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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

Two Canon RF lenses officially released

Canon unveils the first two of its trinity RF F2.8L lenses, expanding the pioneering RF lens line-up for the EOS R System. Honouring its commitment to release six new RF lenses in 2019, the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM will be available from September 2019 onwards.

Read the full specifications and press release for Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM lens

Read the full specifications and press release for Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens

Firmware update
To complement the introduction of these lenses, Canon is releasing firmware updates for the EOS R and EOS RP which further enhances the Eye detection AF performance of both mirrorless cameras. The update enables the camera to detect and focus on the eyes of subjects at much great distances compared to the previous firmware, as well as offering faster acquisition and improved accuracy and tracking. In addition to this, listening to Canon’s customer feedback, firmware engineers have simplified the AF Eye Tracking indicato…

Firmware version 1.2.0 for the EOS RP

Firmware version 1.2.0 for the EOS RP adds support for the RF 24-24-mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens. It also corrects an error in which the top of some captured images may be dark during high-speed sync shooting with an external flash.

To download the firmware, go to:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/
select the EOS R tab, then the EOS RP 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).

EOS R firmware version 1.3.0

Firmware version 1.3.0 for the EOS R adds support for the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens.

To download the firmware, go to:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/cameras/eos/
select the EOS R tab, then the EOS R 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).



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).