New Firmware for the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP

  By Ryley Smith


While many people in Calgary were prepping for the snow on Friday, which of course, was not the most pleasant surprise, Canon Canada released new firmware for the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP! Unlike the snowfall, these updates are something to actually be excited about and look forward to. The 1.4.0 update for the Canon EOS R and the 1.3.0 update for the Canon EOS RP are more-or-less the same for each camera, but are awesome enhancements. Not many of you have probably already downloaded the firmware, let alone read about what they are about, but for anyone who was preoccupied by the snow, or anything else, here is the breakdown on these Canon upgrades. 

As listed from Canon Canada’s website, the five core enhancements are:


  1. Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  2. Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  3. Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
  5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.


Additionally to these, the 1.3.0 update for the Canon EOS RP also includes:


Fixes a phenomenon in which the main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.



These are some strong updates that will overall, greatly enhance the workability of both of these cameras. Now, if you live in southern Alberta and see 20+ cm of snow outside, download your firmware update and make the best of this weather and shoot some beautiful snow photography! And for those of you who are lucky enough to experience all the beauty of a real autumn, go take some amazing shots too (but try not to rub it in too much).



Click the link for the 1.4.0 update for the Canon EOS R and the 1.3.0 update for the Canon EOS RP


Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.