5 things the Canon EOS R1 needs to compete with the Sony A1

5 things the Canon EOS R1 needs to compete with the Sony A1
(Our artist's impression of the Canon EOS R1)

The new flagship Canon EOS R1 is rumored to be announced this year, ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Meanwhile Sony is due to start shipping its brand-new full-frame mirrorless camera, the A1, in the next few months. 

This means that the Sony A1 will get a head start on the Canon EOS R1, so here we’re going to look at the five things that Canon is going to need to incorporate in its new camera in order to compete with Sony's new juggernaut. 

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.