Large Canon EOS R5C firmware update adds a lot of usability fixes

Jun 19, 2023

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Large Canon EOS R5C firmware update adds a lot of usability fixes

Jun 19, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Canon has released a new v1.0.4.1 firmware update for the Canon EOS R5c (buy here), the cine-centric version of Canon’s EOS R5 mirrorless camera (buy here). It’s a pretty large firmware with a lot of updates. There doesn’t appear to be a single massive new feature, though.

It adds support for many cinema lenses to enable features like Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus, Dual Pixel Focus Guide as well as to set the T stop number. A new power-saving mode has been added to the camera as well. It also sees a large number of UI/UX changes, additions and enhancements to help make your shooting life a little easier.

Here is the complete list of changes in the new v1.0.4.1 firmware.

Firmware Version 1.0.4.1 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. The following features are enabled when the following lenses are attached: CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L S, CN-E20-50mm T2.4 L F, CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F, CN8x15 IAS S/E1,:
    • Displaying metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens attached.
    • Displaying T number.
    • Support for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Lens Aberration Correction.
    • Support for Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus(CN8x15 IAS S/E1 only)
    • Support for [Dual Pixel Focus Guide].
  2. The following features are enabled when the following lenses are attached: RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM:
    – Adds a menu to switch lens functions. (Focus Ring, Control Ring, Lens Optical Image Stabilization)
  3. Adds EF lenses compatible with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter.
    • CN-E14mm T3.1 L F
    • CN-E20mm T1.5 L F
    • CN-E24mm T1.5 L F
    • CN-E35mm T1.5 L F
    • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
    • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
    • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
    • EF14mm f/2.8L II USM
    • EF24mm f/1.4L II USM
    • EF35mm f/1.4L II USM
    • EF50mm f/1.2L USM
    • EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
    • EF135mm f/2L USM
  4. Enables left/right switching with one touch when using Magnify. (When recording 8K RAW with VR lens attached.)
  5. Enables magnify during 8K MP4 recording. (Not available when HDMI 4K is output.)
  6. Improves switching time between Video/Photo mode.
  7. Adds Power Saving Mode.
  8. Enhances Clear Scan resolution.
  9. Adds Digital-Teleconverter function. (1.5x /2x /2.5x /3x)
  10. Enables to change WFM size.
  11. Enables to change Vector scope gain by touch.
  12. Enables to change WFM/Vector scope opacity.
  13. Improves AF performance.
    • Enables tracking frame to change variably depending on subject.
    • Enables to detect heads facing sideways or backwards, or in situations such as when wearing a helmet.
    • Enables to select Face via control ring/dial.
  14. Adds [Subject Selection] assignable function via control ring/dial.
  15. Adds [Canon 709 / BT.709] to the Gamma/Color Space in Custom Picture setting.
  16. Adds [CMT 709] in Proxy Rec Color Conversion.
  17. Adds [CMT 709] in View Assist.
  18. Adds [G Gain] in White Balance in Custom Picture settings.
  19. Adds support for 4CH display in audio meter.

The new firmware update can be downloaded from the Canon Support website, and the update app is available for both Mac and PC.

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John Aldred

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One response to “Large Canon EOS R5C firmware update adds a lot of usability fixes”

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    Christopher Sanchez

    They have pulled the firmware update from the Canon USA website. Any idea why?