New 5D Mk II firmware gives manual video exposure

May 27, 2009 · 0 comments

in Photo News

Awesome to see Canon announce this firmware upgrade coming on June 2nd.

It will allow the following manual controls when shooting HD video:

  • Full aperture selection
  • ISO speed: Auto, 100 – 6400 and H1
  • Shutter speed: 1/30th – 1/4000th second

The one thing in the original firmware that was inhibiting really creative video’s was the automatic exposure. Read more about it on DPReview:

Canon announces update for EOS 5D Mark II: Digital Photography Review.

Hopefully this won’t impeed the efforts to create the ‘5D Free firmware‘ or maybe this is a sign that Canon will release offical versions that mean it’s not needed ? Time wil tell.

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