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Firmware update 1.1.0 for EOS M6 Mark II

Canon has released firmware version 1.1.0 for the EOS M6 Mark II camera which incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

1. The option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.
2. Fixes the phenomenon where the focus position of the lens returns to the home position if the camera powers off due to the "Auto Power Off" setting during Interval Timing shooting.
3. Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the camera may not autofocus at the edges of the image area.

You can download the firmware update from the Canon UK website.

The download also contains detailed instructions which should be followed to ensure successful updating.
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Planned firmware update for EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon has confirmed that there is a problem with the EOS-1D X Mark III. When the camera is used with the electronic level set to 'Show' in the viewfinder display, the camera might not perform normally when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.

A new firmware release is planned for early April.

In the meantime, a workaround is to use the 'Hide' setting for the electronic level in the viewfinder display (Menu / Set-up 2 tab / Viewfinder display / Electronic level).

Details of the firmware update will be posted here when it is announced.

Canon updates EOS R5 development announcement

Exactly a month since its development announcement of the EOS R5 – a full frame mirrorless camera built on the revolutionary EOS R system – Canon Inc. reveals additional information.

Achieving the ‘impossible’, Canon Inc. confirms the EOS R5’s video capabilities will far exceed that of competing cameras on the market. With its ability to internally record 8K using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p, the latest Canon EOS R camera is set to redefine mirrorless with its market-leading features. In addition, in all 8K modes it will support Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Canon Inc. also confirms the EOS R5 supports advanced animal AF – recognising dogs, cats and birds, relying not only on the eyes of the animal, but also the face and body for situations when the eyes are not visible.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Product Marketing Senior Manager, said: “We’ve seen speculation that the EOS R5’s specs are ‘impossible’. Today’s announcement confirms once again, we are achieving the ‘imposs…

The Photography Show 2020 postponed

The organisers of The Photography Show and The Video Show, which was planned to take place at the NEC from 14-17 March 2020, have announced both events will be postponed until Summer 2020 following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe.

Speaking about the announcement, Jonny Sullens, Head of Events at Future, said: “To date, we have been following government guidelines regarding the continuation of our event during this unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus. As the news has been progressing, we have listened to the concerns of all parties. And today we have taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone The Photography Show and The Video Show until later in the year.

“We are incredibly disappointed to take this action so close to the event opening, however the wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is of the utmost importance. We understand how important the show is both from an industry and community point of view, and postponing until Summer 2020, when we hope the thre…

Firmware updates to fix security flaw

Canon has released the final wave of firmware updates to fix the potential security flaw relating to the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) originally identified in August 2019. The final EOS cameras to receive the fix are as follows:

Canon EOS 77D – version 1.0.3
Canon EOS 800D/Rebel T7i – version 1.0.2
Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i – version 1.0.1
Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 –  version 1.0.1
Canon EOS 2000D – version 1.0.1
Canon EOS 4000D – version 1.0.1
Canon EOS 1300D – version 1.1.1
Canon EOS M6 – version 1.0.1
Canon EOS M5 – version 1.0.2
Canon EOS M3 – version 1.2.1
Canon EOS M2 – version 1.0.4
Canon EOS M10 – version 1.1.1
Canon EOS M100 – version 1.0.1

The firmware updates offer the following fixes:
1. Corrects a PTP communications vulnerability.
2. Corrects a vulnerability related to firmware update.

When updating the firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

You can read the original news story here.

Development announcement for Canon EOS R5 camera

Canon Inc. today announces the development of the EOS R5, a full frame mirrorless camera built on the revolutionary EOS R system.

Developed with customer feedback and market needs in mind, the EOS R5 will feature unrivalled high-speed, high-resolution, 8K video and unparalleled image stabilisation.

The EOS R5 offers a step-change in performance, with an incredible 12fps (frames per second) using the mechanical shutter, whilst the electronic shutter offers 20fps. The camera’s combination of speed and resolution will set new standards, to make mirrorless an ideal choice for everyone from wedding to wildlife photographers.

Canon’s outstanding optical image stabilisation technology and superior electronic communication between lens and camera shines with this latest addition to the EOS R family. The EOS R5 takes the cutting-edge technology developed for the range to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilisation system – which works in combination wit…

Peek at Canon RF lens roadmap for 2020

Alongside the RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM lens announcement, Canon has also revealed the development of the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x for 2020.

It's clear that Canon is committed to its new EOS R system and the RF mount, with nine RF lenses promised for 2020. What's also interesting is that the first lens is a distinct step from the fast, bright, 'look what we can do' lenses of 2019, focusing more on the more affordable, lightweight lens.

There are no further details as yet for the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens, nor for the Extenders (Canon's name for teleconverters) – more details will be shared as soon as they are available.