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Canon EOS R6 & R5 Firmware Update

The Canon EOS R6 and the EOS R5 are both fantastic bits of kit and with the latest updates they have just got even better!

 

The Canon EOS R5 is a re-imagination of the capabilities of a mirrorless cameras with uncompromising performance that will revolutionise your photography and filmmaking. Shoot 45-megapixel stills at 20fps, capture RAW video at 8K and enjoy an 8 stop Image Stabilizer.

 

Whatever you shoot, however, you shoot it, the EOS R6 will have you falling in love with photography all over again. Its blistering speed, low-light sensitivity, up to 8-stop image stabilisation and 4K 60p video will allow you to capture the moment and add a new dimension to your visual storytelling.

 

If you have a Canon EOS you're probably already super pleased with the results you're getting however, Canon have just released an update to ensure that you keep getting the most out of your purchase.

 

Fashion photographer Wanda Martin was the first pro to shoot stills with the Canon EOS R6, capturing ballet dancer Lee Jay Hoy in the classical surroundings of Palermo, Sicily.

 

"I could easily track the eyes, body and head of my subject," says Wanda. "The face tracking gave me the confidence to keep up with my model and capture his dynamic and emotional poses."

 

Taken on a Canon EOS R6 with a Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens at 24mm, 1/1300 sec, f/2.8 and ISO2000. © Wanda Martin

 

Parts of Palermo's Palazzo Conte Federico date back to the 12th century, making it the perfect backdrop for Wanda's art-inspired portraits.

 

Taken on a Canon EOS R6 with a Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens at 24mm, 1/100 sec, f/2.8 and ISO1000. © Wanda Martin

 

Taken on a Canon EOS R6 with a Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens at 24mm, 1/160 sec, f/3.2 and ISO1250. © Wanda Martin

 

A dream shot for Wanda in the style of the Old Masters. "The Vari-Angle screen made it very easy to quickly shoot from a different perspective," she says.

 

Taken on a Canon EOS R6 with a Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens at 24mm, 1/85 sec, f/2.8 and ISO2500. © Wanda Martin

Canon RF Lenses

Since the launch of the Canon EOS R, a number of fast-aperture, high-performance lenses have been added to the RF lens range, such as Canon's f/2.8 trinity of pro zoom lenses – the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM and the Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM. The Canon EOS R also offers full compatibility with the wide range of EF lenses via an EF-EOS R mount adapter.

 

 

Here is a list of the firmware update features for the R6:

 

  •  To enable lower bit rate shooting, [IPB (Light)] was added to the movie recording size.
  •  [Electronic full-time MF] was added to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.
  • The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which in rare instances, the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to "High-speed continuous shooting" to shoot still images continuously.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which, when USB is used to power the camera for an extended period of time, the supply of power becomes suspended under specific conditions.

To download the firmware update directly from Canon follow this link.

DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE UPDATE

 

Here is a list of the firmware update features for the R5:

 

  • [Canon Log 3] was added to [Canon Log settings].
  • To enable lower bit rate shooting, [RAW (Light)] was added to the movie recording size and [IPB (Light)] to 8K/4K.They can also be selected when RAW+MP4 is set
  • A high frame rate of 119.9 fps/100.0 fps was added to the Full HD movie recording size.
  • [Electronic full-time MF] was added to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.
  • [ 6: Monitor Off] was added to [Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings] in the Shooting tab of the menu. This makes it possible for the camera's monitor to be turned off at all times during shooting.
  • The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
  • When transferring images via FTP, it is now possible to select protected images that failed to be transferred and protected images that have not yet been transferred and transfer them all at once.
  • [Save/load cam settings on card] was added to the Function settings tab of the menu. This allows you to save the camera settings to a card, or load a saved file and restore it to the state it was in when you saved it.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which, in rare instances, the camera does not function normally when using certain CFexpress cards.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which in rare instances, the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to "High-speed continuous shooting" to shoot still images continuously.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which, when USB is used to power the camera for an extended period of time, the supply of power becomes suspended under specific conditions.

To download the firmware update directly from Canon follow this link.

DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE UPDATE 

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