New firmware version 1.3.0 for Canon EOS R5 / R6 available

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Note: in the mean­time, Canon pub­lished anoth­er new firmware ver­sion (V 1.4), which con­tains again sub­stan­tial func­tion­al enhancements.

The long await­ed new firmware 1.3 for the Canon EOS R5 / R6 is final­ly avail­able. The fol­low­ing improve­ments have been made for the R5:

  • In the video sec­tion, it now also sup­ports the Canon Log 3 for­mat and the com­pressed Canon RAW (Light) and IPB (Light) for­mats.
  • Fur­ther­more, Full­HD-Video in 120p is now available.
  • In pho­tog­ra­phy, we now have the new AF mode Elec­tron­ic full­time MF, which seems to allow man­u­al focus­ing in Ser­vo AF mode with the focus-by-wire RF lens­es as well.
  • Final­ly, it is pos­si­ble to save the cam­era set­tings to a mem­o­ry card and restore them from there.
  • Besides the dis­play of the esti­mat­ed dura­tion of the FTP data trans­fer, some oth­er bugs have been fixed.

The firmware 1.3.0 for the Canon EOS R5 can be down­loaded direct­ly from Canon here. There is also a first test of the new video func­tions of the R5 with firmware ver­sion 1.3.0 by Jor­dan Drake on DPReview:

The update for the EOS R6 is not quite as extensive:

  • In video, the IPB (Light) for­mat is now avail­able in 4K, which requires less stor­age bandwidth
  • Also the revi­sion of FTP file trans­fer is present
  • The R6 now also sup­ports the AF mode Elec­tron­ic full­time MF

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the new firmware of the R6 still does­n’t sup­port Canon Log 3 (but it is sup­posed to be added in a lat­er ver­sion) and it is also not pos­si­ble to save cam­era set­tings to mem­o­ry card.

The firmware ver­sion 1.3.1 for the Canon EOS R6 can be down­loaded direct­ly from Canon here. There you can also find a more detailed descrip­tion of the changes.

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