Canon EOS-1D X firmware fixes focus, startup issues


posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM EDT

Canon's EOS-1D X digital SLR. Click here to read our Canon 1D X preview!New firmware for the flagship Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR today corrects several issues related to focus adjustment, as well as a bug that could prevent the pro-oriented camera powering on correctly in some circumstances, among other improvements.

Canon 1D X firmware v1.0.6 is available for download immediately. According to the company, the full list of changes in the update is as follows:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF Microadjustment cannot be correctly carried out.

  2. Fixes a phenomenon such that when using the camera with combinations of certain lens *1) and extender *2) the images captured become back-focused.
    *1) EF 70-200m f/2.8L IS II USM or EF200mm f/2L IS USM 
    *2) When used with Extender EF 1.4x III or Extender EF 2x III

  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when the camera is powered on in very dark environments (including instances when the lens cap or the body cap is attached), Error 80 appears on the camera.

  4. Fixes the following phenomenon: if two CF cards are inserted into the camera and the "Standard" or "Auto switch card" settings is selected for the recording method for [Record func+card/folder sel.], and then one of the CF cards is removed and then reinserted into the card slot, the card selected for recording and playing back images may be switched to the other CF Card.

  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value is not correctly displayed in the EXIF information of the images captured.

  6. Displays a "O" or "X" result to indicate whether images have been successfully transferred through the FTP protocol when using the FTP protocol when using the WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter.

More details and the firmware download can be found on the Canon USA website.

Announced last October, the Canon 1D X features an 18-megapixel full frame CMOS image sensor, dual DIGIC 5+ image processors, 12 frames-per-second burst shooting (or 14 fps with some limitations), and sensitivities as high as ISO 204,800 equivalent. The 1D X also includes a 61-point autofocus system, 100,000 pixel RGB metering sensor, dual CompactFlash storage slots, in-camera gigabit ethernet connectivity, and more. For a detailed rundown, take a look at our Canon EOS-1D X preview.