Well, if this turns out to be true (which is more than likely), it’s a shame but not much of a surprise. Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon’s not-officially-announced-but-pretty-much-inevitable flagship camera, the Canon EOS R1 is not expected to come “anytime soon” and that a retailer has actually been told not to expect it until the second half of 2023.
When it is eventually announced, it will be the official replacement for the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III, a true flagship model. Even though many people see the Canon EOS R3 as the 1DX Mark III successor, Canon has stated that the EOS R3 is definitely not a flagship camera. Given the specs of the EOS R3, it will be very interesting to see exactly what the EOS R1 offers when it’s eventually announced, but it’s not happening yet.