Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update To Be Released Soon (new recording limits?)

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Sony A7s Iii

A Canon EOS R5 firmware update might get announced soon, a new rumor suggests.

The Canon EOS R5 firmware update could bring…:

  • Addition of Cinema RAW light option to 8K recording
  • Addition of CLog 3
  • Increased record time limits (how much is the question)
  • Various bug fixes

There might be more features than those listed above. No date so far but we guess it’s safe to assume it will be released soon.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS RP and EOS R Firmware Updates Released (support for new RF lenses and extenders)

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

Canon released Canon EOS RP and EOS R firmware updates. Downloads are already available at Canon Poland.

Canon EOS RP firmware version 1.5.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements:

Support has been added for the following lenses:

  • RF 600mm f/11 IS STM
  • RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
  • EXTENDER RF 1.4x
  • EXTENDER RF 2x

Canon EOS R firmware version 1.7.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Support has been added for the following lenses:
  • RF 600mm f/11 IS STM
  • RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
  • EXTENDER RF 1.4x
  • EXTENDER RF 2x
  1. The operation of playing back through the multi-function bar has been improved*
    *please refer to the latest version of the camera’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.
  2. Support for the Battery Pack LP-E6NH has been added.

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Might Come Soon (full HD@120, low bitrate mode, Log 3)

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It’s just a few days the Canon EOS R5 has been released, and already Canon let us know what the first EOS R5 firmware update might deliver.

At the end of their Canon EOS R5 presentation page, Canon Japan offers a small glimpse on what they might add to the EOS R5.

From Canon Japan (machine translated) about the EOS R5 firmware update:

Regarding contents under consideration for correspondence with firmware upgrade

  • Full HD/120P recording size support
  • Added low bitrate mode to RAW and IPB for all resolutions and frame rates
  • Canon Log 3

For Canon EOS R5 hands-on reviews have a look here, for the EOS R6 have a look here, for an EOS R5 vs EOS R6 comparison have a look here.

World wide preorder links:

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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

Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

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

New RF Lenses preorder links after the break.

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Canon EOS R Firmware Update and Price Drop Coming

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

A new Canon EOS R firmware update might be released soon, according to latest rumors. Nothing exciting, though.

The next Canon EOS R firmware update might be released by July 2020 and will mainly be a bug fix. So, don’t expect new features or else. Also, there seem to be no plans to dismiss the EOS R: it will be part of the Canon EOS R lineup also in 2021.

However, according to the same source, the Canon EOS R price will drop to $1,400 by September 2020. This price has so far only seen at some special promotions.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Unveils $100 EOS R Firmware Update For Stop-Motion Photography

Eos R Firmware

Canon has released a paid Canon EOS R firmware update. The update addresses stop-motion photographers using the Dragonframe software. LiveView resolution is increased and focus peaking over USB added.

Canon press release:

Supercharge Your Stop Motion Animation

Whether pre-installed on a new EOS R or manually installed on an existing EOS R the new Stop Motion Animation upgrade for EOS R cameras increases your Live View resolution to 1920×1280 from Canon’s normal of 960×640 when connected to Dragonframe stop motion animation software. This makes it easier for animators to confirm focus and movement within every frame.

Larger Live View

Live view is critical to animators creating stop motion animation films. Animators use the remote live view of the camera to review critical details and make decisions within the Dragonframe software. Canon’s Stop Motion Animation firmware increases the Live View to 1920×1280 – helping animators see subtle movement for refined animation.

USB Manual Focus Peaking

Canon has added Manual Focus Peaking over USB to interface with Dragonframe software.

Canon Firmware Updates For Many Camcorders And Cinema Cameras Announced

C300 Mark Iii Canon Firmware Updates 8k Cameras

A bunch of Canon firmware updates for various camcorders and Cinema cameras have been announced.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces a Host of Firmware Updates for Professional Imaging Products

New Updates Include XF-AVC 4K 30p Recording on XF705 Professional Camcorder, as well as Improved Full-screen Black Level to .001 Nits on Select 4K Reference Displays

MELVILLE, NY, April 20, 2020Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced upcoming firmware updates for several professional imaging products, such as XF-AVC 4K 30p recording on the popular XF705 Professional Camcorder. These firmware updates provide improved workflow, ease-of-use, file editing compatibility with popular NLE systems, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, Professional Camcorder, and 4K Reference Display lines.

Firmware updates for the EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C700, EOS C700 FF, EOS C700 GS, EOS C200, and EOS C200B Cinema Cameras will allow for support of the new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S) Cinema Lens. Additional free firmware updates are as follows:

  • The XF705 Professional Camcorder update will include the addition of several recording formats, such as XF-AVC 8-bit 4:2:0 up to 4K 30p and MP4 8-bit 4:2:0 up to FHD 60p. Other updates include pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording, browser remote use for both Wi-Fi® and Ethernet connections, and HDR high-frame shooting support.
  • The EOS C300 Mark III Digital Cinema Camera update will now show the chosen resolution and color sampling settings on the onscreen display by default.
  • The EOS C500 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera update will allow for support of XF-AVC Long GOP and XF-AVC Proxy format, 3 or 5 seconds pre-recording ability, pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording, “magnify” assignable button change, and user ability to give two files an identical name when recording from both card slots.
  • The EOS C700, C700 FF, and C700 GS Digital Cinema Cameras will update the Slow & Fast Motion display, including changing “REC” and “STBY” notification colors from white to red and green respectively.
  • The EOS C200 and C200B update will allow for support of pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording and the simultaneous use of both HDMI and SDI ports.
  • The DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420, DP-V2421, and DP-V3120 4K Reference Display updates include support for the reading of 3D-LUT/1D- LUT files in .cube LUT file format and tracking of errors to USB memory. Other updated support includes HDR monitoring assist functions such as the ability to check XY chromaticity value of pixels, area markers will be simultaneously displayed in two locations, expansion of the safety zone/grid markers, and the ability to highlight the areas above the desired luminance range. Also, the update will support enhanced ease-of-use and workflow with third party cameras.
  • The DP-V2411, DP-V1711 and DPV-1710 4K Reference Displays update will improve full-screen black level all the way down to .001 nits. This is a major upgrade over the previous specification of .005 nits.

Paid Firmware Updates Details Are as Follows:

  • The DP-V1711 and DP-V1710 4K Reference Displays paid firmware updates will offer an upgrade license and will raise full-screen peak luminance from 600 to 1000 nits. Also, full-screen peak luminance is now supported by a local dimming algorithm from 300 to 600 nits. The combined updates/upgrades listed here (both paid and free) for these reference displays would completely overhaul the image quality, which would be an impressive 1,000,000:1 full-screen contrast ratio.

To learn more about the firmware updates and their availability, please visit, www.usa.canon.com/support