Key Canon EOS R1 Mirrorless Camera Specs Leak

Key Canon EOS R1 Mirrorless Camera Specs Leak

In a bit of an oops, a retailer posted some of the key specs of the upcoming Canon EOS R1 mirrorless camera. Here's what you can expect. 

Earlier today, a well-known online retailer accidentally posted some of the key specifications of the upcoming Canon EOS R1 mirrorless camera before removing them after a few hours. Given the reasonableness of the specs and the reputation of the retailer, it's a safe bet these are correct. Here's what was listed:

  • High-speed autofocus and exposure enhanced by AI recognition
  • Moving object trajectory prediction, high success rate smart object lock focus tracking
  • 30 MP full-frame stacked dual-gain sensor
  • Purely electronic rolling shutter faster than any mechanical rolling shutter
  • 1/1,250 sec flash sync time (<0.8 microsecond read time)
  • Added 1:3 lossy compression CRAW (compared to lossless compression)
  • Unlimited 40 fps (1:2 CRAW) / 60fps (1:3 CRAW) continuous shooting
  • Up to 120 fps full-featured continuous shooting
  • Supports 240 fps burst continuous shooting mode, 1 second pre-shooting
  • Enhanced dynamic range, better than EOS R3 and EOS R5

Altogether, they show what we've come to expect from a 1 Series camera, namely top-tier autofocus, the company's fastest burst rates, and a reasonable but not overly large sensor resolution providing high levels of dynamic range, making it ideal for applications like sports photography and journalism. It will be interesting to see how well the camera performs with these features, as it has some stiff competition from Sony and Nikon. Hopefully, we will hear more soon! 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I'm really hoping for the 1/1,250 sec flash sync time for flash portraits as well as what sounds like crazy autofocus for documentary work. If they were able to add an internal ND filter, though ...

Iam still on EF glass because of the ability to use EF-R adapter with variable nd filter... The internal nd was already connected in 2014 by Sony, but it never been put into cameras