7 August 2012

Canon releases firmware v2.0.0 for the EOS 7D

Canon today released a new firmware update for its EOS 7D DSLR camera.

Firmware v2.0.0 has the following fixes and improvements/new functionality:
  1. Improves the maximum burst in continuous shooting:
    JPEG Large/Fine: About 94 (126) bursts*1 → About 110 (130) bursts*2
    RAW: About 15 (15) bursts*1 → About 23 (25) bursts*2
    RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: About 6 (6) bursts*1 → About 17 (17) bursts*2
    *1 The figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4 GB card. The figures in parentheses indicate the number of shots that can be taken with an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 4-GB card, based on Canon's testing standards.
    *2 The figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using an 8 GB card. The figures in parentheses indicate the number of shots that can be taken with an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 128-GB card, based on Canon's testing standards.
  2. Supports a new accessory, GPS Receiver GP-E2.
  3. Adds an ISO Auto maximum setting.
  4. Adds an in-camera RAW processing function.
  5. Adds a Quick Control function during image playback.
  6. Adds a rating function.
  7. Adds a JPEG resize function.
  8. Adds an auto recording level manual adjustment function.
  9. Adds a function to freely set text for file names.
  10. Adds a function to make time zone settings.
  11. Increases the screen scrolling speed when magnifying images.
  12. Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes.
  13. Corrects the colour space information in the Exif file for movies.

For more information and download of the new firmware, go to the Canon USA website.

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