|Canon EOS-3D Megapixel Camera?|
The Canon EOS-1Ds MK III has been discontinued for some time now and the EOS-5D MK III is currently the camera with the highest pixel count (22.3 MP) in Canon's lineup. The Nikon D800 has a pixel count of 36.3 MP. For those who revel in this pixel arms race, Canon seems to be running a distant second.
There is word Canon already has test cameras in the field with a 40 MP sensor, possibly powered by dual Digic 6 processors. However, they seem to be in no hurry to introduce their own megapixel camera. Canon Inc. is a large and diversified company with many plants and suppliers all over Asia, especially China. The recent natural disasters in Japan and the continuing tit-for-tat responses between Japan and China over the disputed islands in the region will continue to dog Canon's ability to fully recover from the damages and delays it received in their manufacturing and engineering operations during the past couple of years.
This may partly explain why the delay in some of the long awaited announcements, like the EOS-7D MK II camera and the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4X lens. Nevertheless, Canon is still expected to release some new and exciting products in the first quarter of 2013 but the megapixel camera to replace the fabled EOS-1Ds MK III may still be in the distant future. Take a look at my earlier post discussing possible Canon's introduction at the beginning of the new year.