Firmware update time

Canon has release two new firmware updates; one for the EOS 5D Mark III and one for the EOS-1D X camera.

Yesterday at my EOS 5D Mark III workshop, several participants were using older versions of firmware in their cameras. I had suggested they get them updated to 1.2.3, clearly that now should be 1.3.3 🙂

EOS 5D Mark III – firmware update 1.3.3

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Installing firmware update 1.3.3 in the EOS 5D Mark III

Get EOS 5D Mark III firmware update v1.3.3

Canon info says…

Firmware Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following improvement and fix.

  1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
  2. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.

Firmware Version 1.3.3 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.2.3 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before downloading.

Note:
Once the EOS 5D Mark III camera is updated to Version 1.3.3, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.7 through 1.2.3).

You can get the firmware update from Canon’s website by clicking on the button below

 


EOS-1D X – firmware update 2.0.7

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Get EOS-1D X firmware update v2.0.7

Canon info says…

Firmware Version 2.0.7 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.

  1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when shooting long exposures (several minutes), vertical lines appear on the right edge of captured images (still photos).
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) may not perform as intended when in continuous shooting mode and where the shutter speed is longer than 1 second.
  4. Improves the reliability of the control mechanism for the Picture Style Auto setting.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the electronic level indicator does not work correctly.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when using the “Save and read camera settings” function, the color space data that is selected in “Custom shooting mode (C1-C3)” is not saved. *1
  7. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.*1 As a result of this fix, cameras with Firmware Version 2.0.7 will not be able to read the “camera settings file” created with cameras running Firmware Version 2.0.3 (or earlier). If you require the “camera settings file”, please create it after updating to firmware version 2.0.7.

Firmware Version 2.0.7 is for cameras with firmware Version 2.0.3 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.

Notes:

Once the EOS-1D X camera is updated to Version 2.0.7, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.2 through 2.0.3).

It is recommended that the latest application software*1 be used, once the EOS-1D X is updated to the firmware Version 2.0.3 (or later) from older firmware (Versions 1.0.2 through 1.2.4). Certain previous versions of these applications do not support functions which are added by the new firmware.

You can download the latest application software from the Canon web site.
*1: EOS Utility version 2.13.30 or later
*1: Digital Photo Professional version 3.13.50 or later

Accompanying the enhancements to the functions, the instruction manual has also been revised. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.

 


Need a firmware update for a different EOS camera?

Virtually all EOS cameras have a firmware update available during their life, so please check out my complete EOS camera firmware update page to get the firmware for your camera or to check if you have the current version.