Canon has finally released the new firmware update for the 7D. Some of you may have never updated the firmware in your Canon camera before. Well have no fear, Mike is here. In this tutorial I go over the process step by step showing every detail along the way.
The process is quite simple and can be completed one of two ways. First, go ahead and download the firmware update from Canon’s website: Download Firmware Update
- The first way is to copy the firmware update file to your CF (compact flash) memory stick and then insert the media back into your camera. You will then press the “menu” button on your camera and go to the firmware page and begin the updating process.
- The second way is to use the EOS Utility software that came with your Canon 7D camera and install the firmware update through the software.
In this tutorial, I show how to update the firmware with option 1.
Since I use my 7D for mostly video, I was really disappointed Canon did not include too many new features for video mode. However, on the plus side, there are quite a few new features on the photography end of things that will only make the 7D all the more glorious.
I’ll be touching on these new features later on once I test things out a bit. If you’ve got questions, don’t be shy… ask away.