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Canon 7D and C300 Firmware Coming

If you shoot with a Canon EOS 7D then there's some good news on the horizon — a firmware update is coming. A few of the things I'm most looking forward to:

In the EOS 7D the maximum burst of RAW file frames was 15 – with the firmware update this will be significantly increased so that the camera’s buffer will handle up to 26 RAW frames in a continuous burst

During EOS Movie shooting you will be able to manually adjust the audio recording levels to one of 64 levels, whilst the sound volume during playback can be set to one of 11 levels. During movie recording noise from the aperture is reduced and the camera also has an automatic wind cut filter.

If you shoot with a C300 there's also some good news — a firmware update is available. Among the features added to the C300's repitoiré:

Firmware Version incorporates the following features:

Genlock synchronization can now be used to synchronize the camera’s 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P, and 23.98PsF input signals.

Still waiting for the GoPro HD Hero2 ProTune update promised at NAB 2012. I'll post more when I find out where that stands.

UPDATE 6/28/2012 - Canon announced the new 7D firmware (2.0.X) will be available August 2012. For more information visit this post.

UPDATE 8/7/2012 - Canon has released the firmware for the 7D. You can download it here.