Canon 7D Firmware Update Version 1.0.9

Canon 7D

Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS 7D.  The new version 1.0.9 incorporates the following fixes:

1. Improves AF accuracy during Live View shooting.
2. Corrects a phenomenon where in rare instances, movie images shot by the camera may exhibit abnormal colors.
3. Corrects a phenomenon that at certain timings, the shutter cannot be released when the camera’s built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used for shooting.

To learn more about it or to download the update, see Canon’s website.


Canon 5D Mark II and 7D Filmmaking Updates

A couple of recent developments in the Canon 7D and 5D Mark II‘s resume make the camera shine a little brighter.  As we knew, the potential is huge with this camera and it continues to create a ton of buzz in the filmmaking world.

PBS has a new Frontline documentary shot with a 5D Mark II by Danfung Dennis, while embedded with US Marines in Afghanistan. [Read more…]

Canon 7D Available Soon

Canon 7D Availability

Several reports are coming in that the Canon 7D is or soon will be available in the US.  Notably, B&H Photo is now accepting orders for the Canon 7D body only, which usually means they are expecting its arrival very soon.

Other stores where you can order/pre-order the Canon 7D are as follows:


B&H Photo


International Availability:


Keep watching Photography Bay’s Canon 7D Reviews and Resources or stay glued to the front page for the latest updates on this new DSLR.

Canon LP-E6 In-Stock

Canon LP-E6

Many Canon 5D Mark II owners have struggled to find this battery in stock over the past year.  They have been pretty hard to come since the 5D Mark II was released, and they might become scarce again soon since the Canon 7D also uses the LP-E6 battery.

At the time of this post, the Canon LP-E6 battery is in stock at Amazon, B&H and Adorama.  Here’s the links to each store’s product page for the LP-E6.


B&H Photo


If you’ve been putting off the spare for your 5D Mark II or if you’ve got a 7D on pre-order, it might be a good time to pick up a spare instead of waiting until the 7D’s ship out in force, which should occur over the next few days.  Check Canon 7D availability here.

Canon 7D Resource Updates

Canon 7D

The Canon 7D manual is available to download here.

Also, new articles and tips in the 7D’s section of the Canon Digital Learning Center:

1. EOS 7D: First Look Videos

2. Harnessing the Power of the EOS 7D’s Video System

3. What’s New in the EOS 7D: Sophisticated, Customizable AF System

Stay tuned to the latest on the 7D on Photography Bay’s Canon 7D Reviews and Resources.