Yes. Around three years after the camera was first released.
At the time 7D users and, more importantly, potential 7D buyers were getting anxious about when a 7D Mark II might be released. Replacement rumors had been flying for a while. Then rumors began to swirl that Canon was having serious development issues with the sensor. The usual grumbling began about "jumping to brand x
" if Canon didn't come forth with a 7D replacement ASAP. At the same time, others were holding off on buying a 7D in fear that a 7D II announcement was imminent.
Canon claimed it increased from 14 to 25 raw images with UDMA-7 CF cards, but most independent testers said it increased to around 31-32 frames before the buffer bogged down with the fastest CF cards.
It also added:
- Supports a new accessory, of the GPS Receiver GP-E2.
- Adds a maximum ISO Auto setting function.
- Adds an in-camera RAW processing function.
- Adds a Quick Control function during playback.
- Adds a rating function.
- Adds a JPEG image resizing function.
- Adds a sound recording level manual adjustment function.
- Adds a file name setting function.
- Adds a time zone setting function.
- Faster scrolling of magnified images.
- Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes.
- Corrects the color space information in the Exif file for movies.