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Canon Unveils Game-Changing Firmware Updates for EOS R3 and R5, Revolutionising Mirrorless Photography


London, United Kingdom – Canon Europe has announced a series of firmware updates for the EOS R3 and EOS R5 mirrorless cameras, responding to user feedback and setting new standards in the industry. With the launch of firmware v1.40 for the EOS R3 and firmware v1.81 for the EOS R5, photographers can now enjoy enhanced resolution, Panning Assist functionality, and a suite of features designed to streamline creative workflows. The company has also revealed upcoming upgrades to its Mobile File Transfer app, making it more user-friendly and adaptable to a variety of workflows.

The EOS R3’s v1.40 firmware brings the revolutionary Panning Assist function, exclusive to Canon, which allows photographers to capture fast-moving subjects with greater ease. Panning Assist combines image stabilisation and subject blur correction during exposure, making it possible to achieve successful panning shots with shutter speeds up to two stops slower than before, while still retaining sharp details. This update is a game-changer for action photographers and ensures they never miss a moment.

In addition to the Panning Assist feature, the EOS R3’s firmware v1.40 allows users to pre-register up to 10 individuals, enabling the camera to detect and track faces based on a set priority.

This new function is especially useful for shooting groups of people at special events, such as weddings. For more information about the firmware updates and to download them, visit Canon’s support site at www.canon.co.uk/support/.

The firmware updates for both the EOS R3 (v1.40) and the EOS R5 (v1.81) offer a new level of convenience for freelance photographers, with images transferred via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) now being automatically protected. This feature streamlines the creative workflow, making it easier for photographers to identify which images have already been transmitted when downloading the card to their laptops.

For the EOS R5, the v1.81 firmware update unlocks breathtaking resolution capabilities. By enabling the in-body Image Stabilization (IS) mechanism to incrementally move the sensor, the camera can replicate the effect of smaller pixels, producing images with a staggering resolution of up to 400MP. This level of precision is perfect for photographers looking to capture stunning architecture and landscapes on the go.

In response to the evolving needs of users, Canon has also announced new features coming to its Mobile File Transfer app. The app allows users to upload and transfer large numbers of images to FTP/FTPS/SFTP servers through their 5G mobile devices. The upcoming updates include a screen lock to prevent accidental operation during transfer and the ability to change and edit FTP server settings before transfer for maximum productivity.

The User Interface (UI) improvements for the Mobile File Transfer app have been implemented in response to feedback from professional photographers. While specific details of the UI improvements have not been disclosed, these enhancements are expected to make the app more intuitive, user-friendly, and efficient to navigate, ultimately improving the overall user experience and streamlining the process of transferring images to FTP/FTPS/SFTP servers.

These firmware updates and app improvements demonstrate Canon’s commitment to addressing the needs of its professional user base and staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the photography and videography industry. By continuously refining their products based on user feedback, Canon ensures that photographers can fully leverage the capabilities of their EOS R3 and EOS R5 mirrorless cameras to produce stunning visuals and streamline their creative workflows.

To learn more about these firmware updates and download them for your Canon EOS R3 and EOS R5 cameras, visit the Canon support site at www.canon.co.uk/support/


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