The rumor mill is claiming that all future high-end Canon EOS 1-series DSLR cameras will come packed with CMOS image sensors with global shutters instead of rolling shutters.
When it comes to DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the CMOS image sensor has won the war against the CCD sensors.
The advantages and disadvantages of both technologies are still subjects of heated debates, but there is one thing that cannot be argued at this point: the advantages of a global shutter over a rolling shutter.
What shutter technologies are currently available?
Almost all CMOS sensors employ a rolling shutter, which means that photos (or video frames) are captured by shutters scanning the scene from left to right or from top to bottom.
Whenever a fast-moving object is in the frame, some distortions may appear in the photo. This is due to the fact that by the time the rolling shutter reads the information from the entire scene, the object (or a part of it) would have moved, too.
CCD image sensors come packed with global shutters. Just like its name is suggesting, a global shutter will read all the information from the sensor at the same time. As a result, there will be no distortions or artifacts when taking photos (or videos) of fast-moving objects.
Now that we have cleared that one out, the rumor mill says that the Canon EOS 1D X successor will come packed with a CMOS sensor featuring a global shutter instead of a rolling shutter.
Canon EOS 1D X successor rumored to come packed with a rolling shutter
Canon has been rumored to launch a replacement for its high-end 1D X DSLR for a very long time. Some whispers have said that the device is coming in 2014. However, this has turned out to be false.
More reliable sources are now claiming that the next-generation EOS-1 camera will be announced by the end of 2015 and that it might employ a big-megapixel sensor.
In addition to this, a different source is claiming that all future EOS 1-series models, including the Canon EOS 1D X successor, will feature image sensors with global shutters.
The idea behind this decision is to increase the frame rate of the cameras. The 1D X shoots up to 12fps, which is regarded as a very fast speed by pro photographers. However, they would definitely welcome even quicker speeds.
This rumor does not include any details about pricing. It is possible that such technology advancement would raise the costs. All we know is that Amazon is selling the Canon 1D X for about $6,000 right now.
Take this information with a grain of salt and stay tuned for more!