Firmware Friday: Canon T5i firmware fixes the camera lockup blues


posted Friday, January 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM EDT


It's Firmware Friday once more, and this week we have but a single update on which to report. This week, it's all about the communication -- Canon has just shipped an update for its Rebel T5i digital SLR which improves STM lens-to-body communication, as well as correcting some translation errors in the user interface.

First and most importantly, the Canon T5i v1.1.3 firmware update is intended to fix Err01 ("Lens-to-body communication error") and Err60 ("Shooting is not possible due to an error") issues and occasional camera lockups when shooting in Live View or Movie mode with certain STM zoom lenses. These include the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lenses. With the new firmware installed, camera and lens should better communicate, resolving the problems and saving you from having to pull the battery.

Facing error messages or camera lockups when you pair your Canon T5i with an STM zoom? New firmware just released by Canon should fix the problem.

The new v1.1.3 firmware for the Canon T5i also resolves some spelling errors in the camera's Korean-language user interface.

More details and the firmware download can be found on the Canon USA website, or from your local Canon agent in other markets.