Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update 1.3.1 Released (minor bug fix)

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Canon released a new Canon EOS R5 firmware update, version 1.3.1.

There is only one minor bug fix in Canon EOS R5 firmware 1.3.1 compared to version 1.3.0. Please note that the list below lists all new features and bug fixes introduced with firmware 1.3.1 and 1.3.0 (to remind those who forgot to update to do it). While firmware 1.3.1 includes all the fixes in 1.3.0, only item 13 is fixed with firmware 1.3.1.

Download the latest Canon EOS R5 firmware from Canon USA.

Firmware Version 1.3.1 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
1. Adds [Canon Log 3] to [Canon Log settings]. You can select [Canon Log] or [Canon Log 3] from [Canon Log settings] in the Shooting tab of the menu.
- Support for RAW movies shot with Canon Log3 and RAW (Light) will be available in Cinema RAW Development and in Digital Photo Professional version in a future update.
- Digital Photo Professional will also support the processing of RAW movies shot in Canon Log3 settings and the application of Viewing LUT in a future update.
2. Adds [RAW (Light)] to the movie recording size and [IPB (Light)] to 8K/4K to enable lower bit rate shooting. These settings can also be selected when RAW+MP4 is set.
3. Adds a high frame rate of 119.9 fps/100.0 fps to the Full HD movie recording size.
4. 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. 
5. Adds [6: Monitor Off] to [Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings] in the Shooting tab of the menu. This update makes it possible for the camera's monitor to be turned off at all times during shooting.
6. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
7. Adds the ability, when transferring images via FTP, to select protected images that failed to be transferred and protected images that have not yet been transferred and transfer them all at once.
8. Adds [Save/load cam settings on card] to the Function settings tab of the menu.
This allows you to save the camera settings to a card, or load a saved file and restore the camera to the settings you saved to a card.
9. Fixes a phenomenon, in which, in rare instances, the camera does not function normally when using certain CFexpress cards.
10. 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.
11. Fixes a phenomenon in which the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.
12. Fixes a phenomenon, in which part of the settings screen is incorrectly displayed in Firmware Version 1.2.1.
13. Fixes a phenomenon, in which when shooting with Canon Log 3, if the [View Assist.] setting is set to [On], the image in the viewfinder and on the LCD screen is displayed brighter than it should be.

*Items 1 through 12 apply to Version 1.3.0, whereas Item 13 applies to Version 1.3.1.

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Review (version 1.3.0, C-Log 3 gamma, Raw lite, 1080/120p)

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Guess this is something we might get used to: reviews of firmware updates. Here is a Canon EOS R5 firmware review.

DPReview TV reviews the Canon EOS R5 firmware as of version 1.3. Under scrutiny are the new C-Log 3 gamma profile, the 1080/120p footage, and the new Raw lite video codec. Enjoy.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

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8K Video On Sony Alpha 1 And Canon EOS R5 – A Comparison

Sony Alpha 1 Vs Canon EOS R5

8K video seems to become an must-have feature even if few people needs it, and even fewer have the computing resources to edit it. It’s featured on the Sony Alpha 1 and the Canon EOS R5. So, let’s go.

However, Tony & Chelsea Northrup share their take on the 8K video performance of the brand new Sony Alpha 1 and the hot-selling Canon EOS R5. More Sony Alpha 1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison reviews are listed here.

The video’s table of contents:

  • 0:00​ – Introduction
  • 0:20​ – Audio inputs
  • 1:28​ – Autofocus & image quality
  • 2:24​ – Croppability
  • 3:27​ – KEH plug
  • 4:17​ – Flip screen
  • 4:50​ – Reviewing footage
  • 5:26​ – Memory cards & redundancy
  • 6:13​ – Recording time limits & overheating
  • 7:01​ – Rolling shutter
  • 8:01​ – Stabilization & dynamic range
  • 10:10​ – Low-light & high ISO
  • 11:58​ – Price
  • 12:19​ – User interface & touchscreen
  • 12:58​ – Summary

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

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

More information about the Sony Alpha 1 can be found after the break.

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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

How To Setup Up Your Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 (video guide)

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6 Review

Here is a nice video guide about how to best set up your shiny new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Coming from DPReview TV, the 12 minutes video below shows how to set up some of the EOS R5 and EOS R6’s best features. Enjoy.

There are many features that the R6 shares with the EOS R5, a class leading autofocus system for instance, and the R6 has an imaging sensor derived not less than from the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manuals are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

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The Next Canon EOS R5 Firmware Will Include These New Features

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Rumored since a while and yet not released, the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update got a new heads up.

Some new murmurings about the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update emerged, and it seems it is not yet in the hands of selected testers, despite it was scheduled to be. Blame the pandemic. This is was the next R5 firmware is murmured to bring on your trusty camera:

  • Canon Cinema RAW light addition
  • C-Log 3
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • New Codec(s)
  • Bug fixes

The firmware update might get released around April 2021. We expect more firmware updates, notably for the EOS R6 and the EOS-1D X Mark III. When? No one knows for sure besides that it will be within 2021. Blame the pandemic.

Source: Canon Rumors