Canon EOS 7D fimware v 2.0.0
Canon have released their promised firmware update for the EOS 7D. This isn't the normal minor tweak and problem fixing of most firmware updates. EOS 7D fimware 2.0.0 significantly improves and adds to the performnce of the EOS 7D.
The update can be found from the Canon EOS 7D Drivers and SoftwarePage. Just enter your operating system and select "Firmware" from the menu.
Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following improvements, new functions, and fixes.
Improves maximum burst during 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) 4GB 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) 128GB card, based on Canon’s testing standards.
- Supports a new accessory, of the GPS Receiver GP-E2.
- Adds a maximum ISO Auto setting function.
- Adds an in-camera RAW processing function.
- Adds a Quick Control function during playback.
- Adds a rating function.
- Adds a JPEG image resizing function.
- Adds a sound recording level manual adjustment function.
- Adds a file name setting function.
- Adds a time zone setting function.
- Faster scrolling of magnified images.
- Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes.
- Corrects the color space information in the Exif file for movies.
This makes the EOS 7D, already an excellent camera, even better. The addition of manual control over audio during video recording is a very useful addition, as is full support for the GP-E2 GPS receiver. There's also a significant increase in buffer capacity, especially when shooting RAW+JPEG (from 6 frames to 17 frames). The ability to set the name used for the image files is also pretty useful. Overall, this is very worthwhile and welcome update.