Nikon has been pushing boundaries with their D800 series of cameras in terms of megapixels, and we have all sort of been wondering when Canon would be following suit. Well, if you believe Canon Rumors’ interpretation of a recent Canon interview, that high megapixel Canon camera could be on the way.
This all stems from an interview from some engineers at Canon with DC Watch. The interview was actually regarding the release and development of the new 10-18mm and 16-35mm lenses that were just announced. During the course of the interview (which you can find here in its entirety), one of the engineers explains (via google translate), “I to higher pixel unnecessarily is the opposite, but there is also a feeling if there is a high-performance lens that matches the number of pixels (pixel pitch), to want to take a look at the descriptive power of the true. By super-wide-angle zoom image quality is good came out to the periphery, and we look forward to the advent of high-resolution model of the EOS.”
[REWIND: Initial Thoughts on Canon’s 10-18mm]
Now, Canon Rumors and many others are taking this as a confirmation of sorts from Canon that a high resolution EOS is on the way. Personally, based on this quote – which I understand some of the meaning may be lost in translation – I think it is a bit of a stretch to say that. That last line “we look forward to the advent of high-resolution model of the EOS,” to me just sounds like someone saying “yeah, that would be cool.” I don’t see any indication here that a high megapixel EOS is actually in the works, just that this particular engineer(s) looks forward to one.
Still, the idea that Canon is working on one is good news for any Canon users who have been looking over at the D800 series of cameras with a hint of jealousy. The rumors say there will be 3 EOS cameras released this year, we have already had one in the White SL1, and the Canon 7D replacement is expected to be another, maybe that third EOS is, in fact, a high resolution body…
What are your thoughts on this? How did you interpret the quote; do you agree with other than this means Canon is working on one, or do you think more like me that this was just an engineer hypothetically looking to the future? Leave a comment below!