Canon EOS R1 to include Quad Pixel AF and a global shutter?

(Image credit: Canon)

The Canon EOS R1 is rumored to be announced in some way this year – even if it's just an announcement of the development – and the rumors are already beginning to flood in for this high end Canon mirrorless camera. Seemingly intended as a mirrorless update for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, the Canon EOS R1 will reportedly be "shown to the world" ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in July.

Some recent rumors from Canon Rumors have speculated that the Canon EOS R1 could have Quad Pixel AF and a global shutter. Quad Pixel autofocus leads on from Dual Pixel AF technology, which is where there are dedicated left-looking and right-looking pixels on the image sensor that are used to calculate whether an image is in focus or not.

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