Canon's external GPS receiver GP-E2 gets an update today to firmware 2.0, adding support for the Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) and EOS 5DS/5DS R. The firmware update also fixes a couple of bugs related to the signal acquisition indicator light and the unit's built-in memory. See the full details below; the new firmware is available today from Canon's website.


Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the signal acquisition indicator on the GPS Receiver GP-E2 displays "Slow blinking (Signal acquired)" even if a signal is not yet acquired.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon which new log files may not be saved correctly if the built-in memory of the GPS Receiver GP-E2 becomes full.
  3. Support for the EOS Rebel T6s / EOS 760D and EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D cameras has been added.
  4. Support for the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R cameras has been added.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 is for GPS Receiver GP-E2 with firmware up to Version 1.0.9. If the GPS Receiver GP-E2's firmware is already Version 2.0.0 or Version 2.0.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.