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Canon Announces Firmware Updates Delivering Enhanced Features for Cinema EOS Cameras and Pro Camcorders

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 5, 2024 Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today a variety of firmware updates for key models in its Cinema EOS and professional camcorder line of cameras, including the EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C70, EOS R5 C cameras and the XA75/70, XA65/60 and VIXIA HF G70 camcorders. All updates are a direct result of customer feedback and will be available through a free download at the end of June 2024.

Highlights for each of the Canon products:

EOS C500 Mark II/ EOS C300 Mark III Cameras

  • “Sensor Mode” will be saved to an assignable button on the camera body to quickly change between Full-frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm crop modes.
  • The Focus Guide box will have two size options: Standard and Large (approximately two times larger than standard).
  • Camera LCD screen will display a playback marker in Media Mode.
  • For the EOS C300 Mark III camera:
    • Cinema RAW Light HQ/ST/LT recording modes will be added.
    • Auto ISO/Gain functions that can be operated from the camera menu, an assignable button, or with a compatible remote-control unit will be added.

EOS C70/EOS R5 C Cameras

  • Same Focus Guide and playback marker enhancements as the C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III cameras will be added.
  • Option of assigning functions to the select dial on the back of the camera, including AF subject selection, shutter, iris, ISO/gain, and white balance mode will be added.
  • For the EOS R5 C camera, the following will be added:
    • Ability to adjust the thickness of the AF frame, making it easier to see in certain lighting conditions
    • Ability to reset the AF position by pushing the joystick or set buttons
    • When shooting RAW VR content with Canon’s dual fisheye lens, you will be able to record both the peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration data. This will help with processing footage into smoother and even more amazing VR content than before the firmware update.
    • New features from the March 2024 R5 firmware update.

XA75/70, XA65/60 and VIXIA HF G70 Camcorders

  • Option to view the date and time in the on-screen display (OSD) while recording will be added. White balance will be able to be changed while recording.

To download the firmware updates once available, or for more information regarding the firmware updates and all of Canon’s professional video products and solutions, please visit usa.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29.4 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. as of 2023 has ranked in the top-five overall in U.S. patents granted for 38 consecutive years. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To learn more about Canon, visit us at www.usa.canon.com and connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/canonusa.

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Editorial Contact:

Logan Crawford

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

631-310-2001

Lcrawford@cusa.canon.com

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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