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*UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« on: April 20, 2011, 07:17:30 AM »
*UPDATE* Canon has killed the links to the firmware on the various sites around the globe. So I am going to host it instead.

Download EOS 7D Firmware 1.2.5 (12.4mb)

Extract the .fir file and put it on the root of a CF card. Put the CF card in your 7D and go to the firmware section in your menu. Select the file on the card and install.

This firmware is official Canon firmware that was prematurely leaked by Canon UK & Canon Europe.

Disclaimer Should you install it? I have and everything is ok. If you’re a bit uncomfortable doing so, you can probably live without it. If you have any of the bugs listed below, installing it is probably wise.

thanks Eric

Changes in this firmware

Firmware Version 1.2.5 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were rare cases where movie files taken could not be opened when repeatedly shooting movies with specific CF cards.
  2. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were cases where “Err 02″ appeared when repeatedly shooting still images with specific CF cards.
  3. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery was removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempted to start shooting movies immediately, shooting would stop.
  4. Improved the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  5. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when custom function C.Fn 4-1 was set to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens: When used with lenses that do not have an AF stop button, the IS function would not work.
  6. Corrected some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese. (This applies to models in overseas markets. The models for the Japanese market do not display those languages.)

Posted on the Canon UK web site here (mac) & here (win)

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*UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« on: April 20, 2011, 07:17:30 AM »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 09:22:02 AM »
Yeah, I need this one.  I've had some of these exact problems.  Unreadable video files on card (but works on computer).  Also 2 or 3 times the buffer filled up instantly when filming and stops recording.  Hope fully this fixes those.

By the way, why is this not posted to the canon usa site?  I assume I can still use the firmware update on the uk site just as well.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 02:14:38 PM »
What about that manual audio level control... c'mon Canon, Ctrl-V the code from one of your ENTRY LEVEL REBELS if you have to.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 03:08:45 PM »
The download links seems to be down, the two posted gave me a 500 error.

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos7d/firmware.html only knows about the previous update.

I would love a feature adding firmware upgrade, like setting max iso or the audio gain level, but it seems it's not on the menu this time, again.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2011, 03:12:00 PM by pixelk »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 03:33:43 PM »
It is odd, the links were removed. I did noticed that the manual function button no longer allows toggling the AF sensors mode with 1.2.5. I'm wondering if it's a "feature" or if we're going to see a 1.2.6 firmware real soon.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 04:25:29 PM »
What a disappointment!  >:(
Still no adjustable auto ISO upper limit, and that after the 550D, the 60D, and the now 600D even the lowly 1100D has it (according to the menus as shown at dpreview).
Come on Canon, this is only a simple firmware issue that is already available for Digic-IV-based DSLRs, how hard can it be to include it into the 7D (and 5DII, while they are at it) firmware?
This just shows that Canon gives a flying f*** about customers that already parted with their money.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2011, 04:27:09 PM by Grummbeerbauer »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 04:41:39 PM »
It is odd, the links were removed. I did noticed that the manual function button no longer allows toggling the AF sensors mode with 1.2.5. I'm wondering if it's a "feature" or if we're going to see a 1.2.6 firmware real soon.

I have done the update to day and de M-fn button still toggles the different AF modes on my Camera maybe a settings that isn't correct?

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 04:41:39 PM »

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 05:14:25 PM »
It is odd, the links were removed. I did noticed that the manual function button no longer allows toggling the AF sensors mode with 1.2.5. I'm wondering if it's a "feature" or if we're going to see a 1.2.6 firmware real soon.

I have done the update to day and de M-fn button still toggles the different AF modes on my Camera maybe a settings that isn't correct?

Its always advisable to do a reset after upgrading firmware.  I've found this out the hard way, some functions might appear to no longer work, but after a reset, everythings fine.

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 06:41:50 PM »
It is odd, the links were removed. I did noticed that the manual function button no longer allows toggling the AF sensors mode with 1.2.5. I'm wondering if it's a "feature" or if we're going to see a 1.2.6 firmware real soon.

I have done the update to day and de M-fn button still toggles the different AF modes on my Camera maybe a settings that isn't correct?

Its always advisable to do a reset after upgrading firmware.  I've found this out the hard way, some functions might appear to no longer work, but after a reset, everythings fine.

Good point, i can see how not resetting the stored configuration to its safe defaults might play havoc with updated code (and this did solved the problem, thanks).

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Re: Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 10:32:47 PM »
Why has the UK website been removed and there is no mention of 7D firmware beyond 1.2.3 on the Canon USA website?  Couldn't install if I wanted to.  Seems to me there may be serious problem with it.
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Re: *UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 11:00:59 PM »
I'd love new firmware, but if it was taken down the same day as it was posted, I wouldn't trust it.

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Re: *UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 12:45:31 AM »
I installed it last night as I have been experiencing issues with my 32GB 600x (90MB/s) memory card. So far so good. No issues and the menu system does feel a little snappier (might be psychological this  :D )
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Re: *UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 01:50:08 AM »
*UPDATE*

Canon has killed the links to the firmware on the various sites around the globe. So I am going to host it instead.

Thanks, appreciate it !

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Re: *UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 01:50:08 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 02:39:53 AM »
Thanks, CR Man!!!!
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Re: *UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 03:53:24 AM »
What happened to V1.2.4? Does anyone know the changelog for it? The latest version I can find is V1.2.3.

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Re: *UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D
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