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Canon to add 24p video frame rate to recent cameras

Canon has announced that it plans to release firmware updates for five of its recent cameras which will add 24p (23.98fps) mode for video recording, available in both Full HD and 4K modes.

The camera models which are due to receive updated firmware (with anticipated release dates) are as follows:

EOS 90D – late October 2019
EOS RP – late October 2019
PowerShot G7X Mark III – December 2019
PowerShot G5X Mark II – December 2019
EOS M6 Mark II – to follow in 2020

The decision to release firmware updates that enable the additional video frame rate is in response to customer feedback and demand. Of the announcement Canon says it "is committed to providing a diverse and full line-up of products to cater for all capabilities and interests by listening to our customers feedback and providing enhancements accordingly.".
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100 million Canon EOS cameras milestone

Canon has announced that on 20 September 2019 it reached a significant manufacturing milestone, having produced 100 million EOS camera bodies.

The 100 millionth camera to roll of the production line was the EOS R camera, Canon's first full frame mirrorless model originally launched in October 2018.

The Canon EOS system was first launched in March 1987, with the introduction of the EOS 650 film camera. The EOS 650 was a next-generation AF single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, featuring the world’s first fully electronic lens mount. Production of the EOS series began in what was then Canon’s Fukushima plant and now takes place at a variety of locations – including Taiwan, Miyazaki, Nagasaki and the lynchpin Oita Canon – where production is now carried out under stringent product quality management. Following the release of the EOS 650, Canon went on to develop innovative products and technologies that put speed, comfort and image quality at the forefront – such as the high-end E…

Promised Canon EOS R-series firmware updates now available

Canon has released firmware updates for the EOS R and EOS RP cameras, the benefits of which were first announced in August 2019 alongside the introduction of the EOS 90D and M6 Mark II.

These updates offer improvement to the cameras' Eye Detection AF feature, making it more responsive, and also fixes the known PTP security flaw.

Firmware versions 1.4.0 for the EOS R incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:
1. Enhances Eye Detection Autofocus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
2. Improved AF performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
3. Reduces lag time between the actual AF and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Firmware version 1.3.0 for the EOS RP offers the following:
1. Enhances Eye Detection AF for improved face and eye recognition at greater dista…

Canon announces EOS M200

Canon Europe announces the highly anticipated successor to the popular EOS M100 mirrorless camera – the Canon EOS M200.

Upgrades include the latest Canon DIGIC 8 processor, improved autofocus and the addition of 4K movie. Complete with a guided user interface, boundless creative functions and vertical movie shooting, it is the perfect step-up from a smartphone for those looking for more control and more professional images and video.

The Canon EOS M200 is a compact and lightweight camera that can be conveniently carried anywhere. Weighing just 299g (including battery and memory card), it is perfect for daily use as it takes up limited bag space. It is also sleek and stylish in appearance, available in black or white with a high-quality crosshatch leather pattern.

Incredibly simple, simply incredible, the Canon EOS M200 will be available from October 2019 with an RRP of £499.99/€569.99.




EOS M200 Key features:
24.1 megapixel APS-C sized sensor4K video and 120fps HDDual Pixel CMO…

Firmware updates to fix security flaws for EOS 1D- and 5D-series

Canon has released the first wave of firmware updates to resolve the Picture Transfer Protocol security flaw identified in Wi-Fi enabled EOS cameras.

Firmware is available for the following cameras:

EOS 5D Mark III – version 1.3.6
EOS 5D Mark IV – version 1.2.1
EOS 5DS – version 1.1.3
EOS 5DS R – version 1.1.3
EOS-1D X – version 2.1.1
EOS-1D X Mark II – version 1.1.7

Updates for other affected Canon EOS cameras are expected to be released in due course.

These follow the firmware update already released for the EOS 80D DSLR camera.

Ensure that you read the instructions contained within the downloaded firmware update from the Canon UK website. For more information on how to install firmware, read the EOS magazine article.


Canon announces EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II

Canon Europe has launched two high-speed, high resolution cameras – one DSLR and one M-series mirrorless – designed to take enthusiast photographers to the next skill level.

Same on the inside, but designed for different users and purposes, the EOS 90D (DSLR) and EOS M6 Mark II (mirrorless) are both equipped with Canon’s latest generation DIGIC 8 processor, brand new 32.5MP CMOS sensor, standard connectivity tools (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), 4K video in conjunction with Canon’s powerful Dual Pixel CMOS AF, plus Eye detection AF.

The EOS 90D is a fast and reliable DSLR, with a familiar, robust body perfect for sport and wildlife photographers. You can shoot at 10fps with autofocus tracking and 11fps in Live View. The optical viewfinder enables the responsiveness needed to shoot wildlife, such as birds in flight, while an intelligent function gives complete visibility of the composition and shooting settings within the display. Like its predecessor – the EOS 80D – it has 45 all cross-type …

Firmware update to bring improved Eye detection AF

Canon will be releasing firmware updates for both the EOS R and EOS RP cameras, bringing improvements to the Eye Detection AF feature. This is to coincide with the two new RF lenses, also announced today.

The updates will offer improved accuracy and faster subject acquisition, as well as greater reach, meaning that your subject’s eye will be picked up from further away. 

The new firmware will be available from the end of September 2019