Canon Released New FW Updates for Five cameras and RF 50mm F1.2 lens

Canon has released a  new firmware updates for EOS R-series mirrorless cameras and a single RF lens, bringing new and improved features, as well as the usual bug fixes.

The new firmware update for EOS R cameras include the  Canon EOS REOS RP and EOS Ra as well as the new EOS R5 and EOS R6.

You can download firmware updates for the EOS R, EOS RP, EOS RA, EOS R5 and R6 cameras on Canon’s respective product pages. Check out the details and download links below:

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High-Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.*
    *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.
  2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
  3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Canon EOS R6 Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.*
    *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.
  2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
  3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  2. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  3. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  4. Fixes the phenomenon that may result in the occurrence of time-out under certain conditions during FTP transfer.

Canon EOS R Firmware Version 1.8.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS R camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

Canon EOS RP Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS RP camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.5.0 and later.

Canon EOS Ra Firmware Version 1.8.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Improves color balance when the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens is attached to the EOS Ra camera.
  2. Support has been added for the following lenses*:
    – RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
    – RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
    *With Firmware Version 1.7.0 and later.

The Canon RF 50mm F1.2 L USM lens also received a version 1.0.5 firmware update that ‘Reduces image noise when performing high sensitivity shooting with the RF50mm F1.2 L USM lens attached to the EOS C70 camera.’ You can download firmware version 1.0.5 for the Canon RF 50mm F1.2 L USM lens on Canon’s website.

Lastly, Canon has updated its flagship DSLR, the EOS 1D X Mark III. Firmware version 1.3.0 addresses the following changes and improvements:

  • Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  • Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  • Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  • Fixes the phenomenon that may result in the occurrence of time-out under certain conditions during FTP transfer.

You can download firmware version 1.3.0 for the EOS 1D X Mark III on Canon’s product page.

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