Canon USA confirms availability of EOS 5D Mark III update

EOS 5D Mark III firmware arrives 30th April 2013

EOS 5D Mark III firmware update coming 30th April 2013

Eagle-eyed readers of Canon USA’s website have noticed that “A firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III is scheduled to be released on April 30, 2013

This is the long awaited update for the AF system to work with lenses, or lenses and extenders, with a maximum aperture of f/8, and also provides the option for a clean HDMI output signal as required for external video recording devices like the Atomos Ninja 2. Canon actually must have released a firmware beta to some vendors at the recent NAB show in Las Vegas, since there were several reports of external recorders working with a clean HDMI signal from EOS 5D Mark III cameras.

Twelve more sleeps…

It’s been nearly six month in the making – Canon pre-announced this firmware in October last year – so it would be great for the firmware to have a few other nice fixes too. Red focus points in AI Servo would appeal to me for sure!

It seems to be turning in to firmware news week 🙂

 

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