This firmware includes the following enhancements and fixes:
You can now trim and resize images while transferring them to the FTP server.
After updating to firmware version 1.8.0, the phenomenon that Err70 occurred under certain conditions has been fixed.
Fixed minor bugs.
*1. and 3. are changes in Version 1.8.0, and 2. are additions in Version 1.8.1.
Concerning the previous firmware:
In firmware version 1.8.0, which had been stopped downloading, it was confirmed that Err70 etc. was displayed under certain conditions. Customers who have already updated to Version 1.8.0 are kindly requested to update to Version 1.8.1. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Canon posted the companies corporate strategy for the years to come.
As for the imaging sector (excerpt):
The main products currently supporting the Imaging Group are the EOS R System, the Cinema EOS System, professional camcorders, broadcast lenses, network cameras, etc.
For the purpose of shooting and viewing images, we have grown this business. From now own, however, through the development of new technologies and responding to market changes, we are promoting expansion into new business areas, namely image experience, image utilization and utilizing components as show on this charge.
Our results of last year and our future growth strategy.
Last year, the Imaging Group achieved sales and profit growth and a significant improvement in profitability. As for cameras, our mirrorless camera market share remained stable thanks to our strong market reputation. We also posted strong sales of new products. Through this, our camera business is supporting earnings as a mainstay of Imaging.
As for network cameras, we posted record-high sales thanks to significant growth in AXIS revenue. Additionally, Free Viewpoint Video, which is a new initiative, is expanding its field of activities such as commercials and dramas. It was also well received by professional sports broadcasts in Japan and overseas. Our future growth strategy is to create new businesses while maintaining high profitability in existing ones. With EOS R and other existing products, we will create new markets and businesses by offering attractive products that anticipate market demands, strengthen our profit structure, activate group synergies, and deliver unprecedented value through products and solutions.
[…] This year, we expect the global market for interchangeable lens cameras to be around 5.5 to 6 million units and more than 70% of this to be mirrorless cameras. This year as well, we expect to maintain our No. 1 share of the interchangeable-lens camera market and at the same time aim to No. 1 in mirrorless cameras as sub-segment as well. In addition to market share, we will also work to expand sales volume of the EOS R System itself through three measures. The first is “enhancing the EOS R System.” To this end, we will expand our lineup of cameras and lenses to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Moreover, in recent years, the demographic of video-oriented users, such as video creators, media users, and SNS users, is thick and growing. We aim to expand the scale of the R system by including functions and performance that respond to user requests not only for still images but also for videos
There was a lot of buzz about Canon releasing the EOS R5 Mark II this year. Then the same source told us that, nope, no EOS R5 Mark II but a massive firmware update instead.
Now the same source claims a future firmware update will bring something called “pixel-shift” to the Canon EOS R5. What is pixel-shift? According to Wikipedia:
Pixel shift is a method in digital cameras for producing a super resolution image. The method works by taking several images, after each such capture moving (“shifting”) the sensor to a new position. In digital colour cameras that employ pixel shift, this avoids a major limitation inherent in using Bayer pattern for obtaining colour, and instead produces an image with increased colour resolution and, assuming a static subject or additional computational steps, an image free of colour moiré. Taking this idea further, sub-pixel shifting may increase the resolution of the final image beyond that suggested by the specified resolution of the image sensor.
Additionally, assuming that the various individual captures are taken at the same sensitivity, the final combined image will have less image noise than a single capture. This can be thought of as an averaging effect (for instance, in a pixel shift image composed of four individual frames with a classic Bayer pattern, every pixel in the final colour image is based on two measurements of the green channel).
Sounds super-cool, doesn’t it? For that reason alone you should take it with a huge grain of salt.
It seems that we have to wait a bit longer for the new Canon Speedlite EL-5. At least until Summer 2023.
At a glance:
2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
Guide Number: 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm
Runs on LP-EL Lithium-Ion Battery
Modeling Lamp; Multi-Function Shoe
Zoom Range: 24-200mm (14mm with Panel)
Recycle Time: 0.1-1.2 Seconds
Extended Control from 1/1 to 1/1024
Joystick, Dial, and High-Definition LCD
Remote Control with Camera Connect App
Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
It already was delayed, and foreseen to ship in March 2023. Now it’s Summer 2023. Canon Japan statement:
Notice of postponement of release of Speedlite EL-5
Regarding the Speedlite EL-5, which was announced on November 2, 2022 and was scheduled to be released in March 2023, due to production reasons, we are unable to prepare a sufficient supply for the launch. , We have decided to postpone the release to around the summer of 2023.
We would like to inform you and sincerely apologize.
Scheduled release date
(Before change) Scheduled to be released in March 2023 (After change) Scheduled to be released around summer 2023
We will announce the information about the release schedule in early June.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers who are waiting, but we will do our best to prepare for the release, so we ask for your continued patronage.
We will keep you posted. Description after the break.