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- Jul 20, 2010
Canon has released a minor firmware update for the Canon EOS R6. Canon EOS R6 v1.8.0 Download firmware v1.8.0 for the Canon EOS R6
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A genuine comment?this is a good update. Thanks Canon
"Features" look good on a spec sheet, but I buy a camera on the basis of its original specifications, and where firmware updates are concerned, I'd prefer to see bugs ironed out, and improvements to functionality and performance, e.g.I don't want bug fixes, I want new features
I know, I know. I was just being facetious"Features" look good on a spec sheet, but I buy a camera on the basis of its original specifications, and where firmware updates are concerned, I'd prefer to see bugs ironed out, and improvements to functionality and performance, e.g.
more accurate and reliable subject recognition
faster AF acquisition
stickier AF tracking
less drain on batteries
elimination of freezes and lockups
Note - these are generalised comments, not specific to any particular model.
I suspect it's related to focus breathing correction: https://cam.start.canon/en/H001/supplement_0160.html , the R6 doesn't support that.I'm wondering...don't these cameras need support for the new RF-S lenses as well? I mean, they're compatible.
Canon added support for the RF-S 55-210mm to the R7 and R10, but not to the R6, or so it seems...
And neither do the R7 and R10, so I guess that isn't it.I suspect it's related to focus breathing correction: https://cam.start.canon/en/H001/supplement_0160.html , the R6 doesn't support that.
It was released July 2020, less then 3 years ago, so it's a brand new camera, would be strange if it doesn't still receive updates after such a short period after the release; I would expect not less then 5 or 6 years of updates, minimum, of course if and when updates are needed.Nice to see that the R6 is still getting firmware updates
Sad to say, but I think that's wishful thinking. Once a new iteration of a model is released, Canon will want us to upgrade to get the extra features and functionality. Why would Canon decide to add "free" features to an existing model, when they can get us to pay $xxxx for a new body?It was released July 2020, less then 3 years ago, so it's a brand new camera, would be strange if it doesn't still receive updates after such a short period after the release; I would expect not less then 5 or 6 years of updates, minimum, of course if and when updates are needed.
Electronics, and cameras, today are much more complicate and advanced then in the SLR days, so they will need improvement and compatibility updates for a much longer period; Canon will present many more new functions on lenses/strobes/accessories for the R mount, and I expect that all cameras will be regularly updated to take advantage of the new functions, clearly if the hardware and processing power of the camera could support them.
Yes, there will probably be a few very minor bug fixes. In the cases of the R5 and R6, I don't think there are many (any?) bugs left to fix. Touch wood, I've had no freezes with my R5 since 1.6.0. It's quite possible that there could be a few compatibility issues between these cameras and certain future lenses and/or flash units though, and these will clearly be addressed as they arise.I don't think you both are referring to the same.
Firmware updates don't always mean new features, but firmware updates are necessary, sometimes. It hasn't been too long since Canon released a firmware update that included several cameras that were already many years old.
I'm not expecting any more features to be added to my R6, since there's already a new model, but I'm certainly expecting bug fixes and, if it comes to that, security updates.
I doubt that will ever happen, even though I’d love to have it on my R6.e.g. user-selectable fps with electronic shutter
On the R3 it's 30/15/3 fps: https://cam.start.canon/en/C010/manual/html/UG-04_AF-Drive_0100.htmlI doubt that will ever happen, even though I’d love to have it on my R6.
On the R6ii, R3 and (I think) R7, the “slow” drive mode for electronic shutter is 15fps, they’re not even slowing it down to 10fps…
Yes, it would be great to have an update providing slow and medium burst speeds with electronic shutter on my R5, but I don't think Canon will do so. It would also be great to have exposure bracketing with electronic shutter, but I can't see that happening either. Canon, are you listening?Hmmm....so it seems the R6ii and the R8 are able to. I didn't know that.
Notice that for the R7 and R3 the manual doesn't tell which shutter mode is used on low-continuous shooting — I think that's mechanical, like our R6s. I think those two cameras can't shoot continuously at less than 15fps with electronic shutter.
Having an option to shoot somewhere between 5 to 10fps with ES would be great. Many times I just need those 3 or 4 frames and get 7 or 8 instead.