5dmark2vid - Canon Announces Firmware Update For 5D Mark II

It's here

LONDON, UK, 27th May 2009:  Canon announced today it will release a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II allowing users to manually control exposure when shooting video.  The new firmware will be available for download from 2 June 2009 on Canon Europe’s support web site.
Following the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008, Canon’s Research and Development team has listened closely to customer feedback to develop additions to the camera’s movie recording functionality.

Allowing EOS 5D Mark II owners to achieve even more stunning video results with the camera, the firmware update will include the following manual controls when shooting video:

* Full aperture selection
* ISO speed: Auto, 100 – 6400 and H1
* Shutter speed: 1/30th – 1/4000th second

The EOS 5D Mark II integrates full HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1 Megapixel camera; opening a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers.   Since its launch the camera has proved its appeal to professionals working in diverse fields, from studio and wedding to nature and travel.  Now, following customer feedback, Canon has improved functionality for professional video users, further unleashing the potential of the EOS 5D Mark II for cinematographers and photographers alike.

CR's Take
Great work Canon, you listened and it looks like you have delivered.

Still no 24p it looks like.

Download (June 2, 2009): http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html


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  1. So you change the custom between each 3 shots !?! First it takes at least 1 second to change the function and second, you’ll move the camera a little bit even if it’s put on a sturdy tripod! Not really an option! The camera being offered by Canon with 3,5,7 is not in the same price range. Even Pentax offer 3,5 on their K20d/K7 which would be the 50D equivalent. At the prices of the 7D and 5D, there is no good reason that AEB does not offer 3,5,7,9 !

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