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Major Firmware Update for Canon EOS 7D Now Available

Canon has released EOS 7D firmware version 2.0.0.
 
This is a SIGNIFICANT firmware upgrade that all 7D owners will want to take advantage of.
 
Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following improvements, new functions, and fixes.

  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 color space information in the Exif file for movies.

NOTE:
 
-If the camera is updated with Firmware Version 2.0.0, the following settings will be initialized.
a) Date/Time setting
b) Lens peripheral illumination correction data registered to the camera
 
-The Version 2.0.0 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.5. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
-Once the camera is updated to Version 2.0.0, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.7 to Version 1.2.5).
 
-When using an EOS 7D camera updated to the new firmware Version 2.0.0 with the WFT-E5A/B/C/D, the WFT-E5A/B/C/D needs to be updated to the latest firmware Version 1.0.7; otherwise, it cannot be used.
 
-It is recommended that you use the updated EOS 7D camera (Version 2.0.0) with the latest applications*3 . Some applications of previous versions do not support functions that are added by the new firmware. Please also note that EOS Utility needs to be updated to the latest version before it can be used with the updated EOS 7D camera. You can download the latest applications from our Web site.
 
*3 EOS Utility Version 2.11.4 or later (Supported OSes: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7/7 SP1,Mac OS X v10.6/10.7)
 
Digital Photo Professional Version 3.11.31 or later (Supported OSes: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7/7 SP1,Mac OS X v10.6/10.7)
 
ImageBrowser EX Version 1.0.1 or later (Supported OSes: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7/7 SP1,Mac OS X v10.6/10.7)
 
The system requirements for the latest applications may be different for the applications that have already been installed to your computer. For information on the system requirements, please go to our Web site.
 
-The instruction manual has been revised accompanying the improvements and additions of functions. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.
 
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first go over the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Posted: 8/6/2012 9:53:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
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