Canon confirms upcoming firmware update for 7D

The Canon Netherlands service desk has announced to me today that “one of the coming days” the new firmware for the 7D will be available through their global download site.

This firmware release will “address all problems reported by me”. So that is: frame skipping (less processor interrupts during filming), mosaic/pattern noise at low ISO (better green channel calibration) and a number of other non-disclosed issues.

Please keep a watchful eye on: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd-e.html




5 Responses to “Canon confirms upcoming firmware update for 7D”

  1. 1 Anshul
    March 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Hi Martin,
    This is Anshul from India, I recently bought a Canon7D in feb 2010 and I’m facing the same problem as you have mentioned in your website, “mosaic/pattern noise at low ISO “. My 7D came with firmware version 1.1.0.
    Kindly let me know if its the same firmware version you talking about to fix the bug or there is another version that has come up? Any other suggestions to fix this problem apart from the firmware update then please suggest.


  2. 2 marvelsfilm
    March 17, 2010 at 11:03 am


    The only way to minimize this artifact, is to disable High Light Priority. It also helps to put Sharpness and Contrast on at least the first notch in the picture profile; thus NOT put sharpness and contrast all the way down. This enables some other digital components in the camera that are needed for image processing.

    It helped me!


  3. April 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Hi Martin,
    your posts are really interesting.
    Do you have any idea if canon can reduce the roller shutter problem on the 7d? and also
    considering canon is listening to you could you ask them to allow slow shutter speed video recording at 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, and 1/25? It’s a shame the minimum shutter speed can only be 1/30

    I’ll wait to hear from you,


  4. 4 marvelsfilm
    April 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm


    Regrettably, Canon is not listening to me – or to anyone else. There is very little communication between Canon Europe and Japan.
    I have no idea how to get through to these people. All has failed so far.


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