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A Canon representative has hinted that the company is working on a big-megapixel DSLR camera, as it would be a good match for the company’s latest high-quality wide-angle zoom lenses.

It is quite hard to remain as concise as possible during interview. Usually, the person being questioned will hand out some details that should remain a secret or which can be easily interpreted by the audience.

Canon’s Shota Shimada has also fallen “victim” of an interview and he has become the company’s first employee to hint that a big-megapixel EOS DSLR is in the works and that it could be announced soon.

“We are looking forward to the high-resolution model of the EOS series”, says Canon engineer

shota-shimada Canon engineer hints at big-megapixel EOS DSLR camera Rumors

Shota Shimada during an interview with DC Watch. Canon’s employee has hinted that the company is developing a big-megapixel EOS camera.

Japanese website DC Watch has conducted an interview with multiple Canon representatives. Among them we can find Shota Shimada, an engineer who is specialized in lens development.

The subject of the interview has been the recent launch of two Canon wide-angle lenses: EF 16-35mm f/4L IS and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.

While discussing about the technical aspects of the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS, Mr. Shimada has also decided to praise the high image quality provided by this lens, while making an interesting statement.

He said that such lens requires a camera that matches its quality in order to show its true power. After that, Shimada has claimed that he is looking forward to the development of a big-megapixel EOS DSLR.

This is not a clear indication that Canon will release a DSLR camera using a high-megapixel image sensor anytime soon. However, it is the first time a company representative has mentioned that lenses are getting very sharp and that they are in need of a big-megapixel shooter.

Canon may launch a big-megapixel EOS DSLR camera soon or we may have been lost in translation

It is worth stating that Google Translate may not be doing such a fine job at translating the interview. This is why we are inviting Camyx readers, who are fluent speakers of the Japanese language, to help us come up with a better translation.

For the time being, we must specify that Shota Shimada may have simply specified that he would love to see a high-resolution Canon DSLR being released on the market. This way, a new level of image quality would be provided to photographers when using the DSLR in combination with the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS lens.

The rumors about a high-resolution Canon DSLR camera are nothing new. They have been around for many years, but they have been intensifying since the beginning of 2014. With the Photokina 2014 approaching, it would not be such a surprise if it finally becomes official.

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