Canon EOS R Firmware 1.1.0 Now Available To Download

Canon Eos R Firmware

It was rumored since the launch of the EOS R, now it’s here. You can download firmware 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS R from Canon Europe.

Canon EOS R Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes. 

1. Support for “continuous shooting” is available when “silent shutter” has been enabled.
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur if there is a large number of files in a specific format on the memory card.
3. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur when silent shutter has been enabled.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings.
5. Corrects a phenomenon in which the information displayed in the viewfinder may become abnormal. 

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Nikon To Add Eye AF, Raw video and CFexpress To Z 6 and Z 7 Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Z 6

Nikon is set to add some pretty col features to the company’s Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras:

These features will be added via firmware update.

  • CFexpress – Coming soon to the Z 6 and Z 7 cameras is support for CFexpress, which is compatible with the XQD memory card form-factor.
  • Eye AF – Under development is an Eye AF function, which will automatically detect the subject’s eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject’s eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios.
  • RAW Video Support – Nikon is currently developing a feature that works with the ATOMOS Ninja V to output video in RAW format, using the ProRes RAW codec.

A firmware update for the Canon EOS R is rumoured, let’s hope Canon follows Nikon’s example.

Nikon press release:

Nikon Delivers Imaging Innovation, Inspires Creators at CES 2019

New Products Including NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens and Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit Will be Showcased; Attendees Invited to Booth to See Amazing Speakers, Fun & Sharable Displays as Well as Future Z System Updates

LAS VEGAS –CES BOOTH #14006 – Today, Nikon Inc. announced details surrounding their activities and new products at CES 2019. This year, Nikon will livestream a myriad of exciting and inspiring presentations from renowned Nikon Ambassadors and photographers directly from the show floor, while also offering instantly shareable and interactive experiences for show attendees. Additionally, Nikon will be showing the latest digital imaging innovations available now and in the near future with a Z Series exhibition featuring the new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens, the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit and a display of upgrades currently in development for the Z Series that will add new features and enhance usability.

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Yet Another Mention Of Major Firmware Update for The Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

This is the second time that a major firmware update for the Canon EOS R is rumored. The first time was in September 2018, a few weeks after the announcement, and most of us thought it was a completely unreliable rumor.

This time we think it is possible, despite the fact there are no hints on what the “major functionality firmware update”, which apparently should come in Q1 2019, will bring to the EOS R.

A firmware update within 6-7 months after the release of a camera is not uncommon, but there is a serious possibility that the firmware update will just fix some bugs and not bring all kind of supercool functionalities to the camera (this is something Fujifilm does, Canon not). In the past there have been rumors about all sort of firmware updates for the EOS 6D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark IV, and no one really got it. So, don’t put too much hope on this.

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Firmware Update for Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200 Cameras

Cinema EOS C200

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

Firmware Version 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 to 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 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.