Canon has just released firmware update v1.3.1 for the EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera adding a lower-bit rate option in 4K video.
In addition, Canon also released a firmware update v1.3.0 for the EOS R5, which enabled a new Raw Light video option and gave the R5 the long-anticipated Canon Log 3 profile. Unfortunately, looks like C-log3 is not coming to the R6 at least not with this firmware update.
Also, it should be noted that neither v1.3.0 for R5, nor the new v1.3.1 firmware update for the Canon EOS R6 have an impact on the recording limits. Sadly, both cameras are still limited to a 29.59 minute per take.
Major new features include a new IPB-Light codec option for lower bit rate video recordings in 4K, as well as a Time Estimated Indicator when transferring files from the camera via FTP.
And similar to the EOS R6 and R5 cameras, the DSLR top dog Canon 1D X Mark III also got a new firmware update. Similar to the EOS R5, the 1DX Mark III gets the new Raw Light video recording option and a Transfer Time Indicator on the display.
You can check out the new features in firmware v1.4.0 below:
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware update v1.4.0 – New Features:
- NEW [RAW (Light)] recording size and [IPB (Light)] for 4K video to enable lower bit rate shooting. These settings can also be selected when RAW+MP4 is set.
- Transfer Time Indicator displayed on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
- Improves communication reliability when using FTP and USB simultaneously.
You can download the 1D X Mark III firmware update v1.4 here.
Canon EOS R6 Firmware Update v1.3.1 – New Features/Improvements:
- Adds new IPB (Light) recording option to 4K video to enable lower bit rates.
- NEW [Electronic full-time MF] to the AF tab of the menu. When a lens is attached, manual focus adjustment is always possible with both One-shot AF and Servo AF.
- The transfer time Indicator (estimated time) now displays on the camera monitor during FTP transfer.
- Fixes the following issues/bugs:
- a phenomenon where the camera cannot function normally when the drive mode is set to “High-speed continuous shooting” to shoot still images continuously.
- a bug that may corrupt the image displayed in the viewfinder.
- fixes an issue where the power may become suspended when the camera is powered via USB for an extended period of time.
- where the camera stops to operate normally when the movie cropping setting is set to [Enable] for performing movie shooting in Firmware Version 1.3.0.
The latest firmware v1.3.1 also updates the following apps:
- Camera Connect 2.7.30
- EOS Utility 3.13.20
- Digital Photo Professional 4.14.0
- Canon RAW Plugin 2.2 for Final Cut Pro X
- Canon RAW Plugin 2.7 for Avid Media Access
Head over to Canon’s website here to download firmware update version 1.3.1.