There has been quite a bit a news regarding the upcoming, but yet unannounced, Canon 5D Mark III firmware update first reported on the rumor sites. Now, there is news of Canon EOS-1D X bodies being shipped with a newer firmware as well.

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It seems odd that Canon would put the firmware on these bodies shipping out, and not announce it or make it available to the masses. So it would seem likely, almost a sure thing really, that Canon will be announcing new firmware for at least the 5D Mk III and EOS-1D X.

What, exactly, do these firmware updates include? So far we really don’t know, but most seem to agree the updates are probably minor bug fixes and the like. Surely Canon would have announced a new firmware with any notable new features prior to it showing up in the wild… right?

[REWIND: Canon Blocks Magic Lantern on Latest 5DIII Firmware]

Who knows, maybe there is something neat included, hidden deep in a menu somewhere. But I highly doubt it. At any rate, if you own a Canon DSLR, or are buying one, be on the lookout for firmware updates. If they are already in the wild, then they could be announced/available any day now.

[via Canon Rumors]