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If people can’t get a new camera, they definitely want some feature updates for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III. Most of the talk I get about new firmware is for the EOS R5. Solid information about future EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III feature updates haven’t been very fruitful.
Firmware v1.3.0 was supposed to be in the hands of external testers/reviewers some time in February, and I’ve been told by a couple of people that this has yet to happen. As we continue to navigate the pandemic, additional challenges and delays can obviously be expected.
I have been told that there are a couple of early April dealer events in regards to the new firmware in a couple of countries. This could be telling about the timeline for release.
Another source also mentioned that Canon will add “at least one new codec”, but I wasn’t given any additional information about the new codec(s).
The next Canon EOS R5 firmware will include
- Canon Cinema RAW light addition
- C-Log 3
- 1080p @ 120fps
- New Codec(s)
- Bug fixes
Again, I don’t have any information about firmware updates for the Canon EOS R6 or Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.