Canon EOS M Firmware Version 2.0.0

June 6, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera | 8 Comments |
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Canon has announced the upcoming release of a new firmware update for the Canon EOS M compact system camera. Version 2 promises to boost the AF speed, making One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster when using FlexiZone Multi AF and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. "The new firmware delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and Canon encourages all existing users of the EOS M to download the new firmware version 2 once it becomes available at the end of June," the company says. The firmware upgrade also corrects a rare phenomenon that causes the EOS M controls to become unresponsive when the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is used.

Canon Press Release

Firmware upgrade boosts AF Speed by up to 2.3x

Further enhancing the performance and utility of the EOS M, Canon also announces today a firmware upgrade that boosts the AF shutter speed, making One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster[1]. The new firmware delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and Canon encourages all existing users of the EOS M to download the new firmware version 2 once it becomes available at the end of June 2013[2].

"The EOS M is designed for people who want to spontaneously capture the great moments in life, in the highest quality, without missing a beat." says Rebecca Pearson, Assistant Product Manager – Consumer Cameras and Lenses, Canon Australia. "With this firmware upgrade, Canon has responded to the feedback from the community by providing them with an increase in AF speed, enabling users to capture high-quality images quickly. What’s more, with the introduction of the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, they are able to get even more of the fun around them into the frame."

  1. When using FlexiZone Multi AF and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Speed improvement is dependent upon shooting conditions and lens
  2. The firmware upgrade also corrects a rare phenomenon that causes the EOS M controls to become unresponsive when the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is used


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#1 Dave

Wow, it sure seems like that is something I would have taken care of before I sent the camera to all the reviewers.

Because, you know, once a few hundred people have written terrible reviews of your camera's autofocus, it is hard to get them to review it again. Haven't most of them already sent the camera back, for example?

Next year, when Canon is giving these cameras away for half price, or less, do you think they will know why it failed? They might be thinking that the whole mirrorless experiment is a failure, rather than just this one camera.

Here is my best advice for Canon: If you introduce a camera late, people will eventually forget how late it was. If you introduce a camera with terrible autofocus, people will always remember that it had terrible autofocus.

Ponder that next year while you are marking down these cameras for the discount rack.

1:51 pm - Thursday, June 6, 2013

#2 Trung

It was poor planning on Canon's part with the initial release. They rushed and had to deal with the bad publicity. One good thing is the bad publicity is drive the price down for the cameras.

4:11 pm - Thursday, June 6, 2013

#3 ignatz

No Eos Utility support, no buy.

2:06 pm - Saturday, June 8, 2013

#4 Emilio Villegas

I don't know why people are crying so much about this. I just got my camera to half the price and it instantaneously becomes a bargain with this update. If you don't like it just leave it on the shelves but stop crying like princesses

11:36 am - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

#5 london weddings

need to see in action, but the fuji might be on the way out now...

4:20 pm - Friday, June 21, 2013

#6 Fred M

Like ignatz : No EOS Utility support, no buy... to bad they missed this market.

I would have used this excellent camera for Stop Motion movies and Astro-Photography where its very light weight together with short flange to sensor distance are huge advantages against reflex DSLR. But no EOS Utility (and tethered shooting), no cure !

7:08 am - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

#7 judy

Could someone please tell me how do i upgrade this firmware and where can i find the upgrade
Thank you so much

10:43 pm - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

#8 Mich

No tehtered shooting ? Unbelieveable .
Planned to by one just for this reason,
will have to look for another solution.
What a shame, Canon.

10:37 pm - Thursday, January 30, 2014