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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Canon announced EOS R Camera Firmware Version 1.2.0

Canon Canada has released EOS R Firmware Version 1.2.0  Download is available for both Windows and Mac.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements :

  • Eye-detection AF
  • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
  • Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.
  • Small AF Frame Size
  • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
  • Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.
  • Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
  • Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
  • Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.

Canon announced the EOS R and the EOS RP cameras, featuring the newly designed RF mount in the last few months. You can download the whitepaper on this new body here.

Summary of Canon EOS R Features

  • Brand new RF mount, compatible with EF/EF-S/TS-E/MP-E lenses with adapter
  • 30.3 megapixel, 6720 x 4480 px, 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor
  • New programmable Multi-Function Bar with touch interface
  • New Fv (Flexible Priority) mode
  • 1.27cm/0.5" OLED color EVF, 3.69 Million dots viewfinder
  • 4K 30P, Full HD 60P and Full HD 120P video with Movie Servo AF via a Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
  • Movie Digital IS with Combination IS (when used with compatible lenses) for smooth video
  • Canon Log available with up to 12 stops of dynamic range
  • 4K video delivery with output in 10-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI
  • 4K Frame Grab for 8.3 mp still JPEG images from 30 fps capture
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 5,655 AF points with 88% horizontal and 100% vertical coverage supporting up to f/11 max apertures
  • World's most sensitive AF with sensitivity down to EV -6
  • World's fastest AF system, capable of achieving focus in 0.05 seconds
  • Touch and Drag AF with Eye Detection AF
  • Manual focus peaking display with customizable sensitivity and color
  • Max. 8 fps continuous shooting, 5 fps with AF Tracking
  • Silent shooting capable
  • Shutter durability rated up to 200,000 cycles
  • 384 zone metering system
  • ISO 100-40000 with expansion down to 50 and up to 102400
  • 3.15" (8.01cm) Clear View LCD II, approx. 2,100K dot Touch Screen Vari-Angle LCD
  • Flicker Mode adjusts shutter release timing to avoid flickering light issues
  • Distortion, Diffraction, Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Correction along with Digital Lens Optimizer available for in-camera aberration correction
  • Single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible) memory card
  • Magnesium alloy body with weather sealing
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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