Canon has announced on its official Asia website that a major update is going to arrive to EOS R in mid-April 2019. The update will sport the 1.2.0 firmware number and it will introduce a bunch of important features such as eye detection in Servo AF mode alongside many other changes. With that said, let’s check out everything there is to know about the upcoming Canon firmware update.
Canon 1.2.0 Firmware Update
As previously noted, the update will be released in mid-April 2019 and it will sport the 1.2.0 firmware number. The highlight of this update is that it introduces eye detection in Servo AF when shooting still images. The feature will also be available when shooting movies and it’s going to be implemented in the UI (user interface) under the “Movie Servo AF” setting.
The small AF frame size is also going to receive two major changes. First off, the small AF frame size will now support Servo AF when shooting still images and it will also be available when shooting movies regardless of the “Movie Servo AF” setting.
As it is the case with every new firmware release from Canon, the upcoming 1.2.0 firmware update will introduce a handful of high-priority bug fixes that we are going to list down below:
- 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.
From the looks of it, EOS R owners are in for a treat in mid-April. The new 1.2.0 firmware update introduces a couple of useful features and more importantly, it comes with three bug fixes that take care of serious problems.
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