No, Canon WON'T use global shutters for the EOS R1 and R5 Mark II (report)

No global shutter on Canon EOS R1

Despite all the furor over global shutter sensors, Canon will not be adopting the technology for its upcoming EOS R1 and R5 Mark II. 

That's the latest chatter emerging online, in the wake of the headline-grabbing Sony A9 III and its incredible global shutter image sensor. Given the hype surrounding the A9 III's capabilities – such as 1/80,000 sec shutter speed and 120fps full-frame RAW shooting – there has been speculation that the Canon EOS R1 and the successor to the Canon EOS R5 will feature global shutter sensors. 

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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.