Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Ver. 1.0.7

Canon has updated the firmware for the EOS 5D Mark II with the specific intention of addressing the Black Dot and vertical banding problems.  See the notes from Canon below regarding Firmware Version 1.0.7.

Firmware Update Version 1.0.7 improves and mitigates the following two types of image quality phenomena that occur under certain shooting conditions.

1. “Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources become black)
2. Vertical banding noise

Firmware Version 1.0.7 is for EOS 5D Mark II cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.6. If the camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating to Firmware Version 1.0.7, please also update the Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor software. Firmware Version 1.0.7 can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Updates for Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor can be downloaded from the following Web site.

You can download the updates and view further details and instructions from Canon here.

For the latest news and reviews on the 5D Mark II, be sure to stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources.



  1. Melomind says

    Only today in the morning I thought of when the update of firmware will be released to address the black dot issue etc.
    However Canon says it “improves and mitigates” the issues… So is it a hardware fault being applied a digital correction!? I’d prefer to see a statement like “The new firmware resolves the issue completely”…
    Would be very interesting to see the results and post of pictures here.

  2. says

    They’re just covering their ass in case there is a small percentage of users who have problems with the update. From what I’ve seen, the update does completely resolve the issues, which weren’t a big deal to begin with, to be honest.