and 5D SR only just opened up this week, still two months ahead of their expected release – and we are already hearing rumors that Canon may bring that 50MP technology to their flagship EOS-1 line.


According to a new report over on Canon Rumors & Canon Watch, Canon is toying with the idea of bringing the same 50MP sensor in the new 5DS and 5DSR into a new EOS-1 style body. They are just waiting to see how the 5DS and 5DR do on the market before committing to a flagship camera featuring that technology.

Personally, I don’t really see the EOS-1 line as a camera that would be a good fit for such a large megapixel count. I mean, look at who uses the EOS-1 line the most; you have sports and action/wildlife folks. People who need speed, not megapixels. Now, if they could still give us 10+ FPS with that 50MP sensor, then it could work.


I just don’t see Canon investing that sort of buffer in the camera, meaning that the FPS would be lower than anyone interested in an EOS-1 line camera would want, but that is just my two cents.

I am curious what you all think about this? Do you think that the EOS-1 line is a good fit for a 50MP sensor? Leave a comment below and let us know!

[via Canon Watch via Canon Rumors]