Canon goes cyberpunk! $38,500 mixed reality headset launches in February

Canon MReal S1 Canon goes cyberpunk! $38,500 mixed reality headset launches in February
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Canon is releasing its smallest, lightest mixed reality (MR) headset in February. The Canon MREAL S1 can be head-mounted or used handheld, and will carry a price tag of around $38,500. 

The Canon MREAL S1 is much smaller and lighter than the manufacturer's previous mixed reality devices, being about the size of a camera phone and weighing in at just 137g – which is 250% lighter than the 480g Canon MREAL MD-20. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.