Canon has released firmware v1.8.1 for the Canon EOS R5. This update brings the IBIS High-Resolution feature, allowing you to capture 400mp images.

This firmware includes the following improvements and fixes:

  1. [IBIS Hi-Res Shooting] has been added to the menu. By utilizing the in-body image stabilization mechanism, it is now possible to record images with higher resolution.
    • To check your images, use the EOS Utility/Digital Photo Professional. EOS Utility/Digital Photo Professional requires updating.
  2. Added [Save and read communication settings to card] to the menu. Network settings can now be transferred between cameras of the same model.
  3. It is now possible to crop and resize images during image transfer to an FTP server.
  4. Added “Image Protection” for FTP transfer to the menu. Images transferred via FTP can now be automatically protected. This allows you to determine whether the image has been transferred by FTP.
  5. Fixed minor bugs.

Download firmware v1.8.1 for the Canon EOS R5

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  1. All that Hype for not a lot, JPEG and no movement compensation, I thought Canon being the last to implement this, would do it right.
    At least save teh 9 frames in raw, so we could combien them with a more advanced software in post.

    Where are all the rumored features, especially the pre-capture buffer ? are those still rumored ?

    The only hope is that's a 1.8.1 and not a 2.0 version.

    But still no new AF features from R3/R7/R6II, te face priority would have been nice
  2. Now I just have to find a basement on the country side to try it out! My friend works at LIGO detecting graviational waves - maybe thats still enough to take a picture?
    Agreed with the above, hope there's more to come: I don't mind having features drip fed at all.
  3. All that Hype for not a lot, JPEG and no movement compensation, I thought Canon being the last to implement this, would do it right.
    At least save teh 9 frames in raw, so we could combien them with a more advanced software in post.

    Where are all the rumored features, especially the pre-capture buffer ? are those still rumored ?

    The only hope is that's a 1.8.1 and not a 2.0 version.

    But still no new AF features from R3/R7/R6II, te face priority would have been nice
    Disappointing.

    From what I have read about other cameras that can do the high res image stitches it’s little more than a gimmick that doesn’t really add much in practice.

    I was hoping for an AF upgrade too.
  4. Is that it? All a bit underwhelming. Whenever they mention 'bug fixes' I wish they'd tell us what bugs have been fixed.
    They mention 'minor' and do not want to mention the minor tweaks. I would do the same if Canon was my company.
  5. Is that it? All a bit underwhelming. Whenever they mention 'bug fixes' I wish they'd tell us what bugs have been fixed.
    Did you just say "Is that all" to a feature that lets you shoot at 400mpx? Seriously? Really?
  6. Just use a telephoto with tripod with good head, and stitch raw together in post to get a DNG file. The R5 can only do it in post anyway. So if they this is post processed, its the same as doing it manually without a zoom lense.
  7. Well this is not what I was hoping to read.
    So nothing with Electronic shutter frame rates or any of the rumoured updates in the firmware.
    And a 400mpx jpeg. meh.
    Here's hoping there is a fw v2.0 not too far off.
  8. Did you just say "Is that all" to a feature that lets you shoot at 400mpx? Seriously? Really?
    Compared to what the rumors promised it was not much.
    We are on the site that hosted those rumors so I think it is a fair point to make.
  9. Just use a telephoto with tripod with good head, and stitch raw together in post to get a DNG file. The R5 can only do it in post anyway. So if they this is post processed, its the same as doing it manually without a zoom lense.
    Lol. Sure, just take 9 shots and move your camera a distance of 1.46 µm between each of them. Let us know how that works out for you, unless you come to understand what pixel shift actually is before you try it.
  10. Just use a telephoto with tripod with good head, and stitch raw together in post to get a DNG file. The R5 can only do it in post anyway. So if they this is post processed, its the same as doing it manually without a zoom lense.
    Are you talking about a panoramic?
    There is no way for a human to mimic pixel shift by hand.
    The sensor is moving by the tiniest of increments.
  11. Disappointing.

    From what I have read about other cameras that can do the high res image stitches it’s little more than a gimmick that doesn’t really add much in practice.

    I was hoping for an AF upgrade too.
    It varies a lot...

    This has not made me want an R5 to replace my 5Ds [unless it falls off a building] ;-)
    The best multishot implementation I've come across is the Panasonic S1R, where I tested it quite a lot [including with the TS-E 24 ii and TS-E50]
    The movement compensation mode could handle outdoor shots - so a high res shot of a building with a flag on a pole handled the moving flag. Also very good with moving people, ripples on water and leaves [in a light breeze!].
    I'll wait for more details, but this seems a rather poor implementation? I'd hoped Canon could really nail it...

    Given the sorts of work I do - many of the other suggested improvements [AF related] were of no significance [YMMV of course]
  12. Are you talking about a panoramic?
    There is no way for a human to mimic pixel shift by hand.
    The sensor is moving by the tiniest of increments.
    Actually, I do sort of get what was suggested - a 3x3 pano using a lens with a longer focal length giving 1/9 the intended FoV. Not saying it was a good suggestion.
  13. very, very dissapointing.

    A few weeks I was hoping:

    Hoping the incredible stupid and hindering 29.nn Minute time limit would be gone.. ( a legal and not a technical issue of course, that i would even pay for)
    hoping canon comes up with some really helpful features, ideas and solve some unpredictabilities in the Eye Autofocus area..

    Who in the world was asking for 400MP? ... for me a complete engineer driven feature, that does not get me anywhere AND on what price am i getting it when switched on? Less IBIS (less stabilisation or what) / more problems with moving objects..how fast are those 9 pictures a apart from ich other..
    A big "BUSY"after some flickering screen and then wait for the buffer to save and combine a JPG i guess (almost 20 seconds for 'one' shot!!! this is a really great professional invention CAnon !! .. what a joke Canon !!
    I am afraid not even of any use for architectural photography with moving objects/subjects are in the frame - of a tripod.. . .good luck for landscape or macro with wind or when Birds, or moving branches.. even the camera shake is a no go.. just tried it.. terrrible. .or maybe new type of Art!

    hope is sometimes the grandmother of disappointment
  14. \"Oh no, this totally optional and unnecessary feature/ update is failing to live up to my expectations\" screams everyone who had no expectations it would ever come via an update
    \"This is absolutely useless to me, and JPG, blech, who even wants to play around with that mess\"
    Screams the person who never had it before and can continue to never use it after

    Nobody promised this feature, nobody expected it to hit the R5 and it wasn\'t really made to handle it in the first place. So much entitled crying
  15. I've been trying to make a focus that with this and I notice that about half my shots get a lot of artefacts, like halftone dots in classic printing.
    Since all IS (both lens and in-body) will be disabled, I'm trying to remove as much vibrations as possible. The camera on a focus rail, on a sturdy table, using my phone as bluetooth remote after waiting a few seconds after advancing the rail.

    More experimentation needed :)

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