While Canon has just released new firmware for both the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, it appears they're already hard at work on the next updates for each camera.

Canon has gone ahead and confirmed our previous reports about features updates for the Canon EOS R5, and additionally the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

From Canon:

In addition to the EOS R5 firmware version 1.1.0, Canon is already working on further future updates in response to feedback on the EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5. Canon plans to introduce the following video recording features through a series of future firmware updates for these models:

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

  • Canon Log 3 option
  • Lower bitrate option for 5.5K RAW video recording
  • Lower bit rate option for all IPB video recording modes

Canon EOS R5

  • Canon Log 3 option
  • Lower bit rate option for 8K RAW video recording
  • Lower bit rate option for all IPB video recording modes
  • Addition of the 119.88 fps option for Full HD (1080p) recording
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  1. I fear that the R5 will be getting all the good updates/upgrades while the R6 will get close to nothing.
    I'm sure R6 will get good updates also. Rumored firmware soon.
  2. Why no mention of 480p at 2,372 fps? It's clear they are just trying to protect the Phantom T1340. If they don't add this capability I'm going to take them to the UK small claims court.
  3. I don't suppose there are any rumours to update the EOS R firmware with animal AF? :rolleyes:
    It's quite possible that EOS R does not have enough hardware to do it in realtime.
  4. I fear that the R5 will be getting all the good updates/upgrades while the R6 will get close to nothing.
    While I'm sure the R5 will be the priority, I think we can expect good firmware updates for the R6, where warranted. Canon did right by R owners, so I expect they will do the same by R6 owners.
  5. Maybe anohter 5 minutes of time uppage too :)
    The lower bitrate will help with that. I am really happy with this news, especially the cinema raw. The 8K will find its use in my eyes.
  6. Clog 3 and FHD 120p, that fits many wishlists well.
    I guess my personal wishlist will be unfulfilled, I bought my R5 in China, and cannot change image.canon to US/UK server and can only get my photos into Baidu not even the app. No option to choose and no way i can get a Baidu account even.
  7. I'm sure R6 will get good updates also. Rumored firmware soon.
    Canon has to justify the price differences between R5 and R6 and 1DX3 and this might be a means to do that.

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