New 5D Mk II firmware gives manual video exposure

May 27, 2009

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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