Canon DSLR Rumors

The RF mount mirrorless version of the EOS-1D X Mark III is coming in 2021 [CR3]

I posted yesterday about Sony beating Canon to the “pro body” punch, think EOS-1D X Mark III when I say “pro body”. Intergrated battery grip, larger battery, and built better than G-Wagen.

I have been told by a great source that Canon will definitely be announcing an RF mount mirrorless version of the EOS-1D X Mark III in 2021. Likely in the second half of the year. Please keep in mind the current global uncertainty could obviously delay things. At the time of writing this though, this info is as good as gold.

I will call the camera the EOS-R1, which seems like a logical nomenclature for the king of the RF mount camera bodies.

The only information I have been told about the camera spec wise is that it WILL NOT recycle the EOS-1D X Mark III sensor.

More to come….

padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
1,065
706
I don't think the killer video specs will be the main feature of a 1D-series camera.
Every 1DX was TOL in terms of video as well as stills over the 5D series (except in the first one there was a separate 1DC model)

And this won't change here either, when you ask 7000$+ for a camera in 2021 (a newer generation sensor suggests a price increase over the 1DX III), it needs to deliver on all fronts.
 

tomislavmoze

EOS M50
Aug 6, 2020
27
37
I don't think the killer video specs will be the main feature of a 1D-series camera.
Actually there are some benefits of a good video hybrid for the market the 1d series is made for, photojournalism being the one of them where more and more photographers do video and photo, also the ability screen grab which is also really usable for photo assignments.
 

Jim Corbett

Man-eater's Nightmare
Oct 11, 2019
61
132
2021 will be a flagship showdown.

Let me initiate a drooling sequence:
  • 30 mp stacked w/o rolling shutter
  • 14 fps mech. shutter in 14 bit / 20 fps el. shutter in 12 bit (13?)
  • LP-E19H 3200 mAh
  • 2x CFexpress B and 2x SD UHS III
  • AF sensitivity -8EV (minimum :))
  • No IBIS (Please God!)
  • No video and low-pass filter (Please God!)
  • 1 000 000 shutter actuations guaranteed
What else?
 
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padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
1,065
706
  • 14 fps mech. shutter in 14 bit / 20 fps el. shutter in 12 bit (13?)
  • 2x CFexpress A and 2x SD UHS III
It won't be less than the R5
So it is 2x CFExpress Type B only like the 1DX III, and also 20fps mechanical at least, since the 1DX III does that with the mirror being out of the way as well.
 

H. Jones

Photojournalist
Aug 1, 2014
434
568
2021 will be a flagship showdown.

Let me initiate a drooling sequence:
  • 30 mp stacked w/o rolling shutter
  • 14 fps mech. shutter in 14 bit / 20 fps el. shutter in 12 bit (13?)
  • LP-E19H 3200 mAh
  • 2x CFexpress A and 2x SD UHS III
  • AF sensitivity -8EV (minimum :))
  • No IBIS (Please God!)
  • No video and low-pass filter (Please God!)
  • 1 000 000 shutter actuations guaranteed
What else?
Flicker reduction has to be 10+ FPS, ideally they would implement the shutter finetuning of the Sony A9 which allows you to adjust shutter speed on such a micro level you can avoid flicker even in electronic 20 fps shutter. I love my R5, but it's not great for night sports when flicker reduction is limited to a pitiful 6 fps, but that's to be expected of a 5D level camera.

I'd also like to see an absolute minimum of 16 FPS in 14 bit, which is what the 1DX mark II was always able to pull off all those years ago.
 

koch1948

EOS-1D X Mark III
Oct 8, 2019
40
31
The problem with the EOS R1 is that the camera body will be so good, that it wouldn't feel right to use old EF "L" lenses even though the EF-RF adapters work just fine. Thus one could end up with a fantastic EOS R1 camera body with a whole new set of RF "L" lenses. When the RF "L" lenses are added to the equation, that pro-R camera system really becomes an investment.

That's why I chose to get the EOS-1D X Mark III camera body without the need to purchase RF lenses and reuse my old native EF "L" lenses.