Canon EOS R1 Rumored to Feature 21MP Sensor

The Canon EOS R1, the RF mount mirrorless version of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, is currently under development which will be aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers.

Canon has developed a new 21MP image sensor with the following specifications, which will probably be featured on the Canon EOS R1:

  • 21MP full-frame sensor (6.4um)
  • Global shutter
  • 120dB dynamic range (This translates to 20stops of dynamic range)
  • 120 fps
  • The image sensor may be based on the 2/3″ sensor shown for ISSC 2017.

The recently released Canon EOS-1D X Mark III only features a 20.1MP sensor, so there will be a very slight bump (0.9MP increase) on the image megapixel counts. One of the prototypes of Canon EOS R1 is rumored to have 6K video shooting capabilities. If the Canon EOS R1 can shoot regular 6K (6144 x 3160 pixels) video, then the camera will need at least a 3:2 ratio 6144 x 4096 (25.17 million) pixel image sensor.

So, it is almost confirmed that the Canon EOS R1 camera will NOT continue to use the 20.1 megapixel sensor of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III flagship SLR camera.

You can also see the the rumored Canon RF mount lens roadmap for 2021.

The Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 are selling like hot cakes. So, if you are interested or want to get as far to the front of the list as you can, you should probably go ahead and pre-order now.

Canon EOS R5 body: $3,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 body: $2,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Via: CanonWatch, Canon Camera Rumors