Canon Firmware

Firmware: Canon EOS R5 v1.2.0

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Canon has released a big firmware update for the Canon EOS R5. This firmware update does not add the promised features such as 1080p 120 or C-Log 3.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. When using high-speed or low-speed continuous shooting modes, in Drive Mode with [High-Speed Display: OFF], the visibility of the subject within the frame has been improved when shooting moving objects.*
    *During continuous shooting black frames will be inserted between frames in the viewfinder and live view. This will improve the visibility of moving subjects in live view and in the viewfinder.
  2. Adds the [Auto] setting to the [Viewfinder brightness] menu that will brighten and dim based on ambient light conditions.
  3. Enables 2nd curtain shooting sync during radio transmission wireless flash shooting when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  4. Enables manual flash output (excluding high-speed sync and optical transmission wireless flash shooting) to be selected and set up to 1/8192 from the camera menu screen when the Speedlite EL-1 flash is attached to the camera.
  5. Improves compatibility of HEIF images recorded in the camera with MIAF (Multi-Image Application Format) standards.
  6. Adds support for AF and release during zoom operations for some RF and EF lenses.

Download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R5

padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
1,274
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It's good that they've added the EVF auto brightness, it was always a missing feature. I guess the R6 will get it as well at some point.
 
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vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
495
398
Osaka, Japan
Great! Looking forward to see what's improved. I never did update to 1.1.1. Still anxious for the feature update, whenever that drops.
 

Andy Westwood

EOS R6
CR Pro
Dec 10, 2016
180
316
UK
A nice update I hope the roll one out firmware updates for the R6 soon also

[Edit] Silly me I didn't notice the post below R6 has an update too - yippee :)
 
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janmaly

EOS R5
Aug 11, 2020
9
11
Bit disappointed about the lack of 1080p 120 or C-Log 3 and possibly 4K RAW etc, but still seems like a nice update.

Been running 1.1.1 until now and most of the bugs (FW freezes in my case) were fixed. Also havn't seen any overheating warnings for more than 8 weeks event for the same types of shoots where I've used to have them.

Update:
EVF goes to "AUTO" after the update automatically.

Screenshot 2020-11-19 at 13.56.12.png
 
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May 5, 2019
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They have also fixed the issue with the interval meter not working if shutter button was set to AF start only (back button AF).
 
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SV

EOS R5
CR Pro
Aug 24, 2017
79
201
I assume 1.2.0 is a cumulative update (i.e., includes 1.1.1)?
 

Paul6

I'm New Here
CR Pro
Sep 26, 2019
12
38
Just updated and the auto viewfinder works, a feature I think will be very usefull
 
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Stanly

EOS M50
Aug 5, 2020
47
20
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Still hopelessly waiting for that C-Log 3, Canon Cinema RAW Light and may be a better solution for overheating. A reliable hybrid for my type of work is essential!
RAW over HDMI for C70 would also be nice to see, for it to compete with FX6. Or a full frame RF-mount cinema camera with C70-style body and specs.
 
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Jul 23, 2013
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Bummer. Doesn't look like 1080 120fps & C-log3 are coming any time soon then. Maybe I'm wrong but if that was going to be released in Nov. I imagine they would've waited to bundle it in.
 
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armd

EOS M50
Aug 21, 2019
35
35
Was hoping for other FPS than 20 in ES mode. How about 12 or 10 as H?
 
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usern4cr

R5
CR Pro
Sep 2, 2018
1,283
2,155
Kentucky, USA
I assume 1.2.0 is a cumulative update (i.e., includes 1.1.1)?
It will have all the latest updates.

But I think the notes say you should have 1.1.1 before doing the update.
You should check to make sure. They do have the previous versions in case you need them.

EDIT: I've been told that others have updated from much older versions to the latest version with no problems.
They've also dared to not first set the camera to "P" mode as they say to do, and it works, too.
Geez, why can't Canon make updating easier than this??? :rolleyes:
 
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