Canon has released a minor firmware update for the Canon EOS R5. This firmware brings compatibility updates along with bug fixes.

  1. It is now possible to erase only voice memos attached to images. In addition, it is now possible to add and add voice memos to protected images.
  2. Enhanced security when sending captured images via FTPS transfer.
  3. Added support functions for software development support kit (EDSDK/CCAPI) for digital cameras.
  4. Fixed a phenomenon in which the camera operation was rarely effective after touch operation, and [BUSY] was displayed even when the camera was operated.
  5. Fixed minor bugs.

Download firmware v1.9.0 for the Canon EOS R5

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  1. good to see that "phenomenon" are still being fixed... strange that a .x number is used for a minor update... I would have expected ie 1.8.2 instead of 1.9.0
    I can't see it on canon USA or canon Australia website yet.
  2. It's on the the Canon Europe site with a release date of 7 Sept. Don't know if this time lag is normal for a release.
    The release tends to be when the firmware team calls it ready, which usually is a few weeks before it becomes public. My guess is that the ambassadors and explorers of light get a few days to spot egregious bugs.
  3. For a guy like me who's interested in a R5, but feel it's a bit old and needs a warm over. There's not much to see here. I was (foolishly / unrealistically) hoping to see an update to the AF options to bring it in line with the R3/R6ii/R8. But I guess this feature update will be reserved for the R5ii.
    For me, I like the common user interface and button array (how similar it is to the R6ii) however, i don't want to invest in a £3K camera which has slightly older AF functions and different feature array. That's just going to irritate me and confuse me.
  4. For a guy like me who's interested in a R5, but feel it's a bit old and needs a warm over. There's not much to see here. I was (foolishly / unrealistically) hoping to see an update to the AF options to bring it in line with the R3/R6ii/R8. But I guess this feature update will be reserved for the R5ii. [...]
    Some of those features, like the 'auto subject detect' require a faster/cooler digic X, which firmware won't deliver to older bodies :) But other things like resizable zones, selectable FPS and restricting tracking to a zone don't require hardware changes and I would very much like to get those in a firmware upgrade.
    I really enjoy all the fancy new features my R8 has, but it lacks the resolution, buffer and CFe my R5 has.
  5. It's on the the Canon Europe site with a release date of 7 Sept. Don't know if this time lag is normal for a release.
    As soon as the camera is connected via the Canon Camera Connect app, the firmware update is immediately offered, so there is no need to wait for the FW to appear on any local website at all.

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  6. Some of those features, like the 'auto subject detect' require a faster/cooler digic X, which firmware won't deliver to older bodies :) But other things like resizable zones, selectable FPS and restricting tracking to a zone don't require hardware changes and I would very much like to get those in a firmware upgrade.
    I really enjoy all the fancy new features my R8 has, but it lacks the resolution, buffer and CFe my R5 has.
    Yes I whole heartedly agree. Moving from 45mp to 24mp must be an odd feeling. For me, the biggest frustation with the R8 is the EVF. It's very small and not very detailed. I often can't see really fine detail with it. The R6ii's EVF is a lot better and again the R5's is even better than both the R6ii and R8's.
  7. As soon as the camera is connected via the Canon Camera Connect app, the firmware update is immediately offered, so there is no need to wait for the FW to appear on any local website at all.
    Thanks for the info. Just curious as I thought updates were always fairly quick on the Australian site.
    For this update, I will be happy to wait a little while. There is nothing in it that tempts me to update quickly. Still, is it nice they haven't quite forgotten the R5.
  8. For a guy like me who's interested in a R5, but feel it's a bit old and needs a warm over. There's not much to see here. I was (foolishly / unrealistically) hoping to see an update to the AF options to bring it in line with the R3/R6ii/R8. But I guess this feature update will be reserved for the R5ii.
    For me, I like the common user interface and button array (how similar it is to the R6ii) however, i don't want to invest in a £3K camera which has slightly older AF functions and different feature array. That's just going to irritate me and confuse me.
    Yes it’s a few years old now but the R5 is excellent. I’m very happy with it. Yes autofocus could be improved buts it’s good and I’m not sure how much better it can get. I’d like it better at BIF but one of the tricky things is the bird moving out of the viewfinders field of view. Not much autofocus can do about that.
  9. Yes it’s a few years old now but the R5 is excellent. I’m very happy with it. Yes autofocus could be improved buts it’s good and I’m not sure how much better it can get. I’d like it better at BIF but one of the tricky things is the bird moving out of the viewfinders field of view. Not much autofocus can do about that.
    Yes I agree, if it's your only camera body or you are using a pair of R5's exclusively. However, I also use an R8 and R6ii....both of which operate their AF functions very differently to the R5. Moving across from the current user interface to the r5 is a bit jarring. For a £3K camera....I think I'll wait for the R5ii.
  10. Yes it’s a few years old now but the R5 is excellent. I’m very happy with it. Yes autofocus could be improved buts it’s good and I’m not sure how much better it can get. I’d like it better at BIF but one of the tricky things is the bird moving out of the viewfinders field of view. Not much autofocus can do about that.
    I am not sure what you mean by out of the field of view. Is it totally out of the viewfinder and you lose tracking for when it reappears?
  11. As someone who owns an R5, my hope is that a 2.0 will be happening and because of the number it’s not just a minor update.
    I believe another posting here a month ago stated there were no more major updates coming.
  12. At one level, it is good to see that the R5 hasn’t been orphaned though those users looking for updated features need to realize that they will come not in a FW update but in the R5II.
  13. No, it's a pity... the R5 is still awesome and a very expensive camera for consumers. I bought the camera 2 month's ago for 4499 euro's (with grip). Still it would be good to see some improvements all mentionned on this forum to be added, just to give that late adopting users some extra fun... also good for customer satisfaction. come on Canon!
  14. I believe another posting here a month ago stated there were no more major updates coming.
    I know. Yet we're all on a rumour site here, so my hope will only vanish once the R5II finally arrives. I think it's going to be interesting whether a last update to a 2.0 firmware will be released as that somewhat coincides with the supposed release/announcement timeframe (end of Dec - end of Jan).
  15. I saw there was an update, I downloaded from the Europe site the update into the base card location, at the point in the update process it shows the 1.90 when i select it the camera immediately sounds like a shutter release at then drops out of the menu. I tried downloading from the Japanese site and get the same results. Anyone else having a problem or any suggestions

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