Canon rumors has a picture from a presentation where we can see the list of features which will be added with the next firmware in March.
The features are:
- Manual sound recording level & meters
- Histogram display when shooting in manual mode
- AV and TV mode for shooting video
- Increased audio sampling rate to 48k.
- 24/25 fps at 1080p.
So what does that mean?
First, no 60p720. That really sucks if it is true! I wont talk too much about this simply because everybody must feel the same as I do about it.
On the other hand, the new features are great! Shooting in AV/TV mode is an incredible feature if you need to shoot a subject moving in a variety of exposure and want to maintain a constant look.
While I dont care too much about the audio features, I know a lot of people who will appreciate it.
I kept the histogram for last. If there is one feature that can redeem the lack of 60p720, it has to be this one. While it is impossible to get a perfect exposure by judging the LCD image, using the histogram makes this job ridiculously easy.
What about stills?
Seems like there is nothing new for still photographers. This is a little bit ridiculous. How hard can it be to add a 5-7-9 exposures bracketing or auto ISO limits? Lets just hope there was a second slide to this presentation.
The week of March 17 is the rumored date and fits in the time line I was given (post Olympics) so I tend to believe it. I guess we will see soon enough!