5D Mark III, 1D X, ID C firmware update coming soon


Canon to announced several firmware updates for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS-1D X and Canon EOS-1D C in April and May, 2013.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III firmware:

To be released in late April, 2013. Version 1.2.0 or Version 1.2.1

Firmware detail:
Uncompressed HDMI Output Support

When shooting video, HDMI Output makes possible the recording of high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera’s HDMI terminal. This, in turn, facilitates the editing of video data with minimal image degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during motion picture and video productions. Additionally, video being captured can be displayed on an external monitor, enabling real-time, on-site monitoring of high-definition video during shooting.

Improved AF Functionality

Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera’s central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses.

Canon EOS-1D X firmware:

To be released in May, 2013

Firmware detail:
  • A fix for slow AF speed
Canon EOS-1D C firmware:

To be released in late April, 2013

Firmware detail:
  • 25p at 4K
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via: CR