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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…