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

juststeve

EOS M6 Mark II
Nov 29, 2018
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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.
All of the above plus allow extra options for the rate button. My personal choice is one which would allow instant auto bracketing at a preset sequence. It would also allow change the bracketing parameters by pressing the button for a couple of seconds and fiddling with the dials to make changes.
 

FrenchFry

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The more people who make a request to Canon the higher the chance we will get it
Exactly right! Please report your suggestions in to Canon. It's time for them to give us a stills-focused firmware update! Clearly they decided to focus on the very vocal video crowd first, but we have many legitimate stills requests to make the R5 an even better camera.

Link to find the Canon Support page for your region:

https://global.canon/en/support/
 

Rofocale

I'm New Here
Aug 3, 2021
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Exactly right! Please report your suggestions in to Canon. It's time for them to give us a stills-focused firmware update! Clearly they decided to focus on the very vocal video crowd first, but we have many legitimate stills requests to make the R5 an even better camera.

Link to find the Canon Support page for your region:

https://global.canon/en/support/
Japanese companies don’t listen to suggestions from abroad. It’s not just a language issue (although that plays a huge part), but more that the opinions of foreign consumers don’t carry weight when it comes to balancing priorities for product improvements. Doesn’t matter how big the market is.
 

EOS 4 Life

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Japanese companies don’t listen to suggestions from abroad. It’s not just a language issue (although that plays a huge part), but more that the opinions of foreign consumers don’t carry weight when it comes to balancing priorities for product improvements. Doesn’t matter how big the market is.
"Link to find the Canon Support page for your region:"
Canon USA definitely listens to people from the USA.
I can't speak for other regions.
 
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FrenchFry

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Japanese companies don’t listen to suggestions from abroad. It’s not just a language issue (although that plays a huge part), but more that the opinions of foreign consumers don’t carry weight when it comes to balancing priorities for product improvements. Doesn’t matter how big the market is.
The features being requested would benefit all customers, and there is nothing stopping anyone from submitting these requests to Canon Japan. I think if Canon didn't listen to customers they would not have focused the first firmware updates entirely on addressing the very vocal concerns from the video shooters who felt the camera did not live up to the marketing.
Reporting a feature request to Canon is very easy.
 

Rofocale

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Aug 3, 2021
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"Link to find the Canon Support page for your region:"
Canon USA definitely listens to people from the USA.
I can't speak for other regions.
Would be great if Canon US were managing the pipeline for future firmware upgrades, but I imagine they aren’t and have very little influence over what gets green lit. There’s probably an email inbox somewhere on a server in Canon’s JP HQ full to the brim with unopened ‘suggestions’ from Canon US. They’ll be a laughably bad automated reply, though. There always is.
 
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FrenchFry

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I was hoping to see support for the RF 100mm macro explicitly mentioned, like they did for the two other lenses released the same day (RF400mm and RF600mm). Perhaps a secret fix to the "focus shift" issue.
I guess we'll have to wait for a lens update.
 
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paul

EOS M50
Sep 11, 2012
29
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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.
Ability to directly set (with dials, instead of menu) minimum shutterspeed in AutoISO and ApertureMode.
Ability to couple spot metering to focus point
 
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Rocksthaman

Eos R , R6 , R5
Jul 9, 2020
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Hate the focus on video
Bruh. Look at the world. If your not what are you really doing in the space of you want to make money. This is an amazing photo camera, and well regarded as the best for the money in that department. As soon as someone says that, they also say but the video is behind camera x.

Most cameras are hybrid and are used as such, Pentax is still out there though.

On another note the fro is saying the threshold for over heating seems to be extended, that is a welcome Suprise.
 
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puffo25

EOS R5 - Fine art landscape, travel,astro and pano
Jul 18, 2017
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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.
well done my friend
 
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Ramage

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And here I thought my R5 was a photographic stills powerhouse. Little did I know it was basically a Rebel T6 until further firmware updates.
Oh FFS little dramatic NO?

The Camera is a VERY!!!! capable stills camera that lacks nothing but some small refinement and a few novelty features. This whole I am still photographer why should I pay for or support video features is so troglodyte it is tiresome.

If the R5 did or does not have a feature you require as a photographer or a videographer why the hell would you buy it thinking it will magically get that feature via firmware?

Update: I should add that those that have compiled lists of things they would like to see added like @FrenchFry I salute and understand that some new feature would be nice. While the features may not come I respect the mostly calm approach.
 
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nemtom

I'm New Here
Sep 8, 2015
11
1
What does it lack that you'd want them to add?
- ES shorter than 1/8000 and longer than 1/2 seconds
- Focus stacking with mechanical shutter modes (so flash could be used)
- Vibration detection based shutter delay
- Adjustable FPS for high speed
- Better multi expo (similar to the frame averaging implemented in Phase One IQ4)
- Custom aspect ratio (at least 1:2 would be nice)
- More than 3 Custom modes

Just to name a few relatively simple features. I didn't use my R5 recently, so I might missed some of the annoyance of this great camera.
 
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EOS 4 Life

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- ES shorter than 1/8000 and longer than 1/2 seconds
- Focus stacking with mechanical shutter modes (so flash could be used)
- Vibration detection based shutter delay
- Adjustable FPS for high speed
- Better multi expo (similar to the frame averaging implemented in Phase One IQ4)
- Custom aspect ratio (at least 1:2 would be nice)
- More than 3 Custom modes

Just to name a few relatively simple features. I didn't use my R5 recently, so I might missed some of the annoyance of this great camera.
That does not sound like an R5 issue.
I would expect that to come as a firmware update to the lens.
 

SHAMwow

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Sep 7, 2020
55
89
Oh FFS little dramatic NO?

The Camera is a VERY!!!! capable stills camera that lacks nothing but some small refinement and a few novelty features. This whole I am still photographer why should I pay for or support video features is so troglodyte it is tiresome.

If the R5 did or does not have a feature you require as a photographer or a videographer why the hell would you buy it thinking it will magically get that feature via firmware?

Update: I should add that those that have compiled lists of things they would like to see added like @FrenchFry I salute and understand that some new feature would be nice. While the features may not come I respect the mostly calm approach.
Come on, some of this stuff is so absurd. Like I get wanting to improve a product, but at some point I just don't even get why people are buying the camera sometimes. Like honestly. Look at that list and it just makes me wonder, why own it? More to say on this but I'll check back on my next break. And it was just a little joke. I generally like these forums but during these dead times it's like its not even about taking photos.
 

Ramage

EOS R5
CR Pro
Aug 27, 2019
589
1,192
Come on, some of this stuff is so absurd. Like I get wanting to improve a product, but at some point I just don't even get why people are buying the camera sometimes. Like honestly. Look at that list and it just makes me wonder, why own it? More to say on this but I'll check back on my next break. And it was just a little joke. I generally like these forums but during these dead times it's like its not even about taking photos.
hehe, I think I missed your sarcasm in your previous post need to finish my :coffee:
 

risto0

EOS M50
May 27, 2013
32
33
Estonia
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Looks like IBIS first shot issue has been fixed. Just updated to 1.4.0. 1st shot exposure of 0.6" handheld. Tack sharp. Great.
I wonder if they also fixed active IBIS when camera is connected to computer to download pictures. At that time, when downloading images, IBIS is active and sometimes makes shaky noises.