Canon R1 to Have 30MP Sensor, 120FPS Continuous Shooting, 1/1,250 Flash Sync, and ‘Enhanced Dynamic Range’

Image of a Canon EOS R1 camera body against a dark, smoky background.  The text

Adorama appears to know more about the EOS R1 than Canon revealed last night, as it has released more detailed specs on the upcoming flagship, including sensor resolution, continuous shooting capability, AI exposure enhancement, and much more.

In a listing for the camera, Adorama provides a lot more information about the R1, which isn’t hard to do given that the development announcement was very light on details.

For starters, the EOS R1 will feature a 30-megapixel dual-gain stacked full-frame sensor with a “purely” electronic rolling shutter that is claimed to be faster than any mechanical rolling shutter. This allows it to achieve a read time of less than 0.8 microseconds and a flash sync of 1/1250 seconds.

As expected, Canon puts a lot of effort into autofocus performance, promising high speed and exposure which are both enhanced by AI recognition. The R1 will also have what is described as moving object trajectory prediction and promises “high success rate” smart object lock focus tracking.

Canon will also allow “unlimited” continuous shooting at 40 frames per second (1:2 CRAW) and 60 frames per second (1:3 CRAW). It can also do “full” continuous shooting at 120fps, but likely with a buffer limit. Beyond that, Canon also promises 240fps burst shooting with a 1-second pre-shot option. There’s no mention of RAW here, so this is probably reserved for JPEG only (possibly HEIF if Canon chooses to support it). The R1 will also have a 1:3 “lossy” compressed CRAW (compared to lossless compression).

A Canon EOS R1 camera is shown front-on against a plain white background.  The camera has a large lens and a textured grip on the left side, with various buttons and controls visible on its body.

Finally, Canon – at least according to Adorama – offers “enhanced dynamic range” that is “better than the EOS R3 and EOS R5”. No prices were shared.

It is very likely that the list will be removed, but PetaPixel the screen captured it for those who wish to see it.


Resellers often learn about products well in advance of the media, so it is very likely that the specifications above are legitimate. Dealers are, like PetaPixel has been stated by several industry sources, the number one cause of most rumors, as they benefit the most from product promotion and are in a relatively “safe” position since manufacturers rely on them.

However, there is a good chance that all or part of this information is not accurate compared to the final R1.

More information about the R1 will certainly be revealed in the coming weeks and months, but this is probably the level of “development announcement” most were hoping for; there are many here.

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