Archive for the ‘Canon Firmware’ Category
Firmware coming soon
Lots of questions about the firmware updates Canon announced a while back. A non official source has updated us on the progress of the software updates for the following 3 cameras.
EOS 5D Mark III
Firmware 1.2.0 (may be 1.2.1 when released) will be on our CF cards by the end of April. Canon USA also confirmed this for me.
There is no reported delay on the firmware update for the EOS-1D X. It will arrive in May as previously announced.
Another announcement may be coming at the end of April letting us know when we can expect the 25p at 4K update. One of the challenges is encrypting the firmware to combat hacking or reverse engineering of the software inside the camera.
As for the 120fps/720p mode that leaked in a photo a few weeks ago, that feature won’t appear in the final version of the firmware update due to “stability concerns”.
Buy the: EOS 5D Mark III | EOS-1D X | EOS-1D C
Firmware Version 1.1.3 Incorporates the Following Fix
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Date/Time/Zone settings screen appears on the LCD display, after the user has already configured these settings. The values for the Date/Time settings may reset if the backup functions which retain those values do not perform properly.
Even if the camera does not exhibit this phenomenon currently, it may in the future. Accordingly, we recommend that you update the Firmware in the camera to version 1.1.3 as soon as possible.
Firmware Version 1.1.3 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.1.2. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Before downloading the firmware update for your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly.
Download Firmware Here | Canon EOS 6D Body at B&H Photo
Firmware on schedule
The scheduled release of the EOS-1D C firmware for April is still probable.
I received a screenshot of the firmware being tested a few days and just got around to it today. The screenshot shows all the various frame rates available to you for the EOS-1D C. The biggest addition is the ability to record in 25p at 4K resolution.
We’re told it’s going to be available after NAB. Speaking of, we’ll be in Las Vegas next week for NAB checking out the latest in video gear.
EOS-1D C Test Firmware
I haven’t heard anything more about the EOS 5D Mark III firmware that is due in April. There is also a firmware due for the EOS-1D X in May to fix the AF assist issues with Canon Speedlites.
Buy the EOS 5D Mark III | EOS-1D X | EOS-1D C
Official Service Advisory Notice
This service notification e-mail contains important information about your EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR/EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera. Please note that product service announcement e-mails contain advisory or informational content that may be critical to the proper operation of your product, including safety, update, and instructional messages. Please carefully review the information in this e-mail as it relates to your Canon product.
Thank you for using Canon products.
- EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
- EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
Depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam.
We are developing a solution to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X and plan to release a firmware update based on following estimated schedule:
- EOS 5D Mark III: (estimated) Late April, 2013
- EOS-1D X: (estimated) Late May, 2013
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $3149 | Canon EOS-1D X $6728
Firmware 184.108.40.206.00 Available for Download
Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
- Some of the EF lens products that can be mounted on the camera can be controlled more reliably.
- Corrections to the Spanish and German language texts in the View Assistance function (View Assist).
- Efforts to correct image color fringing when a subject is of high contrast have been made.
Download Here | Canon EOS C300 at B&H Photo
New firmware coming
Canon has posted a article in their forum indicating that a firmware fix for the 5D Mark III and the 1dx is being tested to speed up autofocus when using the AF assist liight on a Canon Speedlight. Many users have noted that focus is slow to be achieved compared with older models. A quote from their post is given below.
“Canon has confirmed that, depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and 1dx digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam. We are developing a firmware update to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X. The schedule for release of this firmware update will be announced shortly.”
25P for Canon’s 4K DSLR
Well, the 25P firmware we talked about was announced this week, availability won’t be for a few months though.
You can read about the update on the Canon Germany web site.
Read the press release (in German) | Buy the Canon EOS-1D C
Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1
Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
- The function to disable the Image size selection button has been added.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 and Err 80 may occur during certain shooting conditions.
Download firmware 1.2.1 here | Buy the EOS-1D X
FAQ: EOS 6D Latest Firmware Update [Version 1.1.2 - Added 13 December 2012]
Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following fix.
Fixes a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras from being played back on YouTube.
Firmware version 1.1.2 may present some Video Snapshot limitations. Please review the two scenarios and the workaround provided below.
- EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.0.9:
If a video snapshot captured when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9 is combined with a video snapshot created by a camera which was running firmware 1.1.2, the resulting video snapshot album will be corrupted.
- EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.1.2:
If you try to add a video snapshot from a camera running firmware 1.1.2 to the video snapshot album created when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9, a warning message “Cannot select this movie” will appear and the video snapshot cannot be added to the album.
Please follow the following workaround to help addresses the two scenarios described above.
- Shoot a video snapshot and create a video snapshot album.
- Import the captured video snapshot album to your computer.
- Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
- Select the video snapshot album, and select [Edit Movie] in the [Edit] tab.
- MovieEdit Task will start.
- Select [Add Image] and select video snapshot album to add the movie snapshot.
- Select [Save] and [Save image type], and then click [Save].
Firmware Version 1.1.2 is for cameras with firmware version 1.0.9. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions for downloading thoroughly before you download the firmware. Links to the firmware are below.
From Canon USA
It has been confirmed that auto-focusing may not function at f/8 aperture on some Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Cameras with firmware Ver. 1.1.1. We offer our most sincere apologies to customers using this product who have been inconvenienced by this issue. The support measures for this phenomenon are described below.
Firmware Ver. 1.1.1 enabled the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8. On some of the cameras with firmware Ver. 1.1.1, auto-focusing does not function at f/8 aperture. *This phenomenon does not occur with a camera which firmware has been updated by a user, or by Canon service center.
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Cameras with the sixth digit from the left in the body number (serial number) is 4 or 5 are affected.
Example: Body No. xxxxx4xxxxxx or xxxxx5xxxxxx
*Even if the sixth digit from the left in the body number (serial number) is 4 or 5, the following cameras are not affected units.
*Look for a white dot in the battery compartment
Overwriting the firmware activates auto-focusing at f/8 aperture. To accomplish this, please download the firmware Ver. 1.1.1 available for download from Canon Web site, and overwrite the firmware of the camera.