240 frames per second? WILD specs just leaked for the Canon EOS R1

Canon EOS R1 is rumored to shoot 240fps

A set of eye-opening specs for the upcoming Canon EOS R1 has leaked online, suggesting a 30MP sensor capable of up to 240fps bursts and 6.7K 60p video. And, while it can't match the 1/80,000 sec of the Sony A9 III, it will purportedly have a flash sync speed of 1/1,250 sec. 

Now, camera rumors should always be taken with a big pinch of salt. And rumors about the Canon EOS R1, more than any other camera, should be consumed with as much sodium as your body can handle. We have, after all, heard everything from  85MP resolution to a global shutter sensor to quad pixel autofocus – and to be honest, most of those rumors smell like an outhouse to me. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.