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Re: 7D firmware update - wow, could it be?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2012, 08:56:02 PM »
Awesome, informative reply jrista, thank you. We will experiment with your suggestions and hopefully report back in a timely manner. I/we do appreciate it. Happy Earth Day Canon forums!
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Re: 7D firmware update - wow, could it be?
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Re: 7D firmware update - wow, could it be?
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2012, 10:07:56 PM »
All camera functions are executed via electronic 'commands' from a central processing unit. Hence, ISO and/or AF functions of any camera can be updated thru firmware. Hardware is composed of any piece, structural or physical, that comprises the component(s) of the body.
 In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices.
If that were the case, folks would release hacked firmwares right and left but they can't because it is dependent on hardware.

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Re: 7D firmware update - wow, could it be?
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2012, 11:00:45 PM »
Awesome, informative reply jrista, thank you. We will experiment with your suggestions and hopefully report back in a timely manner. I/we do appreciate it. Happy Earth Day Canon forums!

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Re: 7D firmware update - wow, could it be?
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2012, 09:00:40 PM »
Hmmm. I am eagerly waiting to find out what the new firmware will introduce, besides support for the GPE2

If it had adjustable MFA for tele and wide, like the 5DmkIII, and adjustable audio gain that can be disabled, I think I might just wet myself.

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Re: 7D firmware update - wow, could it be?
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2012, 09:57:25 PM »
I would be WOWing if they actually released a real 7D MKII instead of stupid upgrades! We need better bodies!
We need better photographers!

What is wrong with the 7D? And what is so stupid about upgraded firmware? I, and I think countless others with me, would very much welcome some new features. Could give the 7D some extended life for some users.

Always have the strange feeling that the people who are whining about wanting new camera bodies spend more time complaining than they are actually in the field taking photographs...

+1 I agree with you. I'd rather upgrade the firmware in my 7D to increase its potential rather then investing into another "upgraded" body with minor improvements over the previous one. Only the person behind the camera can increase the creativity in their pictures. Not the camera, it's just a tool to help you. Now get out there and take some pictures :)

++1 The 7D is a fine camera that delivers excellent quality photos and is more well rounded than the 5D II if you are looking for a camera that does everything. The body is so good the new 5D III was designed around it! But hey, if the body's not good enough for you, buy a 5D III with the same body for over $2000 more :)

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Re: 7D firmware update - wow, could it be?
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2012, 09:57:25 PM »