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EOS Webcam Utility Software no longer BETA

EOS Webcam Utility has now moved out of its BETA testing stage. It is free-to-download software that allows you to connect your compatible Canon EOS or PowerShot camera to a PC or Mac, where it will be recognised as a USB webcam. Now you can experience high-quality virtual meetings and video conferencing through your Canon camera. With businesses seeking new ways to improve their employees' video conferencing experience, Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility solution addresses the soaring demand for web cameras in 2020, with just a USB connection and a compatible Canon camera required. This simple-to-use, free software can be downloaded from the Canon website and configured in minutes with a video conferencing application. The software, currently supported by Windows, will also be compatible with the MacOS operating system (date to be confirmed).

This Canon software brings high image quality during important video conferencing for the most professional set-up. Users will notice an immediate …
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Canon's Autumn 2020 cashback offers

Canon is offering up to £200 cashback on selected products this autumn, including: EOS R (£150 cashback)
EOS RP (£60 cashback)
EOS 5D Mark IV (£180 cashback)
EOS 6D Mark II (£90 cashback)RF 24-70mm f2.8L USM (£200 cashback)
RF 85mm f1.2L (£200 cashback)
RF 50mm f1.2L (£200 cashback)
RF 24-240mm f4.5-6.3 IS USM (£70 cashback)EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM (£90 cashback)
EF 24mm f1.4L II USM (£150 cashback)
EF 35mm f1.4L II USM (£150 cashback)
EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM (£80 cashback)
EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM (£80 cashback)
Speedlite 600EX-RT (£100 cashback)
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (£30 cashback)You can claim cashback when you purchase any of these products between Thursday 10 September 2020 and Thursday 6 October 2020. Claims must be submitted before midnight on Monday 30 November 2020.Full details of the caskback and how to claim are at Canon Autumn 2020 cashback

EOS R6 firmware version 1.1.1 released

Canon has released firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS R6 camera which incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

1. A messaging is displayed when [HDMI display: Camera+External monitor] and [Overheat control: on] settings are both enabled.  2. When the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM is attached, an image stabilisation (IS) effect of approximately six stops* is achieved through collaborative control with the in-lens image stabilisation.

3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the IS capabilities may be degraded when performing continuous shooting in cases where the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens is attached to the EOS R6 running firmware version 1.1.0. 4. When using certain RF lenses for movie shooting, the in-lens image stabilisation mechanism has been improved.  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the "Slow Synchro" setting screen is not accurately displayed, when the language is set to English. 6. Fixes a typo displayed on the communication setting screen, when the lang…

Canon releases a further firmware update for the EOS R5 camera

Canon has released a further firmware update for the EOS R5.
Firmware version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fix and enhancement:

1. When the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens is attached, an image stabilisation effect of approximately six stops* is achieved through collaborative control with the in-lens image stabilisation.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the IS capabilities may be degraded when performing continuous shooting in cases where the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens is attached to the EOS R5 running firmware version 1.1.0.*Focal length 500mm, Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards.You can download the update from Canon's support website.

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware versions up to 1.1.0 and includes previous improvements and fixes. If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.1, this update is unnecessary. When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoro…

EOS R5 firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.0 for the EOS R5 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:1. Useful messaging is now displayed when [HDMI display: Camera+External monitor] and [Overheat control: on] settings are enabled.

2. When using certain RF lenses for movie shooting, the in-lens image stabilization mechanism has been improved.

3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the "Slow Synchro" setting screen is not accurately displayed, when the language is set to English.

4. Fixes a typo displayed on the communication setting screen, when the language is set to Korean.

5. Connectivity during FTP transmission has been improved.

6. Fixes a phenomenon, in which the card access time may take longer, when using certain CFexpress cards.

7. 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.

8. The phenomenon in which the movie r…

Canon launches #FreeYourStory competition

Canon Europe has launched a photography competition. Called #FreeYourStory, there are two themes to the challenge: The Mirror Selfie and Forced Perspective. The judges are looking for images that go beyond the ordinary captures for these two well-known themes, that deliver exceptional stories through the medium of photography.The competition closes on 21 September 2020; the winner of each theme will receive an EOS M200 and a Canon Zoemini S, plus a session with a professional photographer. 30 runners-up will also win Canon gear.
For more information and to enter, visit:
https://www.canon.co.uk/campaigns/free-your-story/photo-contest/

Canon press release:
Each day, millions of images and videos are uploaded to social media channels and shared around the world. Within the digitally connected Generation-Z and Millennial groups, people regularly invest their time and creativity updating their social profiles, often more acutely than other age demographics, with 60% owning a digital camera and…

EOS-1D X Mark III firmware upgrade

Firmware Version 1.2.0 for the EOS-1D X Mark III incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:1. Enhancements when using Browser Remote:- The image list displayed will be refreshed automatically on the browser.- On the shooting screen of the browser, you can set the movie resolution and a high frame rate.- On the shooting screen of the browser, you can change the movie shooting mode.- On the shooting screen of the browser, Live View will be displayed as soon as you select the movie shooting button.
2. Enhances Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
3. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur during viewfinder shooting, in which the shutter may not be released or the camera may not operate in the following settings:- In One-Shot AF mode, when the AF Area Selection Mode is set as Zone AF, Large Zone AF or Automatic Selection AF.- In AI Servo AF, when direct AF point selection is made using the smart controller.- When the Register/Recall Shooting Function…