Firmware update 1.2.0 adds two new capabilities to the EOS R cameras. When using Servo AF, it is now possible to use Eye Detection AF and also the smaller AF point size when using 1-point AF.

EOS R firmware update

Both of these capabilities have been requested since the initial EOS R press launch events way back in September 2018. Many were surprised these weren’t in the 1.1.0 version from February 2019, but here is the list of updates included with EOS R firmware update v1.2.0

Eye-detection AF

  • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
  • Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.

Small AF Frame Size

  • Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
  • Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.

Fixes

  • Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
  • Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
  • Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware up to Version 1.1.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.0, this update is unnecessary. When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately 6 minutes.

Download EOS R firmware update v1.2.0

Need to check the latest firmware for your camera?

Don’t forget that you can find the current firmware version for each EOS digital camera on the EOS firmware update pages here. You’ll also find a simple step by step guide to how to do your own firmware updates.