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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Firmware version 1.1.3 for EOS 700D

Firmware Version 1.1.3  for the EOS 700D incorporates the following fixes.

1. Fixes a fault in which the camera displays Err 01 or Err 60, or in rare instances will lock-up when in Live View shooting mode (or Movie shooting mode) when attached to the following STM zoom lenses:
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
2. Corrects some Korean language misspellings displayed on the menu screen.

You can download the firmware upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA

Thursday, 19 December 2013

EOS-1D X firmware version 2.0.3

Firmware Version 2.0.3 for the EOS-1D X incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.

1. Auto focusing performance under low-light conditions has been enhanced when performing focusing before shooting in AI Servo AF mode. The enhancement comes from the improvement in tracking capability for the first image in the low-light conditions.
2. The number of release parameters settings for the 'AI Servo AF 2nd image priority' AF function has been increased to enable improved AF tracking in low light or maintain consistent high frames rates during continuous shooting.
3. The number of parameters for acceleration/deceleration tracking in the AF Configuration Tool  has been increased.
4. Exposure compensation can be performed when using manual exposure and ISO Auto.
5. The minimum shutter speed limit for ISO Auto has been increased with shutter speeds up to 1/8000.
6. A new function has been added to keep the exposure constant by altering the ISO or shutter speed in manual exposure, when the aperture value changes when zooming or changing lenses.
7. A new option has been added to to enable only the AF point to switch as you change orientation rather than both AF point/ AF area settings
8. A new option has been added to continue to use the previously manually selected AF point as the initial starting AF point when switching to 61-point automatic selection.
9. New customization of the exposure metering and AF controls has been added for more flexibility.
10. The number of possibilities for controls to switch between one-shot AF and AI Servo AF using custom controls has been increased.
11. A function has been added to allow the playback and review of protected images only.
12. A phenomenon has been fixed in which the white balance may be disturbed by the timing of the shutter release when the drive mode is single shooting and a flash (E-TTL)is used.

You can download the firmware upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Updates for Canon software

Canon has published updates for a range of software.

Digital Photo Professional 3.13.51
- addition of Digital Lens Optimizer applicable lenses;
- an error in which font settings are sometimes not reflected on print contact sheets has been fixed (Mac version only).

EOS Utility 2.13.40
- a function has been added to allow the loading of just protected images to your computer

ImageBrowser EX 1.1.0

- up to 100,000 images can be registered to the database;
- organizing and searching image functions are newly added;
- quicker Search by Faces.

ImageBrowser 6.9.0a (Mac only)
- fixed an error where the camera's serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image is not displayed correctly for some of the EOS 60D.

Picture Style Editor 1.13.30
- adds support for EOS 70D, EOS 100D  / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS Kiss X7, EOS 700D  / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS Kiss X7i , EOS-1D C.

PhotoStitch 3.1.23
- support added for Windows 8.

PhotoStich 3.2.6
- support added for Mac OS 10.7;
- QuickTimeVR has been removed from the supported image type when saving a composite image.

You can download the software updates by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

EOS Remote update

Canon has updated EOS Remote - an iOS app available through Apple iTunes.

EOS Remote is a free application for convenient remote shooting, image browsing and other operations on EOS digital cameras with Wi-Fi functionality. As you view live images from the camera in EOS Remote you can remotely set the focus, adjust shooting values and fire the shutter. You can also browse images on the camera's memory card, select images and save them to your device.

EOS Remote requires iOS 5 or higher and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch. Although not optimised for the iPad, EOS Remote can be used in iPhone mode at the original resolution or enlarged.

Compatible cameras are currently the EOS 6D and 70D (not compatible with movie mode).

Version adds manual focus for remote shooting in Live View. In previous versions EXIF information was removed when transferring or saving images. In the latest version, some EXIF data (rotation, date/time of shot, GPS) can be added.

Canon dealer Park Cameras opens London store

Park Cameras has opened the doors to its  new camera store in London.

Park Cameras’ aim was to create the best camera store in London and they believe that they have done this. Their plan was to recreate the award-winning formula that has served them well since opening their flagship Burgess Hill store in 2008. But it’s their 42-year history and over 400 years’ combined experience in the photo industry that has helped them design their new specialist camera store in central London.

Park’s store is extremely accessible in the heart of the west end of London. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from either Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road tube stations and can be found at 53-54 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JR. The store spans over 4,000 square feet dedicated to photography. The store is so large in fact, it even has its own postcode!

With this amount of retail space, there is a fantastic display from each of the leading photographic brands, including Canon – not just cameras, but also lenses and accessories.

There were over 1,000 applicants, so Park Cameras has been able to select the best people to offer the highest possible customer service. All of the staff are photographers or videographers themselves, keen to pass on their skills and experience. Park Cameras have also worked with their key brands to have additional technical experts in store most days of the week.

The store is already open, but planning their grand opening event for Saturday 14 December 2013. Further information about the day is available on their website:

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

EOS M2 previewed – but only for Japan

A news release on the Canon Japan website gives a preview of the forthcoming EOS M2 camera. The M-series are mirrorless models - though Canon prefers the term CSC (compact system cameras).
The release date is given as mid-December 2013, but we understand this is for Japan only. There is no indication if or when the camera will be available elsewhere.

Key features include:
•  Faster autofocusing than the EOS M
•  Built-in Wi-Fi can transfer images to a smartphone
•  Smaller body size than EOS M (about 8% reduction)
•  18 megapixel sensor (Hybrid CMOS AF II)
•  Touch screen control
•  DIGIC 5 processor
•  4.6 frames per second continuous shooting speed
•  Movie Servo AF gives smooth tracking of moving subjects

Update 4 December 2013: Canon UK says that it is not planned to introduce the EOS M2 in Europe at the moment, but distribution and demand will be constantly reviewed and the situation may change in the future.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Firmware version 2.0.5 for EOS 7D

Firmware Version 2.0.5 for the EOS 7D incorporates the following:
– fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5 (A/B/C/D).

In compliance with the law regarding electro-magnetic waves in each region, there are four types of WFT-E5 (Types A, B, C, and D) for each of the respective target regions.

You can download the firmware upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA

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