Canon EOS C70 Firmware Update Released

Video Gear Cinema Eos C70 Firmware Review

Canon released Canon EOS C70 firmware version

Canon EOS C70 firmware version incorporates the following fix and enhancement:

1. Adds ITU-R.BT.709 standard compliant Gamma[BT.709 Standard / BT.709] the to the Custom Picture. 
2. Adds [Whole Area] to the AF Frame option so the camera focuses automatically on a subject at the center of the screen. 
3. Object or Face Tracking can now be initiated by touching the LCD monitor during 'Whole Area' AF. 
4. Adds [2x] option to the Magnification.
5. Adds [Mask 100%] to the [Aspect Marker] and [Safe Area Marker].
6. Adds "B&W during Magn." as an option to the Assistance Function menu.
7. Adds View Assist function to video output from the HDMI OUT terminal. 
8. Adds EF lenses compatible with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter.*1
  EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
  EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
9. Changes to display the AF frame only when operating the AF, while using with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter 
10. Adds Wi-Fi adapters tested for use with the camera.
  TP-LINK Archer T9UH

Download Cannon EOS C70 firmware version here.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware 1.3.2 Has Been Removed From Downloads

Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Firmware

Thanks to the reader who tipped us with this.

The latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware version 1.3.2 has been removed from Canon sites. For the time being I have no idea what the reason might be. This is what Canon support says:

Thank you for contacting Canon. My name is ***** and I am happy to discuss firmware version 1.3.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

We are aware of issues with firmware version 1.3.2 and that firmware update has currently been removed from our website. Once the firmware update is corrected it will be posed to the product page HERE. We are working to release the update as soon as possible. There is not a way to revert the camera to a previous firmware version, so it will need to be updated once the new version is released.

Anyone knows what the issue is?

Canon Announces Upcoming Firmware Updates (R5, C70, Cinema cameras)

Canon Eos C70 Canon Eos C50

A lot of firmware updates are coming to Canon cameras and Cinema gear. First firmware updates coming in June, the rest in July.

Canon press release:

New Free Firmware Boosts Cinema and Live Production Capabilities of Canon Cinema EOS Equipment

Updates Bring Added Functionality and Features to Renowned Products

MELVILLE, NY, June 1, 2021Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced upcoming firmware updates for several of its professional imaging products. Based largely on feedback from our users, these firmware updates provide improved workflow, ease-of-use, customization options, and enhanced lens compatibility and functionality for several popular Canon products. Some of the key free firmware updates are as follows:

  • EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C500 Mark II
    • Adds BT.709 Standard Gamma, Custom Picture Name Support of 16 Letters – A BT.709 Standard/BT.709 option has been added under Gamma/Gamut. Standard BT.709 will be set to CP File “C6.” Also, a Custom Picture file can now have a maximum of 16 letters.
  • EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II (View Video)
    • XC Protocol Functionality – Canon’s new IP Protocol for streaming and camera control. Developed specifically for live production, the XC Protocol allows for camera control with the Canon Remote Controller RC-IP100 and easier development for 3rd party product collaboration.
    • 12G-SDI Output Option for 2K/FHD – Adds the option to limit the 12G-SDI output to 2K/FHD when recording in resolutions at 4K and above. This allows compatibility from the SDI Out port with 3G-SDI devices.
    • MON. Out & HDMI Simultaneous Output –Adds the ability to use both the Mon. Out & HDMI output simultaneously. This brings the total number of monitor outputs to three, increasing flexibility in production.
    • Anamorphic 1.8x De-squeeze – Adds 1.8x de-squeeze function to further increase compatibility with anamorphic lenses.
    • “Look File” Feature – Originally introduced with the EOS C70, this feature allows the user to load a 3D LUT file onto the camera and apply the look to the recorded image. This allows the user to apply the results of a color corrected image to be recorded in-camera with no additional post-production necessary.
  • EOS C70 (View Video)
    • HDMI View Assist –Adds the View Assist feature, which allows for a WideDR/BT.709 LUT to be displayed over HDMI when shooting in a Canon Log gamma.
    • Improved AF Feature – This update adds a “Whole area” option to the AF Frame size, increasing the AF area to 80% of the frame. When “Whole Area” is selected the AF switches to “Tracking” by a single touch operation and switches to “Face Detection” when a face is touched.
    • When Using the EF-EOS R 0.71x adapter, the Possible AF Range Frame is now only momentarily displayed when selecting the AF Frame position.
    • Expanded EF Lens Support When Using the EF-EOS R 0.71x Adapter – adds the following lenses, fully compatible with DPAF, optical corrections, and metadata transmission:
      • EF16-35mm F2.8L II USM
      • EF16-35mm F4L IS USM
      • EF24-105mm F4L IS USM
      • EF70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
      • EF70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM
      • EF70-200mm F4L IS USM
      • EF70-200mm F4L IS II USM
  • EOS C300 Mark III
    • 60p -> 24p/30p Pulldown Feature –This feature allows for seamless switching of the frame rate aesthetic without interrupting the output signal to a production switcher. This allows you to change the frame rate “look” quickly with the press of a button with no blackout or glitch.
  • EOS C500 Mark II
    • Anamorphic 4:3/6:5 Resolution Options When Sensor Mode is set to Full Frame Mode (Cinema RAW Light only) –Adds these resolution modes to allow for more options and simplify the anamorphic post-production process.
  • EOS R5
    • Support for Both the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm and 70-200mm Lenses[i] – Compact production now fits in the palm of your hand! The popular ENG lenses can now be used (via an EOS R adapter) on the dynamic EOS R5 camera when both the camera and lens firmware have been updated.

Firmware for the Canon R5 and C70 are expected to be available for download on June 30, 2021 and firmware for the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II cameras is expected to be available on July 30, 2021.

To learn more about these and other just announced firmware updates and their availability, please visit, To learn more about Canon’s XC Protocol, please visit the Canon Developer Community at

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II & EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Updates Released (USB 3 compatibility)

Canon Eos-1d X

Canon released a small firmware update for the Canon EOS -1D X Mark II and Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Firmware Version 1.1.8 (EOS-1D X Mark II and firmware version 1.3.2 (EOS 5D Mark IV) incorporate the following fix:

  • Improves the camera’s connection compatibility to a PC while using a USB 3.0 or higher compatible cable.
    • Firmware Version 1.1.8 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.7. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Download the latest Canon EOS-1D X Mark II firmware here.

Download the latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware here.

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update 1.3.1 Released (minor bug fix)

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Sony A7s Iii

Canon released a new Canon EOS R5 firmware update, version 1.3.1.

There is only one minor bug fix in Canon EOS R5 firmware 1.3.1 compared to version 1.3.0. Please note that the list below lists all new features and bug fixes introduced with firmware 1.3.1 and 1.3.0 (to remind those who forgot to update to do it). While firmware 1.3.1 includes all the fixes in 1.3.0, only item 13 is fixed with firmware 1.3.1.

Download the latest Canon EOS R5 firmware from Canon USA.

Firmware Version 1.3.1 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
1. Adds [Canon Log 3] to [Canon Log settings]. You can select [Canon Log] or [Canon Log 3] from [Canon Log settings] in the Shooting tab of the menu.
- Support for RAW movies shot with Canon Log3 and RAW (Light) will be available in Cinema RAW Development and in Digital Photo Professional version in a future update.
- Digital Photo Professional will also support the processing of RAW movies shot in Canon Log3 settings and the application of Viewing LUT in a future update.
2. Adds [RAW (Light)] to the movie recording size and [IPB (Light)] to 8K/4K to enable lower bit rate shooting. These settings can also be selected when RAW+MP4 is set.
3. Adds a high frame rate of 119.9 fps/100.0 fps to the Full HD movie recording size.
4. 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. 
5. Adds [6: Monitor Off] to [Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings] in the Shooting tab of the menu. This update makes it possible for the camera's monitor to be turned off at all times during shooting.
6. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
7. Adds the ability, when transferring images via FTP, to select protected images that failed to be transferred and protected images that have not yet been transferred and transfer them all at once.
8. Adds [Save/load cam settings on card] to the Function settings tab of the menu.
This allows you to save the camera settings to a card, or load a saved file and restore the camera to the settings you saved to a card.
9. Fixes a phenomenon, in which, in rare instances, the camera does not function normally when using certain CFexpress cards.
10. 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.
11. Fixes a phenomenon in which the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.
12. Fixes a phenomenon, in which part of the settings screen is incorrectly displayed in Firmware Version 1.2.1.
13. Fixes a phenomenon, in which when shooting with Canon Log 3, if the [View Assist.] setting is set to [On], the image in the viewfinder and on the LCD screen is displayed brighter than it should be.

*Items 1 through 12 apply to Version 1.3.0, whereas Item 13 applies to Version 1.3.1.

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:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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