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Gear Rumors

New Canon 7D2 Firmware Coming Next Week?

By Anthony Thurston on April 23rd 2015

Canon is not known for pushing firmware updates very often, and when it does, usually they are fixes, rather than feature upgrades. That also seems to be the case for a rumored Canon 7D Mark II firmware that could drop as soon as next week.


According to a new report over on Canon Rumors, a user on their forums (in other words, MAJOR salt needed here), reports that they were told by a Canon service rep that AF issues he was having with his 7D2 will likely be resolved in a firmware update that could be coming as soon as next week.

[REWIND: Canon 7D Mark II Review]

Putting aside the fact that this user could just be plain blowing smoke, or a simple misunderstanding of the service rep from Canon, this is some interesting news. It seems to indicate that there is an issue with 7D2 AF widespread enough that Canon needs to address it with a firmware update. Secondly, it would also leave the door open for Canon to possibly upgrade/update the AF algorithms and improve what was already a great AF system in the 7D2.

If you own a 7D Mark II be on the lookout, there may be a firmware heading your way in the next couple of weeks.

[via Canon Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Reginald Walton

    Well, guess that rumor didn’t pan out.

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  2. William Emmett

    Rumor, Rumor, Rumor. I’m not holding my breath. It’s just to soon for Canon to respond.


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  5. Jack Howdeshell

    This would be very welcome news. The keeper rate on my copy due to OOF images negates the frame rate improvement over my 5DmkIII I’ve been shooting for 2 years with an original 7D back-up. Weeks of MFA and experimenting with every focus setting has yielded no gains. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  6. Rafael Steffen

    Thanks for sharing this news.

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  7. adam sanford

    Next to no reviews have flagged 7D2 AF issues. The person who received this info said it was related to AF performance *after a repair*, so this may be maintenance related.

    Agree with Anthony, though. Other than a 4K unlock for Cinema EOS, new f/8 center point for teleconverter use on 5D and 1D lines, and the massive ‘refresh’ to the entire 7D1 about 3-4 years into its lifecycle, Canon generally is correcting issues with firmware rather than upgrading the cameras substantially. So I would not be holding out for a burst rate or buffer expansion with any upcoming 7D2 firmware rev.

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  8. Kim Farrelly

    I was told the same thing last year about the AF issue I had on a 70D – still no update for that camera….

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