The Canon has a firmware update (version 2.0.0) for their EOS 7D camera coming soon.
We update your cameras software for free as part of the cleaning and service. If you cannot get to NYC or just want to update your camera, then the link below will take you to the firmware page.
Note – Make sure you use a good, formatted card to upload the update. You must also make sure to use a full charged battery. Some of your user settings will be lost, so make a note of any thing important. You should also take a note of the last file/image number.
From the Canon site.
The maximum burst is increased when shooting RAW images from approximately 15*a to more than 25*b consecutive shots and, when shooting RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine), from approximately 6*a to more than 17*b consecutive shots. The increased maximum burst enables users to capitalise on the EOS 7D’s fast continuous shooting speed of 8 approx. frames-per-second, to ensure that fast-moving action shots are not missed.
When using the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2, firmware Version 2.0.0 makes it is possible to append images with the shooting location’s longitude, latitude, and elevation. Additionally, a separate log file is recorded, which tracks the route the photographer took, even though they may not have taken images during this time.
With ISO Auto, it is now possible to set a maximum ISO figure from 400 up to 6400 ISO, in full stop increments. This makes it easier for photographers to prioritise better noise control over blur-free images.
Photos that were captured at full size RAW can now be processed in-camera, helping photographers to optimise their memory card usage while on the go.
A five-scale image rating function has been added to help streamline image management.
JPEG images can be resized in-camera and saved as a new file, useful when the photographer wants low resolution copies to email or upload to the web.
By pressing the Q button during playback, photographers have quick and easy access to functions such as rating, in-camera editing, and configuring how the image is displayed.
Videographers can now manually set the sound recording levels in 64 increments. This provides far greater control over how audio is captured through built-in and external microphones, when capturing video.
Photographers can now set the file name prefix before capturing images, helping them to categorise their images based on who they are photographing or where they are, for example.
When checking focus at full magnification during playback, it is now possible to scroll around the frame much faster, allowing the photographer to be more productive.
Any new EOS 7D cameras shipped from Canon Australia after 7 August 2012 will have the new firmware installed.
For a clear and full explanation of what the software/firmware update fixes click on the button. You will be taken to a Canon download page.
Keep in mind that the page will be refreshed on the 7th August to include the update.