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Canon R5 Firmware 1.5.0 Released – Fixes Edge Noise in Canon Log

December 3rd, 2021 Jump to Comment Section 7
Canon R5 Firmware 1.5.0 Released - Fixes Edge Noise in Canon Log

Canon just released a firmware update to its Canon R5 camera – let’s take a closer look at what they enhanced and fixed.

The Canon R5, which initially was plagued with overheating issues when shooting 8K RAW video internally, later modded by people to enhance the situation, updated previously by Canon to introduce a “Lite” version of their RAW codec, and finally “defeated” the 8K RAW overheating problem by enabling external recording through a Ninja V recorder from Atomos, just got another firmware update.

Canon EOS R5 camera before green background on a table, other cameras in background.
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Canon R5 firmware 1.5.0 fixes edge noise issue in bright objects when shooting Canon Log

This Canon R5 Firmware 1.5.0 update might not be as significant as earlier updates, yet it still provides some significant updates for video shooters, particularly getting rid of noise that can appear on the edges of bright objects when shooting in Canon Log.

Autofocus enhancements

Additionally, AF enhancements now allow for the detection of cars and motorbikes, which can also be relevant for video shooters of motorsports events. Eye detection is supposedly enhanced particularly when there are shadows in the faces and hair is hanging over the eyes. These are important fixes as a non-working AF in difficult lighting situations or particularly changing lighting circumstances are a constant annoyance.

Canon’s full list of fixes from this firmware update

  1. Improves head detection performance to support helmets or goggles in winter sports.
  2. Adds [Vehicles] selection to [Subject to detect] selection in the [AF] tab to support the detection of automobiles and motorcycles in motorsports. Adds [Spot detection] when [Vehicles] is selected as the helmet of the driver or rider*.*Detection may not be possible for ordinary passenger cars or bicycles, or for motorcyclists performing stunts or kicking up dirt and dust.
  3. Improves detection performance for eye detection when:
    • there are shadows on the face.
    • hair is hanging over the eyes.
  4. Adds support for torso detection of a person. If the eyes, face or head are hidden or cannot be detected, a person’s torso will be detected and tracked continuously.
  5. Adds the ability to import manual white balance (MWB) data from the Quick Control screen when capturing still images.
  6. Eliminates the center press operation of the multi-controller to prevent accidentally transferring images during FTP transfer.
  7. Adds the ability, when using EOS Utility for remote shooting with two cards inserted, to set the recording method and to select which card to be recorded to.
  8. Adds [Suppress lower frame rate] to [Smooth] in [Disp. performance], enabling the shooting screen to be displayed with less drop frame rate even in dark locations.
  9. Adds support for the RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens.
  10. Changes the default value of [FTP server] → [Passive mode] to [Enable].
  11. Improves operation stability during FTP transfer.
  12. Optimizes controls of In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) when using specific EF lenses not equipped with the image stabilization function.
  13. Fixes an issue, in which noise occurs along the edges of bright subjects when using Canon Log for movie recording.

Firmware Version 1.5.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.4.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.5.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can download the update from Canon’s website here.

What’s your take on the Canon R5? Do you use one for video? How happy are you with its features and the improvements with firmware updates? Let us know in the comments below.

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