EOS R1: Canon formalizes the development of its professional hybrid

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It was an open secret: Canon confirmed that the development of a very high-end mirrorless camera, the EOS R1, was at a “stage”very advanced“. This box, awaited for years by professionals, had been the subject of persistent rumors for weeks.

The wait became even more pressing with the arrival of the Nikon Z9 end of 2021 and Sony Alpha A9 Mark IIIend of 2023.

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Facing them, Canon only offered the EOS R3, launched in September 2021. A quality monobloc body, but without any major comparative advantage like its rivals from Nikon (8K video, 45 Mpx) or Sony (global shutter). ).

Canon is therefore announcing a case, but without providing the specifications. We therefore know neither the native definition of the sensor, nor the bursts, nor the video modes it offers (8K or not?).

In addition to the DIGIC X already integrated into many current Canon bodies, Canon has developed a new co-processor to process even more data.

In addition to the DIGIC X already integrated into many current Canon bodies, the manufacturer has created a new coprocessor capable of processing even more data.

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However, we know that in addition to the DIGIC We know nothing about the sensor except that it can, with its two processors, process large volumes of data at high speed.

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Above all, this coprocessor will allow Canon to integrate much more complex algorithms. Canon promises very high speed subject recognition on the one hand, but also detection and tracking of the main subject among several subjects (players) who interact and cross paths. The main player can now be followed permanently and reliably even if another player passes in front of him. In addition, an Action Priority mode will be included. Thanks to it, the camera will consider, for example, that the main player is the one who has the ball and will vary the autofocus automatically in this direction.

Results of AI noise reduction in post production presented by Canon in July 2023 which could be that integrated in the future EOS R1.

Results of AI noise reduction in postproduction presented by Canon in July 2023, and which could be integrated into the future EOS R1.

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Another benefit linked to this extra power: noise reduction. Canon announces that it has integrated its deep learning-assisted noise reduction technology. While this technology was applied after shooting on a computer (post-processing), Canon would have succeeded in embedding this technology directly in the camera.

Results of AI noise reduction in post production presented by Canon in July 2023 which could be that integrated in the future EOS R1.

Results of AI noise reduction in post-production presented by Canon in July 2023, and which could be integrated into the future EOS R1.

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Given the adoption of a Dual Pixel sensor, fast in AF but generating more digital noise than the competition, this choice seems judicious and even necessary to allow Canon to stay in the race in terms of high sensitivities.

Intended for professional photographers working in many fields such as sports photography, journalistic and documentary reporting, or even video production, the EOS R1 will therefore be the flagship of Canon's range of RF cameras. If the Japanese manufacturer does not provide any release date or price for its future case, the proximity of the Paris Olympics suggests an announcement around this period – or at a minimum a testing phase during the event.

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