Canon update firmware for EOS 5D Mark II
Canon has announced a firmware update for its EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR enabling manual exposure when shooting videos. With the updated version, users will be able to manually adjust the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings in the video mode.
Following the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008, Canon’s Research and Development team has listened closely to customer feedback to develop additions to the camera’s movie recording functionality.
Allowing EOS 5D Mark II owners to achieve even more stunning video results with the camera, the firmware update will include the following manual controls when shooting video.
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
- Includes a function to enable the manual exposure setting when shooting movies.
*For details on how to use this function, please download the PDF files from the bottom of this page.
- Disables the function of the depth-of-field preview button when images are played back or when the menu screen is displayed on the LCD panel.
- Fixes a phenomenon where the peripheral illumination of images cannot be properly corrected, even if the images were captured with the lens peripheral illumination correction function set to Enable.
- *Digital Photo Professional software version 3.6.1 or later (for Windows and Macintosh) can be used to automatically correct the peripheral illumination of RAW and JPEG images that were captured in the Peripheral illumination correction setting with cameras that have Firmware Version 1.0.7 or earlier.
- Fixes the algorithms of the Auto Lighting Optimizer function when Custom Function C.Fn II-3 Highlight tone priority is enabled.
- Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Ukrainian menu screens.
- Changes the battery information displayed on the camera when using the optional Battery Grip BG-E6.