Canon EOS R1 mirrorless camera officially announced, coming later this year

Canon today announced that they’re developing the EOS R1, a full-frame mirrorless camera, set to be the flagship model for the EOS R SYSTEM with RF mounts, aiming for a 2024 release.

Canon EOS R1

The EOS R1 targets professionals, combining Canon’s latest tech with top performance and durability sought in a flagship.

It promises significant enhancements for both stills and videos, meeting the high standards of pros in sports, news, and video production.

Key features include:

Advanced Image Processing: It utilizes the newly developed DIGIC Accelerator alongside the existing DIGIC X processor and a new CMOS sensor. This enables rapid processing of large data volumes, leading to unprecedented advancements in Auto Focus (AF) and other functions.

Enhanced Subject Recognition: Deep learning technology combined with the new image processing system achieves high-speed and high-accuracy subject recognition. It ensures continuous tracking of target subjects, even in crowded scenes like team sports.

AF “Action Priority” Function: Recognizes subject movement swiftly, automatically determining the main subject in dynamic situations like sports games. This feature helps capture crucial moments effectively.

Improved Image Quality: The integration of the new image processing system and deep learning enhances image quality. Canon introduces image noise reduction as a camera function, enhancing image quality and fostering user creativity.

Canon plans to conduct field tests for the EOS R1, supporting the capture of impactful moments at upcoming international sporting events.

Future Outlook

Canon commits to expanding the EOS R SYSTEM line-up with captivating cameras and RF lenses, catering to diverse user needs and contributing to the evolution of photography and videography culture.