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Canon announces new firmware for EOS R5 mirrorless camera.

Canon announces new firmware for EOS R5 mirrorless camera

Canon has announced a new firmware version 1.1.0 for the new EOS R5 mirrorless camera. This firmware update promises higher video shooting time for the EOS R5 fullframe mirrorless camera. Canon had launched the EOS R5 camera with lot of fanfare as it is the first mirrorless camera to shoot at 8K resolution. Also the EOS R5 can shoot 8K in raw mode internally. However, the EOS R5 shuts down due to overheating. Some enterprising folks found out that the EOS R5 misreads the temperature and shuts down. Now Canon has come out with a firmware update which will be available in September. Reports suggest that apart from bug fixing this firmware update improves the video shooting time, which though not to a great extent but still makes it a bit better.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  • Useful messaging is now displayed when [HDMI display:Camera+External monitor] and [Overheat control: on] settings are enabled.
  • When using certain RF lenses for movie shooting, the in-lens image stabilization mechanism has been improved.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the “Slow Synchro” setting screen is not accurately displayed, when the language is set to English.
  • Fixes a typo displayed on the communication setting screen, when the language is set to Korean.
  • Connectivity during FTP transmission has been improved.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which the card access time may take longer, when using certain CF express cards.
  • Temperature detection and shooting time control in video shooting have been improved. In addition, the total shooting time when the short-time recording and power-on/off are performed repeatedly at room temperature is improved.
  • The phenomenon in which the movie recording time available is not correctly displayed when the Date/Time/Zone is not set has been corrected.

*The firmware scheduled for release in early September will incorporate the following improvements for the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM.
-Supports 6-stop image stabilization. (CIPA-compliant)
-Improves IS capabilities when performing continuous shooting under specific conditions.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

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