Canon EOS R5 can record 4 TIMES as much video with new firmware!

Canon EOS R5 firmware
(Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)

It didn't take long for rumors to circulate that Canon was fast-tracking firmware to address the Canon EOS R5's recording limitations and overheating issues. So when the manufacturer dropped firmware version 1.1.0, we were eager to see what difference it made.

After testing the new firmware on a production Canon EOS R5, we're pleased to confirm that it does make a difference, and you will be able to squeeze more recording time (considerably more, in some cases) out of the camera… but only in certain circumstances.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.