Firmware updates roll out all the time, but rarely are they worthy enough to take serious notice of. A new firmware version for the Canon EOS 7D, however, may bring with it several new features that have the rumor mill spinning at the moment. According to Canon Rumors, a couple of days ago a Canon CPN site briefly posted details on firmware version 2 for the 7D before realizing their mistake and taking them down, but not before plenty of people caught a glimpse. Read more…
In early March, Nikon offered a temporary fix to a lock up issue that had been plaguing the D4 and D800. At the time you had to turn off the ‘Highlights’ and ‘RGB Histogram’ display options to avoid the issue, but Nikon promised a more permanent fix was in the works. Good news, the fix is finally here in the form of Firmware Update B:1.01.
Besides fixing the lock up issue, the new update also offers solutions to a few other bugs including unexpected changes to aperture and exposure compensation when using certain custom settings and RAW files not being network transferrable when in JPEG only mode. More details including the firmware downloads for the D800 and D4 are ready for your downloading pleasure here and here, respectively.
(via Nikon via Engadget)
Image credit: Nikon D4_ambience_3 by louisvolant
A photograph of a Canon 7D with firmware version 1.2.0 has appeared before any official word of the update from Canon. It was posted to POTN by forum member garycoleman, who says,
My 7D came from the Canon headquarters in NY because it was a replacement for my defective one. The serial starts with 077xxxxxxxx and has firmware 1.2.0 which I find interesting because the Canon only goes up the 1.1.0 on their webpage. Maybe 1.2.0 is going to be released any day now?
Canon Rumors reports that the firmware update will fix problems related to third party batteries, and adds support for future remotes, accessories, and lenses.
It doesn’t look like the firmware update will be a big deal, but it’s interesting that it appeared in the wild from Canon before any official announcement was made.