The Canon EOS R3 is getting closer to a full announcement and release and is currently in use by photographers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After a lot of rumors and speculation, we now have firm confirmation that the camera will indeed feature a 24-megapixel sensor.
Rumors have abounded that the Canon EOS R3's resolution will be 24 megapixels, particularly when a Canon Rumors forum member found EXIF data indicating that number. There was still some speculation that this could have been from a crop mode in the camera, but we now have clear confirmation that that is not the case. In speaking with a photo editor at the Olympics, DP Review was able to confirm that the EOS R3 will indeed feature a 6,000 by 4,000 pixel sensor, making it 24 megapixels exactly. The sensor resolution was one of the most crucial missing specifications about the camera so far, as Canon has already confirmed features like a 30 fps continuous burst rate, eye-controlled autofocus, a back-illuminated sensor design for reduced rolling shutter, heavy weather-sealing, top-notch stabilization, internal raw video, and more, and with the sensor resolution confirmed, we are getting a strong picture of what to expect from the camera. It looks like the EOS R3 will be quite the exciting camera!