Canon EOS R1 Flagship Model Release in 2024, Confirmed!

On May 17, 2024, Canon, Inc. officially announced the development of the Canon EOS R1, a full-frame mirrorless camera set to be the first flagship model for the EOS R SYSTEM with an RF mount. The release is targeted for 2024.

The EOS R1 is designed for professional photographers and videographers, integrating Canon’s advanced technology to offer top-tier performance, durability, and reliability. This camera promises to significantly enhance both still image and video performance, catering to the demanding needs of professionals in various fields such as sports, news, and video production.

Canon EOS R1, Canon EOS R1 Official Press Photo
Canon EOS R1 Official Press Photo, Credit: Canon, Inc.

Equipped with the newly developed DIGIC Accelerator image processor, alongside the existing DIGIC X processor, the EOS R1 features a state-of-the-art image processing system. This system, combined with a new CMOS sensor, processes large volumes of data at high speeds, resulting in groundbreaking advancements in Auto Focus (AF) and other functionalities.

The integration of deep learning technology and the new image processing system enables high-speed, high-accuracy subject recognition. For instance, in team sports where multiple subjects intersect, the camera can continually track the main subject even when obstructed by others. The AF “Action Priority” function rapidly analyzes subject movement, automatically identifying and focusing on key actions, such as a player shooting a ball, to capture decisive moments.

Canon EOS R1, Canon EOS R1 Official Press Photo
Canon EOS R1 Official Press Photo, Credit: Canon, Inc.

In addition to AF improvements, the new system enhances image quality. Canon has incorporated an advanced noise reduction function, previously available in PC software, directly into the camera to further elevate image quality and support user creativity.

Canon is conducting field tests for the EOS R1 to ensure it meets the high standards required for capturing pivotal moments at upcoming international sporting events.

Canon will continue to expand the EOS R SYSTEM lineup with exciting cameras and RF lenses, aiming to meet the diverse needs of users and advance the fields of photography and videography.

Stay tuned for updates about the exact release date and pricing details of Canon EOS R1 here in the Philippines.

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