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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 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 Main dial icon may not appear when Magnify/Reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

The instructions supplied with the firmware should be read carefully before attempting to install the update.

To download firmware v1.4.0 for the Canon EOS R, visit:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/


To download firmware v1.3.0 for the Canon EOS RP, visit:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/

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