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

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

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 Mark II

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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update released (ver. 1.1.2)

Eos 5d Mark V

Canon released an important firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function normally when using the Camera Connect application to shoot a high frame rate movie.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which error 80 may occur when HDR movies are shot using the Remote Live View Shooting function. (Applies only to Canon Log-supported cameras.)

You can download Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware ver. 1.1.2 here.