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 Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA EOS 60Da price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA


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EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.3 Released

Canon released a new firmware (version 1.1.3) for the EOS 5D Mark III. To download it click here (you have first to select your operating system). This upgrade introduces the following:

Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

1. Supports the single focal length EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens that is to be released at the end of June, 2012.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which an image may become underexposed when using the Auto Lighting Optimizer for continuous Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shooting.

3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the backlight of the LCD monitor may not turn off depending on the camera settings and timing.

4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s power may not turn on when a super-telephoto lens*1) is mounted to the camera with an extender*2). *1) EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM / EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM *2) Extender EF 1.4X III / Extender EF 2X III

5. Corrects mistakes in the Dutch, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish menu screens. Firmware Version 1.1.3 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.2. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.3, it is not necessary to download this firmware.

EOS 5D Mark III price check (should be in stock everywhere, at least in the US): B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

[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