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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 camera firmware updates available for download

Canon released new firmware updates to the EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 cameras. Although the EOS R5 is a great improvement over the original EOS R model, I am still not ready to buy a high end mirrorless camera. My readers know the reason why I am waiting for the EOS R1, which should be coming next year, before the delayed Tokyo Olympics in July, 2021.

EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements :

1. Enhancements when using Browser Remote :

  • The image list displayed will be refreshed automatically on the browser.
  • On the shooting screen of the browser, you can set the movie resolution and a high frame rate.
  • On the shooting screen of the browser, you can change the movie shooting mode.
  • On the shooting screen of the browser, Live View will be displayed as soon as you select the movie shooting button.

2. Enhances Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.

3. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur during viewfinder shooting, in which the shutter may not be released or the camera may not operate in the following settings:

  • In One-Shot AF mode, when the AF Area Selection Mode is set as Zone AF, Large Zone AF or Automatic Selection AF.
  • In AI Servo AF, when direct AF point selection is made using the smart controller.
  • When the Register/Recall Shooting Function is assigned to the AE Lock button, in the Custom Controls.

4. Connectivity during FTP transmission, has been improved.

5. Improves Wi-Fi connectivity when using the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9.

6. Fixes a phenomenon, in which the card access time may take longer, when using certain CFexpress cards.

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