Canon Rolls Out Firmware Updates for R Series Cameras

Canon has announced firmware updates for the EOS R6, EOS R10, and EOS R50 Mirrorless Cameras.

The new firmware features expanded support for recently released RF-mount zoom lenses, plus addresses several minor bugs and issues with a bit of housekeeping.

Let’s break them down:

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Canon EOS R6 Firmware v 1.8

Firmware v 1.8 is mostly designed to clean up a few issues with the EOS R6 platform. Chiefly, there was a problem with the R6’s touchscreen which prevented camera operations from triggering in certain rare circumstances, as the screen displayed a [BUSY] message.

The update addresses this issue by enabling changes and images to be captured. There are also several generic “minor issues,” that have also been addressed.

Canon EOS R10 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R10 Firmware v 1.4.0

With firmware version 1.4.0, the Canon EOS R10 gains support for Canon’s RF-S mounted 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens.

The 10-18mm APS-C zoom offers a 35mm equivalent of 16-29mm, up to four stops of camera shake correction with in-lens optical image stabilization, one aspherical lens element plus two ultra-low dispersion lens elements, and a 7-bladed aperture.

The update also fixes a few unspecified minor issues.

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Canon EOS R50 Firmware v 1.1.0

Canon EOS R50 Firmware v 1.1.0 likewise, adds support for the same RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens. Moreover, the update adds support for the Canon Software Development Assistant Kit.

The EDSDK/CCAPI software gives third-party developers the tools to create features that connect to Canon technologies. Chiefly, users can control cameras remotely from a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems, as well as mobile platforms like Android or iOS.

The update also cleans up a few clunky code bugs and fixes some minor performance issues.


Each firmware update is available for free from the Canon Worldwide Support Website under “drivers and downloads,” with specific links listed below:

[source: Canon Rumors]

Order Links:

  • Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
  • Canon EOS R10 Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
  • Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
  • Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (B&H)

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