Canon will reportedly announce a new 46MP 1Ds X body at the Photo Plus in New York City this October according to a Fred Miranda forum user named Psychic1. Normally we would not even acknowledge such a unsubstantiated rumor from a forum user who could very well be trolling. However, the source also noted the pro body could cost between $8,000 and $9000.
Canon has been woefully sitting at the back of the pack in the megapixel race when Nikon and Sony have their respective 36.3MP shooters, the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R. A 46MP sensor would certainly put Canon back in front and in the headlines. However, if the rumor of the camera’s price were true, this camera would be prohibitively expensive even for many professional photographers who ultimately might not need that much resolution in the first place.
We’re also taking the this purported Photo Plus launch with an extremely large grain of salt. The Javits Center event has always been geared more towards companies introducing gear to the public and retailers rather than big news announcements. No matter what happens, The Phoblographer staff will be on the ground in full force to report the events from Photo Plus so stay tuned for more.
Via Canon Rumors