Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 1D X, EOS 1D C Firmware Update Coming Soon

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

New firmware for the EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera by the end of April to enable auto focusing down to f/8 (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). This has been confirmed by Chuck Westfall of Canon recently at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The new firmware may also address the slow AF assist issue with the Speedlites. The update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses.

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

5D Mark III, EOS 1D X, EOS 1D C Firmware Update Coming Soon

Canon EOS 5D Mark III firmware

Expected to be released in late April, 2013, with version 1.2.0 or version 1.2.1

Canon EOS 1D X and Canon EOS 1D C firmware

The Canon EOS 1D X camera is expecting a new firmware to be released in May to address the slow AF assist issue with the Speedlites. The EOS 1D C hybrid DSLR camera also has a new firmware coming out to enable the user to record video in 25p in 4K resolution. Canon is trying to finish up the final testing of the new software EOS 1D X expected to release in May and EOS 1D C expected to release in late April.

via: CR


  • jjacob

    I commited to the 5D Mark III partially on this upgrade potential. It’s been well over 5 months since canon announced a firmware upgrade path to 4.2.2 8bit HDMI on its 5D Mark III.  We are half way through April, the month this upgrade was due and Canon still has no specific date this firmware is coming out.  By now they either should have a specific release date or an announcement for a later release date.  They have done neither.  Competitor Nikon D800 has had HDMI from the git go..   This for many was a major selling point over the 5D Mark III.  Canon’s calculated statement of this firmware release gave pause to many who might have jumped in and bought the D800.  Canon’s silence on this upgrade so close to release is deafening. I am wondering at this point if the upgrade is vaporware and a marketing ploy to decrease Nikon sales……..

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