Firmware: Canon releases v1.4.0 for the Canon EOS R5

davidcl0nel

Canon R5, 17 TSE, RF35+85 IS, RF70-200 4 IS, EF135
Jan 11, 2014
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Still wish they'd add a super high resolution pixel shift mode. Maybe next time?
I hope the same.
The R3 has no high resolution, what will the R1 be?
If Canon want to have a ... lets say 70-100 MP camera, to be better than the last Sony (or the next), they might not bring the pixel shift high resolution to "force" to buy this camera, if you want high res.
If not, this would be an awesome feature for some special occasions.
 

EOS 4 Life

EOS R
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Although I am rather happy with my R5 I can think of some issues regarding stills photography:

They have to fix the loss of manual focus setting when shooting timelapses. (there has been an issue reported by a member doing astrophotography). That's a bug!

They could give us the setting where we chose between release and focus priority in servo mode. R5 is maybe the only camera that hasn't it!!!
Have you made these requests to Canon?
We can't expect them to make changes that we don't ask for.
 

tron

EOS R5
CR Pro
Nov 8, 2011
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Have you made these requests to Canon?
We can't expect them to make changes that we don't ask for.
I do not know the procedure plus I bypass them:

I use my 5DIV for astrophotography. Alternatively I will use EF lenses plus adapter with R5 (EF lenses have less vignetting than RF 15-35 and I also have the Sigma 14mm 1.8).

I use NIKON D500/D850 with 500PF lens for BIF :cool: :ROFLMAO:
 

Besisika

How can you stand out, if you do like evrybdy else
Mar 25, 2014
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Atomos also released their update for external 5k raw (Ninja V) and 8k raw (Ninja V+).

Did anyone got that to work allready? I cant get a signal on my Ninja V...
I am not sure about the 5k raw on Ninja V. Their site says about Ninja V+ only. Anyway, the 10.68 appears only under Ninja V+ and not Ninja V. Let me know if you find out more.
By the way, how about the Tiltaing cooling system? Anybody has it yet? I am more interested in internal recording + cooling than Ninja V or V+. Too many elements for my running and gunning shooting style.
 
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Rofocale

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Aww, that’s a disappointment. I knew Atomos were being quiet about the bit-rate for 8K Prores RAW on the R5. 10-bit? Urgh. Despite plastering 12-bit all over the web but not DIRECTLY in regards to the R5. Really not sure what the point of 10bit 422 ‘RAW’ is. That 2.0 HDMI port and SATA combo is about five years behind the rest of the tech Canon and Atomos are installing. Why neither decided to use HDMI 2.1 on units designed to record 8K is beyond me.
 
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entoman

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What does it lack that you'd want them to add?
Well, for starters:

Ability to use burst speeds slower than 20fps with electronic shutter.

Ability to shoot bracketed bursts with electronic shutter.

Ability to assign sounds to electronic shutter.

Reduced start-up lag with EVF.

Ability to keep EVF active for more than 4 seconds after eye is removed from viewfinder.

Improved battery performance.

All of the above should have been fixed before the camera was released - a whole year ago.
 

Rofocale

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wish these video crybabies would just move on too Sony or etc for all these WISHES AND ETC
smh Canon Focus on what your company/brand was founded on PHOTOGRAPHY/STILLS & IMPROVING IT FOR EVERYBODY
Wasn’t Canon founded on making cheap knock-off Leica copies which used Nikon glass? Yeah, let’s focus on that.
 
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Rofocale

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Well, for starters:

Ability to use burst speeds slower than 20fps with electronic shutter.

Ability to shoot bracketed bursts with electronic shutter.

Ability to assign sounds to electronic shutter.

Reduced start-up lag with EVF.

Ability to keep EVF active for more than 4 seconds after eye is removed from viewfinder.

Improved battery performance.

All of the above should have been fixed before the camera was released - a whole year ago.
I’ll just delete the post I was writing and point to this.
 

FrenchFry

Wildlife enthusiast!
Jun 14, 2020
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What does it lack that you'd want them to add?
There is a very long list of features and fixes for stills put together here:

Please feel free to add requests to that thread. Here is a consolidated list of what has been requested so far:

AUTOFOCUS/MANUAL FOCUS REQUESTS

  • Ability to make 1-point AF and Spot AF focus points smaller/more precise (i.e. pinpoint focus).
  • Ability to link metering mode to AF point spot.
  • Ability to decide if users in AI Servo want the shutter half press to return the camera to normal view (currently the only setting) or if they want to re-initiate the auto-focus to confirm more precise focus when magnified.
  • Ability to use the MF peaking and focus guide features while looking at the magnified view.
  • Ability to use MF while in servo mode. Would automatically temporarily switch the camera to one shot while using MF, so menus don't have to be used if in servo mode and the camera needs some help focusing more precisely.
  • Ability to hold the last focus used on a "focus by wire" lens and to retain the Bulb timer setting even when the camera goes to "sleep" between images
  • Improvements to Animal Eye AF speed and accuracy ("deep learning")
  • Ability to recognize more eye AF subjects like bugs/insects and ungulates.


MENU CUSTOMIZATION REQUESTS

  • Ability to select and customize which items appear in the Q Menu.
  • Ability to see exact battery percentage (not just bars) on the EVF/LCD without going in the menus.
  • Ability to choose the burst FPS numerically, such as 5FPS, 10FPS, 15FPS, 20FPS, etc.
  • Ability to shoot at fewer than 20 FPS in silent shutter.
  • Ability to set up more than 3 Custom modes.
  • Ability to choose a name for each custom mode and/or add a description.
  • Ability to perform “Batch Function” in the menu to change several options together (For example, Servo AF, Face Tracking, Animal all in 1)
  • Ability to save/backup/restore camera settings to/from memory card
  • Ability to choose max ISO Increments for the Auto ISO range in 1/3 stop increments instead of just full stop increments.
  • Ability to choose between prioritizing clearing the buffer ie I/O speed or improved thermal management by slowing down the I/O speed.
  • Ability to disable at the PHY layer either the CFE or the UHS II card without ejecting.
  • Ability to hide Menu pages or items not used.
  • Ability to edit the My Menu pages in a Canon external app (Windows, Mac, Smartphone) to make the process of moving items from page to page less cumbersome.


BUTTON CUSTOMIZATION REQUESTS

  • Ability to assign any function to any button.
  • Ability to program the rate button to other options.
  • Ability to customize the Register/Recall shooting functions list with more options, such as AI Servo.
  • Ability to switch to standby Video Mode settings with a single dedicated button
  • Ability to combine more than 1 function to a button to change several options at once (For example, Servo AF, Face Tracking, Animal all in 1)


NEW FEATURE REQUESTS

  • Pixel shift functionality for ultra-high MP stills images. Multi-shot high res mode.
  • Pre-shot buffer, like Olympus Pro Capture
  • Software ND Filter
  • Landscape panoramic mode that assists with taking photos lined up for in-camera or in-software image stitching.
  • Astrophotography features, like star tracking
  • Total blackout of both EVF and screen for timelapse shooters and night shooters. The camera doesn't always need one or the other brightly glowing and wasting power for long exposures or during interval shots. Also, the red light should be included- option to shut it OFF in blackout mode.
  • Add a timer delay function, which can be assigned to most buttons. Pressing that button takes you to the timer delay screen where you can set a delay of 0 (none), 2, 10 seconds or a user specified value. Another line there lets you choose if the timer delay value is cleared (or kept) after each use.
  • Add a video setting for "video movement trigger". If you enable this then you can take a long video on a tripod of a mostly non-moving area, and the video will record if there is any motion (by a moving animal typically) and won't record if there is no motion. A menu line can let the user specify the number of seconds before & after each motion segment where it will also record video.
  • Identify the primary source of overheating so user can adjust shooting style if needed.
  • Provide a warning when camera is getting close to overheating so user can adjust shooting style if needed.
  • Allow hot and stuck pixels to be mapped out of EVF and screen views, not just final images
  • Add an option for DSLR-like display behavior: normally, display and EVF are off until the eye sensor triggers the EVF on. If the eye sensor is not triggered, the display only comes on for requested image review or automatic review if enabled or for menu operation. "live view" shooting on the display can be activated with a configurable button.
  • Ability to configure magnification power during photographing (actually it's x6 and x15). I'm working with telescope (1800mm/3600mm of focal length) and x6 is far to big. I really need x2 or x3 during focusing. For now I'm switching to crop mode which gives me x1.6 on display, but this is not the solution, because I'm loosing a lot of field of view ( witch is very tiny with such a telescope).
  • Ability to lock the magnification during photographing - right now it's resetting to x1 after each picture taken.
  • Ability via a menu option to select IS, IBIS, IS+IBIS when using both RF and EF lenses with IS.
  • Ability to see the COLOUR BALANCE DETAILS in the IMAGE REVIEW INFO display

FLASH REQUESTS

  • Ability to set a higher flash synch speed.
  • Focus stack with flash.


BRACKETING REQUESTS

  • Ability to set the first initial position for focus bracketing in the middle of bracketed shots instead of starting the bracket at the focused position and increasing focus distance only.
  • Ability to focus on the far distance of a bracket and press a button and then focus on the near distance of a bracket and press the shutter button, then the camera could work out the rest to get the perfect bracket between them.
  • Ability to customize aperture bracketing relative to the current aperture chosen with menu choices: Aperture bracket: on/off, #stops per step: 1:9, #steps wider: 0:9, #steps narrower: 0:9
  • Ability to start a focus bracket with a single shutter release. A single shutter release will start a focus bracket. The user has a menu line slider to specify where the initial focus position is relative to the front and back of the focus range. If set to "front" then it behaves the way the focus bracket currently works. Set in the middle (for example) between the front & back and the camera will make sure that that the initial focal length is in the middle of the focus bracket, etc. The user still sets the number of steps and the distance of each step as it currently exists.
  • Ability to start a focus bracket with two shutter releases: The first shutter release will use the focus distance to set the back focal distance, and the second shutter release uses the focus distance (which was moved closer) to set the front focal distance and start the focus bracket. The user sets the number of steps to use, or the step size to use (but not both, as the camera figures out the other one).
  • Ability to save a Custom Mode with focus bracketing.


VIDEO

  • In the R5, ability to enable 1080p 120 fps mode. If you can manage even faster modes, add them too. But 120 fps ought to be doable on the SD card given some of the 4K modes that can go onto that card. (This may or may not apply to the R6 as well, I just haven't paid much attention to it so I don't know.)
  • Move the video crop mode into the same submenu where you can set time lapse and slow mo, rather than one level above them.
  • Ability to save .cr3 raw files from any frame of a 8K Raw video Digital Photo Processor post software.
 
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