You update your smartphone to benefit from new features and enhancements, and you can do the same with your Canon EOS camera.
Canon has announced a series of additional firmware updates for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III, introducing a range of new professional features, new controls and performance enhancements, in answer to requests from working photographers. The latest update also add a number of the Canon EOS R3's autofocus capabilities to these cameras.
It's a simple process to download the latest Canon firmware update – simply visit the support section of the Canon website, and select your product from the pop-up to get started.
"It's great to know that when you buy one of these cameras, you can trust Canon to keep pushing the products further and then give you these updates for free," says action sports photographer, filmmaker and Canon Ambassador Richard Walch.
Adventure sports photographer Martin Bissig is equally enthusiastic about the continued development: "It's really cool that Canon listens not only to us pros but to enthusiasts as well. It gives you a good feeling to know that the company is listening and continuing to add future-proof qualities to these cameras."
Here, we look at the latest firmware updates, while Richard, Martin and fellow Canon Ambassador Eddie Keogh put a selection of the features enabled by previous firmware updates to the test on some demanding shoots.