The Canon EOS R1 has been in the pipeline for a few years now, and with the standards set by cameras like the Sony a1 and Nikon Z9, many users are excitedly waiting to see what kind of technology Canon will put in its flagship mirrorless camera. Thankfully, it looks like we're inching closer to learning just what the company will offer.
As impressive as the Canon EOS R3 is, the company has been clear that it is not their flagship mirrorless camera, as that title will belong to the EOS R1, the mirrorless analog to long-time 1D DSLR series. Canon Rumors is reporting that prototypes of the camera are now in the hands of some photographers for testing. At the moment, there is not much word on the specs of the camera, though it's reasonable to assume that its resolution will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 megapixels to match the capabilities of cameras from Nikon and Sony.
The timing of this news is not surprising, as Canon often showcases some of their best technology at the summer Olympics, which are about nine months away. That being said, we can likely expect a development announcement before that, likely early next year, according to Canon Rumors. Hopefully, we can hear more soon!