[Firmware] Next EOS 7D Firmware Upgrade Gives You (Almost) A New Camera

A firmware update for the EOS 7D was rumored, now it is official. Canon dedicated a page to this (major) update. Let’s see what it is about with the “next evolution”. The update brings some new features, enhances others.

The next evolution of the EOS 7D has arrived! Firmware Version 2.0.X brings the EOS 7D up to speed with the best technologies Canon has to offer, delivering performance and features befitting the flagship APS-C EOS DSLR. Firmware Version 2.0.X keeps the EOS 7D on the cutting edge of technological innovation by adding user-requested innovations developed for Canon’s high-end EOS cameras: A higher maximum burst rate for continuous shooting, definable maximum limit for ISO Auto, compatibility with the Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2, and manual audio level adjustment during video shooting and during review. Additional enhanced features include faster scrolling of magnified images, quick control during playback, in-camera RAW image processing, JPEG image resizing and ratings, plus customization of file names and time zone settings. A significant upgrade, Firmware Version 2.0.X raises the performance on one of the most popular Canon EOS DSLRs ever created. Prepare to experience the power of the EOS 7D on a whole new level.

Maximum burst rate was raised to 25 (instead of 15), max ISO Auto has been expanded up to ISO 6400 and now there are 64 manual audio level adjustments. The firmware update will be available in August. See more details, including a video, on Canon’s homepage.

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EOS 1D-X Finally Hitting Retailers In Singapore (And Soon In The Rest Of Asia)

Someone got the EOS 1D-X – Image: clubsnap forum

According to the clubsnap forum (see here too), first copies of the EOS 1D-X arrived to resellers in Singapore and should soon be available elsewhere in Asia. It should go over the counter in Singapore starting by today, June 22 (and this means engadget’s prediction was true). If you want to have a look in the 1D-X user guide click here. For the time being the EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered for $6,799.00 at Adorama (click here)B&H (click here)Amazon US (click here) and DigitalRev (click here).

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Unpacked – image: clubsnap forum

 

Canon Releases Firmware Update For EOS 60D and 60Da

Canon released a firmware update for both the EOS 60D and the EOS 60Da (the “a” stands for astrophotography). The new firmware (1.1.1) corrects some glitches affecting the previous firmware release (see below). To download the firmware click here (you have select your operating system before you can download).

Changes

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes.

1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera’s serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. *1)

2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

*1) If the camera’s serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected by the phenomenon listed in 1. above. This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D, and does not affect the EOS 60Da. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware. To obtain the serial number correctly in the shooting information of images that are already captured using the old firmware, we are preparing updates for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser applications. Once the software updates are ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.

EOS 60D price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA EOS 60Da price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA


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[In-Stock] Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM And BG-E11 (5D3 Battery Grip) Ready To Ship

Both the brand new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens and the BG-E11 (the battery grip for the EOS 5d Mark III) are available for order and ready to ship. The BG-E11 is already in stock at B&H ($349, click here) and at DigitalRev ($365/£249.99, click here). The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake is expected to arrive in stock tomorrow, Friday June 22. You can order it at B&H ($199, click here) and at Adorama ($199, click here).

Leave No Story Untold: Canon Launches Program To Benefit Independent Filmmakers

Canon U.S.A. today launched the new Canon Filmmaker Award Program in partnership with Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Open to eligible Film Independent Fellows, Los Angeles Film Festival alumni, and Spirit Awards Nominees and Winners, the program is designed to help emerging filmmakers ‘leave no story untold.’ Canon’s Press Release:

Canon U.S.A. Launches New Program To Benefit Film Independent Filmmakers At The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival

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