Canon Cinema EOS firmware updates

Canon C500 Mark II

Canon has announced a collection of new firmware updates to further enhance and expand the capabilities of the EOS R5 C, EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III, and EOS C500 Mark II cameras.

The update will bring a high-resolution Clear Scan function, offering a more concise range from 50 to 250Hz, and providing greater synchronization support when shooting LED screens on virtual productions.

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In addition, an option to change the in-camera waveform monitor size, as well as further metadata support for the latest Canon lenses, has been added. On the C300 Mark III and C500 Mark II, there will also be more choices of how you can customize what gets sent out over SDI.

Canon R5 C

Improvements to the EOS R5 C include support for the EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter, faster switching time between photo and video modes, a power saving mode, 2x magnification during 8K MP4 recording and a digital-teleconverter option, maximizing flexibility by providing a quick way to increase the telephoto capability of the lens used.

The update for the R5 C doesn’t come as a big surprise as that is a popular camera for Canon and companies tend to prioritize firmware updates for newer cameras. For the C300 Mark III and C500 Mark II, the updates are pretty tame, however, both those cameras are both quite a few years old now. Although I guess any updates are better than no updates.

It will be interesting to see what Canon does moving forward with its higher-end digital cinema lineup. Canon’s recent focus has been on lower-end models such as the C70 and R5 C and whether or not we will see a C700 replacement is anyone’s guess.

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None of these firmware updates will be available till June/July.

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