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Canon EOS R5 finally gets 1080p 120fps and C-Log 3 in firmware triple-header

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UPDATE 2: Canon has now issued a fixed firmware, v1.3.1, to correct the issue caused by the defective v1.3.0 update. It adds a seventh point to the list of updates, which is reflected in the description below. 

UPDATE 1: Canon has removed firmware v1.3.0 for the Canon EOS R6 from download, after users reported a "fatal bug" when using the camera in 1080p / FullHD with EF-S lenses or crop shooting mode. The new firmware for the EOS R5 and 1D X Mark III have no reported issues.

ORIGINAL STORY (31 Mar): Canon has launched a trifecta of significant firmware updates for its flagship DSLR and leading mirrorless cameras, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III,  R5 and R6. 

Receiving the biggest bounty is the Canon EOS R5, which now finally possesses the ability to shoot video in 1080p (FullHD) at 120 frames per second, as well as the much-requested Canon Log 3 profile, among many other additions (including turning the LCD screen off during shooting, using it for playback only in a more DSLR-like experience to conserve battery). 

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III benefits mainly from updates that improve professional workflow, thanks to FTP and RAW file size-reducing improvements, while the Canon EOS R6 sees an IPB file size-reducing option along with full-time manual focus override on RF lenses (all features also received by the R5). 

• Read more: What are firmware updates and do I need them?

All three firmwares offer very worthwhile updates, though the R5 clearly receives the biggest quality-of-life upgrades. Here's a breakdown of all the features added or addressed by the software in each camera. 

Canon EOS R5 firmware v1.3.0

Download firmware v1.3.0 for the Canon EOS R5.

1. Adds [Canon Log 3] to [Canon Log settings]. You can select [Canon Log] or [Canon Log 3] from [Canon Log settings] in the Shooting tab of the menu.

- Support for RAW movies shot with Canon Log3 and RAW (Light) will be available in Cinema RAW Development and in Digital Photo Professional version in a future update.

- Digital Photo Professional will also support the processing of RAW movies shot in Canon Log3 settings and the application of Viewing LUT in future update.

2. Adds [RAW (Light)] to the movie recording size and [IPB (Light)] to 8K/4K to enable lower bit rate shooting. These settings can also be selected when RAW+MP4 is set.

3. Adds a high frame rate of 119.9 fps/100.0 fps to the Full HD movie recording size.

4. Adds [Electronic full-time MF] to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF. 

5. Adds [6: Monitor Off] to [Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings] in the Shooting tab of the menu. This update makes it possible for the camera's monitor to be turned off at all times during shooting.

6. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.

7. Adds the ability, when transferring images via FTP, to select protected images that failed to be transferred and protected images that have not yet been transferred and transfer them all at once.

8. Adds [Save/load cam settings on card] to the Function settings tab of the menu. This allows you to save the camera settings to a card, or load a saved file and restore the camera to the settings you saved to a card.

9. Fixes a phenomenon, in which, in rare instances, the camera does not function normally when using certain CFexpress cards.

10. Fixes a phenomenon, in which in rare instances, the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to "High-speed continuous shooting" to shoot still images continuously.

11. Fixes a phenomenon in which the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.

Canon EOS R6 firmware v1.3.1

Download firmware v1.3.1 for the Canon EOS R6. 

1. Adds [IPB (Light)] to 4K to enable lower bit rate shooting. 

2. Adds [Electronic full-time MF] to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.

3. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.

4. Fixes a phenomenon, in which in rare instances, the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to "High-speed continuous shooting" to shoot still images continuously.

5. Fixes a phenomenon that may corrupt the image displayed in the viewfinder.

6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.

7. Fixes a phenomenon, in which the camera stops to operate normally when the movie cropping setting is set to [Enable] for performing movie shooting in Firmware Version 1.3.0.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware v1.4.0

Download firmware v1.4.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. 

1. Adds [RAW (Light)] to the movie recording size and [IPB (Light)] to 4K to enable lower bit rate shooting. These settings can also be selected when RAW+MP4 is set.

2. The transfer time (estimated value) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.

3. Improves communication reliability when using FTP and USB simultaneously.

Read more: 

Canon EOS R5 review
Canon EOS R6 review
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review
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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James started working in the photographic industry in 2014 as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy – successor to David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus. In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. An Olympus and Canon user, James was previously technique editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine.