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Update: Canon has released firmware version 1.3.1, you can download it here.
A follower on Twitter has alerted me to the fact that the new Canon EOS R6 firmware version 1.3.0 is no longer available for download at Canon USA. I have also found this to be true of Canon UK, Canon Poland and Canon Australia.
The firmware is still available on the Canon Australia website. I haven’t checked every site around the globe.
Update: A lot of Canon websites have also pulled any EOS R6 v1.3.0 firmware promotional material.
So what’s wrong with the latest firmware?
Holy crap! It turns it into a Hello Kitty toy.
— Paul Morris (@imagesbypdm) April 1, 2021
Not quite. :)
A twitter follower translated the video for us.
According to Bilibili video, the bug would affect when using 1080 100/120p mode with either EFS lenses or crop mode. do NOT use high framerate and crop mode together. Factory reset could solve the problem and photo mode is not affected.
— c1o (@c1o_65) April 1, 2021
Here’s a video from a user at BilBili which seems to show a major problem with the EOS R6. The video is not in English.
A follower on Twitter tried to revert back to v1.2.0 using the standard method and wasn’t able to. If there’s another technique that you know of, please sound off in the forum.
If you have downloaded the new firmware but haven’t installed it. I would advise you to hold tight for version 1.3.1.
The new firmware for the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III remain available worldwide.
More to come…