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Update – Canon EOS M Firmware Version 2.0.2 Available For Download


Update: I just installed the new firmware: It Works GREAT!! :-)

The long awaited firmware update (v. 2.0.2) for the Canon EOS M is available for download.

Got to “Support and Drivers”, then choose your operating system and then you can download the firmware.

Details of changes:

Firmware Version 2.0.2 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.

1. Improves focusing speed in One-Shot AF mode.

2. Now supports EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. *When placing the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM without conducting the firmware update, although rare, at times the EOS M will not function.

3. Corrects errors in the Simplified Chinese, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese and Korean language menus.

Firmware Version 2.0.2 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.9 or earlier. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

If you wish to update your camera’s firmware, please read this page carefully before using the download service.

Preparations for a firmware update:

Windows: After the downloaded compressed file (.zip file) is extracted, a firmware folder is created. *Extracting the downloaded file: Right-click the zip file, and then select Extract All to extract the file.

The extracted folder contains the firmware (file name: EOSM1202.FIR , file size: 17,743,884 bytes) and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese).

Before starting the firmware update operations, please confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.

  • Nick

    Just did the update… Holy $h!t!!! Instant new camera! THANK YOU CANON! I was really starting to like the M before, but this brings the camera to a whole new level.

    Don’t know how the new speed compares to the competition, but it is now drastically faster. I also quickly tried some EF lenses on the adapter and they appear to be faster too.

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    • Nick

      Playing around a little more… I had previously disabled Continuous AF as it was annoying to constantly have the lens hunting around and running back and forth. Half the time it was heading in the wrong direction .

      I just turned it back on, and it is doing much better. Now it just slowly and quietly sneaks up on the correct focus. By the time I half press the shutter, the lens is already in the ballpark leading to a much quicker focus lock.

  • Michael

    I did the update earlier too and it’s dramatically faster. Way to go Canon.

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  • Ryan

    hows the AF with the 22mm?

    • Nick

      Every lens appears to be noticeably faster. Mind you, I exclusively use Single Point AF in One Shot mode. This way I take full advantage of the touchscreen and always place the focus point exactly where I want it, instead of where the camera thinks I may want it placed.

    • It’s slightly faster with the 18-55mm. However, tried it out on both lenses and the difference is like day and night (compared to previous firmware). AF locks in a fraction of second on both lenses, both in Multizone Flexi and Multizone Single.
      With this update the EOS M has become a reliable cam that’s fun to use. Canon did a great job, although it took them a year.

  • jerrykil

    yo i’m not even touchin this till the magic lantern crew put something together that works with it. thing is, even if AF is faster, i still use ML features way too much

    • MdB

      ML has been just buggy as hell on mine – So this update is more important to me, can wait for a stable and useful ML.

  • bert

    Seems that Canon knows how to do it…. But now they should do the next step consequently and soon:

    some lenses like: 2,8-4/18-85 IS; 4/45-135 IS, 2,8/14; 2/50 IS;

    and another body ( higher class ) like OM-D or Panasonic GH3..

  • jim

    WOW! what a difference! Just tested on the 18-55, can’t wait to check with the 22 and the EFs later. It’s a shame I bought the day it came out, should have waited 9 months and saved a few hundred quid, saying that, I’ve very happy with this stunning little camera!

  • Jay

    I’m having problems getting the firmware to install. Copied the file to the SD card directly, but can’t get the camera to trigger it.

    Specifically, having problems with the instruction “Tap the screen and select the Creative Zone which is for modes such as “P”. So I started the camera in Still mode with CA at the top left corner. For my Canadian EOS M, I only have 2 pages
    of modes instead of 3 mentioned in the instructions. I do see “P” on the second page which I can select.

    Next problem, how do you “Press on the Main Dial”? I know the Main Dial you can click on 4 different directions and the center Q Set button. So what part of the Main Dial am I clicking?

    Sorry for the stupid questions, this is driving me nuts.

    • Admin

      set the cam on “P” mode, then enter the menu and select the firmware update submenu. then it should be easy and self-explaining.

    • SimonCanon

      The instructions are very poor IMO. I had exactly the same issues.
      Firmware was worth it tho’

  • arnold

    It’s GREAT. I’m using 3rd party lens (Tamron 17-50mm nonVC) and the AF works more faster (and accurate too). Big thanks for the new firmware.

  • Staffan

    Another fix not mentioned anywhere is that the behavior of EF-lenses with IS in video recording mode is changed from always off (impossible to use IS when shooting video) to always on.

    A great improvement/fix. I was really disappointed I could not use the IS on my 70-300 IS L lens previously.

  • Hans Hoksbergen

    Sorry guys,

    Where in the menu can i find the firmwareversion? It is supposed to be found in the fourth wrench of the menu , but i can’t see it.

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