Next month, Canon will be releasing firmware version 1.2.0 which will finally add eye detection in Servo AF mode, along with other software fixes.
In a notice posted to the Canon Asia website, the company made a pre-announcement that included details on what to expect mid-April 2019 for the next EOS R firmware update. The big news is that the highly popular Eye-detection AF will be expanding its capabilities and work in Servo AF mode for stills shooting, as well as in movie mode regardless of Movie Servo AF setting.
Another enhancement listed is the ability to use Servo AF for still images when the AF Frame Size is set to Small, and the same goes for video in any Movie Servo AF setting.
Below are the fixes that will be addressed in version 1.2.0:
- Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
- Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
- Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.
For the current owners of the EOS R, how are you getting on with the new mirrorless system? What features are you hoping make their way to the camera in a future firmware update? Thanks to the always kind Steve Huff I was able to get my hands on the EOS R last month for a few moments and I was really impressed with the ergonomics, but sadly I didn't get to experience anything with the camera beyond handling. If Canon continues these solid feature updates built into a body like that, I think less and less people will be holding out for a rumored high-end EOS R model.