Canon EOS 5D Mark III – Firmware 1.1.2 Released

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon has released firmware update version 1.1.2 for the EOS 5D Mark III:


Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

1. Supports a new accessory, GPS receiver GP-E2.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where a pink cast may develop over the image when the shutter is completely pressed with the camera’s power turned off (by the auto power off setting).
3. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera operation stops after one shot when shooting in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode.
4. Fixes a phenomenon where the Shooting Date/Time in the EXIF data of the image shows a later time than the actual shooting time.
5. Fixes the time zone for the Samoa Islands.
6. Corrects errors in the Finnish menu screen. (Products for the Japanese market do not display the Finnish menu.)

Firmware Version 1.1.2 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.7. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Q&A Section:
Preparations for the Firmware Update:

After the downloaded compressed file (.zip) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.

*Extracting the downloaded file: Right-click the zip file, and then select Extract All to extract the file. The extracted folder contains the firmware (file name: 5D300112.FIR / file size: 17,780,108 bytes) 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 confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.

Official download link:

Download firmware update from Canon USA clicking [HERE]

Stock & Availability

We got confirmation that more shipments are coming soon.

You can pre-order the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at B&H. Check it [HERE].

Additional comments

There is no mention to any of the reported and requested fixes and improvements, such as fix for the issue with some lenses with Image Stabilization system, an improvement for the ALL-I mode which shows macro blocking and noticeable noise even at low ISO and a better sharpening algorithm when sharpness is set higher than zero (otherwise it’s almost useless since it creates halos).

This is weird indeed since the issue with some lenses was reported and Canon confirmed it.

Let’s hope that Canon updates the firmware in near future implementing those fixes and improvements.

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