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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Update 1.2.0

Canon Europe has released some information concerning the long expected firmware update for the EOS-1D C camera. The new Firmware will be known as Version 1.2.0 and is available now. Customers will be required to send their cameras to the Canon Service Center for the upgrade. The turnaround time should be about one week. This fuels the rumors again that the EOS-1D C ($11,999) is essentially the EOS-1D X ($6,799) with additional software. Well, actually it is not that simple but Canon is anxious to protect their software in light of Magic Lantern's recent crack of their EOS-5D Mk III camera firmware (earlier post). Click here to access the Canon Europe website and get more information.

Firmware version 1.2.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes: 

  • Provides support for 25.00p (fps) video recording frame rate (PAL settings) at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
  • A function to disable the image size selection button has been added.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which a difference in exposure appears on every other shot when shooting continuously and the auto-lighting optimizer is turned on (on weak, standard or strong).
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which video recorded onto an external recorder sometimes becomes two-layered if it has been recorded through HDMI output.
  • The video frame rate now displays two additional decimal places, e.g. 24p -> 23.98p (fps).
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Auto ISO Range” option.
  • Corrects errors in the Portuguese language menu.

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