Canon EOS R5 Firmware Review (version 1.3.0, C-Log 3 gamma, Raw lite, 1080/120p)

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Sony A7s Iii

Guess this is something we might get used to: reviews of firmware updates. Here is a Canon EOS R5 firmware review.

DPReview TV reviews the Canon EOS R5 firmware as of version 1.3. Under scrutiny are the new C-Log 3 gamma profile, the 1080/120p footage, and the new Raw lite video codec. Enjoy.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

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New Canon Firmware Update For Canon EOS R6 (previous one had minor bug)

Canon Firmware EOS R6 Firmware

Quickly after having release a Canon firmware update for the EOS R6, the firmware was pulled due to a bug. Here is a new firmware.

If you already installed Canon EOS R6 firmware 1.3.0 don’t worry. Most likely you did not even notice the bug. In any case please update to version 1.3.1 to be sure.

Canon firmware update for the Canon EOS R6 version 1.3.1 (download):

  1. Adds [IPB (Light)] to 4K to enable lower bit rate shooting.
  2. Adds [Electronic full-time MF] to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.
  3. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon, in which in rare instances, the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon that may corrupt the image displayed in the viewfinder.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.
  7. Fixes a phenomenon, in which the camera stops to operate normally when the movie cropping setting is set to [Enable] for performing movie shooting in Firmware Version 1.3.0.

More Canon Firmware Updates: RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS And RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Two more Canon firmware updates. After those for cameras, Canon today also released new firmware for the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS and RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS lenses for the EOS R system.

This is what comes with the new Canon firmware updates:

RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM – Firmware Version 1.1.0 (download)

  1. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  2. Improves a phenomenon where the background is not blurred when performing slow panning with the IS (Image Stabilisation) mode set to Mode 2 or Mode 3.


RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS USM – Firmware Version 1.0.9 (download)

  1. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  2. Improves a phenomenon where the background is not blurred when performing slow panning with the IS (Image Stabilisation) mode set to Mode 2 or Mode 3.

Canon Firmware Updates: EOS R5, EOS R6, EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon Firmware Updates

Here are the anticipated Canon firmware updates for the EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III.

The EOS R5 in particular gets a bunch if new features. This is what comes with the new Canon firmware updates:

Canon EOS R5 – Firmware Version 1.3.0 (download)

  1. Added Canon Log 3 to Canon Log settings, a log gamma curve that possesses largely the same characteristics with Canon Log 1 but with a wider dynamic range. It is also found in our professional line of cameras, the Cinema EOS Series, allowing easier post-production camera matching work between the EOS R5 with Cinema EOS cameras.
  2. Added Low Bitrate recording option, allowing users to shoot smaller file size footage with lower image details. This is very useful for longer recordings that do not require the best possible image quality or when storage space is a concern.
  3. Added 120p Full HD video recording, allowing users to have the flexibility to select desired resolution for slow-motion content thus allowing more convenience during post-processing.
  4. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  5. LCD Backlight OFF option
  6. FTP Transfer Status Display
  7. Protect Image Transfer
  8. Save/Load Settings on Card
  9. Fixes a phenomenon, in rare cases where the camera does not function normally when using certain CFexpress cards.
  10. Fixes a phenomenon, in rare cases where the camera does not function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.

The video below by introduces the new features for the EOS R5:


Canon EOS R6 – Firmware Version 1.3.0 (download)

  1. Added low bitrate recording option
  2. Electronic Full-time Manual Focus
  3. FTP Transfer Status Display
  4. Fixes a phenomenon, in rare cases where the camera does not function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon, that may corrupt the image displayed in the electronic viewfinder.


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III – Firmware Version 1.4.0 (download)

  1. Added low bitrate recording option
  2. FTP Transfer Status Display
  3. Improves connection reliability when using FTP and USB simultaneously

Latest Canon Rumors: EOS R5c Cinema Coming 2021, New Features Via Firmware For R5, R6, 1DXIII

Canon Rumors Canon EOS R5c

Here are the latest Canon rumors. It’s suggested a Cinema version of the EOS R5 might be released, and some new features will come via firmware update to the EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS-1D X Mark III.

The source, Canon Rumors, seems to be pretty confident on both rumors, giving their highest rating.

The Canon EOS R5c, a Cinema version of the EOS R5

First, “R5c” is a name invented by the community, not an official Canon moniker. The new rumor suggests the EOS R5c will feature the same imaging sensor of the EOS R5 and also sport the same recording modes and options. There is, however, a noteworthy detail coming with the rumor: the EOS R5c will have a bigger body and active cooling (remember the overheating hysteria?). Despite it’s Cine destination, the EOS R5c will also be a hybrid camera still perfectly usable for stills photography. And it might have C-Log 2.

In the past we got some suggestions for this camera, the R5c. Some of what came with the latest rumor was already anticipated then:

  • same sensor technology as the EOS R5 but with half resolution
  • records 4K/120P with no crop
  • 2.8K supersampling in super35 mode
  • newly developed heat sink
  • Dual Pixel AF performance in low light better than EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Firmware updates for the EOS R5, EOS R6, EOS-1D X Mark III

Firmware updates for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III are now ready to get released in the next weeks.

All three cameras will get C-Log 3 and new compression modes for 4K recording. For the Canon EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III also expect a Cinema RAW Light feature. The EOS R5 will likely also get 1080p @120fps video recording. Most likely the new firmware version are already actively tested by selected photographers.

Firmware updates for Canon cameras and lenses are listed here.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

The Next Canon EOS R5 Firmware Will Include These New Features

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Rumored since a while and yet not released, the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update got a new heads up.

Some new murmurings about the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update emerged, and it seems it is not yet in the hands of selected testers, despite it was scheduled to be. Blame the pandemic. This is was the next R5 firmware is murmured to bring on your trusty camera:

  • Canon Cinema RAW light addition
  • C-Log 3
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • New Codec(s)
  • Bug fixes

The firmware update might get released around April 2021. We expect more firmware updates, notably for the EOS R6 and the EOS-1D X Mark III. When? No one knows for sure besides that it will be within 2021. Blame the pandemic.

Source: Canon Rumors