Canon EOS 1DX MK3 Firmware Update August 2020

Canon has released a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. The big item of note is the enhancement to AF for improved face and eye recognition at distance. What this means in practice will take some time to ascertain. With the current lock down it is difficult to get out to test.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Enhancements when using Browser Remote:
    • The image list displayed will be refreshed automatically on the browser.
    • On the shooting screen of the browser, you can set the movie resolution and a high frame rate.
    • On the shooting screen of the browser, you can change the movie shooting mode.
    • On the shooting screen of the browser, Live View will be displayed as soon as you select the movie shooting button.
  • Enhances Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Fixes a phenomenon that may occur during viewfinder shooting, in which the shutter may not be released or the camera may not operate in the following settings:
    • In One-Shot AF mode, when the AF Area Selection Mode is set as Zone AF, Large Zone AF or Automatic Selection AF.
    • In AI Servo AF, when direct AF point selection is made using the smart controller.
    • When the Register/Recall Shooting Function is assigned to the AE Lock button, in the Custom Controls.
  • Connectivity during FTP transmission has been improved.
  • Improves Wi-Fi connectivity when using the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, in which the card access time may take longer when using certain CFexpress cards.

Download firmware v.1.2.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III at Canon USA

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