Possible Canon EOS R1 Flagship Specifications (85MP, global shutter, Quad-Pixel AF)

Canon Eos R1 Rumour

Update (3/6/21): I have reasons to believe the list below was already posted on Weibo. Please take it in account when evaluating the rumor.


A anonymous source contacted us (thanks) and sent a list of what could be the specifications of Canon’s upcoming EOS R1 flagship camera.

We know such a camera is in the coming, most rumors foresee an announcement within 2021. Without further ado, here is the specification list we got:

  • Approx. 85MP global shutter CMOS imaging sensor
  • Approx. 85MP at 20fps, 21MP at 40fps unlimited continued shooting
  • Full Sensor Large Quad Pixel Auto-focus technology
  • 15.5 EV+ wide dynamic range
  • ISO 160-1638400
  • 5-axis IBIS up to 9 stop
  • 3.5” 9.33MP 1280nit 10-bit WCG RGB-OLED touch screen with 120Hz AE-AF
  • 9.44MP 120Hz SuperSpeed AE-AF electronic viewfinder
  • Price $8,500 in USA

The list is a bit on the “to good to be true” side of things. On the other hand, no one expected the R5 to be so feature rich and innovative, hence the EOS R1 might have all those killer features above. In any case, for the time being we recommend to take it with a grain of salt.

And there is another thing. The specs, especially the 85MP resolution seem to be more likely for the also rumored high resolution EOS R camera, dubbed EOS R5s, which is indeed rumored to have a resolution around 90MP. We got the rumor as referring to the EOS R1 but it wouldn’t be the first time that similar information gets lost in translation. As far as I am concerned, the specifications above might well refer to the EOS R1.

The Canon EOS R1 is rumored to get announced along with two new big telephoto lenses for the RF mount system. All Canon EOS R1 rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

Canon Might Announce New Video Gear In 2021 (XF505, XC20, C50, 8K Camera)

Video Gear Cinema Eos C70 Review

Some new tidbits about possible upcoming Canon video gear, possibly to be released in 2021.

Canon Rumors sums up the video gear that Canon might announced in 2021. None of the listed and rumored video cameras seems to be a consumer product.

Canon XF505

  • Replacement for the XF205
  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • 12G-SDI output and SD cards
  • An integrated zoom lens with 15x zoom
  • BP-A batteries

Canon XC20

  • Replacement for the XC10/XC15
  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • CFexpress slot for internal RAW recording
  • SD cards for XF-AVC/MP4 recording
  • An integrated lens with 10x zoom and constant f2.8 aperture
  • LP-E6NH batteries

Canon Cinema EOS C50

  • Super 35mm 4K sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C200)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:0 8bit internally onto SD cards up to 4K60 & 1080/120
  • No RAW
  • Dual LP-E6NH battery slot

Canon Cinema EOS 8K

Well, this one is known to come since a while, and it made some more or less intentional appearances in the past.

Other Canon video cameras that are on a possible release list are the Cinema EOS C90 and Cinema EOS C200 Mark II.

There are many factors that could delay these announcements, the global pandemic and related supply chain shortages or other production issues in first place.

Stay tuned, and safe.

The Next Canon EOS R5 Firmware Will Include These New Features

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Sony A7s Iii

Rumored since a while and yet not released, the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update got a new heads up.

Some new murmurings about the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update emerged, and it seems it is not yet in the hands of selected testers, despite it was scheduled to be. Blame the pandemic. This is was the next R5 firmware is murmured to bring on your trusty camera:

  • Canon Cinema RAW light addition
  • C-Log 3
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • New Codec(s)
  • Bug fixes

The firmware update might get released around April 2021. We expect more firmware updates, notably for the EOS R6 and the EOS-1D X Mark III. When? No one knows for sure besides that it will be within 2021. Blame the pandemic.

Source: Canon Rumors

The Canon EOS M Is Not Going To Die, New Rumors Contradicting Old Ones

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii Review

A few months ago a rather weird rumor surface from the interconnected rumor jungle: the Canon EOS M lineup is going to die this year.

A totally unrealistic rumor, as we pointed out. Moreover, one of our sources told us it is not going to happen. Now it appears the original source suggesting the imminent death of the EOS M system is also changing its mind.

The latest rumor claims that Canon is set to “pivot the EOS M system [in] a new direction”. Not only this, but Canon might also announce a new EOS M camera this year. Not sure what the “pivoting in a new direction” might mean but it definitely doesn’t sound as if the EOS M series will be put to death any time soon. 2021 might thus be the year we will eventually learn more about the future of the EOS M system.

Mind that the EOS M series is quite popular with amateurs. Why would Canon kill the EOS M system? The EOS M50 is a best seller since it was released, and the EOS M50 Mark II is following on its footsteps. Indeed, the whole EOS M series is ratjher popular. The EOS M50 is a top seller on the US and Japan market. A fact stated by Canon itself.

I don’t think Canon is so dumb to discontinue their best selling mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor as long as people wants to buy it in large figures.

Stay tuned, and stay safe.

Source: Canon Rumors

New Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update In February 2021 (more new features coming)

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Sony A7s Iii

Canon is set to release another Canon EOS R5 firmware update very soon, most likely in February 2021.

The new EOS R5 firmware update is said to be already installed on select cameras and getting tested in beta version (i.e. not ready for release). The same source suggests Canon has long-term plans to add new features to both the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6. Long-term means within the next 1-2 years.

The next EOS R5 firmware will bring:

  • Canon Cinema RAW light addition
  • C-Log 3
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • Various bug fixes

Previous EOS R5 firmware updates and features added are listed here, EOS R6 firmware updates are listed here. Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here, for EOS R6 reviews see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Source: Canon Rumors

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Here Is An Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap For The Next 2 Years

RF Lens Roadmap

A lot of lenses coming for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. Here is an updated Canon RF lens roadmap.

Canon Rumors summed up all the latest and older rumors about RF mount lenses in a neat list. Here is the RF Lens roadmap:

Canon RF Tilt-Shift Lenses (first to have AF):

  • Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L
  • Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L

Canon RF Zoom Lenses:

  • Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM
  • Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (announced 11/4, 2020)
  • Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM

Canon RF Prime Lenses:

Canon RF Macro Lenses:

  • Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon RF Super Telephoto Lenses:

  • Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • Canon RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM

The list is obviously not complete and might well change over time. Not all of these lenses can be expected to be released in 2021. And there is a global pandemic going on, affecting supply chains and manufacturing.