Canon Firmware

Firmware: Canon EOS RP v1.5.0 and Canon EOS R v1.7.0

Canon has released compatibility firmware for both the Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS R cameras.

Canon EOS RP Firmware Version 1.5.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Support has been added for the following lenses:
    1. Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM
    2. Canon RF 800mm /f11 IS STM
    3. Canon EXTENDER RF 1.4×
    4. Canon EXTENDER RF 2×

Download firmware v1.5.0 from Canon Poland

Canon EOS R Firmware Version 1.7.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Support has been added for the following lenses:
    1. Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM
    2. Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
    3. Canon EXTENDER RF 1.4×
    4. Canon EXTENDER RF 2×
  2. The operation of playing back through the multi-function bar has been improved *
    * please refer to the latest version of the camera’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.
  3. Support for the Battery Pack LP-E6NH has been added.

Download firmware v1.7.0 from Canon Poland

Codebunny

EOS R1
Sep 5, 2018
577
542
So in 10/20 years when I pull out a old R5 to play with, will I need a firmware upgrade for it to work with the 100-500mm f/4-5.6 II ? It seems almost every model needs a software patch, which is a bit odd and concerning for the future. Perhaps over thinking this a wee bit.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

EOS-1D X Mark III
CR Pro
Jul 20, 2010
8,360
1,139
Canada
www.canonrumors.com
So in 10/20 years when I pull out a old R5 to play with, will I need a firmware upgrade for it to work with the 100-500mm f/4-5.6 II ? It seems almost every model needs a software patch, which is a bit odd and concerning for the future. Perhaps over thinking this a wee bit.
Probably not, but the RF mount is obviously going to continue to evolve and there may be new instructions for image stabilization and autofocus.
 

padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
1,062
701
Done, yes the touch-bar now works just like a scroll wheel for quickly going through in playback mode.

I wish it could be configured for a different function for photo or video mode, but it's ok. Maybe each time a new lens is added they could add something little extra :) But I don't think they will.
 

Aregal

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 3, 2018
74
69
So in 10/20 years when I pull out a old R5 to play with, will I need a firmware upgrade for it to work with the 100-500mm f/4-5.6 II ? It seems almost every model needs a software patch, which is a bit odd and concerning for the future. Perhaps over thinking this a wee bit.
I feel like my 5D4 would always get firmware update when they would announce new lenses too.
 

JoTomOz

EOS M6 Mark II
Nov 21, 2018
89
66
www.flickr.com
Geez, using the Touch Bar you can really flipping quickly skip through photos in playback mode. Actually kinda cool, better than the skip 30 per click I have set at the moment.
 

HikeBike

R6 / R / T3i
CR Pro
Feb 6, 2019
114
129
Maryland, USA
They just can't let that stupid touchy bar die, can they?
Haha, nope. Canon is just trying to do the best they can to make up for their mistake of bringing it into existence. Their efforts are appreciated though. I actually really like being able to browse through images quickly with the touchbar now (slide and hold).
 

jolyonralph

EOS R5 Mark II
CR Pro
Aug 25, 2015
1,351
705
London, UK
www.everyothershot.com
So in 10/20 years when I pull out a old R5 to play with, will I need a firmware upgrade for it to work with the 100-500mm f/4-5.6 II ? It seems almost every model needs a software patch, which is a bit odd and concerning for the future. Perhaps over thinking this a wee bit.
I would expect that the lenses will work even with older firmware, but without digital correction. Someone will have to try the new lenses on an R without the firmware to see what happens.