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.
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.
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.
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.