Canon has released new firmware for its EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mk III cameras, plus updates to Digital Photo Professional and EOS Utility software.
New firmware delivers important benefits for users of the EOS R5 camera, shown above. (Source: Canon.)
The new firmware, which results from user feedback, is designed to increase image quality and camera usability, streamline professional workflows and enhance video functionality. The EOS R5 will benefit from a number of upgrades including Full HD 120p video and support for greater customisation of the camera. Users will now be able to save personalised and preferred camera settings to a memory card, which can be copied across to a different camera or used when settings are adjusted. There is also the option to turn the LCD monitor off during shooting and reserve it for playback only, providing a familiar DSLR style operation. For both the EOS R5 and EOS R6, the firmware achieves full time manual support for RF lenses, allowing photographers to override the focus of RF lenses manually when in Servo AF mode.
Professional content creators using the EOS R5 are now able to safeguard and quickly share photos with the new Protect Image Transfer function allowing protected images to be locked –preventing them from accidently being deleted – and transferred via FTP. Across the EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5, professionals can now see an FTP Transfer status on the display clearly showing how long it will take to transfer pictures. The new firmware also enables low-bit-rate RAW movies reducing the size of RAW video files to make file transfer faster for the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III. The update also provides enhanced video capabilities for the EOS R5 with the addition of Canon Log 3 – the log gamma curve used by all Canon Cinema EOS cameras – enabling greater dynamic range, superior colour editing capabilities and easier file management. For even greater flexibility of filming formats across all cameras, this firmware unlocks a lower bit rate IPB movie option creating small, easily shareable video files. Canon has also released several software updates today to complement the above firmware upgrades and bring support for Apple M1 processors via Rosetta for Digital Photo Professional (DPP) with v4.14 and EOS Utility with v3.13.20.
The firmware and software updates are now available to download from the following links:
- EOS-1D X Mark III: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-1d-x-mark-iii/support?option=drivers
- EOS R5: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-r5/support?option=drivers
- EOS R6: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-r6/support?option=drivers