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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.1.1

Canon USA has made EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.1.1 available for download.

Firmware Version 2.1.1 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

    • Fixes a phenomenon where shooting stops after capturing one image when in continuous shooting or the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) continuous shooting setting.
    • Corrects wording in the Dutch language menu screen.
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    New firmware updates for Nikon D5100 v1.01 & D7000 v1.03

    Nikon released new firmware updates for the Nikon D5100 and D7000 cameras. I actually never expected them to released another firmware update for the D7000 more than a year after it was announced.

    Fixes in the Nikon D5100 v1.01 firmware update (download link):

    • An error recognizing some memory cards has been addressed.
    • When Selective color from the retouch menu is performed on a picture taken with the image quality set to NEF (RAW)+JPEG and an image size of M or S, the edges of the image may not have changed color. This issue has been resolved.
    • When Metering was set to Matrix metering, the exposure mode set to M (Manual), and the HDR exposure differential set to Auto, the exposure differential was fixed at a value equivalent to 2 EV. This has been changed to enable automatic adjustment of exposure differential so that it is appropriate for the scene.

    Fixes in the Nikon D7000 v1.03 firmware updated (download link):

    • An error recognizing some memory cards has been addressed.
    • The following issues occurred when the mode dial was rotated from U1 or U2 to another shooting mode or from another shooting mode to U1 or U2 when the power was off or when the exposure meters are off (Auto meter-off). These issues were resolved.
    • – A new folder is sometimes created despite the fact that the current folder does not yet contain 999 files and none of the files are numbered “9999”.
    • – The number of remaining exposures may not be displayed as specified in the settings.
    • – The setting for Role played by card in Slot 2 may change between Overflow, Backup, and RAW Slot 1- JPEG Slot 2.
  • An issue where Battery info in the setup menu sometimes showed sufficient remaining charge even when the remaining charge for the AA batteries inserted in the MB-D11 battery pack was low has been resolved.
  • An issue where a saved photo may not have been displayed properly when a movie was displayed in playback mode while saving the photo has been resolved.
  • An issue where zoom in or zoom out may not have performed properly when the playback zoom in or playback zoom out button was pressed while in Live view has been resolved.
  • The message displayed when the internal memory of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 is formatted from the Format transmitter’s memory under Device settings in Wireless transmitter of the camera’s setup menu was changed from Done to Built-in memory formatted.
  • Sony posts firmware updates for SLT-A77 and SLT-A65

    Sony has released firmware v1.03 for its SLT-A77 and A65 cameras. Currently only available via the company’s Asia site (the first region in which the cameras are widely available), the upgrade promises to improve the responsiveness of the control dials and function buttons, along with the speed of switching between EVF and LCD modes. It also adds support for the HVL-MT24AM macro flash accessory.

    Read more @ dpreview

    Panasonic updates firmware for DMC-G3 and DMC-GF3

    A week after posting a firmware update for its G-system cameras, Panasonic has announced firmware updates for its DMC-G3 and GF3 Micro Four Thirds cameras. Version 1.2 improves compatibility of both cameras with Four Thirds lenses when mounted via the DMW-MA1 adapter. The updates are available for immediate download from Panasonic’s website.

    Read more @ dpreview

    Canon release of EOS 60D firmware 1.1.0

    Canon has released firmware updates for its EOS 60D firmware 1.1.0. The latest versions can be downloaded from Canon’s website.

    Changes in this firmware:

    • Fixes a phenomenon where the wireless built-in flash settings are reset to defaults when the battery is removed from the camera.
    • Fixes an intermittent phenomenon where image-rotation information is not recognized correctly when shooting with the camera in the vertical position depending on the timing of the shutter release.

    Canon release of EOS 50D Firmware 1.0.8

    Canon has released firmware updates for its EOS 50D firmware 1.0.8. The latest versions can be downloaded from Canon’s website.

    Changes in this firmware:

    • Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
    • Fixes incorrect indications in the Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Turkish menu screens.

    Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS 5D Mark II

    Canon has updated the firmware for its EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS 5D Mark II digital SLRs. Firmware versions 1.1.0 and 2.0.9 respectively both improve read/write speeds with UDMA 7-compatible CF cards, and also correct minor bugs and menu language errors. The firmware will be available for download from Canon’s regional websites.

    EOS 1D Mark IV Changes

    This firmware update (Version 1.1.0) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

    • Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
    • Fixes a phenomenon that occurs 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 is removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempts to start shooting movies immediately, shooting may stop.
    • Corrects some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese.

    Download Canon EOS 1D Mark IV firmware ver 1.1.0

    EOS 5D Mark II Changes

    This firmware update (Version 2.0.9) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

    • Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
    • Fixes a phenomenon that occurs when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] 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 will not work.
    • Corrects some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai.

    Download Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware ver 2.0.9

    Canon posts firmware update v1.0.1 for EOS 600D

    Canon has posted a firmware update for its EOS Rebel T3i / 600D digital SLR. Firmware v1.0.1 clarifies the on-screen feature guide description of the digital zoom function in movie mode, and fixes a bug relating to computer connectivity via USB. The firmware is available for immediate download from Canon’s website.

    Canon release of EOS 7D firmware 1.2.5

    Canon has released firmware updates for its EOS 7D firmware 1.2.5. The latest versions can be downloaded from Canon’s website.

    Changes in this firmware:

    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.)

    The Version 1.2.5 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.4. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Note that cameras with the Version 1.2.5 firmware (and also Versions 1.2.0 through 1.2.4) cannot be downgraded to a previous firmware version (such as Version 1.1.0 or earlier).

    Nikon update firmware v1.02 for D7000

    Nikon has updated a firmware update for its D7000 digital SLR. Firmware v1.02 brings a host of bug fixes and improvements relating to noise reduction, movie playback and editing, and RAW processing with Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2. The firmware is available for immediate download from the company’s website.

    List of fixes after the break:

    • Noise reduction processing is now performed with shutter speeds slower than 1 s (previously 8 s) when On is selected for Long Exp. NR in order to reduce the bright spots that occur with shooting still images at slow shutter speeds.
    • An issue that prevented the opening of movies recorded with the D7000 in certain movie editing software applications has been resolved.
    • When the camera was connected to a television via the A/V cable and a movie was played back, playback was normal the first time but when the movie was played two or more times, the sound was played back at extremely low volume and seemed to play intermittently. This issue has been resolved.
    • When white balance for RAW images created using the camera’s image overlay function was fine tuned with Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2, the images acquired a magenta cast. This issue has been resolved.
    • An issue that caused 0.00” to be displayed for heading information when the GP-1 GPS unit was connected to the camera has been resolved so that —.– is now displayed.
    • When Viewfinder virtual horizon was the role assigned to the Fn button or the preview button and the applicable button was pressed, errors in the virtual horizon indicator were displayed. This issue has been resolved.
    • The following errors in Help displays have been resolved:
      • “Maximum sensitivity” help was displayed for shooting menu>ISO sensitivity settings>On or Off help.
      • German help displayed “Select focus priority for AF-S mode.” for Custom Settings>a1: AF-C priority selection help.

    Click here to download firmware v1.02 for Nikon D7000

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