Canon is believed to be testing a 75-megapixel full frame DSLR camera, that will be introduced by the end of 2013 and released in 2014.
Canon has been rumored to launch a big megapixel camera for a very long time. The company has even announced huge megapixel sensors in the past, but Nikon has stolen the show in 2012 with the help of the 36.3-megapixel D800.
New Canon EOS 1D camera with 75-megapixel full frame image sensor is being tested
Unfortunately for Canon, it keeps delaying the launch of a true competitor, therefore Nikon is enjoying a lot of new customers. Despite this fact, the EOS maker is definitely working on providing a solution soon, as a high megapixel camera is rumored to be in the works.
According to the rumor mill, the new Canon EOS 1D DSLR will feature an image sensor bigger than 75 megapixels. Moreover, the specs sheet will include a high-resolution LCD screen, as well as a bigger frame rate than the one found in the EOS 1D X.
Big megapixel Canon camera to have similar size as the EOS 1D X
Speaking of which, the camera will be a professional one and will have a body as big as the 1D X. A new EOS shooter based on the 1D X has been rumored in the past, with sources revealing that the camera is coming sometime in 2014.
At that time, it was not mentioned whether the upcoming apparatus would replace the 1D X or it is a brand new device. The 75+ MP version is definitely a possibility, so we might hear good things in the near future.
Canon DSLR with high megapixel count to be released in 2014
It is worth noting that these rumors must be taken with a grain of salt. This is the first time Canon has been said to launch a 75-megapixel shooter. Previously, the camera was rumored to have a 50MP sensor, give or take a few megapixels.
Anyway, most gossip talkers agree that the device will be officially unveiled in 2013 and that it will go on sale in 2014. For now, the EOS 1D X is available for $6,799, while the Nikon D800E costs $3,299 at Amazon.
Still, our readers should be reminded that this is just a rumor and that it may never materialize. Either way, keep an eye on Camyx for more Canon rumors!