Canon Set To Release New Firmware for EOS-1D X?


A few days ago we reported that a new EOS 5D Mark III user got his camera with a not yet released firmware version, one that apparently blocks the installation of Magic Lantern.

It seems Canon is also going to release a new firmware for the venerable EOS-1D X. Actually version 2.0.3 is available for download, but a user of the Digital Photography Review forum wrote he got his new 1DX with firmware 2.0.7:

I just got my new 1DX in the mail, and I must say this camera is the real deal.  I checked Canon’s website for firmware updates, and it said version 2.0.3 is available.  When I powered up my camera, the version that is currently loaded is 2.07.  So is the version on my camera a newer version than the 2.0.3?  Seems confusing to me?

These new firmware release may be an attempt by Canon to block the use third party batteries.

I’ll keep you posted.

Canon Aids Flooding Relief Activities in Malaysia

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Canon press release:

Since December 2014, heavy rainfall has caused massive flooding in Malaysia, resulting in extensive damage across the region.

We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.

The Canon Group is aiding the relief efforts for victims of the floods with a donation of 135,000 Malaysian ringgit (approximately US$38,140) to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

Note: Currency translations based on an exchange rate of US$1=3.54 Malaysian ringgit.

More Tidbits About Canon’s High Resolution DSLR (and user poll)

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After the rumor suggesting the EOS-1D X replacement could be the high megapixel DSLR Canon themselves confirmed in a recent interview, my inbox got filled with new rumors. Most suggest the EOS-1D X will not be the upcoming high resolution DSLR.

Among the known sources there are two parties, one suggesting it will be the EOS 5D Mark IV, the other saying it will be a brand new DSLR (which might be the long fabled EOS 3D). It has to be said that most sources suggest the EOS 5D Mark IV as the upcoming high megapixel DSLR. That makes sense, since this camera would directly compete with Nikon’s DSLRs.

What do you think?

Canon is going to release a high resolution DSLR. What will it be?

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