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Canon Releases Firmware Updates for EOS R3 & EOS R5

- 1 year ago

Canon has just revealed firmware updates for both its Canon EOS R3 and Canon EOS R5 cameras based on feedback and requests from its user community. The updates include new features such as Panning Assist for the EOS R3 and enhanced resolution for the EOS R5. Canon has also made improvements to its Mobile File Transfer app to make it more user-friendly and adaptable to workflows. Read on for more.

Canon EOS R5
Canon’s EOS R5 gets a boost with new firmware.

Enhanced resolution with v1.81 firmware for EOS R5

The new v1.81 firmware for the EOS R5 allows the EOS R5 to produce images with higher resolutions of [up to] 400MP. To achieve this, the in-body IS mechanism moves the sensor incrementally to replicate the effect of smaller pixels, making it perfect for capturing architecture and landscape images.

Easier capturing of fast-moving subjects with v1.40 firmware for EOS R3

The new v1.40 firmware for the Canon EOS R3 adds a new Panning Assist function that allows image stabilisation and subject blur correction to be applied during exposure. This is especially useful for capturing fast action like motorsports and helps to retain sharp details even when using slower shutter speeds.

Canon EOS R5 side
Canon EOS R5.

Pre-register up to 10 people with EOS R3

EOS R3 users can now pre-register up to 10 people, allowing their faces to be detected and tracked based on a priority set in the camera. This is great for shooting groups of people at special events such as weddings.

Automatic protection with File Transfer Protocol [FTP]

Both the v1.40 firmware for EOS R3 and the v1.81 firmware for EOS R5 enable images transferred via File Transfer Protocol [FTP] to be automatically protected. This makes it easier for freelance photographers to streamline their workflows and identify images they have already transmitted when they download the card to their laptops.

Canon EOS R3 Lifestyle
Canon’s EOS R3 now with pimped performance with firmware update.

Improved Mobile File Transfer app

Canon has also revealed new features for its Mobile File Transfer app, including a screen lock to prevent accidental operation during transfer, the ability to change and edit FTP server settings before transfer, and UI improvements based on feedback from professionals. This app allows users to upload and transfer large numbers of images to FTP/FTPS/SFTP servers through their 5G mobile devices.

See more via Canon’s camera connect app or their support site: HERE

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.