Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera gets firmware update for smart controller

Earlier this year, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III was launched in India. The Japanese imaging brand has introduced the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III for professional photographers and filmmakers. The company has now released new firmware for the camera as a bug fix update.

Courtesy of Canon Rumors, we know that firmware version 1.2.1 addresses a phenomenon where the smart controller may respond slowly or not at all on some cameras. To describe what those “some” cameras are, the report states: “The phenomenon described above can occur in cameras whose first two digits of the serial number are 01, 02, 03 or 04”.

For non-Canon camera users, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has two smart controllers: one for horizontal shooting and the other for vertical recording. The smart controllers are integrated into the AF-ON buttons, which resemble the traditional joysticks included in the Nikon Z6, but as Canon states they act more like “a miniature touchpad that can be used to scroll through AF points on the screen”.

In addition to the smart controller phenomenon, the latest Canon firmware brings improvements when using Browser Remote and also solves another phenomenon that can occur when shooting from the viewfinder.

Enhancements when using Browser Remote include the displayed image list that will automatically update in the browser. Also, in the browser shooting screen, you can set the movie resolution and high frame rate, change the movie shooting mode, and a Live View will be displayed as soon as you click the movie shooting button.

Canon firmware v1.2.1 also improves autofocus (AF), for better face and eye recognition at greater distances.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera has two AF-ON intelligent controllers: one for horizontal shooting and the other for vertical recording.

News Underline:

  • The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera was launched in India earlier this year.
  • Canon releases firmware version 1.2.1 for the EOS-1D X Mark III camera model.
  • The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera gets improved AF for face and eye recognition.