Canon’s official Japanese website has leaked the release date of the EOS M firmware update, which will deliver a significantly faster autofocus speed.
The Canon M-mount has been blessed with the launch of a new lens earlier this June. The EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 has expanded the company’s mirrorless camera offerings. However, in order to take advantage of the lens’ features, the Japanese corporation has promised that a firmware update is coming in late June.
Canon announced a firmware update for EOS M at the beginning of June
Furthermore, the Canon EOS M firmware update should bring some bug fixes and other general improvements. The most notable addition of the confirmed changelog includes an enhanced autofocus velocity. According to the company, the new upgrade will deliver 2.3x faster AF speed.
The AF technology has been one of the EOS M camera’s major shortcomings. Although it is among the top digital camera sellers in the world, the mirrorless market has not forgiven Canon for trying to feed them a slow camera with little lens support.
Canon EOS M firmware update release date is officially June 27
Either way, most of the device’s issues will be fixed this summer. The first two steps are the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 and the aforementioned firmware update. Canon Japan says that the latter is officially coming on June 27.
The exact Canon EOS M firmware update release date has not been revealed during the lens’ launch, as the company has previously mentioned a “late June” prediction. However, the Japanese subsidiary has other things in mind, so the exact date has been outed and confirmed.
Firmware update 2.0.2 significantly improves AF speed on the EOS M
The Canon EOS M firmware update 2.0.2 is in the hands of testers. One of them has decided to put some videos on the web, in order to demonstrate is capabilities, and one thing is for sure: AF is now blazingly fast on the mirrorless camera.
Special discounts for EOS M available at major retailers
For the time being, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is not available for pre-order at these two retailers.