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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:
https://www.eisa.eu/awards/

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:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/product-advisories/detail/the-vulnerability-in-canon-digital-cameras

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:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/
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).