Updating firmware on canon 7d


We mentioned Panasonic's update for the DMC-GH4 in last week's roundup, but at the time it wasn't yet available, with the US market predicted to receive the new firmware from October 7th.The company has beaten that schedule by almost four weeks, though, delivering the new firmware version 2.3 yesterday.And that just leaves Canon's EOS 7D Mark II version 1.0.5 update, which makes five changes over the previous firmware release.Autofocus accuracy has been improved with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM and EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses, and four bugs have been squashed.(The license key isn't actually available just yet in the US market it seems, but it will likely be landing pretty soon now that the firmware update is available.) The firmware update process can be seen in the video below: The Panasonic SZ8 firmware is rather more straightforward, meanwhile.Available here, the new version 1.3 firmware fixes a problem that could cause instability when playing back movies on the camera.Ensure you either have means to plug the camera into a power socket, or you have a fresh, fully charged battery in the camera. Press the Menu button and find the “Firmware ver” tag.If you're shooting with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 compact system camera or Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 compact, we have good news for you this Firmware Friday.


You will find the latest firmware update downloads and full installation details on the canon website.Firmware updating is a very simple operation, but there are certain precautions you need to follow to do it successfully.And as well as the new V-Log and V-Log L picture style options -- which require that you purchase a license key, and provide increased 12-stop dynamic range for video capture -- the new firmware also allows time-lapse recording to be paused or stopped with a press of the Function1 button.You can get the new firmware update here, and our affiliate B&H can sell you the license key if you want the new V-Log and V-Log L picture styles.

You should no longer see the progress bar freeze at 100% when updating lens firmware, and nor should you see inconsistent application of peripheral illumination correction.Canon has also resolved an issue which could have caused an Error 70 warning or prevented shutter release, and fixed a leap second-related problem with geotagging and track log recording. Check back next time for more camera firmware news...



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