Canon might release a 90MP camera in 2021. Sony will use the 102M sensor on the A7rV?

One thing is certain: In 2021 we can expect the Canon vs Sony battle to intensify. Nikon and the L-mount organization can’t keep up with their pace.

As a first move we can expect Sony to launch their 8K E-mount camera. But according to new rumors Canon will also release a 90 Megapixel EOS-R5s camera with a 300MP “pixel shift” modus. I don’t know yet if Sony will also release their High resolution Sony A7rV in 2021 already. But Sony has a 102MP FF sensor with 6K video capability they could use for this. This sensor specs were already leaked in 2019 so it may be that a future A7rV uses an “improved” version with 8K?

Still, Sony has a busy year: First the A9III (or A9r) than we will get the A7IV. So I don’t know if there is room for a Sony A7rV this year too!

Canon specs via CR

Crazy rumors roundup…

Let’s go crazy with this rumors I got that have high BS possibilities :)

About those rumors: I have no idea who sent them and 90% of the times they turn out to be wrong. But, it happened in the past that a couple of those were right. So I will post them today, and we all together can eventually keep track of this. If one of the sources turns out to be right than we will know we can trust it a bit more!

Source 1:

a6100 will update during first half of 2021 at will be compatible with the enterprise SDK

Source 2:

ILCE-7M4 uses the old sensor as a7 III.
The improvement of a7 IV: Bionz XR, better LCD screen, new body, new EVF, ISO 80 and 15+ stop DR, better High ISO, Faster AF performance, 14-bit 10FPS continuous shooting.

About 4K Video format:
XAVC HS 10Bit 4:2:0 & 10bit 4:2:2; XAVC S 8Bit 4:2:0 & 10Bit 4:2:2 supported. No XAVC S-I.
Full Frame 6K Oversampling QFHD: up to 30p at all format.
without 1.2x crop in 30p, also no 1.2x crop oversampling for 4K/50p or 60p like the FX9.
Super 35mm Pixel to Pixel QFHD: up to 60p at all format, 100/120p at XAVC HS 10Bit 4:2:0 200M or XAVC S 8Bit 4:2:0 200M.
FHD Video: up to 180p (Full Frame S&Q mode)
Cropped to S35, a7 IV is a APS-C version of a7SIII, with the similar AF performance, and almost the same codec (expect XAVC SI, XAVC S/HS QFHD 100/120p 10bit 4:2:2).

Source 3:

a7 iv
new sensor bsi minimum rolling schutter number o mpx no decided yet
12 fps mechanical 20 silent
a7s iii af system +700 point phase detection
4k full frame up to 60 fps
1080p at 180 fps
10 bit 4:2:2 with h.264 and h.265 long gop codecs no all i codec.
new body,buttons, menu ,touch screen , flippy screen
3.69 dot evf and 1.440.000 3.2″ screen
Q3 2021, 2500 us dollars.
have a great day. great glass is coming.

Source 4:

hello, brother i’ve heard that sony are working to release two new lenses in 2021 24/70 f2.8 and 70/200 f2.8 yes buddy both will be replaced in 2021 hot news..

Source 5:

Hi there i m hearing 48 To 50 mgpx sensor (A7sIII)
The camera shoots 15 fps mechanical and more than 20 fps electronic 25 ;30 don’t now at this point
Video 8k 30p 10 bit 4:2:2 and 8k raw
4k up to 120 fps 10 bit 4:2:2 no raw in 4k.
A7s iii body Evf, menu, touch capabilities,grip etc..

POLL: Would you buy the new A9III with 8K30p 50MP sensor priced at $4,999?

Based on the rumored specs (read below) let us know…

Would you consider to buy the new A9III with 8K30p 50MP sensor priced at $4,999?

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Rumored Sony A9III specs:

  • Sony will launch a new High End camera in Q1 2021. Maybe at the January 11 CES show (which is all digital this year).
  • It will be named as an A9x series camera and not A7x (not sure if it’s “A9s” or “A9III”)
  • It has a new ~50 megapixel sensor
  • 8k30p video confirmed with no overheating. It’s still an “infant” 8k mode…meaning it’s not 8k60 which would be crazy and there will be limitations in the quality you can record internally.
  • Other specs similar to A7sIII (EVF, autofocus, and so forth)
  • At least $1,500 more expensive than the EOS-R5 (but price hasn’t be finalized yet) Expect something like $4,999.

The sources will try to give me some more hints the coming weeks…stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live on Discord to not miss any rumors!


RUMOR: Third source confirms new A9 camera is coming in early 2021. There will be definitely a lot of new FE lenses in 2021 too.

I didn’t get any new specs about the new A9 camera yet. The latest I got is that a third reliable source now confirmed the A9 rumor is real:

my source told me new a9 camera coming in early 2021
a9 has 8k too.
don’t know if name is a9m3 or a9R

What he also added is that Sony plans to release a lot of new FE lenses. Some of them brand new and a few of them are update of existing lenses.

I think A9r would make a lot of sense as a name because you get both: The speed of the A9 and the resolution of the “R” series…what do you think?

Stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live on Discord to not miss any rumors!