Canon 7D Firmware 2.0 Now Available – Bigger Buffer, Manual Audio Levels & Lots More

by on August 7, 2012

in Canon

Canon 7D

The long-awaited firmware update for the Canon 7D is now available to download.  Firmware version 2.0 provides the following updates for the 7D:

  1. Improves the maximum burst in continuous shooting.
    • JPEG Large/Fine: About 94 (126) bursts *1 -> About 110 (130) bursts *2
    • RAW: About 15 (15) bursts *1 -> About 23 (25) bursts *2
    • RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: About 6 (6) bursts *1 -> About 17 (17) bursts *2
      • *1 The figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4 GB card. The figures in parentheses indicate the number of shots that can be taken with an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 4-GB card, based on Canon’s testing standards.
      • *2 The figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using an 8 GB card. The figures in parentheses indicate the number of shots that can be taken with an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 128-GB card, based on Canon’s testing standards.
  2. Supports a new accessory, GPS Receiver GP-E2.
  3. Adds an ISO Auto maximum setting.
  4. Adds an in-camera RAW processing function.
  5. Adds a Quick Control function during image playback.
  6. Adds a rating function.
  7. Adds a JPEG resize function.
  8. Adds an auto recording level manual adjustment function.
  9. Adds a function to freely set text for file names.
  10. Adds a function to make time zone settings.
  11. Increases the screen scrolling speed when magnifying images.
  12. Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes.
  13. Corrects the color space information in the Exif file for movies.

Get the update here on Canon USA’s website.

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1 Niaz Ali August 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

The official 7D firmware update page (like below) still shows “Free Firmware Download coming soon”
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/EOS7D_firmware

2 kdsand August 7, 2012 at 2:24 am
3 Andrea August 7, 2012 at 3:19 am

Why don’t update for Canon 5D Mark II ???

Please Canon, wake up!!!!

4 EricB August 7, 2012 at 4:17 am

May be hard to offer more than Magic Lantern firmware which is free in a week or so.

5 Andrea August 7, 2012 at 5:01 am

You have right!!!!

Ciao!
Andrea

6 EricB August 7, 2012 at 4:15 am

Have updated to ver 2 . Odd thing now, – I’ve left camera on for about 10 mins – so it has “auto” power saved , however the memory access RED LED continues to flash every few seconds (even if it wasn’t flashing before power save mode). My 5D mk II doesn’t do that. Don’t recall that before on the 7D, suspect there may be a battery drain issue to new firmware now.

7 Alex B August 7, 2012 at 7:56 am

Well, that’s just bloody odd. Firmware is not available for ML users. If you go under Lion is shows up. That file seems to work fine as I just updated my 7D without any hiccups.

You may want to update your initial post to reflect this Eric.

8 EricB August 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

The update referred to in reply to Andrea is ML for 5D MK II. Update giving me issues is the Canon 7D Firmware 2.0.0 . Hope this helps.

9 Alex B August 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Not you Eric, Eric Reagan ;)

10 EricB August 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm

:)

BTW Have raised support case with Canon over issue

11 Alex B August 8, 2012 at 7:46 am

No, since it shows up under Lion I didn’t bother. Cankn Rumors mentioned it, so I am betting canon will fix it soon.

12 Jay August 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

Thanks for this alert. Apparently the one I signed up for with Canon when I registered my camera doesn’t work.

13 Roelof August 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

I dounloade the firmware and upgraded my 7D. No problems, everyting works fine.
I just wander when the GPS will be available here in South Africa, I am very exited to get my hands on one.

14 Josh K September 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I updated to 2.0.0 today for my 7D . Was super excited, particularly for the audio meter, but now I’m having a serious problem. There are three, fuzzy and faded bars horizontally across the LCD and when I test the video. If I take a shot they are not there. It is the craziest thing. Anyone have any advice? I’ve already tried to reinstall the upgrade, but to no avail.

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