Canon is rumored to be developing a 100MP mirrorless sequel to the Canon EOS R with IBIS (in-body image stabilization) according to Canon Rumors. It’s unclear if this pixel-packing behemoth is the anticipated “pro” version of the Canon EOS R, or as seems more likely a mirrorless counterpart to the 5DS.

Is Canon Innovating?

If Canon is planning for their new “pro” mirrorless camera to offer a 100MP sensor and IBIS, it’s a very interesting move by a company that is generally fairly conservative with their upgrades. Those 100MP will mean incredible resolution and detail, but at what cost? The files are certain to be enormous and the increased resolution will probably mean Canon will want to charge more. But how much more?

My Take

It’s a welcome sight to hear inklings of Canon doing something bold and innovative. While a lot of people will ask, “Who needs 100 megapixels?” they should remember that people also said the same about 15, 20, and 30 megapixels, etc. The reality is this: more megapixels means larger files, but also more detail, and—most importantly—options.

I’m sure some landscape photographers out there are salivating right now. As a wedding photographer myself, will I need 100MP for most images? No, probably not. But man, would I love the choice. As for IBIS, I wish Canon would have introduced it on the EOS R, but they didn’t. It’ll be a late but welcome addition to the mirrorless body, and at this point, it really should just be on all mirrorless cameras.

As a Canon shooter, I’m cautiously optimistic about the future right now and I’m excited to see what else they have up their sleeve.

 

What do you think? Are you excited about Canon possibly delivering a 100MP mirrorless camera with IBIS?