Let’s talk about the Canon EOS R1 development [CR2]

H. Jones

Photojournalist
Aug 1, 2014
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Global electronic shutter? No need for mechanical shutter.
If I was Canon, I would advertise it as "the first MILC in the world to have an infinite shutter life" :ROFLMAO:

Jokes aside, that on its own would make even more of a perk for the 1-series. No moving parts means nothing could possibly break.

I do wonder--would Canon include a faux shutter to cover the sensor when not in use? That is a feature I've been a big fan of on my EOS R5, but I could see them removing the shutter altogether.
 

amorse

EOS RP
Jan 26, 2017
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Sounds interesting! I wonder if there was truth to that 21MP sensor development rumour with a global shutter.

Question for those more knowledgeable in the room - considering that the 5DIV was able to actually produce output for each side of the dual pixel independently (which you could extract with additional software), I'm wondering if a quad-pixel system would be able to output 4 different outputs, or independently report values for 4 points on each pixel. If it was able to do so, I'm wondering if a 21MP sensor could actually have a 4x resolution mode to bring it up to 84MP (i.e. treating each of the 4 quarters of each pixel as an independent pixel)? My thinking was maybe the "R1X" is both the sports camera and the rumoured high resolution body considering that both were rumoured for next year, and 84MP seems in line with past rumours. I'm assuming that would mess with the arrangement of a bayer array though, wouldn't it? Daydreaming to be fair.
 

dwarven

EOS 90D
Dec 12, 2019
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Global electronic shutter? No need for mechanical shutter.
If global shutters are the way of the future, I'll definitely miss the sound a mechanical one makes. I'd probably not buy a camera with global shutter for that reason alone. The sound and very slight vibration of a mechanical shutter are so satisfying to me, and are probably placebos for making me want to shoot more and get better shots.
 

bbasiaga

Canon Shooter
Nov 15, 2011
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As much as the R5 packs in over the 5Div, imagine that much more packed in over the 1DXiii....sheesh. Could really be something. The anticipation is exciting.

Still, (pun only partially intended) this is the internet and some people's expectations will surely exceed whatever Canon eventually releases. There will be cries of disappointment and people lamenting that they 'have' to sell their perfectly good gear to switch systems because they are disappointed.

-Brian
 

AJ

EOS RP
Sep 11, 2010
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Second half of 2021 will probably be after the Tokyo Olympic games, then.

I imagine this thing will have a large battery to power everything.
 

H. Jones

Photojournalist
Aug 1, 2014
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Second half of 2021 will probably be after the Tokyo Olympic games, then.

I imagine this thing will have a large battery to power everything.
I suspect Canon will pack new tech into the LP-E19 form factor, but I honestly would have no issues if Canon went back to the longer form factor of earlier 1D batteries:
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I would much rather have more battery life and a larger battery in a 1-series camera than a smaller battery and less battery life. But I know the LP-E19 form factor is as commonplace on the pro side of things as the LP-E6 is, so that's unlikely to change.