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The Canon EOS R1 is coming, here are a few things to expect

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While we still wait for the Canon EOS R3 to begin shipping, and witness a Nikon comeback with the exciting Z 9, there are obviously questions now on how Canon will respond with an EOS R1, which is all but guaranteed to be coming in 2022.

When is the Canon EOS R1 coming?

I have been told we should expect the Canon EOS R1 to begin shipping in Q4 of 2022. An announcement may come as early as Q3.

Will the Canon EOS R1 have a global shutter?

While this has been rumoured in the past, it’s sounding more and more like it won’t. We’re seeing sensor readout speeds that may be negating the need for a global shutter and I expect the processing power in the EOS R1 to be insane.

Who is the target market for the Canon EOS R1?

Think of the Canon EOS R1 as a 5D series DSLR, a camera built for pretty much every situation. Quoting a source – “A jack of all trades, and a master of none. Except that it will be a master of everything.”

Has the design been finalized?

Not yet, feedback from the Canon EOS R3 will help finalize the specifications of the EOS R1. Canon has really started to build higher-end products with tons of feedback from users over the last few years, and this will continue for the EOS R1 development.

How many megapixels will the Canon EOS R1 have?

I have seen a presentation slide talking about a camera above the EOS R3, I will assume it’s the EOS R1, but it wasn’t named. The presentation mentions that the camera will have a higher resolution than the Canon EOS R5’s 45mp. The actual pixel count was not mentioned.

One could say that such a camera could be the long-rumoured “EOS R5s”, but I haven’t heard anything about such a camera in a long time. Canon may feel the market is fine with 45mp at that price point and that people that want more, are going to be willing to pay more.

What about video features?

As always, these are hard to come by. I think it’s safe to say that it’ll shoot 8K at various framerates, but I can’t give you any more detail than that.

How much will the Canon EOS R1 cost?

More than the EOS R3, but I don’t think we’re going to see the return of $10,000 camera bodies.

That’s it for now, there are other bits of information that I am trying to clarify, but with a product being that far out, it’s a hard thing to do.

I do expect information to ramp up a month or two into 2022.

john1970

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Was there any mention of it having low res mode ~20 MP for High ISO sensitivity and a high res mode (~80 MP) for additional cropping capability? Something along the lines of a quad pixel array.
 
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neuroanatomist

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Global shutter would have been a big differentiator. Lacking that, more MP will just bring it in line with Nikon and Sony offerings, unless it's way more MP (e.g. 80 MP). Unless there's a low-res binned mode as @john1970 suggests, with a much faster frame rate associated, it won't really be a jack of all trades, more like a 5Ds in a 1-series body.

Hopefully we'll see Canon bring out orthogonal AF lines (cross-type AF) in the R1.

I am still thinking we'll see an R5s that is 70-80 MP with low fps, and a longer wait for the R1 that will have ~30 MP, 40 fps with a really deep buffer, along with cross-type AF.
 

Rocksthaman

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Nikons price to performance is going to be tough to come close to. They also don’t have a cinema line to hold features for. If it’s $7000+, I just don’t know what more the R1 can be that’s $1500 better and also not “crippled” on the video side.

Nikon has a chance to make a splash if they can get the camera shipped. They also need a third dial, that would drive me crazy.
 

unfocused

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Was there any mention of it having low res mode ~20 MP for High ISO sensitivity and a high res mode (~80 MP) for additional cropping capability? Something along the lines of a quad pixel array.
I think the days of low resolution = higher ISO sensitivity are pretty much over thanks to modern sensor technology. As as user of both the 1DX III and the R5, I see little to no difference in noise at high ISOs between the two. Resolution, does however, impact how fast you can push those megapixels through the pipeline along with editing speed once the files are downloaded.
 

H. Jones

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As much as the possibility of an R1 in a year makes me second guess my R3 pre-order, the reality is that everything I need is going to be covered by my R5's 45 megapixels and the R3's 30 FPS.

I think it's far more likely that my next camera body after the R3 will be the R5 Mark II, and whatever that brings with it. I know we probably won't see that for a few years, but after the R3 my biggest priority will be RF glass. I'd rather spend $9000 in a year or two on a new RF 300mm f/2.8 or RF 200-500mm F/4.

That said, I think Canon is really going to bring the big guns on the R1, so I could be pleasantly surprised. It's hard to honestly even imagine what else I could want from a camera that the R5 or R3 doesn't already do.
 

docsmith

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Canon wanting to reassure everyone that the R1 is coming sooner rather than later? :LOL:

The description makes me think 60 MP, 20 FPS, 8 GB buffer, and quad-pixel AF. Incremental advances to the different eye AFs, eye-control AF, etc.

That would be a killer camera. Personally, I'd prefer 30-36 MPs. But I'd absolutely consider an R1 with those specs.
 
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amorse

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I am still thinking we'll see an R5s that is 70-80 MP with low fps, and a longer wait for the R1 that will have ~30 MP, 40 fps with a really deep buffer, along with cross-type AF.
Speaking with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, I have a hard time believing a higher resolution body is coming first, but boy would I be happy if you were right. I can't help but think an R1 would be a higher priority. With that said, there were rumours of the higher resolution body for so long that I can't help but wonder if it was put on hold much farther into its development process, and launching it sooner may just be easier to finish than finalizing an R1 at this moment.
 

tbgtomcom

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I've no doubt there are people that will never be satisfied with the number of pixels a camera's sensor has and will always want more. For me, 45mp on the R5 is a sweet spot. Anything bigger would just slow down my process. For those suggesting 60mp or higher, that's a lot of mp for full frame sensor, may as well move into medium format if that's a big requirement.
 

masterpix

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As much as the possibility of an R1 in a year makes me second guess my R3 pre-order, the reality is that everything I need is going to be covered by my R5's 45 megapixels and the R3's 30 FPS.

I think it's far more likely that my next camera body after the R3 will be the R5 Mark II, and whatever that brings with it. I know we probably won't see that for a few years, but after the R3 my biggest priority will be RF glass. I'd rather spend $9000 in a year or two on a new RF 300mm f/2.8 or RF 200-500mm F/4.

That said, I think Canon is really going to bring the big guns on the R1, so I could be pleasantly surprised. It's hard to honestly even imagine what else I could want from a camera that the R5 or R3 doesn't already do.
R5 45MP, R3 stack sensor of 30FPS full uncompressed image, that is the bar for the R1.
 

woodman411

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I can't keep wondering how the R1 will compete against the $5500 Nikon Z9...

Why? The Z9's major weakness among high performance bodies is not being able to do 30fps raw. Sorry, 30fps jpeg is a cop-out, and it seems 120fps 11mp is extremely niche. For the target audience of pro action photographers, to me the R3 is still much more capable than the Z9 because of the 30fps raw, despite the lower resolution which again, for the target audience, is not an issue.