Canon might launch a 100+ Megapixel camera in late 2022. POLL: Should the Sony A7rV join the race or stick to the 61MP resolution?

CanonRumors reports:

We have been told that Canon is indeed going to release a full-frame RF mount camera with 100+ megapixels some time in the first half of 2023. The announcement could come later in 2022.

If that’s true that Canon will be the first breaking the 100MP barrier in the Full Frame segment.

So far I have no solid rumor about the A7rV sensor resolution. I have been told Sony worked on at least two different sensor versions. The camera was supposed to be announced in early summer but due the semiconductor shortage the camera is more likely to be on the market in autumn. So now the big question for you is the following:

What sensor do you want on the A7rV?

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APS-C E-mount trio lenses likely to be announced sometimes in June

Image on top shows the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 (image on top) which was the last APS-C lens announced by Sony back on Aug 28, 2019!

I have been told that all three new APS-C E-mount lenses should be announced sometimes in June. Here are the lens specs:

  • 11mm f/1.8 (17mm in Full Frame equivalent terms)
  • 15mm f/1.4 (22mm in Full Frame equivalent terms)
  • 10-20mm f/4.0 (15-30mm in Full Frame equivalent terms)

Sigma teased new product announcement on June 1st

On June 1st at 13:00 London time Sigma will have a new product announcement.We already know this is the lens that’s going to be announced:

16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary specs
・ Lens configuration: 16 elements in 11 groups
・ Shortest shooting distance: 25cm
・ Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 5.6
・ Number of aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
・ Filter diameter: 72mm
・ Size : Φ77.2 x 100.6mm (E mount version is 102.6mm)
・ Weight: 450g
・ Mount: L mount ・ Sony E mount

Canon R7 and R10 images and specs leaked. A new APS-C offensive!

Tomorrow Canon will announce a bunch of gear. And the very key info here is that those will be the first RF-mount APS-C cameras. A clear offensive in the APS-C market and something Sony should definitely take note of. Here are all leaked specs and images:

  • EOS R7
    –32.5 megapixel APS-C sensor- In
    -body 5-axis image stabilization
    -2.36 million dot EVF
    -1.62 million dot vari-angle LCD-
    –4K60p video, full HD 120p video
    -LP-E6NH battery
    -Dual SD card slot
    –Size: 132.0 x 90.4 x 91.7mm –Weight
    : 612g (including battery and memory card)


  • EOS R10
    –24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor
    -2.36 megapixel EVF
    -1.04 million dot LCD-
    DIGIC X-
    4K60p video, full HD 120p video
    -LP-E17 battery
    -single SD card slot
    -Size: 122.5 x 87.8 x
    83.4mm- Weight: 429g (including battery and memory card)

  • RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM –Lens
    configuration: 7 elements in 7 groups-
    Shortest shooting distance: 0.20m (AF), 0.15m (MF) –Maximum
    shooting magnification: 0.16x (AF), 0.26x ( MF) –Filter
    diameter: 49mm
    –Size: 69.0 x 44.3mm –Weight
    : 130g

  • RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM –Lens
    configuration: 17 elements in 13 groups-
    Minimum shooting distance: 0.17m (AF), 0.12m (MF) –Maximum
    shooting magnification: 0.44x (AF), 0.59x ( MF) –Filter
    diameter: 55mm
    –Size: 69.0 x 84.5mm –Weight
    : 310g

via Digicameinfo

Let’s discuss those “allegedly” leaked Sony A7rV specs

My take on the spec list. Warning: Sorry for my hair after the cold shower ;)

Two weeks ago I got this Sony A7rV spec list form a unknown sources. I did decide not o post it because I wanted to wait and gather some info from trusted sources. But now the very same source shared the spec list to other websites and forums and I had to share my view on this for you.

There are three reasons why it’s unlikely this is the accurate spec list.

  1. Unknown source that suddenly claims to know a long list of A7r5 specs
  2. The spec list is so detailed, we never got such kind of leak before
  3. Camera will be announced in autumn, so unlikely someone has the spec list yet

The spec list might be close to the real deal because many updates sound reasonable and because Sony is known to make incremental updates. So for example I bet the 8k30p rumor is correct. And so might eb the resolution of the Viewfinder LCD screen and so forth because the A7rV is likely to incorporate the same A1, A7sIII and A7iV updates.

But the big discussion I want to have with you know is this one:

If the spec list is accurate...would you consider this to be a worthy successor?

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I hope trusted sources will read this post and give me a quick take on the spec list. To learn what’s correct and what’s not. I will give you some updates soon therefore, to not miss any rumors, I kindly invite you all to follow the Discord channel, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and my new Youtube channel.


These A7rV specs are likely not correct

I got this a week ago and I didn’t post it because it was from a new source. Now the same source is spreading the specs to forums and other rumor websites. So I am going to post it too with a WARNING that these are not from reliable source. Also because it’s strange that this source doesn’t mention a couple of things I know FOR SURE ;)

This is the message I got:

Hi Andrea.
Here’s what I know about the specs and selling points of the α7RV.
This all-rounder is priced higher than the α7SIII.
The camera emphasizes resolution in both still and video, and it demonstrates this to the fullest.
My English is not so good.
Please read the following sentences with an interpreter.

A redeveloped image sensor with approximately 61 million effective pixels and the latest generation image processing engine capture high-definition subjects with an overwhelming sense of reality.
Optical low-pass filterless specification that maximizes the sense of resolution
Achieves approximately twice the high-speed readout compared to conventional models (* α7R IV ratio)
BIONZ XR with innovative new architecture for the future
Achieves high resolution, high sensitivity / low noise performance, and wide dynamic range
When shooting in uncompressed RAW or lossless compressed RAW, the maximum speed is 10 frames / sec.
Supports 4D FOCUS image plane phase difference method, wide range, high speed, high accuracy, high tracking AF
WIDE: 759 phase difference distance measuring points are arranged at high density in almost the entire area (about 92%) of the image sensor’s imaging screen. The area for contrast AF is 425 points.
Eye AF right / left eye selection (person / animal)
Real-time tracking
Real-time pupil AF (person)
Real-time Eye AF (Animal)
Real-time Eye AF (Bird)
Achieves high-precision AF distance measurement in the low-brightness environment of EV-4
High-precision and stable color reproduction
1200 split live view analysis metering
Low vibration and high durability shutter
Mechanical structure that suppresses blurring
Optical 5-axis in-body image stabilization that achieves a 5.5-step correction effect
Pixel shift multi shooting
Advantages unique to 16-image generation images (higher pixel count)
Get more accurate R / G / B information by shooting 16 shots
High-efficiency compression / compression / lossless compression / uncompressed RAW
10-bit recording HEIF format adopted and new viewing style “HLG still image mode”
Full size / APS-C shooting seamless switching

The latest electronic viewfinder that uses a high-definition OLED with approximately 9.44 million dots and an eyepiece optical system and mechanism.
3.0-inch tiltable LCD monitor with approximately 2.36 million dots that also supports touch operations on menus
New touch-enabled menu configuration and improved touch operability

High-resolution 8K (* maximum 30fps) video recording with all-pixel readout 9.6K oversampling (at full size) without pixel addition
High resolution 4K (* up to 60fps) video recording with oversampling in both full size / Super 35mm
“S & Q mode” for high-quality slow and quick motion shooting
Achieves oversampling full HD 120fps video recording
“Flexible exposure setting mode” that allows automatic / manual switching settings when shooting movies
High-performance image stabilization “active mode” that strongly supports handheld video recording
“Breathing correction” that suppresses fluctuations in the angle of view during focusing and supports high-quality expression
Creator’s long-awaited focus map that visualizes the depth of field of the image and reduces the load of focusing settings
“AF transition speed” and “AF transfer sensitivity” that enable focus work left to the camera when shooting movies
Compatible with S-Cinetone, S-Log, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)
Beautiful skin effect that brightens and cleans the skin even during video recording and live streaming
4: 2: 2 10bit recording is possible in both the camera body and Long GOP / Intra
High-quality All Intra recording (when recording XAVC S-I)
MPEG-H HEVC / H.265 codec recording (when recording XAVC HS)
“Proxy recording” that supports efficient video editing
Custom settings that allow you to zoom as you wish
Highlighting that shows at a glance during video recording
Zebra function, peaking function (red, yellow, white, blue)
Gamma display assist (off, auto, S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG (BT.2020), HLG (709))

Newly developed heat dissipation structure that enables continuous recording for a long time
The heat dissipation effect of Sony’s original internal structure is about 5 times that of the conventional model (α7R IV).
Anti-dust system that removes dust
Designed for more dust and water resistance
Full magnesium alloy body for high robustness
Digital audio interface capable of high-quality sound recording
Achieves highly efficient FTP transfer function
Wi-Fi compliant, IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2.4GHz band / 5GHz band)
Bluetooth standard Ver. 5.0 (2.4GHz band)
Equipped with synchro terminal
SuperSpeed ​​USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible USB Type-C terminal installed
High-speed charging with USB PD (Power Delivery) support
Dual slot for CFexpress Type A memory card
HDMI micro terminal (type D)

The new Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN E-mount lens will be announced on June 1

The same source that leaked the lens specs says the new Sigma 16-28mm FE will be announced on June 1 at 21 Tokyo time.

16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary specs
・ Lens configuration: 16 elements in 11 groups
・ Shortest shooting distance: 25cm
・ Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 5.6
・ Number of aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
・ Filter diameter: 72mm
・ Size : Φ77.2 x 100.6mm (E mount version is 102.6mm)
・ Weight: 450g
・ Mount: L mount ・ Sony E mount