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Canon EOS R5 and R6 to get new raft of features with next firmware update in early 2021

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A new firmware update is supposedly in the making for Canon's mirrorless EOS R5 and R6 cameras, said to be dropping at some time during the first quarter of 2021. While no specs for the EOS R6 firmware are available, we gather that the firmware for the EOS R5 will reportedly add Canon Cinema RAW light, C-Log 3 and 1080p Full HD video recording at 120 frames per second.

Firmware version 1.2.0 came to the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 recently on November 11th. This recent update fixed a few bugs and user issues, but felt like more of a fine-tuning rather than adding any big beefy features. On the other hand the prior update 1.1.0 had a more significant performance boost, vastly improving the record and recovery times on the EOS R6, while also addressing overheating issues.

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The latest update has however left some users wanting more, with users in particular pining for the ability to shoot 1080p Full HD video at 120fps. Let's hope the next rumoured update from our source addresses this and also adds Canon Cinema RAW light addition as well as C-Log 3, which would both be very welcome additions too.

The most recent and up-to-date firmware version 1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R5 and R6 can be downloaded from the official Canon website below:

Download EOS R5 Firmware 1.2.0

Download EOS R6 Firmware 1.2.0

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Dan Mold

Technique editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan brings his technical wizardry to DCW from from Practical Photography and Digital Photo. A Photoshop guru, Dan is also a beast at post-processing, making him the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, he's a particularly keen wildlife photographer –  and unsurprisingly, he's definitely a Canon man!