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Canon R5 Firmware Update

Canon EOS R5 Full Frame Mirrorless Complete Feature Breakdown

Canon has released Firmware Version 1.1.0 for the EOS R5 that will incorporate the following fixes and enhancements:

  • [Overheat control: on] settings are no longer disabled when HDMI display: Camera + External monitor is used and a message to inform users is shown
  • The in-lens image stabilization performance during movie recording has been improved for certain RF lenses
  • Temperature detection and shooting time control in video shooting have been improved. In addition, the total shooting time when the short-time recording and power-on/off are performed repeatedly at room temperature is improved.
  • A phenomenon in which the movie recording time available is not correctly displayed when the Date/Time/Zone is not set has been corrected
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the “Slow Synchro” setting screen is not displayed correctly when the language is set to English
  • Fixes a typo displayed on the communication setting screen, when the language is set to Korean
  • Connectivity during FTP transmission has been improved
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which the card access time may take longer, when using certain CFexpress cards
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According to Canon, ‘The effect of the new firmware addresses consumer concerns around repeated shooting capabilities and the need for improved cooling while switched on. We have and will continue to be transparent about recording limits for the EOS R5 and are confident that the camera performs to stated specifications.’

It appears that Canon has gone some way towards trying to improve the issues relating to the camera overheating and the subsequent cool downtimes required before you can start shooting again.

If you have an R5 please let us know what, if any improvements have been made when it comes to the overheating issues.

On paper at least, it appears that this firmware update is more to do with fixing the downtimes once the camera has overheated than the overheating issue itself. From my understanding, the overheating recording time limitations are still in place and haven’t been changed. It will be interesting to see if users of the R5 see significant real-world improvements with using the camera in scenarios or situations where it may overheat.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 for the EOS R5 is currently available free of charge from the Canon Australia support website here: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-r5/support?option=drivers and can be applied to EOS R5 cameras with Firmware Version 1.0.0.

Other Canon firmware updates

Further firmware updates for other Canon cameras and lenses are listed below:

  • Firmware Version 1.1.0 for the WFT-R10 Canon Wireless File Transmitter that is compatible with the EOS R5 is today available free of charge from the Canon Australia support website and can be applied to EOS R5 cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.0. For the full list of fixes and enhancements visit: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/wireless-file-transmitter-wft-r10/support?option=drivers.
  • A firmware update affecting the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM is scheduled for early September 2020. The effect will see the lens supports 6-stop image stabilization (CIPA-compliant) and benefit from improved image stabilization capabilities when performing continuous shooting under specific conditions.
  • Firmware Version 1.2.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is today available free of charge from the Canon Australia support website and can be applied to EOS-1D X Mark III cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.0. For the full list of fixes and enhancements visit: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-1d-x-mark-iii/support?option=drivers.

What do you think about this new firmware update? Does it do enough to make you rethink purchasing an R5? Let us know in the comments section below.

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