New major firmware for the Canon EOS R should arrive soon

Roy Hunte

EOS R
Aug 30, 2018
30
19
Well, you don't describe what you tried already, but did you check pages 397 and 398 from the user guide? Specifically page 398 tells you how to hide the electronic level, maybe you accidentally switched it off?
I found the problem......I was looking at the last pages of the manual, the level doesn't work with Face Detect + Tracking on.
I should have read the manual in more detail...................
 

Kit Lens Jockey

EOS 7D MK II
Nov 12, 2016
456
153
I found the problem......I was looking at the last pages of the manual, the level doesn't work with Face Detect + Tracking on.
I should have read the manual in more detail...................
Yeah, the level also doesn't show up on the 5D4 in live view if you have face tracking on. It's very frustrating until you figure out what the problem is. I have no idea why these cameras are like this. Not enough processing power to display a level and track faces at the same time?? :rolleyes:
 
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Viggo

EOS 5D SR
Dec 13, 2010
3,837
392
I so wish they would just throw that stupid level as far away as they can...

Please bring back the one on the optical VF like the 1dx2, just two ways at the top of the VF, it worked...
 

Kit Lens Jockey

EOS 7D MK II
Nov 12, 2016
456
153
Yes, the level is obtrusive and obnoxious. I wish you could adjust the size and position of it. The only thing the EOS R level has going for it is that you can see it when taking a photo of something dark. The one on the 5D4 was impossible to see in the dark.
 
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Kit Lens Jockey

EOS 7D MK II
Nov 12, 2016
456
153
Yeah, this frustrates the hell out of me too. I just want the EOS R to act like a DSLR as far as shooting goes... EVF for taking photos, screen for playback and menus. But they seem intent on forcing the screen to act as a live view whenever your eye is not up to the EVF.

Even more frustrating, for all their crappy menu structures, you can set up the Sonys (at least the A7 III, unsure about the others) so that they do act that way. As much as I hated the ergonomics and menus on the Sony, they were easily customized.
 

wyotex43n

I'm New Here
Jan 24, 2016
12
0
I just returned from a week in Yellowstone. I rented a Eos R with 24-105 for a second camera to take along with my
7dmk2.
Here are my impressions.
AF is very accurate. Good in low light.
I loved the the full frame sensor as compared to my 7dmk2.
With the naked hand using the touch screen to move focus is great in live view. Through the viewfinder its a little clumsy due to reach but ok on fairly static subjects. Moving subjects make it much less effective.
With touch sensitive gloves the accuracy of moving the focus point became much more difficult. It was in single digit temps much of the time and having to remove even a thin touch glove became an issue.
I constantly had to recenter the af dot and using the trash key to do this was had to use with gloves.
I tried to use the Mf bar but it was finally quit trying as it was costing to much mental energy.
I really missed the control wheel on the back but finally trained my self to use the upper wheel.
It worked well with my EF 100-400 1.4 EX combo. focused more accurately than the 7dmk2 with this combo.

EVF Like the information provided and the simulation of exposure.
The momentary hesitation between frames means fast subject are lost.
Not a BIF camera but I new that going in.

24-105 is very sharp and i like the balance.
I found the zoom ring to be too close to the camera and to small. Many time I would adjust the zoom and move the focus especially with gloves.

Overall a very nice camera. Great quality pictures. I think this is aimed at the Vloggers, General consumers, Its not a BIF wildlife/ sport camera but I knew that going in.

For my needs I would like the combo of a new type of fast joystick along with the touch focus. Also no delay in EVF, and the a combo of the old controls and new.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

I post too Much on Here!!
Mar 25, 2011
15,167
476
I just returned from a week in Yellowstone. I rented a Eos R with 24-105 for a second camera to take along with my
7dmk2.
Here are my impressions.
AF is very accurate. Good in low light.


For my needs I would like the combo of a new type of fast joystick along with the touch focus. Also no delay in EVF, and the a combo of the old controls and new.
If there were one improvement I could pick, it would be elimination of that delay.

The touch screen sensitivity can be increased, that might help with gloves.
 

wyotex43n

I'm New Here
Jan 24, 2016
12
0
If there were one improvement I could pick, it would be elimination of that delay.

The touch screen sensitivity can be increased, that might help with gloves.
It was sensing the gloves but I think the real issues is the gloves make a bigger fingerprint making it harder to position accurately.
 

Viggo

EOS 5D SR
Dec 13, 2010
3,837
392
I experienced that issue also. The trying to hit the trash can to recenter it with gloves was not easy.
I assigned “deactivate” touch’n drag to the SET button. So turn it on, move the point and turn it off, it stays locked in place(y)
 

SereneSpeed

EOS T7i
Feb 1, 2016
77
22
I started a new thread, but Firmware 1.1.0 has bean released. It's very minor. I sure hope there's more to come!


Firmware changes:
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes.
1. Support for "continuous shooting" is available when "silent shutter" has been enabled.
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur if there is a large number of files in a specific format on the memory card.
3. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur when silent shutter has been enabled.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings.
5. Corrects a phenomenon in which the information displayed in the viewfinder may become abnormal.

https://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos-r.aspx?type=firmware&firmwaredetailid=tcm:13-1776857
 

Mt Spokane Photography

I post too Much on Here!!
Mar 25, 2011
15,167
476
I started a new thread, but Firmware 1.1.0 has bean released. It's very minor. I sure hope there's more to come!


Firmware changes:
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes.
1. Support for "continuous shooting" is available when "silent shutter" has been enabled.
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur if there is a large number of files in a specific format on the memory card.
3. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur when silent shutter has been enabled.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings.
5. Corrects a phenomenon in which the information displayed in the viewfinder may become abnormal.

https://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos-r.aspx?type=firmware&firmwaredetailid=tcm:13-1776857
Original post.


Getting information on new firmware updates ahead of time has always been a very big challenge. I assume most firmware development has a soft release date because rushing firmware is never in the best interest of customers.
We’re told that a major functionality firmware update for the Canon EOS R should arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2019. What makes the update “major” and what sort of features are going to be added were not disclosed. It was mentioned that user and media feedback is going to play a major role in future updates for the Canon EOS R and other EOS R bodies.
The source did say that it’s possible a minor bugfix firmware update will precede the major release.
 

PureClassA

Canon since age 5. The A1
Aug 15, 2014
1,564
124
Mandeville, LA
Shields-Photography.com
Would make a lot of sense to announce the "major" firmware update with "major" functionality upgrades concurrently with the announcement of the lower tier EOS RP model. I'd think you'd want to add as much distinction between the models as possible.

One of these two machines is going into my gear collection for video production, just can't tell which yet until all this news hits.

What's really encouraging is that Canon is doing this (at least rumored) so soon after initial release. Suggests they are truly committed to speeding up their processes as their brass alluded to a year or two back in an interview.

I know this is a longshot, but I'm gonna have some silly hope that Canon puts a similar RAW feature for video (in tandem with the Atomos Ninja) that Nikon announced with the Z6. That was really something neat. And MILCs really are so well geared for video. I love how my 1DX2 does 4K, but it can be a real bear to use for video sometimes and I can record 4K out of it (how about a firmware update for that Canon?)
 

Kit Lens Jockey

EOS 7D MK II
Nov 12, 2016
456
153
As was pointed out elsewhere, if Canon intended for this to be received as a minor bug fix, they probably wouldn't have rolled the version all the way to v1.1.0. But, who knows...
 
Oct 11, 2018
3
0
Canon has to add a lot in their next Firmware update to the EOS R if the EOR RP is really comming with the latest updated specs.
Otherwise it will just rest in peace on the shelves. So many features missing with the same Processor and just a larger sensor.
That would be disapointing.
 

Viggo

EOS 5D SR
Dec 13, 2010
3,837
392
You know what they should add? The ability to rearrange My Menu items from the different Tabs .. I have after using the camera a lot, found out that I would like to have items on my third tab moved to my first tab etc, but can I do that ? Noooope, it’s annoying...