Firmware Update for Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200 Cameras

Cinema EOS C200

Canon released firmware ver. 1.0.5.1.00 for the Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200B cameras. You can download the firmware here.

Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. A Continuous Recording function has been added allowing for nonstop recording.*1
  2. Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction has been added for the following lenses:
    – EF Cinema Lens: CN-E20mm T1.5 L F
    – EF Lens: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
  3. For LUTs that can be applied to output footage, official support for the ITU-R BT.2100 standard and ITU-R BT.2408 report have been added for the following terminals:.
    – SDI terminal
    – HDMI OUT terminal
    Changes have been made so that the [HDR: PQ] and [HDR: HLG] base luminance corresponds to Diffuse White (100%) being 203nits*2.
  4. Support for the [Reset] function that resets the clip number when the reel number is set, has been added.
  5. When using an assignable button, the White Balance setting will be maintained after the power has been turned off.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon that occurs on cameras with firmware versions 1.0.3.1.00 to 1.0.4.1.00 in which resolution appears to be reduced in SD card recordings and in external outputs when shooting with specific menu settings*3.

*1 When using the continuous recording function, only MP4 format / 1920×1080 resolution is possible.
*2 The HLG output is the brightness in the case of displaying on a 1000nits monitor.
*3 Specific menu settings:
– When [Resolution/Color Sampling] is set to [3840×2160 YCC420 8 bit].
– When [Resolution/Color Sampling] is set to [1920×1080 YCC420 8 bit], and [Slow Motion Recording] is activated.
– When [Resolution/Color Sampling] is set to [1920×1080 YCC420 8 bit], and the digital tele-converter and EF-S lens correction are activated.

For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.

Canon EOS R To Get New Functionality Trough Firmware Update a Few Months After Release?

Canon Eos R

We are not sure what to think about this rumor. A massive firmware update that brings new functionality a few months after the Canon EOS R has been releases isn’t very much Canon like. It’s something we are used to see from Fuji.

Canon Rumors suggests that a Canon EOS R firmware update might bring the following functionality:

  • Eye detect AF in continuous shooting. The EOS R launches with the ability to do this in one shot.
  • Additional touch bar functionality added.
  • Continuous shooting in silent shutter mode. The EOS R only allows this feature in single shot at launch.
  • A “few tweaks” to video functionality. The 4K crop will not be changed, nor will the maximum frame rate in 4K.

Some bug fixes will also be addressed.

More Canon EOS R information, hands-on reviews, first impressions, videos etc we collected so far are listed here.

Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R will start September 12, 2018, you can get notified by B&H Photo or Adorama when they are available. For pre-order notification at B&H for all new Canon gear announced today see here.

If you’re based in UK you can already pre-order the EOS R:

Canon EOS M50 firmware update ver. 1.0.1 released (solves smartphone issues)

Canon EOS M50

Canon released firmware ver. 1.0.1 for the Canon EOS M50.

Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fixes:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images captured with the Adobe RGB color space may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which some JPEG images, that were converted from RAW images may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.

Click here to download the firmware update.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x lens firmware update released (ver. 1.1.0)

Canon EF 200-400mm F/4L

Canon released firmware ver. 1.1.0 for the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is incorporated with the following correction.

Corrects a phenomenon in which the subject may not be in focus on some occasions when using this lens with some camera models (*) and performing AF shooting from approximately 3m.

* Some camera models: EOS-1D X, Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III

Download firmware 1.1.0 for the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x.