Where is the Canon EOS R1?

Canon EOS R1 mockup
(Image credit: Canon)

We have written about the long-rumored Canon EOS R1 so often now without it ever materializing that it is starting to feel like an urban legend. 

Since the launch of the first Canon EOS R in 2018, it was understood that Canon would eventually replace all its numerically named EF-mount DSLR cameras with mirrorless RF-mount equivalents. So far we have seen this come to fruition, with the Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6 Mark II and Canon EOS R7 all being spiritual successors to their DSLR namesakes. Yet still we wait for the king of Canon cameras, the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III, to get its EOS R form.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.