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« on: January 22, 2013, 10:20:29 AM »

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1

Release of New Firmware Version 1.2.1, firmware incorporating disablement (operational error prevention) of the Image Size selection button


We are releasing firmware version 1.2.1 for EOS -1D X for service prior to the Web announcement. We are planning to make this firmware available on the Web for download in mid-January 2013.


This firmware update is to improve operational function in response from several professional


photographers that the Image Selection button was pressed without realizing and the image size had been changed. Also, this firmware incorporates quality issue fixes that have been reported from the market.


1. Details of Functional Improvements and Fixes


1-1. The function to disable the Image Size selection button is added.


1-2. Fixes Err 70 and Err 80 which may occur depending on the camera settings, shooting scenes, or the timing of releases. Also, some complained camera freeze when Err 80 occurred.


The above mentioned (1-2) phenomenon occur in very rare instances. In addition with the firmware update for 1-1, the fixes for these phenomena have been incorporated.


a) Err 70


In customization of operational buttons, there were errors in operational program for the exposure level display in the viewfinder when the Main Dial is set to change the aperture value in Manual mode, and may cause Err 70.


b) Err 80


Err 80 may occur depending on the distance to the subject, shooting scenes, or the timing of metering.


This phenomenon occurs in very rare instances due to the error in operational program for metering when shooting a subject at a distance with telephoto lenses with focal lengths of 300 mm or 400 mm.


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EOS-1D X Firmware Specifcations
« on: January 22, 2013, 10:20:29 AM »

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Re: EOS-1D X Firmware Specifcations
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 10:34:03 AM »
Anybody know where this information came from?  I didn't find anything on the Canon USA site.  I hope it fixes the increased number of camera "freezes' that I've been having since the 1.1.1 update...

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 10:36:13 AM »
Ok, well that clears up the mystery. 

Can't say I've ever accidentally changed the image size, but that may be because I have that button set to use the main LCD (not the small one), so the first press of the button goes to Record func and another press is needed to set image size, plus the large LCD display makes it immediately obvious that I've pressed the button. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 10:51:30 AM »
Where is the HDMI clean output???

The 5D Mark III will be the firmware update with several features like HDMI clean, Canon 1DC with 4K, 1080p at 60fps... and the 1DX a 7000 bucks camera is the ugly sister...

I donĀ“t believe.

Canon sucks. This firmware politics is ridiculous.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 10:53:16 AM »
...the 1DX a 7000 bucks camera is the ugly sister...

Sorry to hear that you're dissatisfied with your 1D X.  You do have a 1D X, right?   ::)

Personally, I'm quite happy with mine...
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 11:39:29 AM »
...the 1DX a 7000 bucks camera is the ugly sister...

Sorry to hear that you're dissatisfied with your 1D X.  You do have a 1D X, right?   ::)

Personally, I'm quite happy with mine...

I am very happy with my 1Dx too (I got mine since August, one of the first units available in Europe) but I hate the Canon firmware update politics.
 ;)

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
I am very happy with my 1Dx too (I got mine since August, one of the first units available in Europe) but I hate the Canon firmware update politics.
 ;)

I hear you, but at the same time, they seem to have been getting better.  Previously, expecting Canon to add a meaningful feature via firmware update was a pretty hope - they had done so, but only rarely (e.g. 5DII video features).  But more recently, they added many nice features to the 7D (Auto ISO limits, etc.), added f/8 AF to the 1D X (although one could argue it should have been there from the start), etc.  So while not ideal, it seems to be better than before.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 12:16:44 PM »
I am happy with my 1DX and any fixes or added features via firmware is just icing on the cake (and I don't care much for icing).  The red focus point feature was a nice add last time and the fix for the 200 f/2. 

Canon appears to be listening to the photographers and adding features that are wanted such as disabling a button that may cause issues.  The current 1 series bodies do so much more than the first generations every did.  We should be thankful.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 12:51:11 PM »
My only dissatisfaction with the 1dx is that I don't have it yet :P
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 03:29:46 PM »
...the 1DX a 7000 bucks camera is the ugly sister...

Sorry to hear that you're dissatisfied with your 1D X.  You do have a 1D X, right?   ::)

Personally, I'm quite happy with mine...

I am very happy with my 1Dx too (I got mine since August, one of the first units available in Europe) but I hate the Canon firmware update politics.
 ;)
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 03:31:38 PM »
I hope they fix the focus point (red) for the one shot mode soon. I shoot concerts,  and plays!! I don't have one but I'm saving up for it!! I did get a chance to try it out!! What a beaut period!!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 03:55:45 PM »
I hope they fix the focus point (red) for the one shot mode soon.

What's the problem with the focus points lighting up red in One Shot?
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2013, 04:07:25 PM »
When can we DL?
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 04:19:13 PM »
I hope they fix the focus point (red) for the one shot mode soon.

What's the problem with the focus points lighting up red in One Shot?
I tried the camera out at B&H photo the red light did not light in one shot mode but it worked it AI Servo mode.  I'm not knocking the camera... That monster ripped out some frames in that mode
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2013, 04:29:18 PM »
I tried the camera out at B&H photo the red light did not light in one shot mode but it worked it AI Servo mode.  I'm not knocking the camera... That monster ripped out some frames in that mode

Sorry, but that's what we call a wetware problem, i.e. The source of the problem is holding the camera.  ;)

AF points can light up in One Shot.  There is a setting that controls that behavior, it can either be off, auto (in which case the camera determines whether it should light up the AF point, depending on the available light level), or always on.  So, presumably, it was either set to off or auto in a bright enough environment, when you tested the camera out.

One-shot mode was never the problem, the problem was in Servo mode where the AF points would not light up during tracking. That problem was addressed with a previous firmware update.

So, the problem you identified...isn't - no need for a fix.  :)
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