CanonWatch writes the camera might be releases in Q3 2022 and that the Canon EOS R1 will incorporate technology that will “let all competitors behind“. PetaPixel reports about the nw R1 coming in 2022. Specs might be something like this:
45+ megapixels, 8K video recording at various framerates, and a price somewhere north of the R3’s $5,999
It may be that Sony will answer to both cameras with a refreshed model in 2023. 8k60p being mandatory. Still, the Sony A1 will stand out because of the compact form factor with both the Z9 and R1 having integrated grips in order to deliver all that power. Sometimes I wonder if Sony should do a sort of Ax with big body to make those happy that demand a better ergonomic experience.