Is Canon Developing A 50 Megapixel Full Frame Camera?

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Canon 50 Megapixel DSLR

As you probably have noticed by now, the internet loves camera rumors almost as much as it loves photos of Kim Kardashian’s greased booty. Recently, the site has been inundated with posts about a possible 50 megapixel camera that could be in development by Canon.

Here is an example from a recent post on Canon Rumors about the supposed 50MP camera:

“The world continues to wait for Canon to jump back into the resolution race, and it looks like they will be in 2015 (though we have previously said they would in 2014). A few new mentions of a 50mp camera coming in the first half of 2015 to which there will be 2 variants. One with a low pass filter, and another without. I’m not sure Canon would get into 2 SKUs for one camera body, though they have done it for astronomy camera purposes. The camera will not be an EOS-1 style camera and would be a new camera above the 5D line. You’re free to call it the “3D”, but I’ve never been a fan of that name simply because it could be confusing to consumers.

Things are getting a little bit muddled with 5D Mark IV talk and Cinema EOS talk (lots of 4K products coming) and I suspect things are getting pretty fragmented. We currently have nothing reliable to report as far as a 5D Mark III replacement is concerned. I also have nothing to report about an EOS-1D X Mark II, which is something that is sure to be addressed over the next 12 months.

I suspect we’re going to see a new Rebel in the first quarter of 2015, and that will probably be Canon’s next DSLR. The EOS M should come before the Rebel and it could be as soon as December.”

What do you think? Is there any truth to this rumor? Even if there is, should we be excited?  After all, most of us would probably rather see Canon introduce 4K video recording in their DSLRs and “C” line of video cameras before getting in to a megapixel war.