Canon is set to release another Canon EOS R5 firmware update very soon, most likely in February 2021.
The new EOS R5 firmware update is said to be already installed on select cameras and getting tested in beta version (i.e. not ready for release). The same source suggests Canon has long-term plans to add new features to both the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6. Long-term means within the next 1-2 years.
The last Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 firmware update was not what many were expecting. 1080p video at 120fps is rumored again, for the next firmware update.
Not sure if 1080p at 120fps is leaned more on the “wishful thinking” side or if it will really be implemented in a future firmware update. We think the chances are good the rumor is reliable. However, for the time being it’s murmured the the next EOS R5 and EOS R6 firmware update will deliver:
Canon Cinema RAW light addition
1080p @ 120fps
When can we expect to see this firmware update? Most likely somewhen between January and April 2021.
Canon released another Canon EOS R5 firmware update, verision 1.2.0.
Canon EOS R5 firmware 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and features:
1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects (during continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder)
2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.
You likely know that you can set up copyright info in you Canon camera and I am sure a lot of you do. It’s a good idea if you care about intellectual rights. Unfortunately it seems your info stays there even after you deleted it from the settings.
That’s not good, and even worse for the privacy-concerned people. Copyright information you can save consists of owner name, artist name, copyright and IPTC info (on newer cameras). Laszlo Pusztai, author of the ShutterCount app, found a weird bug in Canon EOS cameras, and according to him it affects all EOS cameras since 2007.
You use the camera’s Delete copyright information menu item, thinking that it will remove everything. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. Besides not touching owner and IPTC fields at all, it only replaces the very first character of the author name and copyright fields with a zero, leaving your previously set copyright information in the camera.
That’s bad. Imagine you sell your camera. You don’t want a camera with your copyright info to go around the world. And what if your old camera is found at a crime scene? Or let’s say your camera gets stolen and even if the thief deletes copyright information from settings, law enforcement might still find your name and address. Just use your imagination: an electronic device out there with your personal information stored on it an readable to anyone.
Laszlo’s article explains how this bug also affects the EOS Utility, and how to get rid of the problem. Either with the ShutterCount app, or manually by going through an easy yet time consuming process:
[…] first delete both the owner and and IPTC info with EOS Utility, then go into the camera’s menu and completely fill the author and copyright fields with spaces, or X characters (or anything you would like), and save them. Then use the Delete copyright information menu item.
Or you can do it automatically, the ShutterCount ProWipe Personal Data command will securely delete all ownership and copyright information from the camera.
Let’s hope Canon fixes this ugly bug soon, and thanks to Laszlo for sharing his findings.