Canon boosts EOS R6 and R5’s video recording experience

This week Canon released a few updates for a few of its popular digital cameras, including the EOS R6 and R5. Their updates, released alongside a firmware update for the Canon 1DX Mark III, focus on improving users’ experience recording video.

Let’s take a look at what Canon’s adding to the EOS R6 and R5.

Canon EOS R5 firmware update 1.3.0

Out of the two, the EOS R5 is getting the most out of this round of updates. Now, the camera’s capable of shooting in C-Log 3 and utilizing RAW Light recording. RAW Light allows the camera to shoot in RAW and reduces the file size of 8K and 4K videos. This results in a lower bitrate. Canon says support for Canon C-Log 3 in RAW video is coming to the EOS R5 soon in a future update.

Additionally, the EOS R5 can now record 119.9 and 100 frames per second in Full HD 1080p. The update also gives both the EOS R6 and EOS R5 with electronic full-time manual focus. Now, you can manually adjust the focus with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.

Additional updates

  • EOS R5’s monitor now can be off at all times during shooting
  • The camera now displays transfer time during FTP transfers
  • Protected images are now selectable and transferable all at once
  • Camera can now
  • Save/load camera settings to a card.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed phenomenon where the camera doesn’t function normally when using particular CFexpress cards
  • Fixed issue where the camera cannot function when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously
  • Lastly, Canon fixed a phenomenon where the power may become suspended when the camera is powering through USB.

Canon EOS R6 firmware update 1.4.0

EOS R6 also gets the low-bitrate recording option and electronic full-time manual focus. It also gets the FTP transfer status display. C-LOG 3 is coming to the camera in the future.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue where the R6 doesn’t function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.
  • Fixed the issue where the R6 gets suspended when connecting to USB power.

Pricing and availability

The two updates are out now and are free to download. To get the update for the R5, go here. If you need to update for the R6, go here.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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