Okay, so my 5Diii arrived yesterday, complete with Firmware update 1.1.2 and light leak and DPP software fix. So is there going to be yet another Firmware update so soon
God bless them for these! Only to continue in this manner...
Well, perhaps is better to stress that the reality has changed. Nowadays cameras are much more complex than any human (closed) team can handle. The usage cases can be much different from what the design team imagine and the interactions between different camera subsystems are much more complex than several years ago.
Others have also some problems, too. See, for example:
(see also the comments)
(scroll down to see how many links they post)
I think that's the time to accept the reality and try to improve it. Ok, it would be better to have everything perfect from the beginning - but this just isn't possible practically.
Having to send the 5Diii to Canon every time there's a firmware update will be a real pain in the neck, but that is what they recommend
You can update the firmware by yourself. The proces is quite straightforward, as you should know, - just to have a changed battery and patience to not touch the camera till the firmware update process is finished.
There are plenty of photographers which download the firware and apply by themselves.
You beat me to it... do it yourself via canons website... doesn't take more than 2-3 minutes
Sorry, I've never bothered about Firmware updates on previous Dslrs so excuse my ignorance, I thought it was just something you could download yourself too but when I rang Canon to check my particular 5Diii copy was all up to date the Canon employee told me he recommended I send it in for any updates, not try to do so myself.
Download the firmware, copy to card, insert card in camera, go into firmware in camera and upgrade, just make sure your battery is 25% or more to last 2-3 minutes. Voila, its done. So easy a caveman can do it.