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

rbielefeld

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What does it lack that you'd want them to add?
How about a choice of fps for ES, or the option to turn on an imitated shutter release noise in ES? Oh, and how about speeding up the wake-up of the EVF when I bring the camera to my eye, so I don't have to half press the shutter button on the way up to avoid a black EVF. Also, allowing ISO to be assigned to the main dial; only aperture and shutter allowed, why? Moreover, I would like a choice among the grid options you can select that is just a non-obtrusive cross-hairs in the center of the frame for when shooting eye detect with tracking. This cross-hair would provide a non-moving reference to the center of the frame while the AF indicator square jumps all over the frame following the subjects eye. I do know there is a grid option that put a diagonal grid that crosses in the center of the frame but that option also adds the horizontal and vertical grid lines cluttering up the frame too much for when I am tracking extreme birds in flight. There are other things for stills shooters that could be added, but I will leave it here for now.
 
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frjmacias

EOS R5 and EOS M50
May 14, 2020
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Although I agree that a firmware should be included to satisfy some of the wants and needs of stills shooters, I think this is a very welcome update for us hybrid shooters. The IBIS fix alone makes me very happy on the stills side if corrected. I have not had the time to download the new firmware, but I do not believe anyone has mentioned any issues downloading the firmware or causing glitches, so that is a good sign. I tend to wait before downloading a firmware to get confirmation that everything is working as planned.
 
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rbielefeld

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Apr 22, 2015
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A couple of people have said in this post already that the IBIS issue is now corrected. That’s a big deal if true v
It is a big deal for sure. I just went out and did some testing of the IS/IBIS for both stills and video and it seems much better. On the 100-500, 800 f/11, and EF 600 f/4 II the stabilization is instantaneous now, where before I had to wait and sometimes even jiggle my rig to get it to kick in. I only did some basic stuff, but it seems to be great right off the line now.
 
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MoonMadness

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May 24, 2021
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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
Wait, who's crying?

And what is it about the R5 that Canon needs to focus on that they didn't already focus on? Tell it to Canon so you can help them increase their horrible R5 sales.
 
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MoonMadness

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May 24, 2021
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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.
All this in firmware, all into one camera? This is what people are expecting?
 

Ramage

EOS R5
CR Pro
Aug 27, 2019
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Update: Airflow was helping my results

Anyone able to get an overheat warning with the new Firmware? So far I have not been able to while shooting 4K HQ for about 50mins. I just switch to 8K Raw and still no warning.

Edit: Just got the thermal warning to flash for a few seconds and it went away. 10 mins of 8K Raw
Edit2: Got the thermal warning shooting 8K and switched to 4K HQ and it is cleared.
 
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Juangrande

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Mar 6, 2017
190
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Founded on stills because video didn't yet exist. That's like telling Ford to go back to the Model T.
60% of the time your argument works every time.
Motion pictures have existed about as long as still pictures, you can actually watch films of the original Model T production line you mentioned.
But your correct and I agree, we can’t go backwards hybrid cameras are here to stay and will continue to evolve because it’s the future.
There’s nothing wrong having hybrid cameras that do both, and quite handy in today’s media centric society. The frustration that photographers have to deal with though is when videographers/cinematographers who truly need a dedicated video camera for the work they are doing complain about a hybrid camera designed primarily as a still camera, that can also do some (hybrid) limited video functionality doesn’t operate like a fully functional dedicated video camera. You don’t see photographers over on video camera forums complaining that the newest video cameras are lacking the latest still photography functionality, because they use the right tool for the job. Videographers/cinematographers have their own dedicated cameras that can do everything they need. Photographers no longer have dedicated stills cameras that focus only on being the perfect stills body. Not that I’m complaining about that because I think there’s room for some limited video functionality in the stills body and it’s a nice option to grab a few seconds (or minutes) of quick video. But hybrid cameras are not video cameras or cinema cameras. Personally I think videographers should have a hybrid camera (for small run and gun jobs) AND a fully functional professional video camera for serious video work (not hybrid category work). ✌
 
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20Dave

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Jan 19, 2013
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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
I wish these digital crybabies would move on as well so that Canon can focus on their roots - FILM.

Why can't they make a mirrorless film camera?
 

Ramage

EOS R5
CR Pro
Aug 27, 2019
589
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Update: Airflow was helping my results

I am pretty sure something major was changed in the way of thermal protection on the R5. I cannot seem to get it to overheat shooting 4K HQ 24fps in my 25c room.

I was able to get the overheat warning shooting 8K raw after 8mins. Note: This was after shooting 40mins of 4K HQ.

As soon as the heat warning appeared in 8K I switched back to 4K HQ and have been recording for 22mins without a warning. Looks like my battery is going to die before it shuts off.
 
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SonicStudios

R5
CR Pro
Mar 4, 2020
47
48
Atomos FW update notes:
For extended RAW recording, users should enable the “Standby: Low res” mode on the R5 and trigger recordings by touching the record button on the screen of the Ninja V+ and not the main shutter button or movie record button on the EOS R5. Triggering the recording from the Ninja V+’s touch screen will bypass the 29:59 minute record time limit, allowing continuous RAW recording to the media in the Ninja V+.

The Ninja V+’s screen and enclosure will get very warm during 8K & 5K RAW recording. This is completely normal and expected behavior. The Ninja V+ has various safety features designed to manage the thermal performance of the unit.
 
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.
I get my cooling system tomorrow. I also have the kolari heat sink mod installed. It helps
 
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Ramage

EOS R5
CR Pro
Aug 27, 2019
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Update: Airflow was helping my results

Recorded roughly 1 hour and 20mins at 4K HQ internally with no overheat warning.

Depleted 2 batteries in the process, so I am charging those and will have another go.

Camera is 100% stock and still fully warranted.
 
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frjmacias

EOS R5 and EOS M50
May 14, 2020
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I am pretty sure something major was changed in the way of thermal protection on the R5. I cannot seem to get it to overheat shooting 4K HQ 24fps in my 25c room.

I was able to get the overheat warning shooting 8K raw after 8mins. Note: This was after shooting 40mins of 4K HQ.

As soon as the heat warning appeared in 8K I switched back to 4K HQ and have been recording for 22mins without a warning. Looks like my battery is going to die before it shuts off.
If this is the case, that is amazing. I am wondering if the thermal limits were for protection and they just removed them or if the firmware actually did something to lessen the load on the camera.
 

Ramage

EOS R5
CR Pro
Aug 27, 2019
589
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If this is the case, that is amazing. I am wondering if the thermal limits were for protection and they just removed them or if the firmware actually did something to lessen the load on the camera.
Update: Airflow was helping my results

I almost want to say the load was lessened, the Camera does not appear to be getting as warm.

I have one battery that was almost full now and I am running 4K HQ 24fps and trying to make sure to hit record as soon as it stops for the 29:59. Will see how long I can push it.
 
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