Canon has released several new firmware updates for its Cinema lineup of cameras, including the EOS R5 C, EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III, and EOS C500 Mark II.
While these firmware updates are not significant, all cameras will benefit from Auto Focus improvements and more lens support. Here are the details Canon Firmware Updates for the EOS R5 C, EOS C70, C500 Mark II, and C300 Mark III.
Firmware update for the Canon EOS R5 C
- Improved AF performance when Face Detection AF is enabled, adding the ability to select a face with an RF Lens’ Control Ring or the camera’s Control Dial. Improved Head Detection allows the EOS R5 C to detect a subject’s head, even when the subject is looking backward. The AF frame also changes size based on the subject detected during tracking. This update is also available for the EOS C70 camera.
- Power Save Mode improvements extend recording time by approximately 30% in 4K/60p.
- Enhanced Clear Scan in Shutter Mode menu reduces potential flicker during LED wall usage.
- For usage with Canon’s Dual Fisheye Lens, the ability to switch from left to right lens during VR recording when using Magnify and enabled 2x magnification when recording in 8K.
- Reduced switching time between photo and video mode – approximately 40% faster from Photo to Video and 70% faster from Video to Photo.
Firmware updates for the Canon EOS C70, C300 Mark III, and C500 Mark II
The firmware updates for the Canon EOS C70, C300 Mark III, and C500 Mark II are minor. Here are the details:
- The EOS C70 camera will support added lenses expanding to CINE-SERVO 15-120mm lens and the newly launched Flex Zoom 14-35mm. Another firmware update in October should also make it compatible with the Flex Zoom 31.5-95mm.
- The EOS C500 Mark II/EOS C300 Mark III cameras will support the Flex Zoom 20-50mm lens.
- Enhanced Clear Scan Shutter Mode for all cameras reduces potential flicker during LED wall usage.
- Also, for all cameras: the ability to change the on-screen Waveform Monitor’s size (x2) and opacity by touch or through the camera’s menu.
All these firmware updates will be free of charge and available soon on Canon’s website.