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Firmware update for EOS 6D Mark II

Firmware version 1.1.0 for the EOS 6D Mark II incorporates the following enhancements:1. Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.*For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.*For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.
2. Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.

The firmware can be downloaded here.

Firmware update for EOS 5D Mark IV

Firmware version 1.3.0 for the EOS 5D Mark IV incorporates the following enhancements and fix:1. Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.*For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.*For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.
2. Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which some camera operations may not be possible or an error may occur after an insufficient flash output is produced when shooting with the flash.
The firmware update can be downloaded here.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II launched, but no plans for UK release

Canon has announced the launch of the EOS M50 Mark II. This small, compact APS-C sensor mirrorless camera offers a few minor upgrades to the original M50, most notably improvements to the Eye detection autofocus feature and a few video-based tweaks.While the camera has been announced in the USA – where the M50 has been one of the topselling cameras – and in Asian regions – where, similarly, the M50 has been incredibly popular – there are no plans at present to sell it in the UK or other European regions.Of the launch, Canon UK commented, "Canon has today (14th October 2020) announced the launch of the EOS M50 Mark II in some international regions. This is the successor to the award-winning EOS M50 mirrorless camera. At this stage we are unable to confirm if and when this camera will launch in EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa]."
To find out more about the EOS M50 Mark II, visit the Canon EOS camera system section via eos-magazine.com.

Canon announces a new flagship flashgun: the Speedlite EL-1

Canon has launched a high-performance and versatile Speedlite flashgun. The Speedlite EL-1, which is compatible with Canon's radio and optical flash systems, is built to withstand demanding environments, with a weather-resistant design and fast recycling times of between 0.1 to 0.9 seconds. Matching the Speedlite 600EX-RT in terms of reach – with a guide number of 60 – the Speedlite EL-1 offers a number of firsts in relation to its design and performance. It has a new user-friendly interface and joystick for quick and easy navigation. The bounce ability has been enhanced, with 120ยบ of tilt now possible. It also comes with a range of accessories, including a new rechargeable battery pack, the LP-EL, which is rated for 335 shots at full power. What's more, the EL-1 is capable of up to 170 continuous full power flashes in a single burst, without overheating, which Canon says is as a result of a new active cooling system.There's also a low power mode, with output possible at j…

Firmware version 1.2.1 available for EOS-1D X Mark III

Firmware Version 1.2.1 for the EOS-1D X Mark III fixes a phenomenon, in which, after updating the camera's firmware to version 1.2.0, the Smart Controller may respond slowly or not at all on some cameras. This error may occur in cameras whose first two digits of the serial number are 01, 02, 03 or 04.

The firmware also incorporates the following fixes and enhancements.

1. Enhancements when using Browser Remote:The image list displayed will be refreshed automatically on the browser. On the shooting screen of the browser, you can set the movie resolution and a high frame rate. On the shooting screen of the browser, you can change the movie shooting mode.On the shooting screen of the browser, Live View will be displayed as soon as you select the movie shooting button.
2. Enhances Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.

3. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur during viewfinder shooting, in which the shutter may not be released or the camera may not operate…