Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Update Released (version 1.8.0)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Manual

Canon released a firmware update for the venerable Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware update 1.8.0 delivers:

  1. Adds the ability to register the focus position in the preset functions of the CR-A100 Camera Remote Application.
    When used with the Robotic Camera System CR-S700R, it helps the user to focus on the intended subject distance when shooting.
  2. Adds the ability to erase voice memos added to images and to add voice memos to protected images.
  3. Adds enhanced security when transferring images via FTPS transfer.
  4. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware 1.8.0 download at Canon Europe.

Canon EOS-1DX Mark III Firmware Update (version 1.7.1)

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Iii Sensor

Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1DX Mark III, version 1.7.1. Please note: at time of writing the firmware update was available on Canon Japan, we link there.

Canon EOS-1DX Mark III firmware 1.7.1 (download):

  • [Save/load communication settings to card] has been added to the menu. Network settings can now be inherited between cameras of the same model.
  • You can now trim and resize images while transferring them to the FTP server.
  • Corrected the phenomenon that some cameras that meet certain conditions may not turn on immediately after updating to firmware version 1.7.0.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Canon Pulled Firmware Updates For EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon Eos R6 Manual

Canon pulled the recently released firmware updates for the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

The reasons are not know. Canon states on the download pages:

Thank you for your continued patronage of Canon products.

Software downloads on this page are currently suspended.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers.

We keep you posted in case of news.

A Bit Of Everything (EOS R5, RP, EOS-1DX III, image sensors, macro lenses test, more)

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There have been a lot of complains about how recent camera releases are not good enough and some even claimed a camera being “dead on arrival”. The chase for camera perfection is getting out of hand and honestly, quite pointless. The camera is just a tool, and seriously, the cameras we have today are so much more powerful and capable than any other cameras released more than 10 years ago. We should shift our focus away from demanding more and more and more and truly look into ourselves and ask ourselves – why are we not happy with our own photographs? Is the camera truly to be blamed?

HDR PQ HEIF: Breaking Through the Limits of JPEG – Canon Singapore

As Canon’s latest flagship professional DSLR camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III boasts amazing continuous shooting speeds and support for 5.5K RAW movie recording, but let’s not ignore its various improved still shooting features. In this article, we take a closer look at its support for the HDR PQ HEIF format, which takes still image shooting to a whole new frontier.

Gear that changed my (photographic) life: the Canon PowerShot G3 – DPReview

It’s hard to believe that the Canon G-series is almost 17 years old, and while technology has certainly marched forward, ‘G cameras’ have consistently been a favorite of enthusiasts and even pros.

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The 10D was a substantially new camera compared to the models that preceded it, and it replaced the D60 with an almost indecent haste (the D60 had been on the market for little more than a year before the 10D came along). Compared to the plastic-bodied D30/D60 it was better built, featured a far superior rear LCD (with a usable magnification feature) offered a more rounded styling, closer in spirit to the EOS-1D series, and was much quicker in operation.

8K and then some: what the Canon EOS R5’s video specs mean – DPReview

Canon kickstarted the success of the stills/video hybrid ILC with the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark II in 2008. Since then it appears to have focused most of its video efforts on its Cinema EOS line of professional video cameras.

However, as part of its drip-feed of EOS R5 specs, Canon has spelled out a lot more about its video capabilities. And, from what’s been said, it looks like the biggest leap forward in video for Canon’s main EOS line since that launch 12 years ago.

We already knew that the EOS R5 was going to be able to shoot at 12 fps with its mechanical shutter and 20 in e-shutter mode and that it was going to shoot 8K, but the more detailed video specs are worth digesting…

Canon’s change of direction – News Shooter

It wasn’t that long ago where we were wondering what Canon was doing. While their competition was releasing new and innovative products, Canon seemed to be content to move along at its own pace. Well, how times have changed.

The ‘new’ Canon is now bold, innovative, and releasing products that are once again exciting the filmmaking community. With the release of the C500 Mark II, today’s announcement of the C300 Mark III, and the EOS R5’s specifications coming to light, Canon now seems to be firmly back on track.

Unboxing the new Canon EOS-1DX Mark III – Photofocus

I opened the shipping box only to find another box inside. The fine print on the white box’s label revealed that it was from Canon. I found that this box held even more boxes. Inside was the EOS-1DX Mark III box, a SanDisk CFexpress 64GB card box and another one with a CFexpress card reader.

EPFL & Canon Work Towards 2.2µm-small SPAD Pixels – Image Sensors World

It’s something I’d been dreaming of for a long time,” says Edoardo Charbon, an EPFL professor and head of the Advanced Quantum Architecture Laboratory in EPFL’s School of Engineering. “MegaX is the culmination of over 15 years of research on single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs), which are photodetectors used in next-generation image-sensor technology.

EPFL and Canon 1MP SPAD Imager – Image Sensors World publishes an article about ELPF and Canon paper in OSA Optica “Megapixel time-gated SPAD image sensor for 2D and 3D imaging applications” by Kazuhiro Morimoto, Andrei Ardelean, Ming-Lo Wu, Arin Can Ulku, Ivan Michel Antolovic, Claudio Bruschini, and Edoardo Charbon. A similar paper has been posted in a couple of months ago.

Canon EOS RP Review Conclusion: The affordable Canon RP brings full-frame fun to a wider audience – Imaging Resource

While it’s not the newest camera under the sun, the compact Canon RP is an important camera, particularly given its price point for as a full-frame camera. The little Canon EOS RP is, at this point in time, Canon’s second full-frame mirrorless camera, coming after the mid-range EOS R.

How 1987 Led to Canon’s Domination of Photography – Fstoppers

Perhaps the single biggest seismic shift in the camera market took place in 1987 with the announcement of Canon’s EOS (Electro-Optical System), crucially unleashing the EF lens mount, which removed all mechanical linkages, introducing significant improvements to autofocus. It additionally incorporated the largest throat diameter of any SLR of the time, which enabled Canon to produce the fastest SLR lens in the shape of the EF 50mm f/1.0! However, the EF mount broke compatibility with the previous FD mount, requiring users to use mount converters or upgrade their lenses.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Rumored Specifications Update

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Ii

At the beginning of October some rumored specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III surfaced. Now there is a bit more that’s rumored.

Below you see the already rumored specifications and the new ones (in bold):

  • 28.1MP full frame CMOS image sensor
  • Up to 30fps still shooting
  • Dual DIGIC 9 (first time the EOS-1D series would introduce a new processor)
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
  • New and larger rear LCD, possibly brighter too
  • February 2020 announcement
  • New battery with “new feature”
  • Optical viewfinder with more/additional information displayed
  • 61 autofocus points, all cross-type with a “slightly” larger spread
  • Similar top-down LCD to the EOS R

All plausible suggestions, in our opinion (with one exception). It’s also speculated that there could be a development announcement related to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (all rumors).

The only weird element in the list above is IBIS. Given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with IBIS., we think IBIS is coming to Canon cameras. But will the EOS-1D X Mark II replacement be the first Canon camera to feature it?

Stay tuned, more to come.

Source: Canon Rumors