Firmwareupdate

What is firmware?

Firmware is an interface between the camera features and the camera hardware. It is complex and not always perfect when developed and installed by Canon during production. Despite rigorous testing, there can be flaws.

From time to time Canon provides firmware updates for different cameras to correct these issues.

Camera updates are designed so that they can be installed by the user. There are two different ways in which to install the updates onto your EOS camera – using a memory card and via EOS Utility.

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Typically firmware updates offer minor corrections – like fixing rare phenomema in very specific operating conditions or correcting spelling mistakes in non-English menus. However, from time to time more significant changes are introduced, typically indicated by an increase in the top-level numeral (eg. 2.0.1 rather than 1.1.0).

This was particularly relevant for cameras like the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 5D Mark II, all of which saw major firmware updates to their capabilities and functionality. For significant firmware updates a new instruction manual is often released, to help owners get the most out of the new features.

CAMERA

FIRMWARE

LAST UPDATED

EOS-1D

1.4.0

30 Jul 2002

EOS-1D Mark II

1.2.6

20 Dec 2006

EOS-1D Mark II N

1.1.2

20 Dec 2006

EOS-1D Mark III

1.3.2

30 Jul 2013

EOS-1D Mark IV

1.1.5

29 Nov 2016

EOS-1D X

2.0.9

14 Nov 2016

EOS-1D X Mark II

1.1.3

15 Feb 2017

EOS-1Ds

1.0.3

6 Apr 2004

EOS-1Ds Mark II

1.1.6

20 Dec 2006

EOS-1Ds Mark III

1.2.3

30 Jul 2013

EOS 5D

1.1.1

18 Mar 2008

EOS 5D Mark II

2.1.2

29 Feb 2012

EOS 5D Mark III

1.3.4

14 Nov 2016

EOS 5D Mark IV

1.0.4

13 Apr 2017

EOS 5DS

1.1.1

30 May 2017

EOS 5DS R

1.1.1

30 May 2017

EOS 6D

1.1.7

13 Sep 2016

EOS 6D Mark II

TBC

EOS 7D

2.0.6

14 Nov 2016

EOS 7D Mark II

1.1.2

1 June 2017

EOS 10D

2.0.1

20 Jan 2004

EOS 20D

2.0.3

26 Oct 2005

EOS 20Da

2.0.3

26 Oct 2005

EOS 30D

1.0.6

18 Mar 2008

EOS 40D

1.1.1

20 Jan 2009

EOS 50D

1.0.8

20 Jun 2012

EOS 60D

1.1.2

29 Nov 2016

EOS 60Da

1.1.1

8 Jun 2012

EOS 70D

1.1.2

13 Sep 2016

EOS 77D

TBC

EOS 80D

1.0.2

3 June 2017

EOS 100D

1.0.1

13 Sep 2016

EOS 200D

TBC

EOS 300D

1.1.1

23 Oct 2003

EOS 350D

1.0.3

26 Oct 2005

EOS 400D

1.1.1

19 Sep 2007

EOS 450D

1.1.0

23 Apr 2009

EOS 500D

1.1.2

29 Nov 2016

EOS 550D

1.1.0

14 Nov 2016

EOS 600D

1.0.3

29 Nov 2016

EOS 650D

1.0.5

14 Nov 2016

EOS 700D

1.1.5

13 Sep 2016

EOS 750D

1.0.0

6 Feb 2016

EOS 760D

1.0.0

6 Feb 2016

EOS 800D

TBC

EOS 1000D

1.0.7

13 Oct 2010

EOS 1100D

1.0.6

29 Nov 2016

EOS 1200D

1.0.2

14 Nov 2016

EOS 1300D

1.0.2

13 Sep 2016

EOS D30

1.0.3

22 Apr 2002

EOS D60

1.0.4

11 Nov 2002

EOS D2000

3.2.3

5 Dec 2008

EOS D6000

3.2.3

5 Dec 2008

EOS DCS 1

5.0.1

Feb 1999

EOS DCS 3

5.0.1

Feb 1999

EOS M

2.0.3

29 Nov 2016

EOS M2

TBC

EOS M3

1.1.0

9 May 2016

EOS M5

1.0.1

10 May 2017

EOS M6

TBC

EOS M10

1.1.0

9 May 2016

EOS M100

TBC

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