Canon has released new firmware updates for the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras. The EOS R5 specifically sees some AF accuracy optimisation when using the recently announced Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM lenses with the RF1.4x and RF2x teleconverters. Both cameras, however, see improvements to the stability and reliability of Eye Detection autofocus as well as AF tracking for moving subjects.
Rumours about new Canon cameras seem to have been fairly quiet since the Canon EOS R3 was announced. At least, they’ve been very quiet when it comes to anything specific, but a new post on Canon Rumors suggests that we can expect three new EOS R system cameras to come in the latter half of 2022. Unfortunately, perhaps, none of them seems to be the anticipated EOS R1 flagship model.
According to CR, one of the cameras will be an APS-C RF mount camera, one will be a new entry-level full-frame body that uses the same sensor as the Canon EOS R6 and the third will sit somewhere between that new entry-level camera and the EOS R6 but will contain a new sensor. The most likely scenario is “Mark II” updates to the original Canon EOS R and EOS RP cameras.
One of the great new features of the Canon EOS R3 (and the Nikon Z9, while we’re talking about it) was the addition of vehicle tracking. Designed primarily for sports shooters covering motor racing, it allows the camera to lock onto vehicles as they hurl themselves around the track at ungodly speeds. Well, that feature is coming to the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 on December 2nd via a firmware update.
It has a small problem, though. According to Canon, “general passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles may not be detected”. There’s no indication as to why, but it seems that non-racing vehicles “may not” be detected. This is perhaps going to be a little tricky for motorcycles, given that street bikes and racing bikes are pretty much identical to each other, especially in Superbike racing where production bikes are used.
Back when the Canon EOS R5 was first released and the rumours of overheating first came to light, one of the first companies to jump on the camera cooling train were Tilta, announcing a cooling kit for the EOS R5 & R6 that mounted onto the back of the camera when the LCD was flipped out. The problem was, the EOS R5 firmware was on a timer. It wasn’t temperature-dependent. So it didn’t really work.
Over a couple of firmware updates, things changed and now the EOS R5 (and EOS R6) does monitors the temperature, as proven by Matt Perks’ DIY cooling attempt. This makes Tilta’s $165 camera cooling product, first announced in July 2020, finally, potentially viable. So, now it’s actually being released and it’s compatible with both cameras.
The issue of which is the “best camera” comes up every single day on social media. Many times. But the reality is that there’s no single best camera out there. If there was, it would be the only camera that people owned and the only camera available. There are cameras out there, though, that may not be objectively “the best”, but they’re certainly the best for your needs.
In this video, Kevin Raposo takes a side-by-side look at the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras in a very detailed 20+ minute breakdown going over 20 different aspects of both cameras to talk about where each one shines and why you might want to pick one over the other.
Canon has released a pair of new firmware updates for the Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III. And while the features they bring aren’t unexpected for a camera like the 1DX Mark III, they’re a welcome surprise for the EOS R6 that seems to be Canon announcing that the EOS R6 is classed as a serious professional camera.
While both firmware updates contain fixes for their respective bodies, both of them add two new features to both cameras. First, they get the ability to shoot video in Canon Log 3, but now they’re also both able to shoot video to two cards simultaneously, letting you make your backups as you go.
Canon’s full-frame lineup has proven to be very popular ever since it was initially introduced. So far, they’ve released four full-frame mirrorless bodies with the RF mount, but how do they all stack up against each other? Are the new EOS R5 and EOS R6 really that much better than the earlier bodies?
In this video, Irene Rudnyk puts the Canon EOS RP ($999), EOS R ($1,799), EOS R6 ($2,499) and EOS R5 ($3,899) up against each other to see how well they handle when shooting portraits. As well as seeing how well it renders colours and AF performance and accuracy, Irene also looks at the technical specs and benefits each camera has over the other.
Kolari Vision has announced a new set of clip-in magnetic filters for the Canon EOS R5. They mount inside the camera body in front of the sensor but behind the lens. It’s compatible with native RF mount lenses or when using the EF to RF adapter. Kolari initially announced the clip-in filter system for the EOS R system last September.
Now, though, it’s finally here. There are two types of filters available. One fits the EOS R, R5 and R6. The other is for the EOS RP. Both are available in various flavours, designed to work with cameras converted to full-spectrum (seeing both IR and UV, as well as visible light). The filters allow you to cut the range back down to see just the wavelengths you want.
Either most Canon EOS R5 owners aren’t as observant as they like to think they are or this might not be as common an issue as some may believe. But at least one EOS R5 owner, who goes by the name juanmaasecas, has spotted what he believes is a bug with the in-body image stabilisation system in the Canon EOS R5.
He posted a video showing how the bug appears and has confirmed that others can reproduce it. Essentially, the issue is that the IBIS has a slight shift as the photo is being taken, causing it to become blurred. Subsequent images in a continuous sequence of shots show a stable, sharp clean image. But that first one always has blur, according to the video. At least one person commenting on the video reports that the same happens with his EOS R6.
Canon released a bunch of new firmware updates last week for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS 1DX Mark III cameras. The EOS R6 v1.3.0 firmware update, was pulled within 24 hours of being published without any explanation or reason why. Well, it seems that the v1.3.0 firmware contained a not insignificant bug, which Canon was quick to fix. They have now released a new v.1.3.1 firmware.
A video posted to the Chinese social media site BiliBili illustrates the bug and exactly what causes it – using a rather fetching Helly Kitty themed EOS R6, resulting in “Err 70”. It appears that the issue is caused when shooting Full HD video in high-speed modes using EF-S lenses or cropped shooting mode.