Canon Japan has announced new firmware updates for its Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 camera systems to be released on December 2, 2021. The new firmware update will be bringing new autofocus features and improved autofocus performance to each of these cameras.
Firmware version 1.5.0 will bring ‘Vehicle Priority’ AF mode which we have seen first with Canon EOS R3 (and also seen on Nikon Z9) - Check Canon R3 vs Nikon Z9 size and specs comparison here - which prioritize cars and motorcycles when shooting motorsports will be added to R5 and R6. Even further, these cameras will have the ability to focus specifically on the helmet of the driver inside the vehicle when the ‘Spot Detection’ feature is selected.
In addition, the new firmware for Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 is bringing improved performance for tracking people wearing helmets and goggles during winter sports.
The improvements doon't end here. The new firmware V1.5.0 for the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 will also bring torso detection to the human tracking features, allowing the cameras to switch from one body part to another to try to keep a lock on subjects when the face is obscured. Eye AF has also been improved to help detect eyes when they’re being obscured by hair or shadows.
Kudos to Canon for implementing their latest features and inovations to their existing line of cameras!
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| FEATURE and SPECS COMPARISON|
|Model||Canon EOS R5||Canon EOS R6|
|Sensor Resolution||45.0 MP||20.0 MP|
|Camera Type||Pro Mirrorless||Pro Mirrorless|
|Sensor Size||Full frame||Full frame|
|Sensor Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 51200( expands to 50 - 102400)||ISO 100 - 102400( expands to 50 - 204800)|
|Lens Mount||Canon RF||Canon RF|
|Image Stabil.||Sensor-shift ( up to 8.0 stops)||Sensor-shift ( up to 8.0 stops)|
|Eye Tracking Focus|
|Dimensions||138 x 98 x 88mm||138 x 98 x 88mm|
|Min AF Detecting Range||-6eV||-6.5eV|
|Animal Eye Tracking|
|Minimum Shutter||30 sec||30 sec|
|Maximum Shutter Electronic||1/8000 sec||1/8000 sec|
|Max Video Reso||8192 x 4320||3840 x 2160|
|Video fps at Max||30p,24/23.98p||60p,30p, 23.98p|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264, H.265||MPEG-4, H.264, H.265|
|High Speed Video||120fps||120fps|
|Max Video Mbps||2600||470|
|Max Video Color Depth||10bit||10bit|
|Screen Type||Fully articulated||Fully articulated|
|Selfie Friendly Screen|
|High Resolution Mode|
|Price||Amazon, B&H Photo||Amazon, B&H Photo|