We’ve updated our Canon EOS R5 review according to the latest firmware that came out. We’re currently up to firmware 1.9, and it offers photographers a lot of extra confidence in their framing abilities with wide-angle lenses. Specifically, we’re talking about peripheral coordinated control and how it works with wide-angle lenses.
Below is the updated text from our Canon EOS R5 review. If you’d like to read the entire thing, please click here.
Ease of Use Update November 2023
The Canon EOS R5 recently got the following firmware update:
Firmware Version 1.9.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:
1. Adds support for the “Peripheral Coordinated Control”. Peripheral Coordinated Control is now always performed when a compatible lens is attached (there is no need to set it on the menu screen). * Peripheral Coordinated Control is a function that reduces changes in distortion around the periphery of the image caused by camera shake, which tends to occur with wide-angle lenses.
2. Adds the ability to erase voice memos added to images and to add voice memos to protected images.
3. Adds enhanced security when transferring images via FTPS transfer.
4. Adds support for the Software Development Assistance Kit (EDSDK/CCAPI).
5. Fixes an issue, in which, after touchscreen operation, in rare circumstances, the camera operations cannot be performed, and even if the camera is operated, [BUSY] appears on the screen.
6. Fixes minor issues. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.9.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
We used the Canon EOS R5 with the RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM for this test. And honestly, we were quite pleased. Canon says that you don’t need to enable this function at all. Combined with other lens correction offerings in-camera, Capture One didn’t find a single issue with the distortion in these images at the wider end. It allowed us to sit there and consider all the other needs for editing. For example, I added vignetting to these images to suit my creative vision. I also did some color correcting because of the mixed lighting situations I encountered. But not need to do a lot of lens corrections made me feel like my in-camera framing was all that much better.
Overall, it boosted my confidence even higher when it came to composing my scenes in-camera.
Seriously, I really like the Canon EOS R5. It has the right balance of technology in it. While I wish that it had more features to quickly allow me to switch the subject detection type, it’s still very good overall.