Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update 1.1.0 Released – Definite Overheating Management Improvement

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Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update 1.1.0 Released - Definite Overheating Management Improvement

Canon has just released a firmware update for its flagship mirrorless camera: the Canon EOS R5. This Canon EOS R5 firmware update addresses a few bugs and improves overheat control management. Let’s take a closer look at it!

Edit: Checking recording times in 8K RAW (DCI, 25p) at the office in “normal room temperature” reveals definite overheating management improvement! Not sure why Canon chose no to highlight this improvement, but for us filmmakers, it is definitely good news!

In our short “office test” here is what we got:

  • 20 min straight recording time
  • 10 min recovery time
  • 10 min recording time
  • 9 min recovery time
  • 11 min + recording time
  • 7 min recovery time
  • 7 min + recording time
  • 5:30 min recovery time
  • 7:30 min recording time (And I guess we could continue)….

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update 1.1.0

The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 have been announced for nearly two months now. The least we can say is that these cameras were some of the most anticipated ones of this year. As Canon says, “Demand continues to exceed supply and we are shipping cameras as quickly as possible to get them into the hands of creators.

Even if the Canon EOS R5 and R6 are not in everybody’s hands, overheating issues of the mirrorless cameras are a hot topic. Indeed, you can watch our review of the EOS R6 if you missed it to get a better idea. We’re currently working on a review of the EOS R5 equipped with the latest firmware and we will share our findings soon.

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However, Canon just released a firmware update version 1.1.0 for the EOS R5 that addresses a couple of issues, including:

  • [Overheat control: on] settings are no longer disabled when HDMI display: Camera + External monitor is used, and a message to inform users is shown.
  • The in-lens image stabilization performance during movie recording has been improved for certain RF lenses.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the “Slow Synchro” setting screen is not displayed correctly when the language is set to English.
  • Fixes a typo displayed on the communication setting screen when the language is set to Korean.
  • Connectivity during FTP transmission has been improved.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which the card access time may take longer when using certain CFexpress cards.
  • In movie recording, the remaining time displayed when powering the camera off/on frequently between recording consecutive short videos (at room temperature) has been made more accurate.
  • A phenomenon in which the movie recording time available is not correctly displayed when the Date/Time/Zone is not set has been corrected.

As you can see, overheating issues of the Canon EOS R5/R6 might not be completely a thing of the past yet, but Canon is already working on further improvements of its cameras.

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Canon EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III Future Updates

Canon already plans to introduce the following video recording functions via a series of future firmware updates:

  • EOS-1D X Mark III:
    • Canon Log 3 option.
    • Lower bitrate option for 5.5K RAW video recording.
    • Lower bitrate option for all the IPB video recording modes.
  • EOS R5:
    • Canon Log 3 option.
    • Lower bitrate option for 8K RAW video recording.
    • Lower bitrate option for all the IPB video recording modes.
    • Adding 119.88 fps option for Full HD (1080p) recording.

The implementation of the Canon Log 3 picture profile is great news for filmmakers. Also, let’s hope that these lower bitrate options can make the EOS R5 shoot for a longer period of time without affecting the quality too much.

Availability

The Canon EOS R5 firmware update 1.1.0 is already available to download from Canon’s website free of charge.

Also, all those future firmware updates will be available free of charge from Canon’s website.

What do you think about the Canon EOS R5 for video recording? Is it on your purchasing radar or are you “on the fence” waiting for Canon to sort things out? Please share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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