Autofocus on steroids! Canon EOS R5, R6 and 1D X Mark III get big firmware updates

Canon firmware update
(Image credit: James Artaius / Canon)

Canon has given major autofocus performance boosts to three of its top-tier cameras, the Canon EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras and the 1D X Mark III DSLR.

Thanks to the magic of firmware, manufacturers have the ability to modify and improve certain built-in camera features. And Canon has done just that, adding Vehicle AF to the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, along with other refinements such as improvements to Head Detection AF in the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.