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Canon EOS R3, EOS R5 & EOS R6 Cameras Receive Firmware Updates

Based on user feedback, Canon's latest firmware update allows new levels of speed and efficiency when using the Canon EOS R3. Plus, the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 also receive updates which are available for download now.

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Canon has announced firmware updates for the Canon EOS R3, Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 cameras that introduce more speed and endurance to the Canon R System. 

Firmware v1.20 sets new standards for high speed when using the Canon EOS R3, while the EOS R5 firmware v1.60 extends recording times and the EOS R6 firmware v1.60 streamlines workflows.

All of the firmware updates are available now over on the Canon website via the following links:


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The EOS R3 is already a powerhouse for news and sports and the v1.20 firmware update further improves on its incredible speed. With the new custom high-speed continuous shooting setting, users can capture at frame rates from 30fps up to an astonishing 195fps at full resolution in JPEG, HEIF or RAW. This gives photographers the ability to capture the definitive moment of action, such as when the bat connects with the ball in baseball or when a bird of prey attacks.

It’s not just lightning-fast stills this upgrade offers. EOS R3 users will also be able to capture Full HD movies at 240p, to achieve frame rate speeds previously only possible on dedicated video cameras. 240p recording slows down the action by a factor of six, for smooth slow motion that’s perfect for seeing pivotal moments in a fast-moving situation.

To ensure photojournalists and reporters can beat the competition, the v1.20 update simplifies operation and enables them to cut down the time between capture and publication. Featured in the newly launched EOS R7, Cloud RAW Image Processing will now be available in the EOS R3, applying sophisticated deep learning processing within to improve the resolution and sharpness, whilst also reducing the potential for moire in images. This also supports neural network imaging processing that provides stunning, AI-based noise reduction without the loss of detail. The EOS R3 also gains in-camera compositing (focus stacking) of images taken with focus bracketing, to create images with a great depth of field and sharpness - perfect for macro photography. This function is also possible when used with the Speedlite EL-1.


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In response to feedback, users can now assign a 1.6x crop or other crop ratios to a custom button on the EOS R3, which acts as a built-in extender so that photographers can quickly and easily zoom in on newsworthy moments. 

Addressing feedback from vloggers, that the edges of captured video would shake in selfie-mode when shooting with an ultra-wide-angle lens, the EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6 now include wobble correction within the Digital Movie IS function. This correction is in addition to the conventional shift correction of Digital Movie IS, for much more stable shooting. A time-lapse movie function has also been added to the EOS R3, with the ability to retain time-lapse movie settings if the camera is powered down accidentally.

The v1.60 firmware for the EOS R5 will also bring a popular feature of the EOS R3 to the EOS R5 - Auto Power Off Temperature - which (depending on conditions) enables longer recording times to be achieved.

The new firmware offers a number of updates for operation with Canon’s market-leading Software Development Kit (SDK). New functionality for SDK users includes support for remote sensor cleaning, the ability to activate focus bracketing, the option to set high frame rate video and first curtain/second curtain/high-speed synchronisation, and for the EOS R6, the ability to set mode dial functions remotely via the SDK. These additions further expand the capabilities of the EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6 for commercial applications. 

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