More Unreleased Canon Gear Appears At Certification Authority (Speedlite EL-10?)

Speedlite El-10

More unreleased Canon gear appears at a Russian certification authority. Yesterday it was about three lenses, today it is about a new Canon Speedlite.

The new Canon Speedlite has the internal code DS401243. We think it might be the already rumored Speedlite EL-10. This new Speedlite flash would sit between the EL-1 ($1,099 )and EL-100 (currently discounted to $129), would make a lot of sense.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

[via Nokishita]

Three Unreleased Canon Lenses Show Up For Certification

Canon Lenses

Three new, unreleased Canon lenses showed up at a certification authority in Russia.

So far we have no idea what these Canon lenses are about, nor for what mount type they have although it seems safe to assume the lenses are for the EOS R system.

The lenses have the following internal codes:

  • 4857C005
  • 5053C005
  • 5054C005

When gear appears at certification authorities it usually a matter of weeks or months before the announcement. Any idea what these lenses could be?

[via Nokishita]

New Canon Firmware Update For Canon EOS R6 (previous one had minor bug)

Canon Firmware EOS R6 Firmware

Quickly after having release a Canon firmware update for the EOS R6, the firmware was pulled due to a bug. Here is a new firmware.

If you already installed Canon EOS R6 firmware 1.3.0 don’t worry. Most likely you did not even notice the bug. In any case please update to version 1.3.1 to be sure.

Canon firmware update for the Canon EOS R6 version 1.3.1 (download):

  1. Adds [IPB (Light)] to 4K to enable lower bit rate shooting.
  2. Adds [Electronic full-time MF] to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.
  3. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon, in which in rare instances, the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon that may corrupt the image displayed in the viewfinder.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.
  7. Fixes a phenomenon, in which the camera stops to operate normally when the movie cropping setting is set to [Enable] for performing movie shooting in Firmware Version 1.3.0.

Canon Announces New Built-in AEC Assistance Technology For X-ray Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Canon press release:

TOKYO, March 25, 2021—Canon Inc. announced today that the company has developed the new “Built-in AEC1 assistance” technology for digital radiography (DR)2. With this technology, the device’s X-ray image sensor uses identical elements that are simultaneously capable of performing either image generation or real-time detection of the pixel value3 corresponding to emitted X-rays, notifying the X-ray generator when pixel value reaches a preset value.

In clinical environments, X-ray imaging is conducted with various precautions in accordance with the ALARA4 principle of radiation safety, which states that the use of radiation must, among other factors, “take into account benefits to the public health and safety, and other societal and socioeconomic considerations.” For example, when performing imaging using an X-ray imaging system, operators use an externally attached device for detecting electrical current corresponding to emitted X-rays in order to ensure that subjects are not exposed to excess radiation from the X-ray generator. However, with the digital radiography method, there are use cases in which external detection devices cannot be used, such as when the wireless X-ray imaging device is detached from the radiography stand or table.

In order to improve such conventional workflows, Canon has leveraged the X-ray sensor technologies and imaging technologies the company has cultivated over its long history to develop its new “Built-in AEC Assistance” technology. The new technology provides imaging devices with built-in functionality that conventionally requires external devices. This makes possible high-speed electric signal readout, as well as pixel value correction through various algorithms, within the X-ray image sensor, allowing the image sensor to simultaneously generate images and detect in real time the pixel value corresponding to emitted X-rays. What’s more, the technology enables operators to specify a pixel value and automatically send a notification to the X-ray generator. When that value is reached, eliminating the need for a dedicated external attachment and enabling the automatic stopping of X-ray emissions from the X-ray generator.

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More Canon Firmware Updates: RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS And RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Two more Canon firmware updates. After those for cameras, Canon today also released new firmware for the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS and RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS lenses for the EOS R system.

This is what comes with the new Canon firmware updates:

RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM – Firmware Version 1.1.0 (download)

  1. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  2. Improves a phenomenon where the background is not blurred when performing slow panning with the IS (Image Stabilisation) mode set to Mode 2 or Mode 3.


RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS USM – Firmware Version 1.0.9 (download)

  1. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  2. Improves a phenomenon where the background is not blurred when performing slow panning with the IS (Image Stabilisation) mode set to Mode 2 or Mode 3.

Canon Firmware Updates: EOS R5, EOS R6, EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon Firmware Updates

Here are the anticipated Canon firmware updates for the EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III.

The EOS R5 in particular gets a bunch if new features. This is what comes with the new Canon firmware updates:

Canon EOS R5 – Firmware Version 1.3.0 (download)

  1. Added Canon Log 3 to Canon Log settings, a log gamma curve that possesses largely the same characteristics with Canon Log 1 but with a wider dynamic range. It is also found in our professional line of cameras, the Cinema EOS Series, allowing easier post-production camera matching work between the EOS R5 with Cinema EOS cameras.
  2. Added Low Bitrate recording option, allowing users to shoot smaller file size footage with lower image details. This is very useful for longer recordings that do not require the best possible image quality or when storage space is a concern.
  3. Added 120p Full HD video recording, allowing users to have the flexibility to select desired resolution for slow-motion content thus allowing more convenience during post-processing.
  4. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  5. LCD Backlight OFF option
  6. FTP Transfer Status Display
  7. Protect Image Transfer
  8. Save/Load Settings on Card
  9. Fixes a phenomenon, in rare cases where the camera does not function normally when using certain CFexpress cards.
  10. Fixes a phenomenon, in rare cases where the camera does not function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.

The video below by introduces the new features for the EOS R5:


Canon EOS R6 – Firmware Version 1.3.0 (download)

  1. Added low bitrate recording option
  2. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  3. FTP Transfer Status Display
  4. Fixes a phenomenon, in rare cases where the camera does not function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon, that may corrupt the image displayed in the electronic viewfinder.


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III – Firmware Version 1.4.0 (download)

  1. Added low bitrate recording option
  2. FTP Transfer Status Display
  3. Improves connection reliability when using FTP and USB simultaneously