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Canon at CES 2021: EOS R1, modular 8K cinema camera, other products we can expect

The CES 2021 can be the platform where the Canon will introduce a modular 8K cinema camera with 8K conversion box as well as other products. Find out.

Pavni Jain | January 13, 2021 | Updated 19:30 IST
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Highlights

  • Canon may reveal a couple of products at CES 2021.
  • Canon may unveil its modular 8K cinema camera at the event.
  • Canon may also introduce much-awaited EOS R1 flagship camera.

It is the 53rd annual Consumers Electronic Show going on virtually. Many companies prepare themselves to woo users with their technology at the event. Sony unveiled the Airpeak brand for drones at CES 2021. Similarly, another imaging brand -Canon promised something different to showcase at the platform. The company said, "This is not the same old Canon that your parents and grandparents have grown up with."

Of course, that was taken seriously as the brand keeps on coming with unique patents. In fact, CEO Kevin Ogawa restated that Canon is the only company to be in the top 5 for 34 consecutive years when it comes to registering patents.

We recently reported, Canon may unveil two 8K cinema cameras, APS-C RF body and more in 2021. Thus, CES 2021 can be the platform where the company will introduce a modular 8K cinema camera with 8K conversion box. Canon also released a video teaser for the same product in late 2020.

As for specs and features, there is no much information about the upcoming modular 8K cinema camera from Canon. But the little that we know from the teaser is, "A compact, lightweight 8K camera that can be used in a variety of shooting styles. EF cinema lenses boast an extensive line-up of wide angle and telephoto lenses. 8K display with high brightness, high contrast and high color gamut. The blending of four real 4K projectors enables a large screen projection of real 8K images. From input to output, the Canon 8K solution provides an unparalleled viewing experience."

Another big surprise could be the much-awaited Canon EOS R1 flagship camera. The company is expected to unveil the EOS R1 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. But what if Canon decides to introduce it now? The EOS R1 will be a professional sports camera and rumours suggest that it will feature a 21-megapixel image sensor.

We definitely know that the company will show off its compact satellite imaging devices as well as Volumetric Video System, a technology similar to the Bullet Time video effects, to create a virtual and a 3D space for cutting-edge sports broadcast.

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