Canon releases EOS R5 firmware to address overheating issue

Canon EOS R5 Review

Canon has announced firmware version 1.1 for the new EOS R5, which addresses the camera’s reported issue with overheating in video mode,.

Canon says that EOS R5 firmware version 1.1 improves the camera’s temperature detection and video recording time control.

The new firmware also stops the camera disabling the overheat control when using an external monitor or recorder.

What’s more, Canon says ‘the accuracy of remaining movie recording time display has been improved in situations where the camera is frequently turned on and off between recording consecutive, short videos. These updates will help extend video shooting times in some situations.’

In other words, it sounds like the new Canon EOS R5 firmware expedites the camera’s recovery time when recording video.

The new Canon EOS R5 firmware also adds the following enhancements:

  • Canon Log 3 option
  • Lower bit rate option for 8K RAW video recording
  • Lower bit rate option for all the IPB video recording modes
  • Adding 119.88 fps option for Full HD (1080p) recording
  • 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

Canon has also announced new firmware for the EOS-1D X Mark III, as well, which adds the Canon Log 3 option along with a lower bit rate option for 5.5K Raw video recording and for all the IPB video recording modes.

Click here for more information on the new Canon firmware.

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