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Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:33:50 PM »
New 7D Features!
Canon has made available the new firmware for the EOS 7D.

Download the Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0

All the new features of firmware 2.0 can be seen here.

*Note At the time of posting, the firmware was not available if you select Mac OS X Mountain Lion, select Lion instead.

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Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:33:50 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 11:57:05 PM »
Woohoo!

Custom file names!
Larger RAW buffer!
GP-E2 GPS compatibility!

Thanks Canon! Seriously, GREAT job adding value for your customers.

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 11:57:44 PM »
The official video:
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos7d/firmware.html

The text summary:
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/firmware_update_to_enhance_EOS_7D.do

I've been fiddling with it since about 10pm.  Very happy. 
Got 23 RAW high-speed images (vs 25 promised), 120+ JPEGs (it just keeps on shooting)
Q button offers quick access to convenient features. 
In-camera editing of raw is actually useful (saves new image).
Rating nice too.
Faster zoom actually noticeable when reviewing images. 
Max ISO setting for auto was about time.
12,800 ISO very noisy, but better than a missed shot.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 12:15:03 AM »
Hi, would anyone upgraded to 2.0 please check whether the RAW file is compatible with current version of Adobe Camera Raw or not? Thanks  :)

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 12:16:06 AM »
I just tried and got 25 RAWs.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 12:18:50 AM »
Works fine with LR 4.1.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 12:46:40 AM »
Another way to keep the 7dm1 valid while the wait for 7dm2 arrives and long in the tooth at that. Maybe this is a 3 yr cycle camera. Sept 1st 2012 will be 3yrs, i wonder if we hear about a new 7d.
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012, 01:24:54 AM »
I wish they had added a minimum shutter speed setting for Auto ISO, just as the 5D Mark III has. When using Auto ISO and Av mode, the camera will often choose too-slow shutter speeds.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 01:34:10 AM »
A lot of user's first response is: Will this improve the low ISO noise? LOL!
Haha!. If a new camera body won't improve low ISO noise (the 5D3), then people should not expect it from a mere firmware update. :D

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 01:57:48 AM »
Finally.... i can use the features that are the most important to me ( audio control and increased buffer)

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 02:48:35 AM »
A lot of user's first response is: Will this improve the low ISO noise? LOL!
Haha!. If a new camera body won't improve low ISO noise (the 5D3), then people should not expect it from a mere firmware update. :D

Sure we can EXPECT it, since banding on some 7Ds seems to be a result of the dual-channel readout process.  It is possible, depending on hardware design, to better calibrate the dual readout channels for a better match and thus, reduce banding. 

Will have to put mine to the upgrade test after I hear how v2 firmware works for more critical functions... like AF.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2012, 03:03:24 AM »
Big disappointment on my side. I was expecting the audio volume bars during movie recording to stay on screen, so you can actually monitor that the audio does not clip, and if so, adjust accordingly. I record a lot of music performances, and really need the manual audio controls.

I mean, why provide a feature called "manual audio control" when there is nothing to monitor or adjust when recording?

The fact that Canon now gives me a dB meter and more adjustment notches prior to recording, does not have any value at all. They may as well not have bothered!

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2012, 03:31:20 AM »
I like how Canon has a middle finger up to all the 1D IV buyers, the 7D get's a major 2.0 firmware update
and 1D IV is still at 1.1.1

Granted the 1D IV works great but 1D IV was announced later than the 7D an now it is already discontinued
from production with no new improvements in the firmware.

If you ask Canon they probably won't admit 1D IV ever existed and laugh at whoever bought it.

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2012, 04:59:22 AM »
Very nice. It just came in time. Soccerseason is starting this weekend. Thanks


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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 05:18:18 AM »
First few notes after fiddling around with it for a couple of hours.

- The new stills raw-processor and ratings-feature don't work on stills taken prior to the update. Rating won't work on videos prior to update.

- The manual audio is a massive fail to say the least. Yes, we can set it. But we can't monitor it during filming. And as far as I can tell. The windcut filter is there by default and cannot be disabled. So, yes, it's there. But how are we supposed to use it effectively?

- Stills RAW-processor cannot change ISO on the images, and testing on a pic taken with the Tokina 11-16mm, the distortion-correction crops the image horribly and introduces reverse distortion. And the Cromatic Aberration Correction actually introduces more CA. I'm guessing that minor updates with more lens-data is needed for the non-canon lens-users.

- New feature to change how scrolling in playback is a bit wonky. I can set the top wheel to scroll only movies. But doing that, it only scrolls between two videos out of a dozen... so, it's unusable still. I'll set it back to change folders...

So my initial reaction. Luke-warm... about the only real thing I'll be using is the fixed audio-setting (still recording blind as to what the audio-levels are though), the ratings and custom file-names... Overall, it's just a bit underwealming when you know perfectly well what kind of power could be unleashed with something like Magic Lantern if they only wanted to...

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 Available for Download
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 05:18:18 AM »