It’s Official – 5D Mk II Update Date

We know many of you are waiting for the 5D MkII update to 24 P.
The date is Mid-March and the features will include:

The new firmware incorporates the following updates and benefits:

1) Frame rate now to include 24fps (cinema) and 25fps (PAL broadcast). Shoots a variety of frame rates, overcomes the need for compression/retiming

2) Movie shooting in shutter-priority AE (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) modes. This allows users have greater creative control over the exposure and depth-of-field

3) Manual adjustment of sound recording levels (64 levels). This provides much greater creative control with the camera’s sound recording

4) Sampling frequency changed (from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz). Makes video and audio synchronisation easier

5) Histogram display for shooting movies in manual exposure

6) Fixes some bugs such as communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning

* source Canon.

UPDATE March 19th, 2010: Firmware 2.0.3 was released a few days ago, then found to have problems and was pulled by Canon. 2.0.4 has been released and can be found at this link on the Canon Japan site or at the Canon USA site.

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  1. For those that asked : The update will be able to be downloaded from Canon’s site mid-march and it is not going to include 60P 720P as has recently been speculated.

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