Rumors : Canon EOS R1 Camera to Feature 21MP Sensor

As you may remember, we started talking about the EOS R1 mirrorless camera that Canon has been working on recently. Canon EOS R1 will be the RF mount mirrorless version of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. It will be powerhorse MILC for the Tokyo Olympics and is currently under development which will be aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers.

According to latest rumors, the company has developed a new 21MP image sensor with the following specifications. It has been said that this sensor 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.

It is almost confirmed that the Canon EOS R1 will NOT continue to use the 20.1 megapixel sensor of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR.

Because one of the prototypes of Canon EOS R1 is rumored to offer 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.

In addition, Canon is working on a high-resolution 90MP Canon EOS R5S and a video-oriented Canon EOS R5C (might be around 11.25MP) mirrorless cameras.

Read more: Best Lenses for Canon EOS R5 and Best Lenses for Canon EOS R6.

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