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Canon adds new features to the EOS 7D

Canon has updated the EOS 7D with firmware v2, adding a range of new features. These include a higher maximum RAW burst rate, in-camera editing functions, user-definable Auto ISO and support for Canons latest GPS Receiver.

Enhanced raw performance
The  RAW buffer is now extended to a maximum of 25 RAW files or 130 JPEGs (was 15 RAW or 126 JPEG).

In-camera editing Photographers can now process their RAW files and correct artefacts such as peripheral illumination, distortion and chromatic aberration in-camera. Additionally, adjustments to white balance, sharpness and Picture Style, as well as a host of other parameters, can  be made immediately after shooting, with the results saved as new JPEG files. JPEGs can be  resized without the need for a PC or Mac.

Image rating Photographers can now filter large volumes of pictures on their way back from a shoot using an image rating facility. Image rating data is stored in each files metadata, which can be read by a range of editing applications,…

EOS 60D/60Da firmware version 1.1.1

Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS 60D and 60Da incorporates the following fixes.
1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera's serial number displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. If the camera's serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected. This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D; it does not affect the EOS 60Da. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware. To obtain the serial number correctly in the shooting information of images that are already captured using the old firmware, Canon is preparing updates for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser applications.
2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

The firmware upgrade can be installed by the user. Full instructions and downloads are available at the
>>Canon Download Centre

EOS 5D Mark III firmware version 1.1.3

Firmware Version 1.1.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Supports the single focal length EF 40mm f2.8 STM lens that is to be released at the end of June 2012.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which an image may become underexposed when using the Auto Lighting Optimizer for continuous Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shooting.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the backlight of the LCD monitor may not turn off depending on the camera settings and timing.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera's power may not turn on when a super-telephoto lens is mounted to the camera with an extender (EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM / EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM;  Extender EF 1.4X III / Extender EF 2X III)
5. Corrects mistakes in the Dutch, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish menu screens.

The firmware upgrade can be installed by the user. Full instructions and downloads are available at the
>>Canon Download Centre

Canon unveils the EOS 650D

Key features
• 18 MP APS-C  Hybrid CMOS sensor
• Full-HD movies with manual controls and continuous AF
• 5fps continuous shooting
• Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen
• ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity, extendable to ISO 25,600
• 9-point wide-area AF
• Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Canon has launched the EOS 650D – a camera that offers high image quality and simple touch-screen operation. Ideal for newcomers to the system, the EOS 650D combines intelligent automatic shooting modes with a range of advanced features – making it easy-to-use today, with a full range of manual modes to explore tomorrow.

The EOS 650D is the first-ever EOS to feature a dual AF system, which ensures exceptional detail in stills and continuous autofocus tracking when shooting movies. At the camera’s heart is an 18 megapixel (MP) Hybrid CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC 5 processing, enabling the capture of sharp, full resolution images at up to 5 frames per second (fps). A Vari-angle capacitive touch…

EF-S 18-135mm and EF 40mm lenses

EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM
• Versatile 18-135mm zoom range – perfect for travel
• Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras
• Dynamic Image Stabilizer for smooth movie footage
• Fast autofocus with full-time manual override
• Minimum focusing distance of 0.39m

EF 40mm f2.8 STM
• Portable pancake design
• Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras
• Fast f2.8 maximum aperture for low-light shooting
• Close focus to 0.3m
• Fast, quiet AF for pin-sharp results
• Great image quality right across the frame 

Two new compact, lightweight lenses - the EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f2.8 STM have been introduced. Both offer a number of new features, including continuous autofocus in Movie mode.

Fast, accurate autofocus for film-makers and photographers
As well as offering full-time manual focus controls when shooting stills, the EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f2.8 STM are also ideal for aspiring movie ma…