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New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« on: April 20, 2012, 12:07:39 PM »
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I received some information that suggested instead of a near future 7D Mark II, we’d see a firmware update that would add new features to the current 7D.

Most of the added features mentioned would aid video. It mentioned new visual aids on the LCD for exposure and audio. Also a suggestion about an autofocus feature being added. We have heard that a new 18-135 IS lens would be coming with a silent autofocus motor alongside the T4i, so maybe there is a new AF feature coming.

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Canon has really only added significant features to the 5D Mark II via firmware in the past, so this would be a unlikely situation in my opinion. Although, adding features to the 7D to boost some sales while we wait for a successor does make some sense. Definitely CR1 for now.

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New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« on: April 20, 2012, 12:07:39 PM »

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 12:11:17 PM »
More than 3 shot bracketing would be nice.

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 12:12:09 PM »
i think it´s nonsense.

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 12:13:09 PM »
Increasing the record time would be a gimme.  Manual audio levels would be a life saver.
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 12:16:28 PM »
Increasing the record time would be a gimme.  Manual audio levels would be a life saver.

Lack of manual audio is inexcusable. I would have bought a 7D except for this one thing.
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 12:23:39 PM »
Makes sense assuming the MkII is still a ways off.  Customizable auto ISO cap, anyone?  As a 7D owner, I want this rumor to be true...
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 12:29:27 PM »
Just manual audio levels would make a lot of people (including me) very happy.  Increasing the record time would be amazing. 

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 12:29:27 PM »

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 12:36:02 PM »
Interesting... Until canon has real need or competition to upgrade the 7d or 60D for that matter, I could see Canon holding fire a bit until the dust settles with the 5d3 and 1dx.  Perhaps a firmware upgrade, or i could see it being an optional purchase upgrade...  Nothing is for free anyways... 
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 12:44:57 PM »
dear firmware fairy @ Canon, here are my three wishes:
* fully customizable Auto ISO
* EV +/- correction also working in "M" mode
* 3, 5 or 7 shot bracketing - user selectable

but if you just bring a bunch of video sh*t. you are no fairy, but a hairy troll. :-)

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 12:57:38 PM »
dear firmware fairy @ Canon, here are my three wishes:
* EV +/- correction also working in "M" mode


What do you mean by this?

I wouldn't mind high speed sync ability with slave flashes using the pop up. I dunno if that's possible though.
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 01:03:47 PM »
Increasing the record time would be a gimme. 

will never happen. it´s a tax thing.

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 01:07:29 PM »
Increasing the record time would be a gimme. 

will never happen. it´s a tax thing.

My 5D Mark III records up to 29 min 59 seconds.  EU tax is incurred for any device recording over 30 minutes.  The 7D's recording time is limited by 4GB file sizes, which the 5DmkIII circumvents by seamlessly creating separate 4GB movies without dropping frames.  It's a software thing.  Easily correctable.
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 01:27:17 PM »
Just don't make promises you cant deliver on time, Canon!

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 01:31:39 PM »
Don't complain before the Firmware Fairy has arrived. :D In case this rumour proves true, this is way better than buying a new body to get new features, isn't it?

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 01:36:17 PM »
If this is true... it doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies that we've got a new APS-C sensor coming any time soon.

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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 01:36:17 PM »