EOS 7D to get firmware version 2 in August 2012
There’s been several sightings of information on the internet about a firmware update for the ever popular EOS 7D. The rumours looked a bit optimistic in terms of the features, but we’re happy to see that today Canon has issued a press release detailing the coming firmware and for once all the rumours were right!
Video with the EOS 7D finally gets manual audio levels, it was one of the few cameras that didn’t have it and this will make it’s audio ability the same as the EOS 600D/650D, EOS 60D and EOS 5D Mark II/III with 64 steps of recording level. Still shooters who shoot RAW for action and wildlife will certainly like the extended buffer of 25 images.
The complete set of updates that firmware v2 will bring are:
- 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
- GPS compatibility
- File name customisation
- Time zone settings
- Faster scrolling of magnified images
- Quick control screen during playback
The firmware is scheduled to be available from August 2012, though of course we’d like it to be the 1st of August rather than the 31st!
We will update our ever popular firmware reference table when the new version becomes available.