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Canon releases new firmware for the 2018 EOS R, apologises for outage

By Ng Chong Seng - on 13 Aug 2020, 7:06am

Canon releases new firmware for the 2018 EOS R, apologises for outage

If you’re a user of Canon’s first full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens system, the EOS R, know that the Japanese camera maker has released firmware v1.70 that adds support to several new RF lenses, including the RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM super-telephoto prime lenses and the RF1.4x and RF2x extenders.

According to Canon, this update also improves the playback operation when you use the multi-function bar. The new LP-E6NH battery pack that works with the new EOS R5 and R6 can also now be used with the EOS R.

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Additionally, Canon has apologised for the recent outage of, a service that lets users upload and store images for up to 30 days or up to up to 10GB/user with no expiration date. Canon suspended the service on Jul 30 and resumed it last week on Aug 4 after discovering an issue with the long term storage component.

In its latest update, the company explained that when it switched over to a new version of the software that controls the service on Jul 30, there was a problem with the code and that caused some images stored for more than 30 days to be lost. The issue was corrected when the service resumed operation on Aug 4. Canon stresses that it didn’t find any unauthorised access to the platform and there was no data leak.

Source: Canon (1, 2).

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