Canon 5D mk2 Firmware update 1.2.4

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by flosseR, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. flosseR macrumors 6502a

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  2. akdj macrumors 65816

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    LOL...I couldn't click quick enough...I was thinking the frame rate (video) udpate:) LOL...would've been an excellent stocking stuffer...

    Oh well...first half of 2010

    Thanks for the head's up. I don't use the WFT-E4, but the bulb noise correction is a good one.

    Take care

    J
     
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    I updated the day they released it because I was experiencing the noise from my long exposures. Haven't confirmed if it's fixed that so far, but time will tell.

    I'm just really really hoping they include the 720P 60FPS mode that the 7D and 1DmkIV get. But I have a sinking feeling it won't happen because I've heard it requires Dual Digic IV processors (which the 7D and 1DmkIV have. But not the 5DMKII)
     
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    While 720/60 would be a VERY nice update...IMO, 720 looks less than good on my 7d. For slow-motion shots, it's usable...for extended shooting, you may as well be shooting SD when it comes down to the true resolving power of the camera.

    1080 is pretty much mandatory to shoot with in order to achieve the HD "Pop" from the 7d. No experience (obviously:)) with the 1d4 yet...but I shoot a ton of 720 with my HVX. The 7d looks muddy in comparison.

    As far as processor intensive though, 1080 takes the cake. From what I've read about the second processor on the 7d...it's mainly, if not strictly for the new AF system. The 5d2 should be able to handle 720/50p and 60p.

    I'll be happy though with 30p conforming to the standard 29.97 and the addition of 24p on 1080! That'll do it for me:)

    J
     
  5. firestarter macrumors 603

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    The dpreview review of the 7D shows that the 720 mode uses quite poor interpolation to reduce the resolution. If you look at the test movies, you can see a lot of jagged lines in this mode.
     

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