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The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:17:55 AM »
It looks to do what it should
The new firmware for the Canon EOS M will be coming soon, and there’s now a video out there comparing the performance differences between 1.0.6 and 2.0.2 (which may not be the final version).

I like the EOS M a lot, especially with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM, however the AF performance of the camera has really given it a bad name. While I don’t think it’s any worse than a G15 in real world use, that’s definitely not good enough for a DSLR replacement/companion camera.

Below are a couple of videos showing off the performance

First with firmware 1.0.6 (current)

Now with firmware 2.0.2

As you can see, the performance improvement is obvious in this one test.

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The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:17:55 AM »

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 10:56:08 AM »
The problem with these two clips (as pointed out earlier in a thread I started) is that they are using different AF modes.

It was suggested that they should be tried on a like for like basis.

The samples shown earlier have the cameras set to 55mm and the same flexizone.

Interestingly, in the sample of the 22mm lens the flexizone in v2 vastly outperformed the single zone in v1, currently the single zone is far faster.

On that basis, this looks like one hell of an ugrade, and it seems the folk who bought the EOS M at knockdown prices may have got the bargain of the century.   

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 10:57:51 AM »
Bah! This showed up yesterday on canonwatch.com. Even title is similar

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 11:04:55 AM »
Excellent, now can we expect this firmware update for on-sensor phase-detect Canon DSLRs as well (650D, 700D, 100D), because they're just as painfully slow in live view.

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 11:06:04 AM »
I would like for Canon to release a more serious M body but I doubt they will here in the USA.  The newly announced EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is not being offered here; only other parts of the world.  That tells me that the USA arm of Canon doesn't want to support the M series any more than they have to.  It will be interesting to see of they offer the firmware upgrade on their site...

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 11:08:55 AM »
Any indication on when - I love my EOS-M, but this will make it the mutts nuts ;-)
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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 11:18:27 AM »
Too little, too late imo
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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 12:10:54 PM »
The problem with these two clips (as pointed out earlier in a thread I started) is that they are using different AF modes.


I agree...try this one instead:

선택초점 AF속도 (18mm) _ CANON EOS M (ver.2.0.2) Small | Large

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 12:34:55 PM »
Has anyone come across videos showing the AF speed (with the new firmware) when using the EF adapter?

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 12:41:31 PM »
Excellent, now can we expect this firmware update for on-sensor phase-detect Canon DSLRs as well (650D, 700D, 100D), because they're just as painfully slow in live view.

How about for the G1X?  Everyone was saying "firmware update" when that was released, and it is older than the M by far.  It is still selling at a higher price point, even.
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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 01:08:07 PM »
The problem with these two clips (as pointed out earlier in a thread I started) is that they are using different AF modes.


I agree...try this one instead:

선택초점 AF속도 (18mm) _ CANON EOS M (ver.2.0.2)


Hmmm... that video makes me want to start searching craigslist for a used one.  Not too shabby.

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2013, 01:10:54 PM »
In case any of you live close to one, they are $349 @ Fry's right now including the 22mm lens. I just had Best Buy price match Fry's over the phone - going to compare the M with our recently purchased SL1 to see which one we want to hang on to. I hope the new firmware is released soon.

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2013, 01:28:07 PM »
In case any of you live close to one, they are $349 @ Fry's right now including the 22mm lens. I just had Best Buy price match Fry's over the phone - going to compare the M with our recently purchased SL1 to see which one we want to hang on to. I hope the new firmware is released soon.

Great deal.  I wonder if Best Buy would price match for me, given that the closest Fry's is several hundred miles away...   ::)
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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2013, 01:47:57 PM »
In case any of you live close to one, they are $349 @ Fry's right now including the 22mm lens. I just had Best Buy price match Fry's over the phone - going to compare the M with our recently purchased SL1 to see which one we want to hang on to. I hope the new firmware is released soon.

Great deal.  I wonder if Best Buy would price match for me, given that the closest Fry's is several hundred miles away...   ::)
It is not going to be long and CR members will start buying gear for each other  ;D

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 01:48:55 PM »
The problem with these two clips (as pointed out earlier in a thread I started) is that they are using different AF modes.


I agree...try this one instead:

선택초점 AF속도 (18mm) _ CANON EOS M (ver.2.0.2)


Excellent.  Sold!. Can't wait for new firmware.

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Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 01:48:55 PM »