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Canon EOS R1 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R1 Mirrorless Camera
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Key Features
  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC Accelerator + DIGIC X Processing
  • Dual Pixel AF with Action Priority
  • Improved Eye Control AF
Speed, precision, and reliability, the Canon EOS R1 is built for photojournalists, sports photographers, wildlife shooters, and other image-makers who can't afford to miss the shot. The flagship of the EOS R line, this mirrorless camera sports a full-frame 24MP BSI stacked sensor, DIGIC Accelerator processing, next-gen Dual Pixel Intelligent AF, and the robust design expected from a professional workhorse.
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Canon R1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Stacked Sensor and DIGIC Accelerator
  • 4Next-Generation Autofocus
  • 5Professional Reliability and Design
  • 6Video Capabilities and Cinema EOS Integration
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EOS R1 - The Flagship
Speed, precision, and reliability, the Canon EOS R1 is built for photojournalists, sports photographers, wildlife shooters, and other image-makers who can't afford to miss the shot. The flagship of the EOS R line, this mirrorless camera sports a full-frame 24MP BSI stacked sensor, DIGIC Accelerator processing, next-gen Dual Pixel Intelligent AF, and the robust design expected from a professional workhorse.
Stacked Sensor and DIGIC Accelerator
24.2MP Full-Frame Sensor and Continuous Shooting
As a camera built for speed, the R1 sports a newly designed 24.2MP full-frame back-illuminated stacked sensor that offers impressively fast readout speeds and a staggering 40 fps top continuous shooting rate with an electronic shutter, along with blackout-free viewing and greatly reduced rolling shutter distortion. The back-illuminated design and new DIGIC Accelerator processing also help to produce high clarity and sharpness, native sensitivity up to ISO 102400, and utilize Neural Network Noise Reduction for especially clean files when working in low-light conditions.
Continuous and Pre-Continuous Shooting
For continuous shooting applications, the 40 fps shooting rate can be used in conjunction with Pre-Continuous Shooting, which allows the camera to continuously pre-buffer 20 frames over a 0.5-second period while half-pressing the shutter, prior to fully pressing the shutter—helping to ensure you never miss the critical moment of action. The EOS R1 also has a mechanical shutter, which supports a top continuous shooting rate of 12 fps.
In-Camera Upscaling
For instances when 24MP isn't enough, DIGIC Accelerator processing now enables In-Camera Upscaling, which uses deep learning to double the number of pixels both horizontally and vertically in order to produce a separate 96MP image in about 10 seconds. This upscaling can be done after the original image is shot and can also be performed at the time of cropping images in camera, saving time compared to generating a 96MP image and then cropping it afterward.
DIGIC Accelerator and DIGIC X Processing
One of the critical pieces that enables the EOS R1 to do everything is can do is the newly developed DIGIC Accelerator front-engine processor, which complements a proven DIGIC X processor. The DIGIC Accelerator is responsible for many of the continuous shooting, subject detection and tracking, and autofocus capabilities, allowing the DIGIC X to serve fully as an image processor. The combination of these two distinct processors enables the camera to better process huge volumes of data, perform simultaneous tasks at high speeds, and contributes to the quality and accuracy of deep learning features, like In-Camera Upscaling and Neural network Noise Reduction.
  • Auto-Exposure and Auto White Balance Modes use Deep Learning
  • 6144-zone exposure metering for high accuracy in various lighting conditions
  • Coordinated Image Stabilization pairs IBIS with Lens-Based IS
  • Supports Anti-Flicker and High-Frequency Anti-Flicker shooting
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
Helping keep both photos and video sharp and stable, the EOS R1 uses a well-rounded image stabilization system using three distinct methods: in-body sensor-shift, optical, and an independent Movie Digital IS system purpose-built for video.
  • The camera body's 5-axis sensor-shift system is compatible with all lenses and helps to lessen the effects of camera shake in a general sense, for sharper handheld shooting at slower shutter speeds.
  • When paired with an RF lens with image stabilization, Coordinated Control IS can deliver even more powerful stabilization, up to 8.5 stops of correction in the center of the frame and 7.5 stops of correction at the periphery.
  • For video shooters, Movie Digital IS is an electronic stabilization system that helps suppress blur in peripheral areas to better enable recording video handheld.
Next-Generation Autofocus
Dual Pixel Intelligent AF
Beyond speed, autofocus performance is the main calling card of a flagship camera. The R1's AF capabilities have been optimized to detect, track, and maintain critical focus on moving subjects, even when they are briefly obscured while shooting. This Dual Pixel system has been fine-tuned with numerous tracking features and usability assets to make it the most intelligent and intuitive focusing system in an EOS yet.
  • The sensor incorporates cross-type Dual Pixel AF for more responsive and accurate focusing performance, especially in scenes with an abundance of linear details, like with window blinds, brick or wooden plank walls, or other patterned backgrounds.
  • Focusing is possible down to -7.5 EV for photo and -5.5 EV for video for working in truly low-light conditions.
  • The 4897-point phase-detection system can automatically recognize People, Animals (Dogs, Cats, Birds, and Horses), and Vehicles. This system also has Eye Detection, with the ability to prioritize the left or right eye.
Action Priority + Subject Detection and Tracking
One of the main benefits of the DIGIC Accelerator is a new focusing mode built specifically for photographing sports and action: Action Priority. This intelligent AF mode recognizes specific subjects movements and automatically moves the AF area to the player performing a detected motion, such as taking a shot, making a pass, jumping, and more.

It currently recognizes Soccer, Basketball, and Volleyball activities and can analyze Ball, Joint, Torso, Action, and Head information for tracking. The mode can recognize specific subjects and uses this information in conjunction with recognized movements to determine where to focus in the scene while the action is unfolding.
  • Action Priority can be assigned to a custom function button for quick on/off toggling.
  • Pre-Registered Person Priority allows you to register up to 10 different people in-camera prior to photographing an event; this information is stored and used to prioritize who to focus on while the game or match is being played.
  • Intelligent subject recognition also helps to maintain sharp focus on the intended subject even when it's obscured or crossed by a secondary subject in the frame.
  • Can be used in conjunction with Pre-Continuous Shooting mode.
Eye Control AF
Taken from the EOS R3, the R1 also inherits the unique Eye Control AF method, which allows you to simply look where you want to focus and then have the AF Area automatically move there when you press the AF activation button. The R1 improves upon this tool, though, with 2x faster detection and a revised line-of-sight detection algorithm, as well as greater tolerances for different eyelid thicknesses, eyelash length, how the camera is held, and even if you wear eyeglasses.
Professional Reliability and Design
9.44m-Dot OLED EVF and Rear LCD
Deemed the best viewfinder yet in an EOS R-series camera, the R1 sports an impressive 9.44m-dot OLED EVF with a massive 0.9x magnification for comfortable, clear, and bright eye-level viewing. The resolution and magnification suit a wide array of viewing conditions, and are ideal for glasses-wearing users, and the finder's optical design has also been upgraded for improved clarity. Additionally, some of the EVF optics are sealed within an airtight structure, helping to prevent fog in case of working in extreme temperature or humidity conditions.
  • EVF features a 9.44m-dot OLED panel that is 3x brighter than the EVF of the EOS R3
  • OVF Simulation View Assist function mimics the rendering and brightness of an optical finder, helping to better asses scene brightness in mixed lighting conditions.
  • In addition to the viewfinder, there is also a rear 3.0" 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD that features a vari-angle design to better support working from high and low angles.
Built for the Professional Image-Maker
  • Magnesium alloy exterior is dust- and water-resistant with full protective sealing at all seams and behind each button.
  • Measures 0.7" shorter than the EOS-1D X Mark III and weighs 2.1 lb—more than half a pound less than its SLR predecessor.
  • Integrated vertical grip improves the ergonomics and makes the EOS R1 easier to hold throughout a full day of shooting. The grip also includes updated rubber that is more comfortable and provides greater traction while holding.
  • Like the EOS R3 and EOS-1D X Mark III, the EOS R1 accepts the high-capacity LP-E19 lithium-ion battery as a reliable, long-running power source.
  • Dual CFexpress Type B memory card slots support high-speed, high bit-rate recording modes as well as proxy recording and file type separation for an easier post-production workflow.
  • Dual Shooting (still & movie) setting allows simultaneous capture of 17MP JPEG still images to one card while recording FHD 30p video to the other card with no interruption to the video.
Versatile Connectivity
As a professional workhorse, the R1 can easily be integrated into an existing workflow: connect to optional recorders, tether via ethernet, attach an external strobe, or offload files for FTP.
  • Full-size HDMI port for outputting video to an external recorder or monitor
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port supports tethering, data transfer, and in-camera battery charging
  • Ethernet port supports 2.5GBASE-T wired LAN connection for transferring files over FTP
  • Multi-Function Shoe, which features a row of pins at the front for greater accessory functionality and provides power to select accessory types that traditionally rely on separate batteries
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6E/Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth Low Energy for wireless transferring and control as well as image.canon and Frame.io support
Video Capabilities and Cinema EOS Integration
6K Raw and 4K Video
Despite its prowess as a camera for stills, the EOS R1 touts strong video capabilities and supports an integrated workflow with Cinema EOS shooters. The R1 supports up to 6K 60p raw recording or 4K 60p MP4 recording using a 6K oversampling area with 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling. Proxy recording is also possible and helps expedite post-production by splitting two separate recording formats across the two separate memory cards; for example, record a 6K 60p raw version to one card and a DCI 2K 60p MP4 version to another so you can edit and grade the lower bit-rate footage and then apply your edits to the higher bit-rate version when finishing.
  • 6K 60p raw internal recording using full sensor width
  • 4K 60p normal LGOP recording for approximately 120 minutes
  • 4K 120p and FHD 240p high-speed recording options
  • Raw and XF-HEVC S/XF-AVC S formats
  • In-camera custom picture profiles include Canon Log2, 3, PQ, and HLG
  • Full-size HDMI Type-A for external recording
  • False color, zebra display, and tally lamp functions
  • LPCM 24-bit/4-channel audio

Canon R1 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 26.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) BSI Stacked CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 102,400 (Extended: 50 to 409,600)
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 40 fps at 24.2 MP
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 12 fps at 24.2 MP
Internal Recording Modes
Raw 12-Bit
6000 x 3164 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
MP4/XF-AVC S/XF-HEVC S 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type B (CFexpress 2.0) [VPG-400 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2) Control/Data/Tether Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x RJ45 (Ethernet) Data Output
Wireless
2.4 / 5 / 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.3 Control
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 10.8 VDC, 2750 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 26.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) BSI Stacked CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Shutter
1/64000 to 30 Seconds
1/16000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/16000 to 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 102,400 (Extended: 50 to 409,600)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 40 fps at 24.2 MP
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 12 fps at 24.2 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 HEIF / JPEG / Raw
24.2 MP (6000 x 4000)
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
Raw 12-Bit
6000 x 3164 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
MP4/XF-AVC S/XF-HEVC S 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Slow-Motion Only
Gamma Curve
Canon Log 2, Canon Log 3, HDR-HLG, HDR-PQ, Rec709, Rec2020
Recording Limit
No
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
Raw: 4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type B (CFexpress 2.0) [VPG-400 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2) Control/Data/Tether Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x RJ45 (Ethernet) Data Output
Wireless
2.4 / 5 / 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.3 Control
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Canon Camera Connect
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
2,100,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top: LCD Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.5"
Resolution
9,440,000 Dot
Eye Point
25 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.9x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +2
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Photo
Phase Detection: 4897
Video
Phase Detection: 4067
Autofocus Sensitivity
-7.5 to +21 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Maximum Sync Speed
1/320 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
eTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 10.8 VDC, 2750 mAh
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4" / 157.6 x 149.5 x 87.3 mm
Weight
2.5 lb / 1115 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
2.0 lb / 920 g (Body Only)

Canon R1 Reviews

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Will this camera include Eye Control, as the R3 ...

Will this camera include Eye Control, as the R3 has and the EOS 1 and 3 had, with improved resolution?
Asked by: Richard
As of 05/15/24, Canon hasn't released that information. You can read the official press release from Canon here: https://bhpho.to/3QLuXIA.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2024-05-15
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