Dupa 2.0.o care a repus 7D-ul pe harta versiunea 2.0.3 repara doar cateva probleme, aditional fata de imbunatatirile aduse de 2.0.0 (ps. 2.0.3 include 2.0.0):

– Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera stops working when the auto power off setting takes effect.
– Fixes a phenomenon in which the maximum number of images that can be captured in a burst may be less than the actual number displayed in the viewfinder.
– Corrects some errors in the message displayed on the LCD screen when saving RAW images developed in the camera (these errors do not appear in the Japanese and Korean language displays).

Download

Canon EOS 7D Firmware 1.2.5 – Canon EOS 7D Product Page (aici)

Canon has released a firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera. Version 1.2.5 improves read and write speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards, and addresses various issues with custom function C.Fn 4-1, movie and still capture using certain CF cards, and menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese.

Nikon D7000 Firmware 1.02 – Nikon D7000 Firmware (aici)

Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon D7000 DSLR camera. Version 1.02 resolves a number of issues and changes the way long-exposure noise reduction is performed. Specifically, dark frame subtraction is now applied to all photos taken using shutter speeds slower than 1s. Previously, long-exposure NR was applied to photos captured with exposure times longer than 8s only.

Olympus XZ-1 Firmware 1.2 – Update prin Digital Camera Updater

Version 1.2 adds a new menu item, “Picture Orientation”. Given that the camera’s orientation sensor might not always be able to correctly recognise if an image was taken in portrait or landscape orientation, users will now have the ability to specify the orientation of any given image in Playback mode simply by a turn of the click-stop dial. The user-defined picture orientation is then saved in the EXIF.

Canon has issued a firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera. Version 1.2.2 incorporates the following fixes.

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
2. Fixes the AF point-selection behaviour of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF pt. selec. pattern) custom function when set to [1].
3. Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting in the vertical position.
4. Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus for applicable products.

Download: Canon EOS 7D Firmware Downloads

EOS 7D Firmware Update Version 1.2.1
1. Extends the timing at which the high temperature warning indicator is displayed and the timing of automatic shut down of the camera due to a rise in internal temperature during Live View or EOS Movie functions.
2. Optimizes program shift when the ISO setting of the camera is set to AUTO.
3. Corrects a misspelling in the French-language menu.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode.

Firmware-ul puteti sa il downloadati de aici

Nu a trecut nici macar un an de la lansarea lui 500D iar Canon a facut, din nou, dupa parerea mea o miscare mai putin inspirata aruncand pe senzorul lui Canon EOS 550D nu mai mult de 18 megapixeli.

Dupa aparitia lui 550D sa va asteptati la o ieftinire a liniei curente, 500D-ul si la posibilitatea ca 450D-ul sa iasa din productie. Canon EOS 550D este fratele mai mic al lui Canon EOS 7D, un preview mai detaliat evident pe site-ul dPreview.

Pachetul lui 550D este destul de atractiv, Canon s-a simtit amenintat probabil de competitie si nu s-a mai zgarcit cand a venit vorba de feature-uri. 18megapixeli, Full HD la 30FPS cu control manual si microfon stereo, plus sistemul de metering de la 7D si ISO automat.

Specificatii:
– 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
– DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
– Continuous shooting at 3.7fps
– Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
– 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
– iFCL metering System with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor
– Quick Control screen to change shooting settings
– Exposure compensation +/-5 stops (although viewfinder scale is still +/-2 stops)
– Select maximum value for Auto ISO
– External Microphone socket
– Movie crop function
– Eye-Fi connected functions compatibility

Fiecare versiune noua a seriei Rebel (xx0D) a adus 2-3 megapixeli suplimentari, ma astept ca EOS 600D sa ofere cel putin 20 mp si mai mult zgomot ca celelalte, amintiti-va ca mai multi megapixeli inseamna zgomot mai mult pe langa libertatea crop-ului.

Filmuletul se numeste “Dublin’s People”.

I took the Canon 7d, Zacuto Tactical rig, Z-Finder V2 and one lone lens, a Canon 35mm f1.4, which becomes more like a 50mm lens on the 7d. So a bit like what I did with Sofia’s People (but I didn’t have the Zacuto rig for that).

I shot 1/50th of a second as I was shooting 24p and to match the 50hz frequency of the artificial all around me in Temple Bar.
I also shot some stuff 720p 50p with shutter at 1/100th to get the slow motion shots of the juggler which were conformed to 23.98p in Cinema tools to create the beautiful slow motion.

Citeste mai mult
http://blog.planet5d.com/2009/09/dublins-people-a-new-canon-eos-7d-short-from-philip-bloom
http://philipbloom.co.uk/2009/09/07/dublins-people-shot-on-a-canon-7d-in-native-24p/

Vesti bune pentru fanii Canon: Pe 1 Septembrie 2009 au anuntat Canon EOS 7D ~ 1700 USD

A aparut primul review al mult asteptatului Canon EOS 7D, versiune care continua seria x0D, fiind urmasul lui Canon EOS 50D. Printre imbunatatirile aduse de Canon la EOS 7D:

Canon EOS 7D

– 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
– 8 frames per second continuous shooting
– 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
– 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
– 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
– 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder
– Wireless flash control
– Environmental sealing

La cele mentionate mai sus weather seal-ul este ceva pentru care merita sa platiti un leu in plus – Canon spune ca ar fi acelasi ca la Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1.0x marire si 100% acoperire in viewfinder o sa faca concurenta serioasa D300-ului de la Nikon, 8 cadre pe secunda (cu sau FARA battery pack).

Sistemul de autofocus este superb fata de versiunile anterioare (toti senzorii sunt de tip cruce) si am gasit inca ceva cu care se lauda Nikon, compensare de expunere de +/-5.0 EV (inainte erau doar +/-2.o EV). Un alt feature excelent este posibilitatea corectarii obiectivelor care fac front focus sau back focus si posibilitatea de a fi master pentru 3 flash-uri externe. 7D este primul Canon EOS care are intergrat “Speedlite Transmitter” – la f64 costa aproape 1000 RON, cheltuiala care acum NU mai este obligatorie :D. Mentionam la ISO: Auto (100-3200), ISO 100-6400 (pas de 0.3 sau 1.0 EV), H (12800) expansion.

Partea de video (care ma intereseaza mai putin) poate 1080p (30, 24 sau 25 fps) sau 720p (la maxim 60fps). Video este codat H.264 si exista un switch dedicat foto/video, ceea ce Canon EOS 5D Mark II nu avea.

Pretul anuntat: 1700USD body, 1900usd kit cu Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6. Sunt curios care vor fi preturile pentru Romania pentru Canon EOS 7D

pReview

http://gizmodo.com/5349829/canon-7d-dslr-first-hands-on-18-megapixels-24fps-full-hd-video-for-1900
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos7d/

Mai jos este comunicatul de presa de la Canon (link):

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