Canon has released a firmware update for its 7D DSLR camera. This update is version 1.2.5 and addresses several issues including greater compatibility with certain Compact Flash memory cards. A link to the firmware update and a list of fixes is available after the break.
To download this latest firmware revision for the Canon 7D you can visit Canon’s website or you can click this link to go directly to the Canon 7D Drivers and Software page. Be sure to choose the correct file for your operating system. Below is a list if the bugs addressed by this update.
Firmware Version 1.2.5 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were rare cases where movie files taken could not be opened when repeatedly shooting movies with specific CF cards.
2. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were cases where “Err 02″ appeared when repeatedly shooting still images with specific CF cards.
3. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery was removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempted to start shooting movies immediately, shooting would stop.
4. Improved the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
5. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when custom function C.Fn 4-1 was set to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens: When used with lenses that do not have an AF stop button, the IS function would not work.
6. Corrected some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese. (This applies to models in overseas markets. The models for the Japanese market do not display those languages.)