The Canon EOS R1 Might Have A New Kind Of EVF

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A new rumor surfaced, and it is about the Canon EOS R1. Nothing to write home about, though, and no reason to take it without a massive amount of salt.

Besides suggesting the EOS R1 will launch in 2024 (yes, now it is 2024), the source of the rumor suggests the Electronic View Finder of the EOS R1 might have these specifications:

  • 7.x million dots
  • 0.7 inch OLED
  • 60 – 240hz refresh rate
  • Variable refresh rate possible
  • 4000nit brightness
  • Blackout free

All good and nice, and maybe also some educated speculation. As I told many times before, rumor sites know nothing, they just speculate. The only ones who leak serious stuff are a handful of Japanese sites.

Forget rumors, enjoy life and snap pictures.

[via camera insider]

Here Are All Canon EOS R1 Rumors Neatly Summed Up

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It’s still not here, and it’s the favorite rumor for many. The fabled EOS R flagship, the Canon EOS R1.

Don’t get me wrong: there will be a Canon EOS R1, for the simple fact that it is plain logic that there will be one. That people is exploiting this since three years again and again with the same rumors is an entirely different story. However, Canon Rumors has neatly summed up everything that has been reported about the Canon EOS R1:

  • Larger body than the Canon EOS R3
  • Much larger OLED panel on the back of the camera.
  • Resolution will be “around 45mp”, which Canon feels is the sweet spot for resolution.
  • The EVF will be the “highest resolution” when it launches, it will reportedly be a Canon made EVF.
  • Global shutter? Some say yes, others say no. For the moment, we have no idea.
  • The battery will be a variation of the LP-E19
  • The EOS R1 will get dual CFe slots.
  • Expect “a more EOS-1D style ergonomic design”.
  • The top down display will be colour instead of monochrome if you so desire.
  • An “all-new autofocus system”.
  • Video features? We have no idea.
  • The announcement will be a “drawn-out affair”, which we think means a development announcement first and then getting the camera in pros hands to do the final tweaks to firmware before an official announcement.

One thing that never ever is missing from this kind of rumors is the “all-new autofocus-system” :-)

Take the list above with a solid amount of salt. There is absolutely nothing to be sure about so far. Until the usual few Asian sites will deliver the real stuff, we can just speculate.

Forget rumors, go out snapping pics!

Has The Canon EOS R1 Been Spotted At G7 Japan?

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It seems that during the G7 in Japan a Canon camera was used that no one can identify. So why not suggest it could be the Canon EOS R1?

The heat started on Twitter, where some users posted images of the mysterious camera. Have a look:

Then someone posted a clip where you can see the camera.

It looks indeed like no other Canon camera we know. Might this be the Canon EOS R1? What are your thoughts?

[via Digicame-Info]

Canon Confirms They Are Working On The EOS R1 (albeit in a cryptic way)

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In an interview, Canon execs confirmed the company is working on the future flagship mirrorless camera, the EOS R1.

In an interview with French site Phototrend, taken at CP+, a bunch of Canon execs confirms the Canon EOS R1 is on the way. Asked about what is Canon’s current flagship camera, Mr. Go Tokura (General Manager of Imaging Division at Canon) said:

If you look at our portfolio, obviously our highest-end case is the EOS R3. I think we can say that it is our flagship product. But if you look at the EOS-1D, and compare it to the EOS R3, you know it’s worthy of the ‘flagship’ designation because it’s equivalent in terms of Canon’s advanced features.

So, of course, the EOS R3 could already claim the flagship title, but there’s a reason we named it ‘3’…

And you can expect there to be a ‘1’, which is currently being worked on and will be our most premium model. So that’s the kind of interpretation you can do (laughs). I had never mentioned it so clearly before, so that’s probably how you can interpret it!

There is a reason we named it ‘3’ and you can expect there to be a ‘1’ definitely suggest there will be a EOS R1. When, is another story. Rumored since the beginning with various “imminent release” rumors, it’s still not here and is now rumored for 2024 (by the same source previously saying the announcement is imminent).

There is much more in the interview posted at Phototrends. For instance about third parties using the RF mount (see here to learn more about the issue):

Question: Many photographers are eagerly awaiting the opening of the RF mount. At present, Canon is the only brand to maintain the exclusivity of its frame. Will we see RF optics from other manufacturers in the near future?

Tetsuji Kiyomi : It is true that we are approached by many third-party manufacturers. We hear their demands. However, we have no direction or policy as such on this subject.

Naturally, I cannot share more details with you, but what I can say is that if this aligns with our strategy, we will take the necessary action on a case-by-case basis. I can’t tell you more.

Go Tokura : An example of this is the launch of RF optics by Cosina [the Voigtlander 50mm f/1 is the first “third-party” lens to be able to communicate with the body via the RF mount]: we are in the process discussion with other lens manufacturers. This is the situation at present.

About the Canon EOS R50:

Question: The EOS R50 is one of your newer cameras. How was it inspired by the EOS M50? Does it sign the end of the EOS-M range?

Tetsuji Kiyomi : The particularity of the R50 was that we wanted to release a compact and light product. For its part, the EOS M range, thanks to the reduced diameter of the EF-M mount, could be even smaller and lighter.

Thus, compactness and lightness are therefore two common points between the APS-C models of the EOS R range and those of the EOS M series.

However, the size of the M-series enclosures is even smaller, and there is still a strong demand for this from our customers. This means that we will continue to offer the EOS M series as we need to meet this high demand.

Stay tuned.

Canon Rumor: No More EOS R5 Mark II In 2023 But A huge firmware update Instead

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It seems we will not see the Canon EOS R5 Mark II in 2023. Instead we will see a massive firmware update for the EOS R5, says the same source.

For some time it was suggested with some confidence that Canon might announce the EOS R5 Mark II in 2023. Nope, says the source, and adds that we will see a huge firmware update for the EOS R5, so that it stays “viable through 2023“.

The rumored firmware update for the EOS R5 might bring the following:

  • Lens breathing correction
  • Pre-shooting buffer
  • Removal of 30 minutes record limit
  • Vehicle tracking AF mode (bikes, trains & planes)
  • Additional tracking for more animals
  • More new and unspecified features

As the most attentive readers might already have seen, the features in the list above are all already implemented in the EOS R6 Mark II.

Not surprisingly, the EOS R5 Mark II is now rumored for 2024, as is the EOS R1, after years of “imminent release” rumors.

Stay tuned…

Source: Canon Rumors