Canon EOS M Firmware Update 2.0.0 Announced, Release Date

Canon has announced the release of a new firmware update for the Canon EOS M compact system mirrorless camera. The firmware update version 2.0.0 for the Canon EOS M is now officially announced and will be free to download from the Canon website from the end of June 2013.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 promises to boost the AF speed, making One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster when using FlexiZone Multi AF and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. The firmware upgrade also corrects a rare phenomenon that causes the EOS M controls to become unresponsive when the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is used.

According to Canon, “The new firmware delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and Canon encourages all existing users of the EOS M to download the new firmware version 2 once it becomes available at the end of June,

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Canon EOS M Firmware Update 2.0.0 Announced, Release Date

Canon Press Release

Firmware upgrade boosts AF Speed by up to 2.3x

Further enhancing the performance and utility of the EOS M, Canon also announces today a firmware upgrade that boosts the AF shutter speed, making One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster[1]. The new firmware delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and Canon encourages all existing users of the EOS M to download the new firmware version 2 once it becomes available at the end of June 2013[2].

“The EOS M is designed for people who want to spontaneously capture the great moments in life, in the highest quality, without missing a beat.” says Rebecca Pearson, Assistant Product Manager – Consumer Cameras and Lenses, Canon Australia. “With this firmware upgrade, Canon has responded to the feedback from the community by providing them with an increase in AF speed, enabling users to capture high-quality images quickly. What’s more, with the introduction of the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, they are able to get even more of the fun around them into the frame.”

When using FlexiZone Multi AF and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Speed improvement is dependent upon shooting conditions and lens.

The firmware upgrade also corrects a rare phenomenon that causes the EOS M controls to become unresponsive when the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is used