Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware 1.1.0 is ready to download

Finally manual video control is a your grasp. Just goto Canon 5D Mark II firmware page and download it!

Oficially Firmware Q&A by Canon:

What has been changed in Firmware Version 1.1.0?

Firmware Version 1.1.0 includes the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Includes a function to enable the manual exposure setting when shooting movies.*When shooting movies in manual (M) mode, the shutter speed *1, the lens aperture value *2, and the ISO speed *3 can be freely set to allow a greater flexibility.Notes:
    *1 Shutter speed range: 1/30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
    *2 Lens aperture range: Maximum to minimum aperture value of the lens used
    *3 ISO speed range:
         Auto: ISO 100 to 6400 set automatically
         Manual: ISO 100 to 6400, H1
  2. Disables the function of the depth-of-field preview button when images are played back or when the menu screen is displayed on the LCD panel.*There are indications that images being reviewed or the menu screen may suddenly disappear from the LCD panel. As this phenomenon may be caused by accidentally pressing the depth-of-field preview button, this firmware update disables the function of the depth of field preview to address this issue.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon where the peripheral illumination of images cannot be properly corrected, even if the images were captured with the lens peripheral illumination correction function set to Enable.*Firmware Version 1.1.0 fixes a phenomenon where peripheral illumination may not be properly corrected due the type of lens used and shooting conditions.
  4. Fixes the algorithms of the Auto Lighting Optimizer function when Custom Function C.Fn II-3 Highlight tone priority is enabled. 
  5. Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Ukrainian menu screens. 
  6. Changes the battery information displayed on the camera when using the optional Battery Grip BG-E6.*If only one LP-E6 battery pack is installed in the Battery Grip BG-E6, the battery information for the empty battery slot shows the error message, Cannot communicate with battery. However, with this firmware update, this error message no longer appears, even if only one LP-E6 battery pack is installed.


Are the previous versions of firmware included in version 1.1.0?

Yes, the following improvements from the previous version are included:

(Previous) Version 1.0.7 improvements: 

Firmware Version 1.0.7 improves and mitigates the following image quality phenomena.

  1. “Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources becomes 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 noiseIf 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 phenomenonNotes:
    When updating to Firmware Version 1.0.7, please also update the Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor software *4 to the following versions or later. These software updates can be downloaded from our Web site.

    *4 Digital Photo Professional: Version 3.5.2 or later (for Windows and Macintosh)
         Picture Style Editor: Version 1.4.2 or later (for Windows and Macintosh)

    If the existing software applications are used to display sRAW1 and sRAW2 images that were captured by a camera with Firmware Version 1.0.7, dark, low-contrast areas in the images may appear slightly magenta. If the updated software applications are used to display sRAW1 and sRAW2 images, the color of the images will appear normal, regardless of the camera firmware version.

How do I check the camera’s current firmware version number?

Turn the Power Switch <ON>, and press the <MENU> button to display the menu. Turn the Main Dial and the Quick Control Dial, and you will see the “Firmware Ver.X.X.X” at the end of the settings shown in “Set-up 3 (Yellow)”, which is the currently installed firmware version number.

Note: Select <P> mode (or any mode other than Fully-Automatic Modes). The version of the firmware will not appear in the Fully-Automatic Modes.

How do I update the firmware?

These are two ways to update the camera’s firmware.

  1. Download the firmware file from this web site and install the update as shown in the updating procedure.
  2. Bring the camera to a Canon Service Center and have the firmware updated by the center.

If you choose this method, contact a Canon Service Center in your region.

Do I need any special equipment to update the firmware?

The equipment required is as follows.

(1) Battery Pack LP-E6 (The battery pack must be fully charged.) or AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (Optional)
(2) CF card (64MB or more, 16GB or less)

How do I copy the downloaded firmware file to the CF card?

Two methods of copying the downloaded firmware file are provided.

  1. If you have a CF card reader, please copy the firmware file to the CF card via a CF card reader.
  2. Connect the camera to a personal computer with a USB cable and copy the firmware file to the CF card in the camera. Please use the EOS Utility application bundled with the camera to copy the file.
I do not have the equipment necessary for the firmware update.

Please contact a Canon Service Center in your region.


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