Firmware Friday: Ricoh GR gets even more feature-rich; Canon 1D C squashes audio bug


posted Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2:24 PM EST


The weekend is here again, and Firmware Friday with it. This week, we keep things short and sweet with just two updates: one apiece from Canon and Ricoh. Both are for what are, relatively speaking, niche cameras  -- the fixed-lens Ricoh GR, and the movie-oriented Canon EOS-1D C.

Of the pair, Ricoh's update is the more interesting. Upon installing Ricoh GR firmware version 4.00, you'll get five new features as described in a PDF-format user manual update. These include a new high-speed autofocus mode which prioritizes AF speed over live view during focus operation, a shift-crop mode that saves 1:1 aspect images cropped from the top or bottom of a portrait-orientation frame, and the ability to delete the raw or JPEG portion of a raw+JPEG image separately. Ricoh GR v4.00 also adds an optional card sequence number option, and allows the transition between images in playback mode to be disabled. Get the update here.

The Canon EOS-1D C firmware version 1.3.5 update, meanwhile, is more straightforward. It corrects a bug introduced in last year's 1.3.4 firmware, which caused unexpected behavior of the line-level audio input function. Get the Canon EOS-1D C v1.3.5 update here.

(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)