Resolution of the EOS R3 sensor

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The first ver­sions of the EOS R3 are, as already known, cur­rent­ly in use at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Accord­ing to DPRe­view, we now have more infor­ma­tion about the built-in sen­sor. Accord­ing to a pho­to edi­tor, it has a res­o­lu­tion of 6000 x 4000 pix­els, which trans­lates to only 24 megapix­els. The files have a size of 14-16MB. This also cor­re­sponds to the infor­ma­tion tak­en from the EXIF infor­ma­tion of some shots tak­en by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Jeff Cable, who actu­al­ly uses an R3.

Com­pared to the com­pet­ing mod­els from Sony (Alpha A1) and Nikon (Z9), the R3 thus has less than half the sen­sor res­o­lu­tion, which I per­son­al­ly con­sid­er extreme­ly dis­ap­point­ing - this def­i­nite­ly makes it a no-go for me. 24 megapix­els may be enough for sports doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phy, but oth­er than that, I don’t think it’s up to date in high­er-end cam­era bod­ies. My trusty 5DS R is there­fore not yet obsolete….

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