Canon Issues Firmware Update to Fix Black Dot Issue with EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

Remember Canon’s promise to fix the “black dot” issue with the EOS 5D Mark II? Canon has delivered on that promise via firmware and it’s available now.

Canon said the firmware update (Version 1.0.7) improves and mitigates the following two image quality issues that occur under certain shooting conditions:

1. “Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources become black)

When shooting night scenes, the right side of point light sources (such as lights from building windows) may become black. The phenomenon may become visible if the images are enlarged to 100% or greater on a monitor or if extremely large prints of the images are made. This firmware improves and mitigates this phenomenon.

2. Vertical banding noise

If the recording format is set to sRAW1, vertical banding noise may become visible depending on the camera settings, subject, and background. The firmware improves and mitigates this phenomenon.

So, OK. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is awesome once again.

[Download Site: Canon Japan]

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