Firmware Friday: Canon 6D II, Cinema EOS C200, Pentax K-1 and Fujifilm XP120 all get updates


posted Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM EST


Our Firmware Friday roundup this week includes five cameras from three manufacturers, four of them interchangeable-lens types. From Canon, we have the EOS 6D Mark II updated alongside the Cinema EOS C200 and C200B. Pentax, meanwhile, has an update for its flagship K-1 full-frame DSLR. And finally, Fujifilm supplies the sole update for a fixed-lens camera this week, for its FinePix XP120, a ruggedized waterproof compact camera.

Let's hit the list in alphabetical order this week, starting off with Canon.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Cinema EOS C200 and C200B

Firmware version 1.0.3 for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a pretty straightforward affair, with just one change to correct an issue with an incorrect display when mounting some third-party accessories on the hot shoe. This has now been resolved.

For the Canon Cinema EOS C200 and C200B, there are a group of related changes in the new firmware version Various functions have been made available when shooting with the CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S lens attached, including all of the following:

  • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function

  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.

  • The joystick on the camera's grip unit can be set to 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 separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.

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

  • Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction.

You can download the Canon 6D II firmware version 1.0.3 release here, and the Canon Cinema EOS C200 and C200B firmware version releases here.

Fuji FinePix XP120

There's just a single change in the new firmware version 1.01 for the Fujifilm FinePix XP120. The company has fixed an issue that rarely manifested itself as overexposure in images shot in Super-High Continuous burst capture. You can download the update here.

Pentax K-1

And finally for this week, we come to the Pentax K-1 DSLR. Here, firmware version 1.43 aims to resolve instability during live view or movie mode when using the previous version 1.42 release. You can download the update here.

At the same time, Ricoh has also updated its compatibility information for its digital cameras and related software, noting that it is currently investigating the compatibility of macOS version 10.13 (aka macOS High Sierra), as well as Windows 10 Creators (aka versions 1703 and 1709, the Creators Update and Fall Creators Update.)

And that's all for this week. Be sure to check back next time for more firmware news!

(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.)