Canon EOS R1. Canon’s Flagship Re-Invented.

  • Achieving high-speed and high-precision object recognition
  • AF “Action Priority” function
These are the features that catch my interest most. Hopefully those will trickle down by time, hopefully already into an R5m2 or an R6m3.

  • Newly developed CMOS sensor
This is also very interesting, because of design (e.g. BSI, GS, etc.) but if Canon stays true to itself, this sensor will be for the "1" series only.
 
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not really true that they never hold anything back on the 1-series. They never got the eye-control AF of the 3-series (likely because it simply wasn't good enough). Hoping they add an improved version for this one though. It seems to work very well on the R3 and anyone who doesn't want to use it could simply turn it off completely.
 
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"... upcoming global sporting events."

I wonder if there's a reason they're not using the 'Olympic' and Paralympic' words? Because I presume that's what they mean. Perhaps Canon is not an official Olympic Partner, in which case the IOC can get very huffy indeed about using the Sacred Name.
 
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These are the features that catch my interest most. Hopefully those will trickle down by time, hopefully already into an R5m2 or an R6m3.[...]
I wonder if it also features an "all eyes are open" feature that selects that picture from the burst. This is one of my main uses for the 40fps on my R8, increasing the likelyhood of having a picture where everyone is looking straight into the lens and have all their eyes open.

For birds (apparently I've reached that age where bird turn from "poop bombers" to "hey, a yellow tailed finch warbler!"), I use it for the opposite, a shot of the nictitating membrane :)
 
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I think 1DX iii sensor is upgraded the mark ii sensor and improve the AA filter.
They can reuse it to R6 so I don't think they will use R3 sensor for R6iii
I wanted to say that the 1dx3 sensor had much less rolling shutter, but I can't find the numbers on that. Canon seems to have switched from line-skipped 4k in the 1dx2 to oversampled 4k in the 1dx3. So rolling shutter went from 14ms to 32ms, it actually is worse in the newer model for video!

So I'm not so sure anymore that the 1dx2 and 1dx3 sensors are different, apart from the AA filter. I would assume so :)
 
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"... upcoming global sporting events."

I wonder if there's a reason they're not using the 'Olympic' and Paralympic' words? Because I presume that's what they mean. Perhaps Canon is not an official Olympic Partner, in which case the IOC can get very huffy indeed about using the Sacred Name.
Probably because the Euros start in a month and it’ll be used there before the Olympics… Hence the references to football in the press release.
 
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I don't know if someone already noticed it, but the R1 has a little LED on the right front, i expect it to be a indication LED for video recording, like we see on some newer Sony cameras. A great feature for vlogging :ROFLMAO:

That, on the other hand, tells me, that the R1 will be a Beast for Photos AND Videos. Plus i also expect this feature to also show up on the upcomming R Cameras.
 
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The Canon EOS R1, a flagship re-invented. Lots of subtle differences compared to the EOS R3


So a tweaked R3. Honestly, after so long, I was expecting something groundbreaking. This is a bit disappointing. So far I’m thinking this sounds like more of a R3 Mk2.
"The EOS R1 is a mirrorless camera geared toward professionals that brings together Canon’s cutting-edge technology and combines top-class performance with the strong durability and high reliability sought in a flagship model." - Canon press release

That sounds like more than a tweak to me.

As a practical matter, this press release is just a "first tease". They may be saving some "exciting details" for the official launch.
 
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The Canon EOS R1, a flagship re-invented. Lots of subtle differences compared to the EOS R3


So a tweaked R3. Honestly, after so long, I was expecting something groundbreaking. This is a bit disappointing. So far I’m thinking this sounds like more of a R3 Mk2.

the layout was always going to be a tweaked R3. The guts appear to be zip like the R3.

Professionals don't want to use radically different bodies. so from the ergonomic point of view, it should be subtle, unless they read the room entirely wrong with the R3 ergonomics.
 
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not really true that they never hold anything back on the 1-series. They never got the eye-control AF of the 3-series (likely because it simply wasn't good enough). Hoping they add an improved version for this one though. It seems to work very well on the R3 and anyone who doesn't want to use it could simply turn it off completely.

I think Canon had to wait until the improvements were done to EyeAF and they still are doing much in that regard as we saw in the last 6 months via patents.
 
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