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Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon

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Canon higher-resolution sensors and more mirrorless cameras are coming soon. During an interview with Dpreview, Masaya Maeda, the Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon touches on a lot of subjects.

In the interview he talked about the EOS 7D Mark II and why it took so long to hit the market. As well as higher megapixel sensors, mirrorless cameras and the fact that the PowerShot G7 X doesn’t use a Canon sensor.

Below some notes from the interview.

Canon Higher Resolution Sensor and New Mirrorless Coming Soon


Q: Currently no Canon camera offers more than 22MP. Do your DSLR customers ask for higher resolution?

A: Yes. We know that many of our customers need more resolution and this is under consideration. In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor.

Q: You’ve had a long time to get feedback from 7D owners – what did they want most in a replacement?

A: Besides a bigger sensor, they wanted the same sort of features found in the EOS-1D X. We did a lot of interviews with 7D users – more than 5000 people in total – and we think that in the EOS 7D Mark II we got very close to achieving EOS-1D-type features in a lightweight body.

Q: […] we’ve learned is that the sensor in the G7X is not made by Canon. Does this represent a new philosophy at Canon?

A: We select the best sensor, whoever the manufacturer is. That’s our policy.

via Dpreview