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EISA Awards for Canon

The EISA Awards 2019-2020 have been announced and Canon features strongly in the Photography section. Here are the EISA Awards the company has received.

Best buy full frame camera: EOS RP
Lens innovation: RF 28-70mm f2L USM
Standard prime lens: RF 50mm f1.2L USM
Standard Zoom lens: RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM
Super telephoto prime lens: EF 600mm f4L IS USM

EISA – the European Imaging and Sound Association – is a group of 55 special interest magazines from 29 countries. You can read more about the association and comments about the individual awards at:

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Security advisory for Canon digital cameras

There is a vulnerability related to communications via the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is used by some EOS digital cameras. There is also a vulnerability related to firmware updates.

So far, there are no confirmed reports of cameras being affected, but Canon has drawn up a list of workarounds to avoid potential problems. They are also working on firmware updates for at-risk cameras. Firmware version 1.0.3 for the EOS 80D has already been introduced. Updates for other models will follow.

For further information about this issue, visit:

EOS 80D firmware update 1.0.3

Firmware version 1.0.3 for the EOS 80D provides the following:
1. Corrects a PTP communications vulnerability
2. Corrects a vulnerability related to firmware update.

To download the firmware, go to:
select the EOS 80D link and then the 'Firmware' tab. The firmware download is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. Full instructions for installing the firmware are supplied (click on 'More details' on the firmware page).

Canon announces RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens

Canon Europe today expands its RF lens range, delivering the second of six RF lenses promised for 2019 with the launch of the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM. Belonging to the growing EOS R system, it’s been designed from the ground up to take advantage of Canon’s RF lens mount technology and design possibilities.

At 750g, the compact and portable RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM has an incredible weight to focal length coverage ratio. This new lens offers huge creative scope with its 24-240mm 10x zoom range and is highly versatile, capturing everything from wide-angle shots to telephoto close-ups.

With its five-stop image stabilisation, the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM is the first full-frame lens to feature Dynamic IS, providing real stability when shooting hand-held, even at very low shutter speeds. The lens is driven by Nano USM autofocus, which combines the benefits of STM and ring USM across 88 x 100% of the frame with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Key Features:
•    5-stop image stabilisation (IS) with …

Canon announces two PowerShot camera upgrades

Canon Europe today bolsters its PowerShot G series with two new large sensor compact cameras that deliver a harmonious blend of performance and portability. With high speed continuous shooting and 4K movie (no crop), Canon provides content creators, vloggers and photography enthusiasts with a model to take their creativity and technical capabilities to the next level.

The PowerShot G5 X Mark II features a new 5x f1.8-2.8 lens and pop-up EVF. Meanwhile, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III boasts a 4.2x f1.8 – 2.8 zoom lens and 3.5mm microphone input.

Weighing only 340 and 304 grams respectively, both the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III employ Canon’s powerful DIGIC 8 image processor for unbeatable shooting performance in a pocket-sized camera. With a 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type stacked sensor, both models achieve sensational image quality and vibrant colours for photos and 4K video footage. Making use of the CR3 RAW format, the latest additions to Canon’s G-series have a wi…

Firmware update for Speedlite EL-100

In some situations, the Speedlite EL-100 might not fire correctly. Firmware version 1.0.1 fixes this. Details of how to update the Speedlite firmware and the firmware download link are available at:
Speedlite EL-100 firmware

Note that only selected EOS camera models released in 2014 or later can be used for the firmware update. Models released since then but which cannot be used are:
- EOS 100D / Rebel SL2
- EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
- EOS 1200D / Rebel T5
- EOS 1300D / Rebel T6
- EOS 2000D / Rebel T7
- EOS 4000D / Rebel T100
- EOS M3
- EOS M5
- EOS M6
- EOS M10
- EOS M100

Full details of the update procedure are supplied as a PDF with the download, which is available for Windows and Mac computer systems.

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) adds support for EOS 250D

Canon's Digital Photo Professional software version 4.10.20 includes support for the EOS 250D camera which was announced in April 2019. The camera is also known at the EOS Rebel SL3 (North America) and EOS KISS X10 (Japan).

You can download the software by going to:
selecting you camera model and clicking on the Software tab on the page which appears.