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

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Update Brings Lock-up Fix And 23.98p Video

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Iii Firmware

As promised Canon released a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware update.

Among other, minor things, firmware 1.1.0 fixes the “lock up issue”, i.e. the EOS-1D X Mark III locks up when the electronic level is set to ‘Show’ in the viewfinder and the shutter or AF-ON button is pressed. A bit weird but it happens. The short video below shows the lock-up issue.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  1. The option to capture full HD movies and 4K UHD movies in 23.98p frame rate has been added.
  2. The communication speed has been improved when connected via wired LAN.
  3. The “Browser Remote” function has been added.
  4. The function to transfer only protected images has been added.
  5. Corrects the phenomenon in which, when the electronic level is set to “Show” in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may freeze when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.
  6. Corrects the phenomenon in which the Custom Shooting Mode settings may change when the shooting mode is switched.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can download firmware 1.1.0 here.

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III reviews and information are listed here.

Is The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III The Best Mirrorless Camera Available?

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Ok, I admit the title sounds a bit weird. But bear with us for some thoughts about the DSLR vs mirrorless debate, and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Dan Watson argues the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III beats them all when using live view or mirrorless mode. So, do we really need all those (upcoming) EOS R models? Let’s say that the EOS-1D X Mark III is the fastest still FF camera around with some outstanding video features. Ok. for sure it’s bulkier than even the largest MILC, but then: mirrorless cameras are not really small factor when using top tier lenses.

Have a look at Dan Watson’s video and sound off in the common section.

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More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review stuff is listed here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review – Field Tested For Motorsports (and feature talk)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here is a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review. The EOS-1D X Mark III is Canon’s top tier DSLR and was released a few weeks ago.

Gordon Laing field tested the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III for motorsports photography and discusses the top features of the 1DX Mark III.

  • 00:30 – Main features
  • 03:52 – Why stick with DSLR?
  • 05:28 – Design, controls, memory cards, ports, battery
  • 09:26 – Autofocus and shooting action through the viewfinder
  • 12:38 – Autofocus and shooting action with the screen in Live View
  • 14:17 – Image quality, HEIF vs JPEG, high ISO noise, rolling shutter
  • 18:44 – Movie mode, 1080, 4k, C4k, RAW 5.5k, C-Log, slow motion, face track, movie AF
  • 23:17 – Verdict and final thoughts

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review stuff is listed here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Networking Capabilities Explained In 2 Minutes

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

The video below explains all Canon EOS-1D X Mark III networking capabilities in 2 minutes.

The EOS-1D X Mark III was just released. For a set of hands-on and first impression reviews have a look here.

The EOS-1D X Mark III and WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter are both scheduled to be available in mid-February 2020. Pre-orders are open at $6,499 at our exclusive affiliate partners: B&H Photo | Adorama.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III world-wide pre-orders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III – How Well Is It Suited For Video Production?

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Manual

After the release of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III most people agrees that Canon set a new standard in DSLR video.

So, what’s it like to use Canon’s new DSLR flagship? Jordan Drake from DPReview TV shares his first impressions of this camera’s impressive video capabilities. Enjoy.

if you’re looking for EOS-1D X Mark III first impression and hands-on reviews then head over here.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter are both scheduled to be available in mid-February 2020. Pre-orders are open at $6,499 at our exclusive affiliate partners B&H Photo and Adorama.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III world-wide pre-orders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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