As we all know, Canon did a development announcement of the Canon EOS R1 back on May 15, 2024. We did have some expectations that they would roll it out as they did with the EOS R3, giving us new bits of information leading up to an official announcement. It has now been a month or so since the development announcement and all we have seen are images of it being used at the Monaco Grand Prix.

We now expect the Canon EOS R1 to be officially announced some time around mid-July alongside the Canon EOS R5 Mark II.

We have various retailer confirmations around the globe about when their new product NDA's come into effect. Once these happen, major products usually get announced a week or two later.

This gives time for retailers do to do their due diligence and plan their initial order, and also gives Canon distribution time to set their allocations for each retailer or third-party distributor. Just because a retailer/distributor orders 100 of a product, doesn't mean that's what they're going to get in the initial shipment.

We know that the EOS R5 Mark II will be shipping some time in the 2nd half of August, 2024, but the Canon EOS R1 is still a bit of a mystery. We have reported that the EOS R1 would not ship until November, 2024 at the earliest, so that would make it a 4 month delay between an official announcement and retailer availability. That's still very much a possibility. A Canon body such as the EOS R1 generally rolls out to news agencies and CPS first.

The EOS R5 Mark II will matter more to retailers than the EOS R1. Most retail managers that I spoken with have told me that the unit sale ratio between the EOS R5 and EOS R3 have been about 30 to 1, obviously in favour of the EOS R5. This sort of ratio lines up pretty well with the DSLR days when comparing the 5D series and EOS-1 series. Obviously, some retailers may have a ratio that is outside of the 30 to 1.

As has been the case for the last year? Announcement and availability dates have really only been accurate at the last minute. However, there are too many other things lining up that make us pretty confident about the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II timelines being reported here today.

We are also expecting a few interesting lenses, and we'll have more on that later this week.

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240 comments

  1. I recall that there we more than 200 preorders for the R3 just at one of the pro dealers here in DK (the larger one). Once they got past delivering the for ~25 bodies, the rest was delivered in a very short time (<1 month).
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  2. Personally, I am thrilled with a parallel announcement. Maybe this suggests that some newer generation technology is shared between the two cameras?

    I recall this site posting a notification that Canon might use the Olympics to announce both the R5 Mk2 and R1. That earlier rumor maybe correct.

    I really hope that the rumored 200-500 mm f4 is one of the interesting lenses being announced as well.
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  3. The R1 and Canon ARE DOOMED cuz i\'m using a custom-designed camera that uses a vertically stacked RGB + Greyscale Luma photosite ultra-high-sensivity Super Medium Format 72 mm by 72 mm CMOS sensor with 65,536 by 65,536 pixels at 128-bits wide RGBA colour at 32-bits ber RGBA Channel downsampled to 16-bits per channel via Nyquist resampling)

    My lenses are high refractive index optical grade all-acrylic that are native T1.5 across the board on the primes lenses with a few T0.95 Noctilux primes for super low-light applications.

    These will all be introduced shortly for sale for a lot cheaper than an R1 !!!

    CANON IS DOOOOOOOMED i tell you ... DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED !!!!!!

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    Now all you have to is figure out whether the cameras and lenses described this post are actually real or not ;-)


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    Yup! ... They are ....

    Canon is doooomrd!

    V
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  4. The R1 and Canon ARE DOOMED cuz i\'m using a custom-designed camera that uses a vertically stacked RGB + Greyscale Luma photosite ultra-high-sensivity Super Medium Format 72 mm by 72 mm CMOS sensor with 65,536 by 65,536 pixels at 128-bits wide RGBA colour at 32-bits ber RGBA Channel downsampled to 16-bits per channel via Nyquist resampling)

    My lenses are high refractive index optical grade all-acrylic that are native T1.5 across the board on the primes lenses with a few T0.95 Noctilux primes for super low-light applications.

    These will all be introduced shortly for sale for a lot cheaper than an R1 !!!

    CANON IS DOOOOOOOMED i tell you ... DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED !!!!!!

    ....

    Now all you have to is figure out whether the cameras and lenses described this post are actually real or not ;-)


    ..


    ..


    ..


    Yup! ... They are ....

    Canon is doooomrd!

    V
    No quantum computing? Seems weak.
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  5. The R1 and Canon ARE DOOMED cuz i\'m using a custom-designed camera that uses a vertically stacked RGB + Greyscale Luma photosite ultra-high-sensivity Super Medium Format 72 mm by 72 mm CMOS sensor with 65,536 by 65,536 pixels at 128-bits wide RGBA colour at 32-bits ber RGBA Channel downsampled to 16-bits per channel via Nyquist resampling)

    My lenses are high refractive index optical grade all-acrylic that are native T1.5 across the board on the primes lenses with a few T0.95 Noctilux primes for super low-light applications.

    These will all be introduced shortly for sale for a lot cheaper than an R1 !!!

    CANON IS DOOOOOOOMED i tell you ... DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED !!!!!!

    ....

    Now all you have to is figure out whether the cameras and lenses described this post are actually real or not ;-)


    ..


    ..


    ..


    Yup! ... They are ....

    Canon is doooomrd!

    V
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
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  6. Personally, I am thrilled with a parallel announcement. Maybe this suggests that some newer generation technology is shared between the two cameras?

    I recall this site posting a notification that Canon might use the Olympics to announce both the R5 Mk2 and R1. That earlier rumor maybe correct.

    I really hope that the rumored 200-500 mm f4 is one of the interesting lenses being announced as well.
    I'm wondering about what differentiates the two products? Size, ruggedness, resolution, battery life, and card slots (I doubt that the R5II will have dual CFE slots) will be different but what else? Will the R1 have better (more accurate, quicker, consistent etc.) AF? Will the R511 not have the rumored stacked sensor? Excuse me for wondering, but if Canon is announcing them at the same time, it will want to give photographers real reasons to opt for an $8k camera rather than a $4k one. I fear there may be some unnecessary crippling of the R5II in order to accomplish this differentiation.
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  7. I'm wondering about what differentiates the two products? Size, ruggedness, resolution, battery life, and card slots (I doubt that the R5II will have dual CFE slots) will be different but what else? Will the R1 have better (more accurate, quicker, consistent etc.) AF? Will the R511 not have the rumored stacked sensor? Excuse me for wondering, but if Canon is announcing them at the same time, it will want to give photographers real reasons to opt for an $8k camera rather than a $4k one. I fear there may be some unnecessary crippling of the R5II in order to accomplish this differentiation.

    The R1 and the R52 are in no way, shape or form competing with each other.
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  8. I'm wondering about what differentiates the two products? Size, ruggedness, resolution, battery life, and card slots (I doubt that the R5II will have dual CFE slots) will be different but what else? Will the R1 have better (more accurate, quicker, consistent etc.) AF? Will the R511 not have the rumored stacked sensor? Excuse me for wondering, but if Canon is announcing them at the same time, it will want to give photographers real reasons to opt for an $8k camera rather than a $4k one. I fear there may be some unnecessary crippling of the R5II in order to accomplish this differentiation.
    See, while some might think of the R5ii as being crippled to draw people to the R1, I’d sooner think of it as the R1 having features which are worth more to justify moving up. Market segmentation is part of every camera manufacturer’s plan to be fair.

    I’m going to guess that people who need the R1 will know the difference in what they’re paying for. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the R1 have a faster burst rate, less rolling shutter, better AF, more throughput capacity, better/faster connectivity options, a nicer evf, the multi-control button, and above all else - a higher reliability than other bodies to just name a few ideas in addition to those you mentioned in your post. High reliability doesn’t get the attention it deserves. When something HAS to work, people will pay to MAKE SURE it works. And generally, I’ve always felt that high reliability usually comes from systems that are old and shown to work predictably over time - having a system be both new tech AND highly reliable is hard to do, and likely expensive.

    I really don’t think most manufacturers move a ton of their top camera bodies, so I don’t really see the R1 competing heavily with the R5. I really can’t see Canon “crippling” the R5 to make the R1 sell better - the R5 isn’t competing with the R1 - it’s competing with the z7, z8, a7rv, a7s, and some here have argued it competes with the a1 as well. Crippling the R5 to make the r1 sell would only give advantages to their competitors.
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  9. The R1 and Canon ARE DOOMED cuz i\'m using a custom-designed camera that uses a vertically stacked RGB + Greyscale Luma photosite ultra-high-sensivity Super Medium Format 72 mm by 72 mm CMOS sensor with 65,536 by 65,536 pixels at 128-bits wide RGBA colour at 32-bits ber RGBA Channel downsampled to 16-bits per channel via Nyquist resampling)

    My lenses are high refractive index optical grade all-acrylic that are native T1.5 across the board on the primes lenses with a few T0.95 Noctilux primes for super low-light applications.

    These will all be introduced shortly for sale for a lot cheaper than an R1 !!!

    CANON IS DOOOOOOOMED i tell you ... DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED !!!!!!

    ....

    Now all you have to is figure out whether the cameras and lenses described this post are actually real or not ;-)


    ..


    ..


    ..


    Yup! ... They are ....

    Canon is doooomrd!

    V
    I know which camera Harry is using, it's the marvellous EOS R 100, custom-designed by Harry's army of hyper skilled engineers! The R 1 doesn't stand a chance against this beast of a camera!
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  10. This is all very surprising and I thought for sure that Canon would have had the R1 ready to go for the 'lympics, instead they seem like they're tripping over their 'lympics. I just read over the specs of the new N Z6iii (and told eventually S a7SIV). Pretty impressive for a little body though it will be interesting to see how it performs.
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  11. I know which camera Harry is using, it's the marvellous EOS R 100, custom-designed by Harry's army of hyper skilled engineers! The R 1 doesn't stand a chance against this beast of a camera!
    But, but, I thought Harry's camera was a Kodak Instamatic...
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  12. The R1 and the R52 are in no way, shape or form competing with each other.
    I think this is right.
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    See, while some might think of the R5ii as being crippled to draw people to the R1, I’d sooner think of it as the R1 having features which are worth more to justify moving up. Market segmentation is part of every camera manufacturer’s plan to be fair.

    I’m going to guess that people who need the R1 will know the difference in what they’re paying for. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the R1 have a faster burst rate, less rolling shutter, better AF, more throughput capacity, better/faster connectivity options, a nicer evf, the multi-control button, and above all else - a higher reliability than other bodies to just name a few ideas in addition to those you mentioned in your post. High reliability doesn’t get the attention it deserves. When something HAS to work, people will pay to MAKE SURE it works. And generally, I’ve always felt that high reliability usually comes from systems that are old and shown to work predictably over time - having a system be both new tech AND highly reliable is hard to do, and likely expensive.

    I really don’t think most manufacturers move a ton of their top camera bodies, so I don’t really see the R1 competing heavily with the R5. I really can’t see Canon “crippling” the R5 to make the R1 sell better - the R5 isn’t competing with the R1 - it’s competing with the z7, z8, a7rv, a7s, and some here have argued it competes with the a1 as well. Crippling the R5 to make the r1 sell would only give advantages to their competitors.
    All in fun: let me 'correct'/add a bit to this part:

    Market segmentation is part of every camera manufacturer’s plan to be fair advantageous to its stockholders(!).
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    ...and this sentence can be sweetened a bit as well (in terms of context):

    "Crippling the R5 to make the r1 sell would only give advantages to their competitors."

    Some who post here seem to assume that Canon never makes mistakes. I do not agree with that assertion.

    Great thread!
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  13. But, but, I thought Harry's camera was a Kodak Instamatic...
    This was his former camera. He has always been using the best equipment, no matter what it cost.
    But after a most critical and demanding test series, he found out that the EOS R100 was neven better. Incredible, isn't it?
    Only what we miserable mortals cannot afford is good enough for such an elite photographer. But we can still dream, while we shoot with vulgar R5s or R1s...
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