Canon 5D Mark II firmware v2.0.3 now available

Canon has finally released the video-related firmware for its 5D Mark
II DSLR. Firmware v2.0.3 adds more video options and is now available
for immediate download via Canon’s website.

Firmware changes

  • Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.
    1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
    1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
    640×480 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
    1920×1080 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
    1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
    640×480 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
  • Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound
    recording level (64 levels).
  • Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for
    shooting movies in manual exposure.
  • Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and
    aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting
  • Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz
    to 48 KHz.
  • Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the
    camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual
    sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware
    Version 1.2.4.)

It is recommended that you use the latest Canon
applications to edit movies captured with
EOS 5D Mark II cameras that have the latest firmware because some
previous versions do not support movie-editing functions and the frame
rates that are added or changed by the latest firmware.

In addition to the enhancements to the movie function,
the accompanying instruction manual has also been revised. Users are
asked to download both the latest firmware and the latest instruction


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