Canon To Deliver 24p Video Mode To Select Cameras Via Firmware Update

Canon Eos 90d Dynamic Range

Well, It seems Canon listened to their customers.

Many videographers felt angry that Canon did not deliver 24p video capture mode (23.98 fps) on recent cameras.

The first Canon cameras to get 24p video mode through a firmware update in October will be the Canon EOS 90D and EOS RP. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II will follow in December, and the EOS M6 Mark II sometime at the beginning of 2020.

Canon press release:

Canon confirm a firmware update to include 24p mode for video recording in recently launched EOS and PowerShot models

London, England – Wednesday 9th October 2019 – In response to customer feedback about the recently launched EOS and PowerShot models, Canon Europe will introduce 24p (23.98fps) mode for video recording, via a series of future firmware updates for select models. Once downloaded, the free firmware updates will enable users to shoot 24p (23.98fps) in Full HD and 4K resolutions for the select models.

The first Canon models to benefit from the new 24p (23.98fps) firmware will be the recently launched EOS 90D and EOS RP in late October. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II will follow by the end of December and the EOS M6 Mark II update will be available during 2020.

This announcement comes after the recent availability of the new firmware version 1.3 for EOS RP and 1.4 for EOS R which further enhances the eye and subject detection AF performance of both mirrorless cameras. Canon is committed to providing a diverse and full line-up of products to cater for all capabilities and interests by listening to our customers feedback and providing enhancements accordingly.

For more information, please visit: https://www.canon-europe.com/support/

Canon EOS RP Firmware Update 1.3.0 Released, Significantly Enhances AF

Canon Eos Rp

Not just for the Canon EOS R (see here), a Canon EOS RP firmware update was also released today.

Canon EOS RP firmware update 1.3.0 brings the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects. 
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD. 
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download the Canon EOS RP firmware 1.3.0 from here.

Canon EOS RP:

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Canon EOS R Firmware Update 1.4.0 Released (significant AF improvements)

Canon Eos R

Canon released Canon EOS R firmware update ver. 1.4.0.

The Canon EOS R firmware update 1.4.0 brings the following new features and fixes:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Especially the improvements in autofocus are significant and remarkable.

Canon Mexico seems to be the first site to put the firmware update online.

Download the firmware update here.

Canon EOS R:

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First Batch Of Security Related Firmware Updates For Canon Cameras Released

Canon Rumors Color Calibration

Back in August we reported about a security flaw found in Canon’s firmware concerning the picture transferring protocol (see here and here). Canon announced it would release firmware updates to fix the issue. Here is the first batch:

More updates to follow.

Next Canon EOS R Firmware Makes AF Better Than Nikon’s, Much Better Than Fuji’s, Comparable To Sony’s

Canon Eos R Firmware

Canon will soon release a firmware update for the Canon EOS R. A preview video was published, promising “significant autofocus improvements”.

It seems Canon nailed it. The Phoblographer had the chance to test a beta version of the upcoming firmware update and they seem to be very impressed of the improvements in autofocus performance, especially AF tracking.

From their review:

[…] This latest update significantly improves the autofocus performance. Specifically, it enhances autofocus when it comes to tracking. Unlike other manufacturers, Canon’s autofocus works differently when tracking faces. On the Canon EOS R, there is a specific face and eye detection tracking setting. The camera analyzes the scene to find a face and then automatically tracks it.

[…] During my session with a version of the Canon EOS R with a beta firmware installed, we found the tracking to be pretty much flawless. We used the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L USM, Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L USM, and the Profoto B10. The entire system was able to perform on par with what I feel most Sony cameras can do. 

“Pretty much flawless” sound pretty much good to us.

The Phoblographer says the upcoming firmware update for the EOS R makes the autofocus performance comparable to Sony’s, far better than Nikon’s, much better than Fujifilms X and GF series cameras, and significantly better than the Panasonic S1 and S1R cameras.

Canon EOS R:

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Firmware Update Will Improve Autofocus Performance

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark Iii

It seems user complains are having more and more weight at Canon.

Canon will release a firmware update for the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III ($749). This firmware update will fix some annoying AF issues some users experienced.

Canon product advisory:

Service Notice: PowerShot G7X Mark III: Plans to release new firmware update to improve video autofocus performance

In response to feedback from customers about the recently launched PowerShot G7 X Mark III, Canon U.S.A. plans to issue a firmware update that can help improve video autofocus speed, accuracy and subject detection performance.

This update will be free for all customers to download from the Canon U.S.A. website at the end of October 2019.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III:

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