Canon Issues Service Notice to 7D Owners

October 27, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras | 1 Comment | |
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Canon has admitted that “in images captured by continuous shooting [with the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera], and under certain conditions, barely noticeable traces of the immediately preceding frame may be visible”, and said that they are planning to release a firmware update to address this issue. The company has not disclosed exactly when it would post the firmware update, saying only that it would be posted on their website.

Canon Service Notice

Service Notice: EOS 7D: Residual Image in Picture

We have confirmed that in certain camera settings and shooting conditions, the phenomenon described below may occur in images captured by the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera.

Canon is currently investigating and analyzing the cause of this phenomenon, and we are planning to release a firmware update to address this issue.

Once the support measures have been established, we will post the relevant information on our Web site.

We offer our most sincere apologies to customers using this product who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Going forward, we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. We hope our efforts will earn your understanding.

Phenomenon
In images captured by continuous shooting, and under certain conditions, barely noticeable traces of the immediately preceding frame may be visible. This phenomenon is not noticeable in an image with optimal exposure. The phenomenon may become more noticeable if a retouching process such as level compensation is applied to emphasize the image.

Affected Product
EOS 7D Digital SLR

Support
This contact information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.



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I’ll have version 1 & version 2… I’m sure there is a market for both! :-)

Thanks for such a great post

Cheers

8:27 am - Wednesday, October 28, 2009