Planet 7D

A hangout for Canon EOS 7D photographers and videoshooters

Big 7D firmware update now available

More than a month ago Canon announced a major firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D camera, and finally today it is available for download and install. The new firmware version 2.0.0 features:

  • Improved maximum burst for RAW images (up to 25)
  • In-camera RAW image editing
  • In-camera Image Rating
  • In-camera JPEG resizing
  • Maximum Auto ISO setting (ISO 400-6400)
  • Manual audio level adjustment in movie recording
  • GPS compatibility
  • File name customization
  • Time zone settings
  • Faster scrolling of magnified images
  • Quick control screen during playback

You can find the update at Canon sites, including Canon Europe and Canon USA. Canon USA also has a page with more information about firmware 2.0.x.

PS. I still consider this site to be pretty much "on hold", but thought I would keep it up-to-date with at least the most important/essential news directly related to the Canon EOS 7D.

The fastest flashcard for your Canon EOS 7D

Yesterday Lexar introduced a new Professional 600x CompactFlash type Memory Card supporting UDMA 6. This is following similar announcements from Sandisk and others. The 7D is the first Canon camera to support this new standard. How does the first UDMA 6 cards perform in it?...

In a mini-test Rob Galbraith compares speed of the latest and fastest cards in the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D300s. Newest cards from Lexar, Sandisk, Transcend and others are included in this little test, and used in the Canon EOS 7D there are significant speed differences.

Read the test...

Planet 7D for Canon EOS 7D users

I bought this domain to make an interesting and information-sharing place for users of the new Canon EOS 7D, the most ambitious APS-C camera Canon have ever made. But so far I only got this little blog/news-page up.

A few things to look at while waiting for more content on this site...

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Most previews and mini-tests are done with pre-production versions of the Canon EOS 7D camera: