Canon C70 Firmware Version 1.0.5.1

Canon has released Firmware Version 1.0.5.1 for the C70. This multi-feature firmware upgrade includes eye auto focus, face detection and tracking during slow and fast recording (24-120p), XF-AVC 4K intra-frame 60p, and other enhancements.

What’s new?

  • Adds support for Canon IP [XC Protocol].
  • Enables SD Card recording in XF-AVC 4K Intra setting frame rate 50/60 frames per second.
  • Enables Eye detection.
  • Enables Eye / Face detection and tracking when S&F shooting frame rate is set from 24 to 120 frames per second.
  • Adds support for 4CH display in audio meter.
  • Improves the retention of the recording settings when switching between normal shooting and S&F shooting.
  • Adds [Canon 709 / BT.709] to the Gamma/Color Space in Custom Picture setting.
  • Adds [CMT 709] in LUT and Proxy Rec Color Conversion.
  • Adds [CMT 709] in View Assist.
  • Adds [G Gain] in White Balance in Custom Picture settings.

The following features are enabled when the following lenses are attached: CN8×15 IAS S/E1, CN-E20-50mm T2.4 L F, CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F:

  • Displaying metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens attached.
  • Displaying T number
  • Support for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Lens Aberration Correction.
  • Support for Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus (CN8×15 IAS S/E1 only)
  • Support for [Dual Pixel Focus Guide].

The following features are enabled when the following lenses are attached: RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM:

  • Adds a menu to switch lens functions. (Focus Ring, Control Ring, Lens Optical Image Stabilization)

What you need to be aware of

Firmware version 1.0.5.1 is for updating EOS C70 cameras running firmware version 1.0.0.1 – 1.0.4.1. If your camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.5.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

Please refrain from loading menu settings generated using the most recent firmware version to a product running an old firmware version, as doing so may affect camera operations.

How to update your C70

The following items are required to perform this firmware update:

  • Camera Body EOS C70
  • A computer (OS requirements: macOS 12, macOS 11, 10.15-10.14)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card with a capacity of 512MB or more (commercially available)
  • An SD card reader/writer (commercially available) or an SD card slot built into the computer
  • A fully charged battery pack for the camera
  • Compact power adapter bundled with the camera
  • The firmware (the downloaded file)

Preparations for a firmware update

Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 512MB or greater to perform the firmware update.

After the firmware update has been performed, the camera’s menu settings will be reset. It is recommended that, prior to starting update operations, users save their menu settings as settings data to an SD card, separate from the one that will be used to carry out the update, before starting update operations. This saved data can be loaded into the camera and the settings can be changed after the update has been completed. For further information on this, please refer to the section in the unit’s Instruction Manual titled “Saving and Loading Camera Settings.”

The downloaded folder contains the firmware (file name: VQB6.FIR / file size: 65,290,384byte), and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese). Before starting the firmware update operations, please be sure to carefully confirm your understanding of these instructions.