Supercharge Your Stop Motion Animation

Whether using the pre-installed version or an upgraded version on the current compatible models, the new Stop Motion Animation firmware increases your Live View resolution to 1920x1280 from Canon’s normal of 960x640 when connecting to compatible stop motion animation software, like Dragonframe. This makes it easy for animators to confirm focus and movement within every frame.

Larger Live View

Live view is critical to animators creating stop motion animation films. Animators use the remote live view of the camera to review critical details and make decisions within stop motion animation software, like Dragonframe. Canon’s Stop Motion Animation firmware increases the Live View to 1920x1280 - helping animators see subtle movement for refined animation.

Live view

This is a comparison of the new Live View resolution of 1920x1280 (full screen) versus the original size of 960x640 (small inset). The large preview image makes it easier for the animators to have confidence in the shot and can improve the overall quality of the scene.

USB Manual Focus Peaking

manual focus peaking

Seeing Focus Peaking on the full screen allows the animator to precisely capture fine detail and adjust for desired depth of field.

Demonstration of USB Manual Focus Peaking, image of a doll on a screen.

Critical focus on a subject's eyes (red edge) gives the animator the confidence that the scene flows as directed.



New Features

  • Focus Position Memory enabled on all EOS RF Lenses

  • The Focus Position Memory feature allows for accurate manual focus of a subject. via computer control with Dragonframe software*.

  • Set the Aperture Value via “Aperture Lock” function with Dragonframe software*.

  • Toggle HDMI on and off VIA the camera's menu.
    (EOS R5, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R8 and EOS R100 only)


  • These features provide the advantages of a digital lens, without the disadvantages normally associated with them.

  • The user gets computer-controlled aperture without introducing aperture-based flicker.

  • The user also gets programmable focus without needing extra focus motor equipment.

  • The user can use the HDMI port for external monitors or external recording when toggling the stop motion mode to off in the menu.
    (EOS R5, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R8 and EOS R100 only)


Standard Firmware vs Stop Motion Animation Firmware 

Compatible EOS Camera** Features

Compatible EOS Camera**

Standard Firmware


Stop Motion Animation Firmware

EOS R5, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R8 & EOS R100 
Stop Motion Animation Firmware

Live View Resolution




Live View Manual Focus Peaking



HDMI Output



Focus Position Memory*



Aperture Lock*



Stop Motion Mode
On/Off Menu Toggle

1 Feature is only active when the Stop Motion Mode is set to ON in the menu

2 HDMI port is only active when the Stop Motion Mode is set to OFF in the menu. When set to ON, the HDMI port is not functional.

* Requires Dragonframe 5 software

** Compatible cameras include: EOS R, EOS RP, EOS R5, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R8, and EOS R100


important Important information regarding EOS R5, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R8, EOS R100, EOS R, & EOS RP Stop Motion Animation Firmware installed:

  • HDMI output is not available with the EOS R and EOS RP cameras.
  • HDMI output is menu selectable ONLY with the EOS R5, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R8 & EOS R100 cameras.
  • [Disp. performance] cannot be set.
  • The shooting screen cannot be displayed with resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and MF peaking will not show up even if [MF peaking settings] is set to [On] under the following conditions:
    • When an EF-S lens is used
    • When [Multiple exposure] is set
    • When [Cropping/aspect ratio] is set to an option [1.6x (crop)]
    • When the shooting screen is magnified
    • When you keep holding down the shutter button after shooting

How to Obtain the Stop Motion Animation Firmware

Purchase New

Purchase a camera that comes with the Stop Motion firmware preinstalled.

Upgrade Your Camera

If you have an EOS R5, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R8, EOS R100, EOS R, or EOS RP without the Stop Motion firmware, please send it into our service center to have the firmware installed by our qualified technicians.

*Fees will apply 

Now Available

For inquiries call 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) during regular business hours.

Not responsible for typographical errors. Certain images and effects are simulated. Products not shown to scale.

† Canon U.S.A. will perform the feature upgrade for a $100 fee and will require the camera to be sent to a Canon Factory Service Center. Shipping and handling charges may also apply. Specifications and availability subject to change without notice.

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