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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.

RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM lens announcement

Kicking off the release of the 2020 additions to the RF lens line-up, the RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM is a lightweight, compact and versatile zoom lens. Weighing just 395g and sizing up at 88.8mm x 76.6mm, the RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM is an ideal all-round lens and travel companion. The RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM and EOS RP combined weight is only 880g, providing an equal lens/camera balance and comfort.

Adding to its already versatile focal range, the RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM features not only 0.4x life-size magnification, but also a new Canon-developed 0.5x Center Focus Macro mode. This mode provides photographers with high magnification at 24mm, resulting in an extremely close 13cm minimum focus distance. As a result, subjects in the centre of the frame are pin-sharp, exposing beautiful hidden detail, and the edges of the image fade away into an attractive blur.

With a large rear element and Canon’s Super Spectra Coating, this lens will deliver high optical performance across the fr…

Canon announces the EOS 850D

Canon Europe announces the launch of the Canon EOS 850D (Rebel T8i), a lightweight, versatile and connected DSLR camera, powered by Canon’s fast and responsive DIGIC 8 processor.

Capturing rich, detailed images with its 24.1MP Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C sensor and 4K movie capability, the Canon EOS 850D is the perfect all-rounder for photography enthusiasts looking to upgrade their existing equipment and unleash their creativity.

Inherited from Canon’s professional range, the EOS 850D is equipped with an Intelligent Tracking (iTR) automatic focus (AF), made possible by the 220,000 Pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. By exchanging high-resolution automatic exposure data with the AF sensor, the iTR automatic focus provides high speed responsiveness and accuracy, ideal for capturing sport and wildlife photography.

The autofocus tracking on the Canon EOS 850D is high-speed and accurate due to the 45 point all cross-type AF sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, while face detection is more reliable for imp…

Canon announces image.canon

Canon Europe announces image.canon, a free service for the seamless transfer of images and movies direct to devices and web services. From early April 2020, this revolution in connected imagery will also feature free cloud storage, automatically from Canon cameras.


This is the replacement service for Canon iMAGE GATEWAY announced by Canon last month.

Connected images
Image.canon goes beyond storage, providing users with the simplest service for managing everything from their family photos to their professional workflow. The free service places users’ images and videos sent automatically or manually in their original quality from a Wi-Fi-enabled Canon camera in a central hub for seamless onward delivery to devices and web services including Google Drive, Flickr, and YouTube. Adobe and Google compatibility are planned to launch in June 2020.

Giving photographers the tools they need to keep up in a 5G and AI-enabled world, the latest Wi-Fi-enabled Canon cameras (released from 2020) will …