Canon have updated the firmware for the popular EOS 7D. The update is of course free.
Here are the official details:
Enhanced with you in mind– Canon EOS 7D firmware v2 now available
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 7th August 2012 – Canon today announces that the EOS 7D firmware v2 is now available, adding a range of new benefits and functionality for enthusiasts looking to explore the creative boundaries of their photography. Following direct user feedback from photographers around the world, the new firmware further extends to the camera’s advanced image quality, high speed shooting and creative functionality.
Firmware v2 now offers greater control of image settings and functionality, including a higher maximum RAW burst rate, now up to 25 RAW files or 130 JPEGs. Giving photographers greater control over images directly after capture, a new range of in-camera editing functions includes processing of RAW files, as well as the ability to easily adjust white balance, sharpness and Picture Style. Enhanced control over Auto ISO levels during both still and movie shooting now allows users to limit ISO speeds to within the native ISO 400-6,400 range, perfect for manipulating exposure in different situations.
During movie shooting, amateur videographers will also benefit from new manual control of audio levels, with the ability to choose from 64 different sound levels. New compatibility with Canon’s high-performance GPS unit, the GP-E2, enables photographers to track the locations of their images using longitude, latitude and altitude geo-tagging.
Firmware v2 is available to download now from: http://software.canon-europe.com/
Canon EOS 7D firmware v2 – new features:
Improved maximum burst for RAW images (up to 25)
In-camera RAW image editing
In-camera Image Rating
In-camera JPEG resizing
Maximum Auto ISO setting (ISO 400-6400)
Manual audio level adjustment in movie recording
File name customisation
Time zone settings
Faster scrolling of magnified images
Quick control screen during playback
Canon EOS 7D – Key features:
18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
Up to 8fps shooting
ISO range up to 12800
Approx. 100% Viewfinder
19 cross-type AF points
iFCL metering system
Dual “DIGIC 4” processing
Full HD movie recording
Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
3’’ Clear View LCD
Magnesium alloy body with environmental protection