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 July 2002

EOS-1D Mark II

1.2.6

20 December 2006

EOS-1D Mark II N

1.1.2

20 December 2006

EOS-1D Mark III

1.3.2

30 July 2013

EOS-1D Mark IV

1.1.5

29 November 2016

EOS-1D X

2.0.9

14 November 2016

EOS-1D X Mark II

1.1.4

30 November 2017

EOS-1Ds

1.0.3

6 April 2004

EOS-1Ds Mark II

1.1.6

20 December 2006

EOS-1Ds Mark III

1.2.3

30 July 2013

EOS 5D

1.1.1

18 March 2008

EOS 5D Mark II

2.1.2

29 February 2012

EOS 5D Mark III

1.3.5

20 November 2017

EOS 5D Mark IV

1.0.4

13 April 2017

Next update planned for February 2018

EOS 5DS

1.1.2

20 November 2017

EOS 5DS R

1.1.2

20 November 2017

EOS 6D

1.1.7

13 September 2016

EOS 6D Mark II

1.0.3

9 November 2017

EOS 7D

2.0.6

14 November 2016

EOS 7D Mark II

1.1.2

1 June 2017

EOS 10D

2.0.1

20 January 2004

EOS 20D

2.0.3

26 October 2005

EOS 20Da

2.0.3

26 October 2005

EOS 30D

1.0.6

18 March 2008

EOS 40D

1.1.1

20 January 2009

EOS 50D

1.0.8

20 June 2012

EOS 60D

1.1.2

29 November 2016

EOS 60Da

1.1.1

8 June 2012

EOS 70D

1.1.2

13 September 2016

EOS 77D

TBC

EOS 80D

1.0.2

3 June 2017

EOS 100D

1.0.1

13 September 2016

EOS 200D

TBC

EOS 300D

1.1.1

23 October 2003

EOS 350D

1.0.3

26 October 2005

EOS 400D

1.1.1

19 September 2007

EOS 450D

1.1.0

23 April 2009

EOS 500D

1.1.2

29 November 2016

EOS 550D

1.1.0

14 November 2016

EOS 600D

1.0.3

29 November 2016

EOS 650D

1.0.5

14 November 2016

EOS 700D

1.1.5

13 September 2016

EOS 750D

1.0.0

6 February 2016

EOS 760D

1.0.0

6 February 2016

EOS 800D

TBC

EOS 1000D

1.0.7

13 October 2010

EOS 1100D

1.0.6

29 November 2016

EOS 1200D

1.0.2

14 November 2016

EOS 1300D

1.0.2

13 September 2016

EOS D30

1.0.3

22 April 2002

EOS D60

1.0.4

11 November 2002

EOS D2000

3.2.3

5 December 2008

EOS D6000

3.2.3

5 December 2008

EOS DCS 1

5.0.1

February 1999

EOS DCS 3

5.0.1

February 1999

EOS M

2.0.3

29 November 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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