Canon 7D firmware 2.0 here to boost performance

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    Canon 7D owners pay attention, this post is for you. Today Canon Australia released new firmware available for the popular EOS 7D camera. The changes in version 2.0 are considerable, adding new features, additional performance and as you’d expect some bug fixes.

    Here’s the full list of updates for the mid-level enthusiast DSLR.

    • Improves maximum burst during continuous shooting.
      JPEG Large/Fine: About 94 (126) bursts -> About 110 (130) bursts
      RAW: About 15 (15) bursts1 -> About 23 (25) bursts2
      RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: About 6 (6) bursts -> About 17 (17) bursts
    • Supports a new accessory, of the GPS Receiver GP-E2
    • Adds a maximum ISO Auto setting function
    • Adds an in-camera RAW processing function
    • Adds a Quick Control function during playback
    • Adds a rating function
    • Adds a JPEG image resizing function
    • Adds a sound recording level manual adjustment function
    • Adds a file name setting function
    • Adds a time zone setting function
    • Faster scrolling of magnified images
    • Fixes a phenomenon where a slow shutter speed may result when an external flash is used to fire intermittent, consecutive flashes
    • Corrects the color space information in the Exif file for movies.

    One of the more interesting updates is the added support for the GPS Receiver GP-E2, an accessory that adds geotagging to photos. Until Canon decides to add GPS chips inside their cameras (some metal bodies don’t allow) this is the next best option. With our smartphones all supporting geotagging, it should be a feature included out of the box.


    More information on the 7D Firmware and to download v2.0, visit Canon Australia.

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