New Firmware Updates for Canon EOS R and EOS RP Offer Improved AF Performance

Canon has announced the release of new firmware updates for its EOS R and EOS RP cameras. The free updates offer a variety of autofocus improvements, including enhanced eye detection capabilities.

Here's a full rundown of new features and tweaks included in the new EOS R Version 1.4.0 and EOS RP Version 1.3.0 firmware updates per Canon:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting. (EOS R)
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback. (EOS RP)
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

The Canon EOS R is now on sale for $1,999. Key features include:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points

Meanwhile, the Canon EOS RP is currently available for $1,299. Key features include:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder

Source: Canon