Firmware Friday: Canon Cinema EOS C700, Hasselblad X1D-50c and Pentax K-1 updated


posted Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:36 PM EST


This week's Firmware Friday roundup is fairly short and sweet, compared to some of the lengthy lists we've seen lately, but if you're shooting Canon's Cinema EOS C700-series video cameras, the medium-format Hasselbad X1D-50c mirrorless camera or Ricoh's full-frame Pentax K-1 DSLR, it will nevertheless be interesting for you, as all of the above have received updates in the last seven days.

Let's get right down to what's new for these products!

Canon Cinema EOS C700, C700 PL and C700 GS PL

Hitting the list from the top alphabetically, we'll start off with the Canon Cinema EOS C700-series camcorders, which have received new firmware in their standard EF-mount, PL-mount and global-shutter PL-mount versions. The standard EF and PL-mount variants are now running firmware version, while the global-shutter PL-mount version is on firmware version

So what's new in this firmware? Well many of the changes are shared between all three cameras, although a few are limited only to the standard variants, not the global shutter one. We've separated them below for ease of reading:

  • Canon Cinema EOS C700 and C700 PL only

    • When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:

      • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function.

      • Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.

      • The zoom rocker seesaw on the lens or separately sold SG-1 grip accessory will operate the zoom.

      • Manual control of the iris with Camera's Control dial.

      • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.

      • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.

      • Start/stop recording on the lens grip.

      • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.

    • Adds peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction for the following lenses:

      • COMPACT-SERVO Lens
        [CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S]

      • EF Lens
        [EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS II USM]
        [EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM]
        [EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM]

    • When [Face Only] is active, the icon will change from gray to white when a face is not detected.

    • When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.

    • Fixes a malfunction in the displayed F number for F76 or higher.

  • Canon Cinema EOS C700, C700 PL and C700 GS PL

    • Corrects the phenomenon in which the final clip of a recording may be corrupted under the following conditions:

      • The main recording format is set to either [ProRes (CFast)] or [ProRes (Capture Drive*1)].
        *1 In the case of using the separately sold CDX-36150 (CODEX Recorder for EOS C700)

      • The output recording command is set to [On].

      • The recording media becomes full.

    • Allows the position of waveform monitor to be changed on the display.

    • PQ HDR BT.2100 output has been added.

    • Fixes an error in the displayed list of shutter speeds when using Browser Remote.

    • Changes the specifications so that when the aspect ratio set for sub recording differs from that set for RAW recording, the MON OUT, HDMI OUT, and VIDEO OUT terminals will output the aspect ratio set for RAW Recording.

You can download the Canon C700 and C700 PL firmware version release here, and the Canon C700 GS PL firmware version release here.

Hasselblad X1D-50c

Moving along to Hasselblad, firmware version 1.17.3 for the Hasselblad X1D-50c is a much more straightforward affair. It adds support for the new XCD 120 Macro lens, and improves stability when using the GPS receiver. You can download the update here, and the PDF-format readme document here.

Pentax K-1

And finally, we come to the simplest of the bunch. The new firmware version 1.42 release for Ricoh's Pentax K-1 DSLR is aimed at addressing instability with the previous v1.41 release, which first shipped last April. Ricoh doesn't specify precisely what the instability issue entailed, but you can download the update which should resolve it 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.)