It may have been lost during the announcement excitement, but Canon will be adding some functionality to the Canon EOS R camera with a firmware update. Expect to see the firmware update released within a couple of months after shipping begins in October.
What's coming in the firmware?
- Eye detect AF in continuous shooting. The EOS R launches with the ability to do this in one shot.
- Additional touch bar functionality added.
- Continuous shooting in silent shutter mode. The EOS R only allows this feature in single shot at launch.
- A “few tweaks” to video functionality. The 4K crop will not be changed, nor will the maximum frame rate in 4K.
- Bug fixes
As we learn more about the coming firmware update(s), we'll let you know. We expect to see a lot of functionality added to the camera over the next year as we have new ergonomics at play with the control ring and the touch bar.