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Friday, 1 December 2017

EOS-1D X Mark II firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.4 for the EOS-1D X Mark II incorporates the following improvements and fix:

1. Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.

To download the latest update, visit Canon UK Canon USA or your local Canon Support portal.


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Firmware updates for the EOS 5DS / 5DS R

Firmware version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fix for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras:

1. Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.

The firmware for the two different camera models is different – make sure you download the correct firmware version for your camera.


EOS 5DS
You can download firmware v1.1.2 for the EOS 5DS from the following links:
EOS 5DS firmware from Canon UK | EOS 5DS firmware from Canon USA

EOS 5DS R
You can download firmware v1.1.2 for the EOS 5DS from the following links:
EOS 5DS R firmware from Canon UK
| EOS 5DS R firmware from Canon USA

 


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Firmware update notice for EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon has posted a message saying that the release of firmware to enhance functions of the EOS 5D Mark IV, originally scheduled for 29 November 2017, has been postponed until late February 2018 for reasons related to firmware preparation.

The planned firmware update will incorporate the following changes:

1) Support will be added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses:
TS-E 17mm f/4L
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO

2) It will fix a phenomenon in which standard exposure* may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses:
TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO
TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO
3. Support for Exif 2.31 will be added.

*This phenomenon occurs when tilt or shift is applied on a TS-E lens during LV shooting when Silent LV shooting is set (set to Mode 1 or Mode 2 on the menu). For this reason, until the firmware update, when performing viewfinder shooting or LV shooting, shoot with the Silent LV shooting set to [Disable].


Monday, 20 November 2017

EOS 5D Mark III firmware update

Firmware Version 1.3.5 for the EOS 5D Mark IIIincorporates the following fix:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.

To download the latest update, visit Canon UK Canon USA or your local Canon Support portal.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

EOS 6D Mark II firmware update

Firmware Version 1.0.3 for the EOS 6D Mark II incorporates the following fix:

1. Corrects an erroneous display that may appear when some third-party accessories are attached to the hot shoe.

To download the latest update, visit Canon UK Canon USA or your local Canon Support portal.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Canon winter cashbacks

Up to £215 cashback is available on selected Canon products purchased from participating retailers. The purchases must be made between Wednesday 18 October 2017 and Wednesday 17 January 2018. Claims must be submitted by Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Cashbacks between £50 and £85 are available on the following cameras:
EOS 77D, 750D, 200D, 800D, 1300D, M6 and M100.

Cashbacks between £85 and £215 are available on the following lenses:
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM, EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM, EF 70-200mm f4L IS USM, EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM, EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 16-35mm f/L IS USM and EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM.

There are also cashbacks on the Speedlite 430EX, Legria video cameras, PIXMA printers and the Connect Station CS100.

Full details and how to claim are at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/

Make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

More Canon milestones

Canon has reached two major production milestones—a cumulative total of 90 million interchangeable-lens EOS cameras and 130 million1 EF-series interchangeable lenses. An EOS 5D Mark IV was the 90 millionth EOS Series camera to be produced. An EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM became the company’s 130 millionth interchangeable lens.




https://www.canon-europe.com/press-centre/press-releases/2017/10/eos-series-ef-lenses/


Thursday, 31 August 2017

EF 50mm f1.4 USM focus malfunction

Canon has issued details of a focus position malfunction with some EF 50mm f1.4 USM lenses. This lens was launched in 1993.

Details of the problem, and the lenses affected, are at:
EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens support


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

EOS M100 – new small and light entry level mirrorless camera from Canon

Canon has today launched EOS M100. Ideal for having on you all the time, EOS M100’s compact and stylish design allows you to spontaneously capture those everyday moments and lifelong stories. The camera’s array of creative filters and wireless connectivity allows you to shoot stunning images and upload straight to social media in just a few seconds.

Learning to use your new camera is easy thanks to EOS M100’s intuitive touchscreen, so switching between your smartphone and the camera is effortless. Mastering the camera’s settings is made simple with on-screen explanations, so whether you want to blur the background or brighten your subject, EOS M100 will give you the capability to create professional-looking images you’ll keep forever.

Key features
– Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
– Latest DIGIC 7 processor
– Dual Pixel CMOS AF
– 24.2MP APS-C sensor
– LCD flip-up touchscreen
– Smooth skin mode for perfect portraits and selfies
– Wide range of creative filters and Scene modes
– Compatible with all EF-M lenses, plus EF and EF-S lenses via optional adapter
– Highly customisable via colourful jackets and skins

Pricing and availability
The EOS M100 is available from October 2017 in the following kits:
•    EOS M100 Body Only – RSP €569.99/£449.99
•    EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM – RSP €699.99/£569.99
•    EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 22mm f2 STM – RSP €899.99/£699.99
•    EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM – RSP €969.99/£769.99

See the full press release and specification for the Canon EOS M100 camera



Canon announces new Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT radio wireless flash

Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT radio flash
Canon today announces the launch of the Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT – a powerful, high-performance specialist flash for professional photography. Building on the rich feature set of its predecessor, the MT-24EX, the MT-26EX-RT possesses boosted illumination power, increased flexibility, enhanced durability and improved usability.

The MT-26EX-RT features Macro Twin Lights with moveable flash tubes, which can be positioned at five degree intervals around the lens. They can be rotated upwards or downwards, plus pivoted inwards or outwards, depending on the lighting requirements of the shot. The MT-26EX-RT also comprises high-brightness white LED focus lamps, which allows the camera to easily focus on objects and gauge how lighting impacts the shot prior to it being taken. The combined guide number for both tubes has been increased over the MT-24EX to 26/78 (ISO 100 in meters/feet).

The flash unit is supplied with new clip-on diffusers for each flash head, which soften the light from the flash. It also features a 5.5 second flash recharge time, or as fast as 2.5 seconds using the optional CP-E4N compact battery pack. A flash indicator is displayed on the LCD panel showing charge progress.

Radio Wireless Master functionality has been added to the MT-26EX-RT allowing it to control other Speedlite flash units wirelessly. Up to 15 units in five groups can be controlled to provide more light or to illuminate the background to create better separation between the subject and the background. The MT-26EX-RT can also control the exposure of remote Speedlite units via several different methods. Full auto exposure control can be metered by the camera through radio control using E-TTL. The power settings of each flash can also be set manually to ensure the output is controllable and consistent. Each flash unit can also have different exposure control methods, such as a blend of manual and E-TTL, for further flexibility and control.


MT-26EX-RT key features
· Powerful and flexible twin flash unit with fast recycling
· High-brightness white LEDs for easy focusing in low-light
· Optical and Radio Wireless function to control other Speedlites
· Creative lighting and custom functions for tailored illumination

Pricing and availability
The MT-26EX-RT is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £1,079.99/€1,299.99.

Read the full press release and specification for the Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT flash



Four new L-series lenses announced by Canon


Canon today introduces four new lenses into its premium L-series range, offering enhanced creative opportunities for professional photographers and serious amateurs. Built on the high quality that Canon’s L-series lenses are renowned for, the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM, TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO offer incredible ease-of-use, durability and increased scope for photographic experimentation in perspective and scale.



Perfect portraits with the new EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM lens
Created following feedback from photographers around the world, the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM has been designed to produce flattering skin tones for stunning portrait and wedding photography. Featuring a new 14 element, 10 group lens design, the EF 85mm f1.4L lens includes high-quality, high-precision elements to correct chromatic aberration and to deliver the optical performance required by the latest high-resolution sensors. The quality of the image is further enhanced thanks to Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology. This ultra-low refractive index layer on the EF 85mm eliminates image flare and ghosting to ensure clear and attractive images.

Key features
– 9-blade f1.4 aperture
– 4-stop image stabilisation
– High-speed ring type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) driven Auto Focus (AF) for near-silent shooting
– Full-time manual override
– Weather sealing and dustproofing

Pricing and availability
•    The EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM is available from November 2017 with a SRP of £1,569.99/€1,879.99

Read more about the EF 85mm f1.4L IS USM lens



Three new tilt-and-shift lenses
Canon TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro TS-E 135mm f4L Macro lenses
Since the introduction of the TS-E 17mm f4L and TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, Canon has received requests to bring the range of lens movement controls to longer focal lengths. Canon has responded to these calls with the launch of the TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO and TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO lenses. These lenses offer features to support creative photography such as specialist tilt, shift and rotate movements and macro functionality; alongside cutting-edge L-series optical design and precision. The TS-E 135mm enriches the TS-E range with its longer focal length, while the TS-E 50mm and TS-E 90mm replace existing models TS-E 45mm f2.8 and TS-E 90mm f2.8, respectively.

The TS-E 50mm is perfect for capturing creative, outstanding and accurate images across landscapes, architecture and in the studio, while the TS-E 90mm and TS-E 135mm are better suited for portraiture and macro photography in the studio.

Key features
– Shift function for shifting the lens up, down, left or right
– Close minimum focusing distance
– Optimised for macro photography (max. magnification 0.5x)
– Innovative optical design to reduce refracted light
– UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements for sharper images

Pricing and availability
•    The TS-E 50mm f2.8L MACRO is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £2,499.99/€2,999.99
•    The TS-E 90mm f2.8L MACRO is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £2,499.99/€2,999.99
•    The TS-E 135mm f4L MACRO is available from November 2017 with an SRP of £2,499.99/€2,999.99

Find out more about the full range of Canon TS-E tilt-and-shift lenses, including the three new TS-E lenses



Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Canon products win EISA awards 2017-2018

Canon has three new awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). In recognition of Canon’s award-winning products, the EISA judging panel commented with the following citations:

EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the tool of many professional photographers all over the world. Compared to its predecessor, Canon has increased the still image quality significantly with higher resolution and wider dynamic range, while the autofocus has become more sensitive. The video function is also much more advanced with quality 4K recording and fast autofocus in live view mode. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV also features the innovative new Dual Pixel Raw feature, which allows sharpness and background blur to be fine-tuned later. All in all, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will remain a class-leading camera for several years to come.

EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 77D


The Canon EOS 77D adopts many key features from the semi-professional EOS 80D. The 24.2 million pixel CMOS-sensor achieves a better dynamic range than its predecessor. A big advantage is that the Dual Pixel CMOS AF that enables a very fast and smooth autofocus during live view and video. Combined with STM or Nano USM lenses, the focus is very quiet. The viewfinder autofocus is also greatly improved, with 45 cross-type points. The new DIGIC 7 processor delivers enough power for fast continuous shooting (6 frames per second) and Full HD-video with high frame rates (1080/60p). The top place LCD and the quick control dial allow fast operation. Other modern features are the articulated touchscreen and Wi-Fi, which is accompanied by Bluetooth for easy access.

EISA Professional DSLR Lens 2017-2018: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM


The Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM has been long awaited by many professional photographers and exceeds expectations. It’s better built than its predecessors and gives astounding sharpness over the entire image, even at its full opening of F2.8. At 16mm it outperforms many ultra-wide-angle prime lenses. Distortion is low, while the anti-reflective coating very effectively reduces ghosting and flare. The Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM is built for everyday professional use and delivers an image quality that will satisfy even the most demanding users.


Voted by a panel of editors representing over 50 internationally-respected magazines from across 20 European countries, plus USA and Australia, EISA celebrates new products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with class-leading performance.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Software updates from Canon

Canon has updated its key camera software applications to include up-to-date compatibility with new EOS cameras and other recent changes, as follows:

Digital Photo Professional
Changes for Digital Photo Professional (DPP) version 4.6.30:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9 / EOS REBEL SL2), EOS-1D, EOS-1Ds.
- Adds a function for reducing color moiré.
- Supports the EOS 5D Mark IV Canon Log specification.

EOS Utility
Changes for EOS Utility version 3.6.30:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9 / EOS REBEL SL2).

EOS MOVIE Utility
Changes for EOS MOVIE Utility 1.7:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II.
- Supports the EOS 5D Mark IV Canon Log specification.

Picture Style Editor
Changes for Picture Style Editor version 1.18.30:
- Supports EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9 / EOS REBEL SL2).

To download the latest updates, visit Canon UK Canon USA or your local Canon Support portal

For more information on Digital Photo Professional, try this EOS magazine article on why you should use DPP


Thursday, 29 June 2017

EOS 5D Mark IV C-Log upgrade now available


First reported back in April, Canon has now opened up the new Canon Log (C-Log) upgrade service for the EOS 5D Mark IV. With the upgrade, C-Log – a staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range – can be added to the EOS 5D Mark IV, providing enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.

The Canon Log upgrade will be available as a chargeable service exclusively via Canon authorised service-centres. The upgrade service is available within Europe from 28 June 2017 and within the US it's scheduled to be available through authorised Canon Factory Service Centres in July 2017. We advise that you check your local Canon website for service information in your area.

For more information visit:
http://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos-5d-mark-iv.aspx?type=important&faqdetailid=tcm:13-1564487


Canon announces the full-frame EOS 6D Mark II

Canon reveals the highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II – realise your creative vision with the latest generation full frame DSLR camera.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the latest addition to Canon’s full frame DSLR line-up, designed for both the passionate hobbyist and the professional photographer alike.

This new camera features Canon’s latest generation technologies and is designed for a range of specialist photography categories, from travel to portraits. It's a significant upgrade and worthy successor to the EOS 6D.

An evolutionary tale

The EOS 6D Mark II has been developed following feedback from users. With its new full frame 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor, 45-point AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the EOS 6D Mark II delivers the highest quality images plus a range of new features and connectivity to boot.

An improvement from the original EOS 6D, the Mark II has a vari-angle LCD touch-screen which allows you to switch focus with one tap and reach tricky angles when shooting unusual perspectives.

Improved ISO and dynamic range

Its high dynamic range ensures exceptional exposure latitude so users can push boundaries when shooting in bright light conditions. The improved ISO range of 100-40,000, expandable to ISO 102,400, allows flexibility so documentary photographers can snap scenes with the confidence that details will be retained even in the darkest nights.

Better focusing

With the EOS 6D Mark II users can achieve greater control thanks to the all-new 45-point AF system (all cross-type), which can be customised for more precise tracking. Alongside DIGIC 7’s image processing advancements, the EOS 6D Mark II can predict the movement of a subject across the frame and respond rapidly. Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology also allows for high performance tracking as well as smoother focusing, meaning shorter focusing times for movies. When combined with the 6.5 frames per second (fps), the EOS 6D Mark II opens a whole new range of possibilities.

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first full-frame EOS camera to include built-in 5-axis movie stabilisation that counteracts the effects of camera shake when footage is captured hand-held and on-the-move.

Smarter connectivity

The EOS 6D Mark II boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for an always-on connection. As with its predecessor, the 6D Mark II camera has built-in GPS to keep track of your location. Given that the camera is compact and lightweight for a full-frame DSLR – in fact the smallest and lightest full-frame in the world – it's ideal for travel, landscape and more.

New 4K time-lapse feature

The EOS 6D Mark II is the first camera from Canon to have both 4K time-lapse movie mode and an intervalometer for more diverse movie making. Getting creative is made even easier and capturing footage in up to 4K resolution is ideal for shooting star-scapes in brilliant detail.


Pricing and availability
The EOS 6D Mark II will be available in July 2017 with an RRP of £1,999.99/€2,499.99 body only

The EOS 6D Mark II can also be purchased with an EF 24-105 STM kit lens with an RRP of £2,379.99/€2,944.99

Visit the EOS system for full specification of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II camera




Meet the EOS 200D – the world's smallest and lightest DSLR camera


Canon EOS 200DCanon has today launched the EOS 200D (USA: Rebel SL2; Japan: Kiss X9) , the world’s lightest Canon DSLR with a vari-angle screen and with the world’s fastest Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus.

Top-range, new technology for 2017

First introduced with the EOS 5D Mark IV,
the EOS 200D features the world’s fastest Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, ensuring that the camera quickly and accurately focuses and that subjects are the sharpest they can be. The newest APS-C 24.2 MP sensor improves low-light performance and reduces image noise too.

What’s more, this diminutive camera is powered by Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 7. The brain of the camera is quick-thinking and optimises settings automatically in any situation. 

Easy-to-use and exceptional image quality

The EOS 200D boasts an optical viewfinder as well as a vari-angle screen with touchscreen capabilities. And, to help you learn how to navigate round your camera more quickly, it's equipped with Canon's new Guided Interface. First featured on the EOS 800D (Rebel T7i) and EOS 77D announced earlier this year, this visual guide means that anyone transitioning from a compact or smartphone will be able to take control over the camera more quickly and intuitively.

Connected and savvy

There's a new self portrait mode – this feature offers skin smoothing and background blurring for selfie addicts. And, as the EOS 200D is compatible with smartphones and features built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth, you can share your selfies and more on social media via the free Canon Camera Connect app.

Pricing and availability
The EOS 200D will be available in black, white or silver and tan from July 2017 onwards with an RRP of £579.99/€719.99 body only
The EOS 200D can also be purchased with an EF 18-55mm kit lens with an RRP of £679.99/€839.99

Read more about the key features and full specification for the Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

ShutterCount version 3 adds compatibility for recent EOS cameras

ShutterCount version 2 was not able to read the number of shutter actuations from recent EOS cameras (see EOS magazine July-September 2017, page 12). However, a few days after the magazine was published, ShutterCount version 3 was introduced and this is compatible with the EOS-1D X Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark IV, 80D, 77D, 750D and 800D, though only with Mac OS 10.7 or later (not Windows). Version 3 also offers compatibility with the EOS 1300D.



Friday, 16 June 2017

Updated firmware for EOS 5DS R: version 1.1.1

Firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 5DS R has been released by Canon and incorporates the following fixes:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which shooting may not be completed while using HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode, when certain combinations of settings are selected.
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when using certain CF cards, it may take approximately five seconds for the camera to power on depending on when the camera's power switch was turned.

Download firmware v1.1.1 for EOS 5DS R

This firmware is for EOS 5DS R only. Firmware for the Canon EOS 5DS camera has also been updated, but is available as a separate download from the Canon website.

Notes:
(1) The firmware cannot be updated when the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is inserted into the camera.
(2) Once the camera is updated to version 1.1.0 (or later), it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.1).
(3) EOS 5DS R cameras with firmware v1.1.0 (or later) require EOS Utility v3.5.0 or later and Camera Connect 1.3.10 or later (available from Apple's App Store or Google Play).
(4) Download the latest version of the EOS 5DS instruction manual which contains information regarding the enhancements incorporated into Version 1.1.0 firmware.


Firmware update v1.1.1 for EOS 5DS

Firmware version 1.1.1 has been released by Canon and incorporates the following fixes:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which shooting may not be completed while using HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode, when certain combinations of settings are selected.
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when using certain CF cards, it may take approximately five seconds for the camera to power on depending on when the camera's power switch was turned <ON>.

Download firmware v1.1.1 for EOS 5DS

This firmware is for EOS 5DS only. Firmware for the Canon EOS 5DS R camera has also been updated, but is available as a separate download from the Canon website.

Notes:
(1) The firmware cannot be updated when the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is inserted into the camera.
(2) Once the camera is updated to version 1.1.0 (or later), it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.1).
(3) EOS 5DS cameras with firmware v1.1.0 (or later) require EOS Utility v3.5.0 or later and Camera Connect 1.3.10 or later (available from Apple's App Store or Google Play).
(4) Download the latest version of the EOS 5DS instruction manual which contains information regarding the enhancements incorporated into Version 1.1.0 firmware.


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Firmware version 1.0.2 for EOS 80D

Firmware version 1.0.2 for the EOS 80D incorporates the following fixes:
1. Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function within EOS Utility 3 software.
2. Fixes incorrect indications in the Norwegian menu screens.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support


Friday, 2 June 2017

Up to £165 cashback on selected Canon cameras and lenses

Canon has a cashback promotion running from 17 May to 31 August 2017. Instant cashback is applied when purchasing the items directly from the official Canon store. You can also claim cashback when purchasing the products from participating retailers.

Cameras
EOS 750D - £70 Cashback
EOS 1300D - £20 Cashback
EOS M3 - £30 Cashback

Lenses & accessories
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM** - £165 Cashback
EF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 IS - £90 Cashback
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM** - £80 Cashback
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM** - £80 Cashback
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM** - £50 Cashback

EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM** - £50 Cashback
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - £50 Cashback
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - £50 Cashback
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM - £25 Cashback
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM - £25 Cashback

EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM - £40 Cashback
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM - £40 Cashback
EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM - £40 Cashback
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM - £25 Cashback

PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter - £30 Cashback

Speedlite 430EX III-RT - £30 Cashback

** Qualifying lenses towards CPS membership

Full details and terms & conditions are available at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/


Thursday, 1 June 2017

New firmware update for EOS 7D Mark II

Canon removed firmware version 1.1.1 after a communication error was discovered (see item posted on 19 May 2017). The company has now resolved the issue and released firmware update version 1.1.2. This incorporates the following changes:
•  Corrects the phenomenon in which remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

This phenomenon only occurs when the firmware was updated from Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Version 1.1.1. There is no need to update the firmware if the firmware was updated from Version 1.1.0 to Version 1.1.1, or if the EOS 7D Mark II was equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support



Wednesday, 31 May 2017

EOS C200 launched with new recording format

Canon is launching the EOS C200, the latest addition to the Cinema EOS range. As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new RAW recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0 card.

The EOS C200 features Canon’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 8.85MP, along with the newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors. As a result, it can deliver Cinema RAW Light recording at 4K DCI 50P internally to a CFast 2.0 card. It can also deliver 4K UHD recording at 150Mbps, and 2K or Full HD at 35Mbps to SD cards in MP4 format.

Supporting up to 15-stops of dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light and up to 13-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log / Log 3), the camera is able to capture a wide range of highlight and shadow details.

The EOS C200 is also capable of delivering both slow and fast motion recording at up to 120fps with no crop in Full HD/MP4, ideal for those wanting creative slow motion capture.

An ISO range of 100 to 102,400 provides excellent performance, even in difficult lighting conditions, such as when quickly switching between locations. The built-in optical ND filters of up to 10 stops provide further flexibility and convenience, allowing filmmakers to shoot in bright light and expand the depth of field control.

Advanced operability and ergonomic design
Built for professionals and ideal for single shooters, the EOS C200 features an advanced AF system that provides reliability and accuracy when shooting 4K, as well as a touch screen LCD panel for filmmakers to easily select their subject.  For those who need to switch effortlessly between several subjects in a single shot, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables smooth AF operation whilst the Manual Focus Assist Function, Face Detection with Face Priority and Face-Only options provide greater creative focus control.

The EOS C200’s lightweight body of just 1.4kg is designed for comfortable hand-held shooting and will benefit those who are filming for long periods. The compact size also makes the camera suitable for mounting onto a drone or gimbal.

Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows for browser remote control and the ability to transfer files via FTP, whilst the camera’s compatibility options mean new and existing accessories can be used, including Canon’s electronic viewfinder - the EVF-V70.

Cinema RAW Light for next generation workflows
Canon has worked with several partners to ensure Cinema RAW Light is integrated with various software programs. As a result, editing and grading of the Cinema RAW Light video format will be supported in DaVinci Resolve of Blackmagic Design. Editing will be possible in Media Composer from Avid Technology, using Canon RAW Plugin for Avid Media Access[ii]. This format can also be processed using a Canon application, Cinema RAW Development[iii].

Support for Cinema RAW Light is also scheduled for EDIUS Pro, Grass Valley’s editing software, during 2017. Additionally, a future version of Final Cut Pro X from Apple Inc. will support Canon’s Cinema RAW Light, using Canon RAW Plugin for Final Cut Pro X[iv].

Future Firmware upgrade
Canon’s XF-AVC video format will be available with a future firmware upgrade. This upgrade is free-of-charge and is planned to be available in 2018.
 
Pricing:
·         EOS C200 RRP £7,699.99/€9,229.99
·         EOS C200 with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Kit RRP: £8,589.99/€10,299.99
·         CHARGER CG-A20 RRP: £389.99/€464.99
·         CLAMP BASE CL-V2 RRP: £429.99/€519.99


Saturday, 20 May 2017

AF malfunction with some EF 24-105mm f4L IS II lenses

Canon has found that some EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM lenses exhibit an AF operation-related malfunction. At the wide-angle end, focus is not achieved properly when peripheral AF points are selected, regardless of the AF area selection mode.

Affected Lenses
If the first two digits in the serial number (see the image below) of your lens are 48, 49, 50 or 51, then your lens may possibly be affected.

How to check if your lens is affected:
(1)   Visit Canon's serial number checker page at:
https://secure1.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/serial/ef/ef241052.html
(2)   Input your lens’ serial number (10 digits) and then click the [Submit] button. Double check that the serial number you entered is correct before you click the [Submit] button.
(3)   One of the following three messages will be displayed:
       •   Your lens is NOT an affected product
       •   Your lens is an affected product
       •   Invalid number
(The list of affected lenses will be updated periodically in accordance with the handling status.)

If your lens is affected, support will be provided free-of-charge regardless of the warranty status. Please note that even if your lens is affected, inspection/repairs for any issue other than the above phenomenon will be handled as normal repairs. If you wish to make a request for support for this issue, please attach the lens cap and dust cap to the lens and take/send the lens only to a Canon Service Centre.


Friday, 19 May 2017

Problems with firmware version 1.1.1 for EOS 7D Mark II

A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running firmware Version 1.1.1, released on 27 April 2017, in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1. Remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1. This error occurs for cameras that have been updated from firmware version 1.0.5 or earlier to Firmware Version 1.1.1

This phenomenon will not occur if the camera meets either of the two conditions below:
•  If the camera has been updated from firmware version 1.1.0 to version 1.1.1
•  If the camera was already equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase

Canon is currently making preparations to correct this phenomenon with the release of a firmware update in early June. In the meantime:
•  Firmware version 1.1.1 will no longer be available for download, and firmware version 1.1.0 will be made available for download again.
•  Users whose camera is affected by this phenomenon are asked to download Firmware Version 1.1.0 and install Firmware Version 1.1.0 onto the camera.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Canon launches 365 days of summer competition


Canon is looking for someone to fill a unique position as it begins its search for the ultimate storyteller. The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories. Applications will be taken via Instagram and judged by actress, producer, musician and storyteller, Zoë Kravitz (pictured above).

The successful candidate will chase summer all over the world, visiting destinations from Lisbon to Melbourne to Brazil, curating their own story of the summer.

Those who think they have what it takes to inspire people to find their own stories can apply by sharing their most memorable summer story on Instagram with the story behind it (no more than 50 words), tagging @CanonUK and #liveforthestory. Submissions will be judged on a number of elements including storytelling ability, visual appeal, originality and inspirational qualities. The successful candidate will be required to travel the world chasing summer in order to identify 365 inspiring stories throughout the course of the job. The role is all expenses paid and, of course, offers a holiday allowance of 365 days per annum. 

Canon’s storyteller will be tasked with identifying 365 new summer stories throughout the year, bringing back the art of storytelling and inspiring people to make the most of every moment in their life. The journey they choose is for them to decide, it will be their story to create and inspire.  

Matthew Searle – Country Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: “Every moment has the potential to be important, even more so in the summer when we are open to new challenges and experiences. We are on the hunt for someone to inspire us, to help us ‘Live For The Story’ every day and ensure none of us miss those special moments.”


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

EOS M5 firmware update 1.0.1

Firmware Version 1.0.1 for the EOS M5 incorporates the following fixes:
1. Corrects a phenomenon in which, when the playback grid is set to "6x4", and a vertical image is displayed, or a horizontal image is rotated to be displayed vertically, the grid does not display correctly.
2. In languages other than Japanese, the phrase "no. of shots" has been corrected to "value" in the "Time-lapse movie settings > Interval/Shots" setting screen.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support


Friday, 28 April 2017

Firmware update for EOS 7D Mark II

Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
3. Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
4. Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

If using a Wi-Fi adapter/W-E1, the camera's nickname will be reset to default when you perform this firmware update, so you will need to reset the nickname before using the camera. Refer to the W-E1 instruction manual for the setting procedure.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

EOS 5D Mark IV to get C-Log update

Canon has announced a new upgrade service for the EOS 5D Mark IV following feedback from its global community of professional photographers and videographers. With the upgrade, Canon Log (C-Log) – a staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range – can be added to the EOS 5D Mark IV, providing enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.

Designed to deliver an 800% increase in dynamic range, C-Log minimises the loss of detail in the darkest and brightest parts of the image. When using C-Log on the EOS 5D Mark IV, an ISO setting of 400 will deliver the largest dynamic range of 12 stops, perfect for shooting in difficult lighting conditions.

Ensuring maximum freedom in post-production, C-Log alters the image processing data after the image has been captured. As a result, videographers and filmmakers will find it easy to colour match with footage shot on other cameras, including those in the Canon Cinema EOS range. The footage from any camera can be combined and colour matched in a single colour grading process which provides a final global colour and seamless feel, regardless of whether the film is shot on different cameras.

C-Log also reduces noise, particularly in shadow areas that can appear during colour grading. The upgrade makes the colour grading of footage more flexible via the production of accurate colours with minor colour bias.

The C-Log upgrade will be available as a chargeable service exclusively via Canon authorised service-centres. Canon is planning to start the upgrade service from June.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

TIPA 2017 awards for Canon

TIPA Awards 2017 logo
Two Canon cameras and a Canon lens have been recognised with 'Best Photo and Imaging Product' awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 30 photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents.

The  award winners are:
•  EOS 5D Mark IV digital single-lens reflex camera
•  EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM standard zoom lens
•  XC15 professional 4K video camcorder.

You can read about these and other TIPA 2017 award winners at:
http://www.tipa.com/english/XXVII_tipa_awards_2017.html


Monday, 10 April 2017

Canon UK Spring Cashback 2017 promotion


 Cashbacks are available for a range of products in the Canon Spring 2017 Promotion. In addition to the items listed below, there are also cashbacks on compact cameras and video cameras.

Cameras
EOS 5DS R - £250 cashback
EOS 5DS - £250 cashback
EOS 6D - £125 cashback
EOS 7D Mark II - £125 cashback
EOS 80D - £80 cashback
EOS M5 - £80 cashback

Lenses
EF 35mm f1.4L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 35mm f2.0 IS USM - £50 cashback
EF 50mm f1.2L USM - £125 cashback
EF 50mm f1.4 USM - £50 cashback
EF 85mm f1.2L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 85mm f1.8 USM - £50 cashback
EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM - £50 cashback
EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM - £80 cashback
EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM - £165 cashback
EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM - £50 cashback
EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM - £165 cashback
EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM - £200 cashback
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM - £200 cashback

Speedlite
Speedlite 600EX II-RT - £80 cashback

PIXMA Printers
PIXMA PRO-10S - £75 cashback
PIXMA PRO-100S - £50 cashback
PIXMA iP8750 - £35 cashback

Cashbacks are only available on purchases made from participating retailers within the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland between Wednesday 15th March 2017 and Wednesday 16th May 2017. A valid claim must be submitted by Friday 16 June 2017.

Full details are available at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/


Thursday, 6 April 2017

EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro lens

Canon has launched a new innovative lens. Designed for macro and close-up photography, the EF-S 35mm f2.8 Macro IS STM features Canon’s unique built-in Macro Lite technology and is the first lens of its kind in the EF-S range. It is compatible with all EOS APS-C digital single-lens reflex cameras (except the EOS D30, D60 and 10D).

The lens has built-in LEDs which illuminate small objects while minimising the shadows it casts with a tapered edge design. It offers life-size (1:1) magnification, capturing subjects as close as 30mm from the front of the lens. This close working distance and magnification level means it is ideal for revealing the tiny and intricate details of subjects such as jewellery, food and crafts.

The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer with Hybrid IS compensates for angular and linear movement. This is especially useful for handheld macro shooting as this is prone to exaggerate camera shake, often causing unwanted blur.

The built-in Macro Lite offers flexible lighting options by allowing photographers to alternate between two lights located on each side of the lens, or use both at the same time. At the press of a button the strength of the lighting can be adjusted. Furthermore, to allow for versatile shooting with natural and off-camera light, the design of the attachable lens hood minimises shadows cast onto the subject by the lens, as well as reflections of the lens cast by the subject.

The f2.8, 7-blade circular aperture creates beautiful bokeh by rendering out-of-focus areas of a photo smoothly and separating the subject from its surroundings. Super Spectra Coating reduces flare and ghosting to maintain contrast and colour.

For movie-makers, the quiet focusing of the STM focus motor captures movies without distracting noise, while its smooth shifts in focus create cinematic effects.

The EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM will be available from May 2017 with an RRP of £399.99 / €479.99.


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Canon UK HQ to host EOS Training Academy's workshop programme

 


Starting this spring, EOS Training Academy’s dedicated Canon photography training programme extends its reach to include Canon UK’s head office in Reigate, Surrey as its new workshop venue.

From May 2017 onwards, selected EOS camera and Speedlite workshops will be held in Reigate, including the popular camera-specific Optimise courses for the EOS 5D Mark IV, 5DS/R, 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II and 80D, Making the Most series for beginner and enthusiast models, and Speedlite for beginners for those wishing to enhance their photography with flash.

This means that course delegates will not only be able to learn how to use their camera but also to visit the EOS epicentre that is Canon’s headquarters at the same time – an exciting opportunity for keen Canonites.

As part of a planned expansion of the academy programme, this new location to the south of London means that there are now three Workshop venues to learn about your EOS photography: Oxford, central London (near Euston) and Reigate. This is in addition to a dozen locations for Practical Days, including the recently added Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) venues at Slimbridge and Barnes in London, Waterperry Gardens in Oxford, plus the stunning city of York.

A full-day workshop starts from only £99 and includes a comprehensive handout, plus tailored advice and support throughout the day from your tutor. Maximum group size is 12 and sessions are kept informal, with opportunities for questions throughout the day. So whatever photography you enjoy and whichever EOS camera you own, you’ll learn what you need to improve your camera skills and your photography during a day with EOS Training Academy.

To find out more visit EOS Training Academy or call 01869 331741 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and request a copy of our 32-page training brochure.


Monday, 3 April 2017

EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update

Firmware Version 1.0.4 for the EOS 5D Mark IV incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which a red-coloured area may appear at the bottom-centre of a captured image when shooting in bulb mode or during a long exposure.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the autofocus may not respond when the autofocus is initiated via pressing the shutter button, the AF-ON button or the AE lock button when configured in the custom control menu.
3. Enhances the reliability of communications between the camera and SD card.
4. Fixes incorrect wording on the Finnish language menu screen.

The firmware can be downloaded at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

14 years at number one

Canon's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016 (based on a Canon survey).


Friday, 24 March 2017

Digital Photo Professional v.4.6.10

Digital Photo Professional version 4.6.10 adds support for the EOS 77D, 800D and M6, plus the EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM.

The update is compatible with Windows 7 (with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installed, 8, 8.1 and 10, Mac OS 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12

The update is available to download from:
www.canon.co.uk/support


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Canon clothing and accessories


Canon UK is launching a range of branded clothing and accessories - from vintage camera t-shirts to umbrellas and bibs

A selection of the new merchandise has been designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EOS system and features cameras from the EOS archive. Plus, the vintage series includes designs from the original Canon camera “Kwanon” logo, first introduced in 1934.

The new collection includes clothing such as t-shirts, jackets, sweaters and hoodies, as well as accessories like umbrellas, baby bibs, hats and limited edition camera bags.  Camera fans will also be able to get their hands on a miniature Hansa Canon camera model, replicated on Canon’s first production model and Japan’s first high-quality 35mm camera launched in 1936.

The range is available from store.canon.co.uk/



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

EOS system celebrates 30th anniversary


Today, Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its world-renowned EOS System.

Canon’s EOS System made its debut on 1 March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and EF lenses, at a time when visiting your local pharmacy to develop your camera film was the norm.

Thirty years on the world has changed, but the EOS system remains a staple in the world of photography. Technology featured within the EOS system has helped create and inspire changes in the way people take photos.

The EOS system came to life in 1987 after Canon announced its aim to develop a highly-refined autofocus (AF) SLR model. It moved away from its FD lens system to create the world’s first fully electronic mount system. From then the EOS range has included the first affordable consumer DSLR – the EOS 300D – which ushered in a new era of digital photography in 2003. Five years later in 2008, the EOS 5D Mark II revolutionised filmmaking by offering Full HD movie recording on a DSLR.

The EOS System is one of the most recognised systems in the world, also incorporating the Cinema EOS System, and comprises 24 cameras with a selection of 97 EF lens models. With such a rich product line-up, the EOS System has been designed to meet the various needs and desires of different users.

To mark this milestone, Canon is displaying a range of cameras and lenses from the EOS archive on its stand at The Photography Show, including the EOS 650 and the EF 1200mm f5.6L USM, the world’s longest focal length and largest aperture lens. Visit Canon on stand D141/E131 at The Photography Show from 18 – 21 March at the NEC, Birmingham. 

EOS system facts
·         The EOS series was the world’s first fully electronic mount system.
·         The first EOS system camera – the EOS 650 – was released 30 years ago on 2 March 1987, along with the EF 35-70mm f3.5-4.5, EF 35-105mm f3.5-4.5 and EF 50mm f1.8 lenses.
·         EOS is an acronym of 'Electro Optical System' and is also fittingly the name of the Greek goddess of dawn.
·         A total of 98 EOS models have been produced since 1987 (35 film cameras and 63 digital)
·         Canon’s first professional Autofocus camera – the EOS-1 – launched in 1989
·         EOS 300D was the first consumer DSLR for under £1000 when it launched in 2003, ushering in a new digital era.
·         The EOS 5D Mark II was the first DSLR to feature Full HD movie recording. It was released in 2008 and has since been followed by the EOS 5D Mark III (2012) and the EOS 5D Mark IV (2016).
·         2012 saw the launch of Cinema EOS range of professional digital video cameras. The C300 was the first camera to be launched in the range and has since become the workhorse camera for a number of production companies.
·         Canon launched its first mirrorless camera, the EOS M, in 2012. There are now three current cameras in Canon’s EOS M line-up with seven dedicated EF-M lenses.
·         80 million EOS cameras have been produced (as of November 2015)
·         120 million EF lenses have been produced (as of August 2016)
·         The EF 1200mm f5.6L USM lens is the lens with the world’s longest focal length and largest aperture (among interchangeable lenses for AF SLR cameras).


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Firmware update for Connect Station CS100

Canon has announced an update to the Connect Station CS100. Firmware version 2.5 introduces the ability to transfer movie from smart devices to your Connect Station via the dedicated Connect Station app. The new update also adds faster imports speeds, with transfers from a computer over networks in a third of the time. Other new features include infinite looping of an album on a screen and the ability to turn off auto-standby completely.

As soon as the update is released, you will be able to download firmware v2.5 for free from the Canon support sites:
Canon UK
Canon USA


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

EOS-1D X Mark II firmware version 1.1.3 released

Firmware Version 1.1.3 for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera incorporates the following improvements:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which the drive mode icon is not correctly displayed when using custom shooting modes (C1/C2/C3).
2. Changes the maximum number of 'Release cycles' displayed from 1,000,000 cycles to 9,999,000 cycles. This value can be checked under the 'Camera system information' menu.
3. Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function within EOS Utility 3 software.

Firmware v1.1.3 is for EOS-1D X Mark II cameras with firmware version 1.1.2 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already v1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please read the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately six minutes.

Note:
(1) Once the EOS-1D X Mark II is updated to Version 1.1.2 (or later), it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.0 to 1.0.2).
(2) Camera settings files created using a camera running firmware Version 1.0.2 (or earlier) cannot be used on a camera running Firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later).
(3) Please use the latest EOS Utility version with the EOS-1D X Mark II after the camera has been updated to Firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later). EOS Utility Version 3.5 or later support cameras running Firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later).
(4) A new version of the instruction manual for the EOS-1D X Mark II has been issued following the functional improvements of firmware Version 1.1.2 (or later). You can download from Canon's website or order a printed version here


Two new EOS cameras to suit your photography level

Introduced today are the new Canon EOS 800D and EOS 77D. Following on from the path laid by the 750D and 760D, these two new cameras offer a very similar specification but a different level of control and way of working, depending on the stage you're at in your photographic journey.

Both cameras are equipped with a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The 45-point AF system – with all points cross-type – offer excellent and responsive focusing. The cameras also offer the world's fastest autofocus using Live View mode at a rapid 0.03 seconds, offering responsive handling and quick shooting at 6 frames per second (fps).

Canon EOS 800D
EOS 800D
Following on from the EOS 750D, this new entry level EOS camera comes complete with a tutorial interface, so that if you're just starting our with your first DSLR you can get guidance on which settings to change to achieve the effects you want. You'll be learning about photography as you shoot, giving you confidence to shoot and skills as you go, but leaving you free to work on your composition.
Full specification and press release > 



Canon EOS 77D
EOS 77D
For the more experienced photographer, this upgrade for the EOS 760D moves up a level in the Canon range – and rightly so thanks to its more advanced feature set and control systems. With a top LCD panel and dual control wheels, you can use your own skills and judgement to set the camera to work as you want. Plus, with added features such as Bulb mode and a built-in intervalometer, you can let your creativity roam free with long exposures and time-lapses. It's also the smallest of the mid-range cameras, weighing nearly 200g less than the 80D.
Full specification and press release >

Both cameras are fully connectable via Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth, and will work with the new Remote Controller BR-E1.

The EOS 800D will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £779.99/€1,019.99, and also available as a kit with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens with an RRP of £869.99/€1,139.99.

The EOS 77D (body only) will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £829.99/ €1,079.99. It will also be available in two kit versions: with the EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM with an RRP of £919.99/ €1,199.99, or  with the EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM with an RRP of £1,199.99/ €1569.99.

Canon adds EOS M6 to its mirrorless line-up

EOS M6 with built-in flash
The EOS M6 makes its debut today, offering all of the functionality and features of the popular M5 in a smaller, more compact body. Equipped with a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 45 cross-type AF points, DIGIC 7 processor and two top thumb dials, this powerful camera offers control and quality.

It's equipped with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity and offers remote control via your smartphone. Using Bluetooth you can also view the images on your camera directly on your connected phone.

Capable of achieving 7fps (frames per second) or up to 9fps with fixed AF, the M6 also has in-camera five-axis video stabilisation – for smoother movie shots – and full HD 60p video.

The M6 has a large 3.0 inch tilting touchscreen and has the option of adding an electronic viewfinder.

Available in two colours:
The EOS M6 (body only) will be available in black or silver from April 2017 with an RRP of £729.99/€989.9
The EOS M6 (in black or silver) with EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £839.99/€1,139.99
The EOS M6 (in black or silver) with EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £1,079.99/€1449.99

An all-new viewfinder
Also introduced today is the Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2, a compact and lightweight external electronic viewfinder for both compatible EOS M cameras – including the EOS M6 – as well as a range of PowerShot models. The new 0.39-type viewfinder includes a 2.36 million dot display that reveals every intricate detail, while 100% coverage ensures everything the eye can see is captured in the shot. The Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 shows movement in real time with up to 120 fps refresh rate and makes it easy to swap between screen and viewfinder shooting, simply by raising the camera to your face, for truly responsive shooting. Weighing just 29 g, it’s a compact item for when you need that extra compositional tool.

The Canon Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 will be available in either black or silver from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99/€279.99
 

New Bluetooth Remote Controller BR-E1

Alongside the two new EOS DSLRs announced today – which both feature Bluetooth connectivity – Canon launches the Remote Controller BR-E1. Offering the same features as the popular Canon RC-6, this new remote has the advantage of firing the camera shutter for both stills and movies from any angle within a 5 metre radius of compatible cameras thanks to Bluetooth technology, unlike the RC-6's need for line-of-site with its infrared beam.

At launch the BR-E1 is compatible with the EOS 77D and EOS 800D.

Remote Controller BR-E1 key features:
•    Bluetooth® connectivity
•    5m range from all directions
•    Easy-to-find controls
•    Capture images and movies
•    Focus and zoom controls

The Remote Controller BR-E1 will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £39.99 / €49.99.



New Canon 18-55mm kit lens

Canon today announces a new EF-S kit lens for its APS-C camera, like the new EOS 800D and 77D. The EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM is the smallest non-retractable kit lens of its focal range and the first 18-55mm lens from Canon to feature STM (Stepper Motor technology) for near-silent movie recording.

Measuring just 61.8mm long and weighing only 215g, the lens has a 4-stop Image Stabilizer and a seven blade circular aperture.

For full specifications visit the EOS system

The EF-S 18-55mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99, and also available as a kit with the new EOS 800D and EOS 77D, both also available from April onwards.




Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Digital Photo Professional update v4.5.20

Canon has updated its RAW image editing software Digital Photo Professional (DPP) to version 4.5.20. This latest version adds support for a recent EF lens, ten older EOS cameras plus the latest Powershot camera, G9 X Mark II.

– Support added for EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), EOS 350D (Rebel XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V
– Supports EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM
– Improves accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF 50mm f2.5 Compact Macro, EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM.
– Newly supported PowerShot G9 X Mark II

To download visit Canon UK support or the Canon USA support portal



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