Canon updates EOS R3 firmware to V. 1.2.1

Canon has released new firmware for the EOS R3 camera, after pulling V. 1.2.0 due to an unspecified “issue”.

The new firmware provides the following fixes and improvements:
1. Adds ability to set “Custom Continuous High Speed” to Drive mode. It is possible to shoot from 2 to 50 images continuously at a speed of approximately 30 to 195 fps.

  1. Adds the ability to select “FHD 239.76 fps/200.00 fps” in “High frame rate”.
  2. a- Adds the ability to “Depth Compose” in camera during “Focus bracketing”.
    b- Adds focus bracketing and depth composition with a flash (Speedlite EL-1).
  3. Adds the ability to record time lapse videos. Note that the time-lapse video setting is retained even if the camera goes into auto power off state before you start recording the time-lapse video.
  4. Adds the capability of Cloud RAW processing functionality. RAW processing with the latest image processing technology is possible. This is a paid service that requires the purchase of a Canon Imaging App Service Plan, which will be available from July 25, 2022.
  5. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images to multiple JPEG images.
  6. Adds the ability to set [Still Image Crop/Aspect] at [Custom Controls]. The assigned button can be used to switch between crop and aspect ratio.
  7. Adds the ability to crop and resize images when uploading to an FTP server.
  8. 802.1X/WPA2-Enterprise authentication now supports PKCS#12 certificate format.
  9. Adds electronic shutter sound to play when mechanical shutter or electronic 1st curtain is activated.
  10. Improves the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or shooting while walking with a wide-angle lens.
  11. Add [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for still shooting.
  12. Fixes an issue, which displays error code 70 on the camera, which can occur, in rare cases, when the [Disp. performance] the setting is set to [Smooth].
  13. Fixes minor issues.
  14. Resolves an issue in which, after updating the camera to firmware v1.2.0, when running the [Factory reset] operation, some shooting settings are not retained.

Note: Items 1-14 are changes from firmware version 1.2.0, and item 15 is newly added for firmware version 1.2.1. Firmware version 1.2.1 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.2.0. Canon has also updated the user manual and apps accordingly and they are available for download. here from the official site.

Jack C. Nugent