Monday, April 19, 2010

1.2.1 firmware update for 7D

Canon posted 1.2.1 firmware version for it's EOS 7D. The new firmware does following fixes:
1. Extends the timng for high temperature warning and shutdown.
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in images taken while in movie mode unde H ISO speed.
3. Optimizes program shift when ISO is set to AUTO.

The firmware can be downloaded from Canon official site.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

7D Weather sealing

Ole Jorgen Liodden did a weather sealing review for Canon 7D under most extreme conditions. Excellent results for all tested cameras 1D MkIII, 5D MkII and 7D.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Firmware Update

Canon released a firmware update which fixes problems already presented on this blog. The issue was traces that appeared from previously recorded frames while in certain conditions under continuous shooting mode.
Firmware can be downloaded and upgraded from Canon firmware update site.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Official problem with 7D

Canon USA released today a service notice which says there is an issue with images captured in continuous shooting mode which, under certain conditions, contain barely noticeable traces of the immediately preceding frame. A firmware update is planed to solve this issue.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Firmware Update

Canon releasead a firmware update for EOS 7D. The new firmware 1.0.9 is for cameras with firmware version 1.0.8. The fixes releasead are:
1. Improved AF accuracy while in Live View mode.
2. Fixed abnormal colors in movies shot under some rare circumstances.
3. Corrected a problem where the shutter cannot be releases at certain timings, wile using camera's built-in flash or an external speedlite.

For details see Canon Japan official firmware site.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Canon EOS 7D Specifications

Key features of the new EOS 7D:
  • 18 MPixels CMOS sensor, APS-C format
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.0x viewfinder magnification and 100% coverage
  • 19-point cross-type AF system
  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD, 920 k dots
  • Wireless flash control
  • Magnesium alloy body with weather sealing
Wanting to match their new slogan: "Designed by you, built by Canon", they added features requested by photographers or already marketed by rivals. The 1080p HD video shooting, appreciated for it's image quality on 5D MkII, was added to 7D with full manual control.
The 1.0x magnification viewfinder closely matches Nikon D300 (1.52 D300 vs. 1.5 7D), when multiplication factor is counted. Wireless flash control and weather sealing is also seen in rival cameras.

Clearly, Canon wants to have all currently marketed features on their camera and, by adding some pixel count, to be positioned as a default choice for current Canon users and to be more appealing for new clients.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

5D Mark II released

Canon released today their new full frame DSLR camera. The long expected upgrade for 5D is the new Mark II. Key changes introduced are the new 21.1 Megapixel sensor and the capability to record movies in full HD resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels.
You can find more information by clicking here.