Source: Canon Rumors

I saw the new Canon 7d firmware 1.2.5 release posted last week. The list of improvements arn’t anything life changing, but the update does include a CF card fix that I’ve occasionally had problems with. Sometimes I would get an Err 02 at random when using a few of my cheaper CF cards. The solution has been to pull the battery, put it back in, and everything goes back to normal.

I had a little bit of time this morning before I had to start cleaning up egg painting kits. So I though I would give the new firmware a test run, but when I looked on Canon’s website the new firmware was gone.  So I started searching for an answer. I came across this post on the Canon Rumors site. Apparently Canon has pulled all postings of the 7d firmware update, but not before a few people had the chance to download it and repost.

It does seem strange that Canon would post the update and then remove it. I would love to see some audio functionality added to the 7d, mainly the ability to turn off AGC in the menu. Maybe Canon will finally through the 7d users a bone this year and give us what the 60d and 5d mark II users already have.

Canon Rumors is currently hosting the firmware update. So if you’ve had the same problem I have on your 7d or you can’t stand some of the mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese. Then check out the Canon Rumors post, and download the 1.2.5 firmware update.