The previously teased firmware update for the Canon 7D is now officially set to be released in August. The firmware set looks to be a mighty big one with a RAW image burst buffer that now allows 25 consecutive images over the previous 15.
The firmware update will also provide support for the Canon GP-E2 GPS receiver.
Another big feature for the 7D will be the addition of manual audio level adjustment, which is something 7D HDSLR shooters have been wanting ever since the camera was released.
There are a whole lot of additional features fully detailed in the press release below. There is also a (rather hokey) video preview of the new features on Canon's website.
New Firmware Enhances Functionality Of EOS 7D Digital SLR
Free Update Increases Buffer Capacity to 25 RAW Images, Adds In-Camera RAW Processing and Many Other New Features
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 28, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced a firmware update for the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera that adds new functionality to improve its performance for serious photographers and semi-professional users. The update, free to all EOS 7D owners, gives the camera more advanced shooting options, including an increase in the maximum number of burst images taken in the RAW file format (from 15i frames to 25ii frames) as well as the ability to process RAW image files directly in the camera and the option to set a maximum ISO setting in ISO Auto mode. The firmware also adds the ability to adjust up to 64 audio levels manually prior to recording video, supports custom file naming, and allows for compatibility with Canon's newly introduced, optional GPS Receiver GP-E2.
"By introducing this firmware we want our customers to know that we are always looking to enhance the user experience for all of our…
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