Canon today released the much anticipated firmware update 1.3.0. for the Canon Eos R5, the EOS 1-DX Mark III and the EOS R6 for free download. The most important new features are likely to be the slimmer RAW Light and IPB Light codecs as well as Canon Log 3. The Canon EOS R5 and the EOS 1-DX Mark III benefit the most from this firmware update and receive both Canon Log 3 and all new Light codecs. The EOS R6, as a non-raw video DSLM, will primarily receive IPB Light. However, Canon LOG 3 for the EOS R6 was also announced today at a later date.
We already had the opportunity to test Canon Log 3 and the new Light codecs with the EOS R5. Here is our experience report incl. video clip:
But back to the Canon firmware update: Also new in the 1.3.0 Canon firmware update is the HD/120p option for the R5 as well as saving and transferring individual camera settings from one camera to another (via SD card).
For dark environments where light is distracting, the rear display can now be turned off during recording and only activated during playback.
In addition, the firmware update for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 ensures manual intervention in AI Servo Focus for RF lenses at any time.
With the EOS R5, images can now also be specifically protected with the new "Protected Image Transfer" function and transferred via FTP. The protected images can then no longer be accidentally deleted. On the EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5, the status of the FTP transfer can now be tracked on the display. The remaining duration of the data transfer can thus be read at any time.
Here is an overview of all the functions:
Finally, Canon has also released several software updates today to complement the firmware upgrades mentioned above. These include support for Apple M1 processors (via Rosetta) in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) with version v4.14 and EOS Utility with version v3.13.1.