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EOS 7D Firmware 1.2.5 Coming Soon

UPDATE: April 24, 2011 – Download still available –

As mentioned in our previous article, Canon UK removed the links to the new firmware version 1.2.5 for EOS 7D. But we realized that in fact the files are still on the server.

So, if you really need the update and don’t want to wait until Canon officially release, you can still download it (if Canon doesn’t change the file location or completely removes it).

To know about the improvements and fixes incorporated in this update, please check this article. Below we post the current links to Canon server.

DISCLAIMER: You should know what you are doing and all the precautions that must be taken when updating your camera’s firmware (doing it with a fully charged Canon brand battery, not touching anything during the process, etc.). If you’re uncertain about it, please wait until the official announcement and release. We are not responsible of any kind of damage or loss of information due to any reason. We only provide the information we found.

General instructions: Firmware Update Procedures (English)

Software (for Windows):

File version: 1.2.5
File Size: 13.7 MB
Downloads: eos7d-v125.exe


Software (for Mac OS X):

File version: 1.2.5
File Size: 13.7 MB
Downloads: eos7d-v125.dmg



As mentioned on previous articles, firmware version 1.2.5 for Canon EOS 7D was available at Canon UK website and then removed 1 day after we announced it.

According to our friends at Planet5D firmware version 1.2.5 will be released soon:

Just in from canon:

There are no safety issues with 7D firmware including version 1.2.5. The Canon UK web site posted it before they were supposed to, but it will be reposted worldwide within the next few days.

So it seems it was some kind of leak, nothing else. Weird anyway!

Stay tuned!

April 21, 2011 Posted by | CANON, EOS 7D, Firmware Updates, News & Info | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canon Official Update Information #2


  • Update
  • Additional Issues


Canon has updated the download page of Firmware 2.0.3

You can read the original Canon statement here.

A copy of the updated text is below:


EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update Version 2.0.3

Recently we have discovered a malfunction that occurs with Firmware Version 2.0.3, in which the manual recording levels for C1/C2/C3 are changed and the camera becomes unable to record audio if the power is turned off (or if Auto power off takes effect) after registering “Sound Recording: Manual” in the camera user settings.

We apologize very sincerely for the inconvenience, but we are going to stop making this firmware available for download. For customers who have already updated to the new firmware, when using the camera with the mode dial set to C1/C2/C3, please either set the sound recording settings to Auto.

We are currently preparing firmware that will correct this malfunction. As soon as those preparations have been completed, we will let you know on this Web site. In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience this represents, but please wait until the fixed firmware is ready.


We really thank Canon for taking fast actions on this regard, and also those active users who took the initiative to share and report it immediately.


This is our remaining big concern: Are there any additional issues?

We are receiving reports that seem to indicate that possibility. Some of them:

– Weird noises coming from the lens and/or Aperture changes in M mode while not in LIveView mode, without the user doing any change. Even using different lenses.

Could it be another kind of malfunction in the connection between camera and lens? In fact it is one of the functions that was also recoded.

– Inconsistent stuttering and/or dropped frames on 24p (in some cases or cameras)

– Are black dots appearing again? One reader has posted a comment with a video test.

If you experience any of these or other malfunction: please REPORT it to Canon soon. You can also post it here (but report it to Canon).

Contact Canon: Information is here.


March 18, 2010 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, EOS 5D Mk II, Firmware Updates, News & Info, Reports | , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments


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