Canon plays catchup with EOS R firmware update

Canon EOS R firmware update 1.2.0

Eye AF is becoming the hot topic of 2019 as portrait, social and wedding photographers see its potential for sharp shots with moving subjects and wide aperture lenses. 

The Canon EOS R already had Eye AF, but now it’s been enabled in the Servo AF mode too, bringing the EOS R into line with the newer (and cheaper) Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at