Both the Canon EOS R3 and Canon EOS R5 will receive new firmware next week. We have been told that some cameras are returning from service with the new firmware already installed.
The new firmware will be focused on video improvements for both cameras. Sorry photographers.
We'll let you know the second that new firmware goes live across Canon's web sites.
If fact I've rarely done it in the past with all my other cameras.
Do people recommend it for the R5. Did it genuinely improve anything - focus tracking in particular in the last firmware update?
I'm a sort of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" type of person but if tracking was improved I'd take that
As thing stand, these cameras are only full frame in photo mode. In movie mode, they are all crop sensor cameras.
Bottom line - you are missing out on new features and reliability if you do not keep your firmware up to date.
I will need the lens profile of the already ordered RF24 not just in the R5 but in the R as well.
The latest firmware update for the EOS R was in Nov 2020 and added support for the RF 70-200/2.8 and RF 100-500. The RF 14-35/4L was announced in June 2021, and when I mounted it on my EOS R the correction profile was in there. Of course, it's possible that the firmware update from 7 months earlier contained the profile for the 14-35, and for obvious reasons Canon did not list that lens with the update.
EOS R white paper page 35, figure 42
I’ve had my R3 since last November and never experienced a freeze/lockup or unusual battery drain.
Hopefully we find the R5 gets a nice update to disable the movie record limit. I doubt there is anything they can do now to further improve overheating performance, but it would be cool to see the gauge system from the R7 - if that’s even possible.