EOS 7D firmware v2.0 available

Five weeks ago Canon released the biggest ever feature upgrade for it’s EOS 7D camera via a firmware update. While firmware is tested and then tested again, the sheer complexity and also the fun of translating camera menu’s can make for the odd terms being used in menus and occasionally a functionality bug too.

EOS 7D firmware 2.0.3 available now

Download firmware v2.0.3 for EOS 7D from Canon

According to Canon firmware version 2.0.3 incorporates the following fixes:-

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera stops working when the auto power off setting takes effect.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the maximum number of images that can be captured in a burst may be less than the actual number displayed in the viewfinder.
  3. Corrects some errors in the message displayed on the LCD screen when saving RAW images developed in the camera (these errors do not appear in the Japanese and Korean language displays).

The fixes listed above are corrections for the phenomena experienced with firmware version 2.0.0. These phenomena will not occur in firmware version 1.2.5 or before.

Firmware version 2.0.3 is being released for cameras with firmware up to version 2.0.0. If the camera’s firmware is already version 2.0.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Once the camera is updated to version 2.0.0 / 2.0.3, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (version 1.0.7 to 1.2.5).

If the camera is updated from the previous firmware version (version 1.0.7 to 1.2.5) with firmware version 2.0.0 / 2.0.3, the following settings will be initialized.

  • Date/Time setting.
  • Lens peripheral illumination correction data registered to the camera.

Note on using WFT-E5B with EOS 7D with firmware 2.x

When using an EOS 7D camera updated to the new firmware version 2.0.X with the WFT-E5 B, the WFT-E5 B needs to be updated to the latest firmware up to version 1.0.7; otherwise it cannot be used.

Canon applications support

Some applications of previous versions do not support functions that are added by the new firmware. Please also note that EOS Utility needs to be updated to the latest version before it can be used with the updated EOS 7D camera. It is recommended that you use the updated EOS 7D camera (version 2.0.0 / 2.0.3) with the latest applications, these can be downloaded from Canon’s website.

Updated instruction manual for new firmware v.2x features

The instruction manual has been revised accompanying the improvements and additions of functions. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual from our Web site.


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