I have been told that the new features firmware for the Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is “done” and will be released in the next couple of weeks.
The EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III will all get C-Log 3 and new compression for 4K video.
The EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III will get a Cinema RAW Light option.
The addition of 1080p @120fps will definitely be coming to the EOS R5 as well.
As always with any firmware, a bug could be found that may delay things, but by the sounds of it, the firmware is going out to testers and reviewers relatively soon if it hasn't gone out already.
Nice also to see Canon supporting its current customers with additional features as well as bug fixes.
That and the custom modes in video on the R6. This feels like a weird thing to be missing. More on the side of unfinished firmware than “feature” for the R5.
They will add the Cinema RAW Light option for the 1DX III and R5, I would not expect more than that.
Only major update I want is more options for shooting speed with e-shutter, 20fps only is annoying, a 10-12fps option would be perfect.
Nope. Thats a limit of the bandwidth of the HDMI port in the R5.
You'll need to wait either for the R5c if it has an HDMI 2.1 port or an R5 mk II
4k/120 ALL-I is currently 1880Mbps and 8k/30 IPB/ALL-I/Raw is 680/1300/2600. 8k raw and 4k120 with Cinema raw lite still wouldn't get down to ~340Mbps but could be recorded in the USH-II SD card as 10bit 8k30 IPB can today.
The release of the R5c could change what is possible especially to differentiate from the R5. If the R5c has a HDMI 2.1 port then higher throughput is possible and avoid the internal card size/speed issue.