Canon EOS R5/R6 will get the new firmware in December


Japan's Canon announced that it will release new firmware for EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS 1DX Mark III cameras on December 2, 2021, to enhance the autofocus function for the three products.

Canon released the EOS R3 flagship mirrorless camera on September 14. It has a 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated sensor that supports eye-controlled focusing. At the same time, its autofocus can accurately identify the eyes, faces, and animal eyes of people in motion. In addition, it also supports the recognition of racing cars and motorcycles, which is convenient for photographers to take photos automatically Focus.

The version number of the new firmware of EOS R5 and EOS R6 is 1.5.0, which introduces the autofocus algorithm of R3, which can also identify cars and motorcycles. In addition, the ability to recognize people wearing helmets and goggles in winter sports has been added to prepare for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. Finally, the new version of the firmware can also real-time "on-site detection" function, which can identify the driver's helmet in the car.

The latest firmware version of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is 1.6.0, which also brings new features: improved head detection performance for people wearing helmets and goggles in winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. This SLR is specifically designed for sports photography. The new version of the firmware will enable photographers to obtain more accurate autofocus when shooting the 2022 Winter Olympics, and improve the shooting success rate.

The current Canon EOS-1D X Mark III as the brand’s flagship camera is priced at 47249 yuan. The product is equipped with a DIGIC X digital image processor, a 20.1 million pixel full-frame CMOS sensor, and a newly developed high-detail low-pass filter, which can effectively suppress brightness moirĂ© and false colors.

This SLR has a 191-point high-resolution autofocus sensor, a maximum continuous shooting speed of 20fps, supports HEIF format image storage, and uses dual CFexpress memory card slots. In terms of video, the camera supports 5.5K 12-bit RAW video internal recording, non-cropping super-sampling 4K video internal recording, and Canon Log 3 gamma curve.

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