You own an EOS R3, EOS 5R or EOS R6 camera? Then you can now download a new Canon EOS R firmware update. Based on user feedback and requests, the three mirrorless system cameras are getting a new update that delivers more speed, extends shooting times or makes workflows more efficient.
Canon EOS R firmware updates released
The new Canon EOS R firmware update is available for download now for the EOS R3 (update to firmware version v 1.20), R5 (version v1.60) and R8 (version v1.60) and improves the camera systems in several areas.
The R3 is optimized by the update especially regarding its speed. Thanks to the new custom setting for high-speed continuous shooting, frame rates from 30 frames per second up to an astonishing 195 frames per second at full resolution in JPEG, HEIF or RAW are now possible.
In addition, it is now possible to record Full HD videos at 240p, which slows down the action by a factor of six. Such a function was previously only offered by special video cameras. So now you can record even more impressive slow-motion footage at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
In addition, the Canon EOS R firmware update to the R3 camera simplifies operational workflows and shortens the time between capture and release. For example, the update makes the novel cloud RAW image processing used in the recently introduced EOS R7 available for the R3.
It applies advanced Deep Learning processing within image.canon to improve resolution and sharpness while reducing the risk of moiré in images. Combined with AI-based noise reduction, this should result in even better results without loss of detail.
The EOS R3 also supports in-camera Depth of Field Composition to produce images with great depth of field and sharpness, which should be especially noticeable in macro photography. This feature is also available in conjunction with the Speedlite EL-1.
Another new feature: the EOS R 3 now lets you assign a 1.6x crop or other crop ratio via a user-defined button that acts as a built-in extender. This lets you crop into the full-frame sensor’s image to zoom in closer to the action. On Sony cameras, this is known as “APS-C/Super 35mm mode.”
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Improved video features for EOS R3, R5 and R6
If you like to use your Canon EOS R3, R5 or R6 also sometimes for filming, the firmware updates are waiting with another exciting innovation. Here, the Digital Movie IS now also compensates for so-called wobbling.
Especially selfies taken while vlogging with an ultra-wide-angle lens should be less affected by blurred image edges. This correction is in addition to the conventional shift correction of the Digital Movie IS. A time-lapse function has also been added to the EOS R3, which preserves time-lapse settings when the camera loses power.
On the 45-megapixel EOS R5, you also get the ability to adjust the auto-shutdown temperature, already familiar from the R3. In practice, this allows you to shoot longer before the camera shuts itself down.
When shooting 8K at 30 FPS, the auto-shutdown temperature doubles from 20 minutes to 45 minutes at full sensor width compared to the previous firmware version, and that includes RAW shooting.
For 4K at 60 FPS, 60 minutes or more is now possible at full sensor width instead of the previous 35 minutes. In APS crop mode, including 5.1K oversampling, the R5 will now last 50 minutes instead of the previous 25 minutes.
There are also new features for Canon Software Development Kit (SDK) users, such as remote sensor cleaning, focus bracketing and more. On the Canon EOS R6, you can even adjust the mode dial remotely from now on with the SDK.
The new Canon EOS R firmware updates are now available for free download from the Support section of the manufacturer’s website.