New Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware release (2.1.2)

Recently Canon update Firmware Version to 2.1.2

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The only thing that new firmware does is optimization of performance with UDMA Mode 7 CF cards (new CF cards released in February 2012 or later)
You can download it here.

Changes made in 2.1.1 version:

1. Fixes a phenomenon where shooting stops after capturing one image when in continuous shooting or the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) continuous shooting setting.
2. Corrects wording in the Dutch language menu screen.


Version 2.0.9 improvements:

1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] and the lens attached does not have an AF stop button. This is because custom function C.Fn III-2 allows users to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens
3. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai languages.

You can find all upgrades and info on this page.


Post from: Mar 15, 2010:

List of changes (as we already talked about):

  • Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.
    • NTSC:
      * 1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
      * 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
      * 640×480 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
    • PAL:
      * 1920×1080 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
      * 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
      * 640×480 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
  • Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).
  • Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure
  • Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies
  • Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.
  • Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning.

So no last minute surprises except for the 30fps which is now 29.97 fps. Small change but I know a few people who will be happy about it. On the other hand I guess they will quickly forget about the 29,97 and shoot at 23,976…

Installing the update right now! Expect a review of the new features very soon. You can also read M Bloom early review right now.

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