Canon EOS 7D firmware update features leaked

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canonrumors.com just posted a full description of an upcoming Canon EOS 7D firmware update… confirming that it is official and it looks to have some pretty nice features.

Could this mean an upgrade to the Canon EOS 7D (a mark II version) is some time off?


Canon EOS 7D firmware update features

Coming soon

Canon has announced an upcoming firmware update, 7D Firmware Version 2, for the 18 Megapixel EOS 7D that includes a raft of new features to further enhance the capabilities of Canon’s flagship APS-C format DSLR.

The new EOS 7D Firmware Version 2 update will enhance the camera with the following additional features:

IMPROVED RAW MAXIMUM BURST

In the EOS 7D the maximum burst of RAW file frames was 15 – with the firmware update this will be significantly increased so that the camera’s buffer will handle up to 26 RAW frames in a continuous burst.

IN-CAMERA RAW CONVERSION

The EOS 7D will allow for in-camera post-processing of images. RAW images can be edited in-camera and options can be changed before saving the finished file as a ready-to-print JPEG or for sending wirelessly. This function can be used with full resolution RAW files, but not with M-RAW or S-RAW files.

The settings for in-camera RAW processing include White balance, Picture Style, High ISO speed noise reduction, Colour Space, and lens data corrections (Peripheral Illumination Correction, distortion correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction).

IMAGE RATING CAPABILITIES

Like other Canon EOS DSLRs, such as the EOS 60D, EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 7D will be able to rate images from 1 to 5 stars in-camera for quicker and easier sorting of images within your workflow. The ratings can be used to sort images in applications such as Adobe Elements, Adobe Bridge and Apple Aperture. The ratings are XMP compliant and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software has been updated to reflect this.

AUTO ISO MAXIMUM SETTING

Within the EOS 7D’s shooting menu photographers will have the ability to set a maximum ISO speed for ISO Auto, within the ISO range of 400-6400, so that you can minimise the amount of noise in your images.

MANUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR AUDIO RECORDING LEVELS

During EOS Movie shooting you will be able to manually adjust the audio recording levels to one of 64 levels, whilst the sound volume during playback can be set to one of 11 levels. During movie recording noise from the aperture is reduced and the camera also has an automatic wind cut filter.

More!

The following items are described in full in the canonrumors.com post (I think it is fair that when someone does the legwork to dig these things out, they should get the traffic so I don't re-post entire articles)

JPEG RESIZING
SUPPORT FOR THE GP-E2 GPS UNIT
QUICK CONTROL DURING PLAYBACK
FILE NAME SETTING
TIME ZONE SETTING
FASTER SCROLLING OF MAGNIFIED IMAGES

(cover photo credit: snap from the canonrumors.com site – a Canon EOS 7D)


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Comments

  1. Mike Hannigan

    Any info on STM support for the new autofocus feature during video recording (A la T4i)? Would that be a firmware upgrade, or is that a hardware issue? If firmware, I can’t see it competing wit the new T4i since the 7D is a more expensive camera.

  2. Steve

    What about turning off the the automatic gain control – any news on that? Seems like it would be a trivial fix and one consumers are howling for! :-)

      1. Steve

        Really? I thought those were two separate functions – I see where you are going but during “quiet” periods in the audio track the AGC function (currently) will try and boost the signal – even with 64 levels of audio adjustment, wouldn’t that just apply to when there is actual sound to record? I could be wrong here, not to shy to admit either! :-)

      2. Steve

        Really? I thought those were two separate functions – I see where you are going but during “quiet” periods in the audio track the AGC function (currently) will try and boost the signal – even with 64 levels of audio adjustment, wouldn’t that just apply to when there is actual sound to record? I could be wrong here, not to shy to admit it either! :-)

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