The Canon EOS R1 has been hotly anticipated for a long time. In fact, ever since Canon confirmed a mirrorless replacement for the Canon EOS 1DX III (buy here) in 2020. That camera turned out to be the Canon EOS R3 (buy here), but an EOS R1 was still on the minds of many photographers.
Canon has been very tight-lipped about what the camera may contain, but they did confirm as recently as March 2023 that it was definitely coming… eventually. The common belief is that its announcement will be timed to coincide with the 2024 Olympics in Paris. But has an EOS R1 prototype been spotted in the wild? This short clip from the G7 summit suggests that it might.