The Canon EOS R1 may not come until 2024

Michael Clark

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Nikon has a 80+ MP beast in development. Canon is so far behind, I don't know if they will ever catch-up.
Please see post #129:
Action requires effort and expenditure. Probably the explanation is as simple as apathy and insufficient business revenue to support switching systems.

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Stop thinking that the R1 has to be the equivalent of the 1D X Mark III. It will be more the equivalent of the 1Ds mark III. The R3 is the equivalent of the 1D Mark IV/1D X Mark *n*.

No my opinion is that this is like EOS 3 vs EOS 1v in the late 90s. R3 is not a full blooded pro-body. It´s ok, but not finished. When they are happy and have testet everything that new, Canon will call it a EOS R1. So R1 will be the R3 mkII. Nothing else make sense. The slow high resolution camera has always been called EOS 5. Really don´t think they will change that. They could of course make a 1d and a slower 1ds with higher resolution like they did in 2002, but I highly doubt this.
 
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No my opinion is that this is like EOS 3 vs EOS 1v in the late 90s. R3 is not a full blooded pro-body. It´s ok, but not finished. When they are happy and have testet everything that new, Canon will call it a EOS R1. So R1 will be the R3 mkII. Nothing else make sense. The slow high resolution camera has always been called EOS 5. Really don´t think they will change that. They could of course make a 1d and a slower 1ds with higher resolution like they did in 2002, but I highly doubt this.
I don't think that's clear at all. More likely is that the R3 will continue as a lower-MP fast/sports camera, and the R1 will be a pro-version higher MP body.

But the big, and long-term, question is exactly what Canon thinks will differentiate the R3 and R1 lines going forward. Literally no-one but Canon knows, although I suspect that there has been significant consultation with their pro-user base for years. That base is what they care about - not forum dwellers, or people who pretend to be buyers for large bureaus who will move to any-other-brand-but-Canon if they don't get X+Y+Z by the beginning of next month.
 
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hmm Fro put out some supposed R1 specs on his channel a couple of days ago.. surprised not to see it here? Claims its coming May and has supposedly some confirmed specs
Let's see... Today is April 3rd. A couple of days ago would be, hmmmm, think, think, think...what's 3 minus 2? Hmmm. I've got it – one! That would make a couple of days ago, wait for it...waaiiiiittttt for it......... April 1st.

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Let's see... Today is April 3rd. A couple of days ago would be, hmmmm, think, think, think...what's 3 minus 2? Hmmm. I've got it – one! That would make a couple of days ago, wait for it...waaiiiiittttt for it......... April 1st.

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yep.. thought it odd.. realized shortly after what it was. Post that day it really should have an upfront warning. oh well
 
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