[Rumor] EOS 7D Firmware Update Next To Be Released

CR reports about an official Canon announcement that «briefly appeared on a Canon CPN site» (and after that, supposedly disappeared) about a new firmware release for the EOS 7D.

Canon has announced an upcoming firmware update, 7D Firmware Version 2, for the 18 Megapixel EOS 7D that includes a raft of new features to further enhance the capabilities of Canon’s flagship APS-C format DSLR.

The firmware will target the following features/issues (more details in the original post):

  • IMPROVED RAW MAXIMUM BURST
  • IN-CAMERA RAW CONVERSION
  • IMAGE RATING CAPABILITIES
  • AUTO ISO MAXIMUM SETTING
  • MANUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR AUDIO RECORDING LEVELS
  • JPEG RESIZING
  • SUPPORT FOR THE GP-E2 GPS UNIT
  • QUICK CONTROL DURING PLAYBACK
  • FILE NAME SETTING
  • TIME ZONE SETTING
  • FASTER SCROLLING OF MAGNIFIED IMAGES

[Deal] Rebel T3/EOS 1100D Bargains – Hurry Up!

It’s simple: the Rebel T4i/650D has been announced, older cams (i.e. Rebel T3/1100D) get discounted. That’s good (for us), the T3/1100D is an amazing entry level DSLR (I used it with an EF 16-35mm, and the results were awesome). Be aware that these deals won’t last long. Adorama has some cool T3/1100D deals (going live at 4:30 EST), see them below:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera, with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – Bundle – with Canon Pixma MG6120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer, 16GB SD Memory Card, Slinger Camera Bag, Lens Cleaning Kit -free: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac a $599.00 Retail Value
    1300 retail value special $529.00 until sunday night 6/10/12 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera, with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – Bundle – with 16GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Lens Cleaning Kit. Buy Together and save CANON PRO 9000 MARKII COLOR PHTO PRINTR. Price after MIR and IR $429.00 (click here)
  • Canon Rebel T3 & 18-55 IS lens & 55-250 lens & Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer $778.00 (click here – after MIR and IR)

[Pre-Order] EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake and 18-135mm STM IS Lenses Ready For Pre-Order (Update)

Update: Scott Bourne’s thought about Canon’s pancake (click here). He points out one of the features of the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake that may get overlooked: the focusing distance of 30cm. techradar had its hands on the little pancake, verdict: Although it’s not an ‘L’ lens, the new 40mm Canon optic feels nicely put together and has a reasonable weight. We found that its focusing motor was much quieter than the 18-55mm kit lens […].

Pre-Order options for the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens:

 

Canon’s Press Release (40mm pancake and 18-135mm STM):

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