**FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i

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MikeV1a
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**FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
Jul 7, 2010

Just noticed the firmware update from the news on July 4th.

http://www.mikevadonphotography.com/2010/07/new-firmware-update-for-canon-t2i550d.html

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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to MikeV1a, Jul 7, 2010

I noticed someone had mentioned earlier in one of the threads that there was a updated firmware for the 550D, and on checking the Canon site, they have indeed released version 1.08.

I just flashed to it myself, supposedly fixes some minor issue when shooting video.

Installing the firmware BTW does not erase any custom settings you may have made.

Strangely, I noticed my 2 month old 550D had firmware 1.06 installed, so I don't know what happened to version 1.07. I checked the Canon site a few weeks ago, and they had no updated firmware for the 550D.

What firmware was originally installed on your camera's. ?

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PawelWoj
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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to lunar524, Jul 7, 2010

i have 1.0.6. Great now Canon please turn off the crappy AGC . It makes any microphone sound terrible.

http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/t2i-7d-disable-agc-rode-videomic/

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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to PawelWoj, Jul 7, 2010

PawelWoj wrote:

i have 1.0.6. Great now Canon please turn off the crappy AGC . It makes any microphone sound terrible.

http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/t2i-7d-disable-agc-rode-videomic/

Yes it would nice to see a option added to disable it, though in fairness, it's only slightly noticable on mine.

Any members out there have version 1.07 installed. ? just wondering how come 1.07 was never on the Canon site, unless it never existed of course...lol

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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to lunar524, Jul 7, 2010

1.06 Here as well.....

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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to lunar524, Jul 7, 2010

1.0.6 like wise.. and i couldn't find anything higher

but.. the update did say "through 1.07" .. so it seems to me we're all covered

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Any Movie updates -->
In reply to MikeV1a, Jul 7, 2010

Are worthwhile, though I'd rather feature additions to bugfixes - Manual ISO, improved CDAF, manual Mic level (or at least some control over audio) etc would be nice ........ I'll wait to see if there are any side effects before updating..

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anybody seen much of a difference? (nt)
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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to MikeV1a, Jul 7, 2010

Wonder why there isn't any firmware update available when I go to the USA Canon product page?

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Re: Any Movie updates -->
In reply to AdamT, Jul 7, 2010

Manual ISO is already there

AdamT wrote:

Are worthwhile, though I'd rather feature additions to bugfixes - Manual ISO, improved CDAF, manual Mic level (or at least some control over audio) etc would be nice ........ I'll wait to see if there are any side effects before updating..

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In reply to PawelWoj, Jul 7, 2010

Manual ISO is already there

Yep, found it, in Manual mode

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another 1.06 now 1.08
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Re: another 1.06 now 1.08
In reply to Travelshooter, Jul 7, 2010

Another 1.06 to 1.08 here also. I figure if Canon will fix it if there is a problem. I do wish there was a 1.06 on the website to drop back to though.

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Re: another 1.06 now 1.08
In reply to Granamere, Jul 8, 2010

Granamere wrote:

Another 1.06 to 1.08 here also. I figure if Canon will fix it if there is a problem. I do wish there was a 1.06 on the website to drop back to though.

I'm sure if any serious issue crops up, Canon will soon post up the 1.06 so we can go back to it.

I've taken quite a few shots and a few video's since updating this morning, and I've not found any issues with 1.08 so far anyway.

It look's like most of us had our camera's come with version 1.06, same on a couple other forums, so what happened to the 1.07 I wonder.... hmmm... wierd.

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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to MikeV1a, Jul 8, 2010

Cant verify but feels a bit more crisp on still focus...

Need to do some testing...

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Placebo? I noticed the same thing. Not more accurate focus, just a notch quicker.

Nightwing wrote:

Cant verify but feels a bit more crisp on still focus...

Need to do some testing...

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In reply to coreyh, Jul 8, 2010

That is what I am seeing.

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Catalin Susan
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Re: **FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE Canon 550D/T2i
In reply to Nightwing, Jul 8, 2010

Feels marginally faster on mine too. At least a bit less hunting. Also AI servo seems a bit more sensitive. Could be placebo though, or not.

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Why isn't there a change log?
In reply to MikeV1a, Jul 8, 2010

Normally with most product updates I see, there is a change log to advise exactly what has been added or changed.

All I can find for this firmware is Fixes a bug in Movie Mode.

It doesn't say what bug, or give any more information!

I feel like a mushroom.

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