Canon has released a new firmware update for the EOS C300 / C300PL cinema camcorder, in order to fix several issues.
Canon is constantly releasing firmware updates to improve the user experience on its cameras. This is a logical step as it helps the company to keep its existing customers close to the Canon brand. As a result, the Canon C300 firmware update 188.8.131.52.00 is now available for download on the EOS cinema camera.
Canon C300 firmware update 184.108.40.206.00 changelog revealed
The changelog for the C300 / C300PL firmware update 220.127.116.11.00 includes fixes for several issues. Canon has solved a bug which caused difficulties in controlling EF-mounted lenses. According to Canon, C300 users will be able to control EF lenses in a more reliable way on the cinema camera.
Another change, when compared to the older version, consists of corrections to the German and Spanish languages. The texts found in the View Assistance function were not translated correctly in the German and Spanish languages, but Canon has rectified this issue in the latest software upgrade.
Last but not least, color fringing is now adjusted properly when photographing high-contrast subjects.
The Canon C300 firmware update 18.104.22.168.00 can be downloaded on both Windows and Mac OS X. The installation procedure is not different when compared to process used for upgrading other Canon cameras.
Several other updates for Canon cameras are inbound
Canon has officially announced firmware updates for three other cameras, the 1D C, 5D Mark III and 1D X. The update for the former will bring support for 4K video recording at 25 frames per second. Meanwhile, the update for the other two will fix the infamous slow focus issue when using the Speedlight AF Assist Beam.
Moreover, the Japan-based camera manufacturer is rumored to release an update for the EOS M soon. The minor update will improve the autofocus performance of the mirrorless shooter, as many users have complained about the Canon EOS M’s poor AF tracking performance.
Canon may announce a cheaper EOS cinema camera at NAB 2013
Meanwhile, Canon is rumored to announce a new EOS cinema camera at the National Association of Broadcasters event. An inside source has revealed that the Japanese company will announce a cheaper cinema camera, the C50, at the NAB Show 2013.
The company has yet to confirm the rumor. However, the NAB event is getting closer as it is opening its doors to visitors in early April.