Canon Releases New Firmware for the EOS 7D

Canon 7D

Canon has released a major update to their excellent EOS 7D D-SLR camera
. Firmware version 2.0.0 was made available to the public on August 7th and boasts a large list of new features, tweaks and changes. This firmware is meant for cameras with firmware versions up to 1.2.5, the most current release prior to 2.0.0.

Some of the key changes include:

  • Corrects the color space information in the Exif file for movies.
  • Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes.
  • Adds an ISO auto maximum functions.
  • Adds a Quick Control function during image playback.
  • Adds an in-camera RAW processing function.
  • Adds an auto  recording level manual adjustment function.
  • Improvements to the maximum burst in continuous the shooting mode.

For a complete listing of all the changes packed into this firmware release visit the Canon EOS 7D's Drivers and Software page.

For those planning on performing this upgrade Canon notes that both the date/time setting and lens peripheral illumination correction data registered with the camera will be initialized. This means you will need to be prepared to reprogram these items upon successfully upgrading the firmware.

Canon also notes that once you upgrade to firmware 2.0.0 the camera cannot be restored to a previous release (1.0.7 to 1.2.5).

I know that I am excited to upgrade my EOS 7D and will likely do so in the coming days. I plan on doing a screencast to help those interested in walking through the steps. Stay tuned for that on the official Photo Booth Owners Youtube Channel.

Do you plan on upgrading your 7D to this firmware version?

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