I’ve successfully downloaded and installed Canon’s latest firmware, Version 2.0.0, for the 7D. Fortunately, downloading and installation went exactly according to plans and instructions. For first timers or those a bit hesitant to upgrade, the detailed instructions are included in the download file (a .zip format which must be extracted). This is quite an upgrade with many additional features and one of my first thoughts was “How do I use it?”.
The instructions for Firmware 2.0.0 are included in an updated 7D instruction manual which can also be downloaded from the Canon site. The download includes a one page summary of the new features with references to the updated instruction manual. Canon has also prepared an online video about the new features.
Among the more interesting new features to me are:
- · Increased burst speed during continuous shooting
- · Setting maximum ISO auto
- · Manual adjustment during sound recording
- · Resizing JPEG in-camera.
But there are many more.
So far, so good. I’m looking forwarded to my “new” 7D.