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Old November 17th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #16
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Re: New Firmware - Is it coming? If so, when?

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Sorry to be pessimistic but I had a devils advocate moment!
Nothing to be sorry about. I hate to admit it, but everything you say sounds reasonable.
But even if nothing happens firmwarewise i'm planing on using the C300 more than just one year :-)

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Old December 30th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #17
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Bump :-)
Does anyone have any new chitchat concerning a firmware-update for the c300?
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Old December 31st, 2012, 02:09 AM   #18
 
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Re: New Firmware - Is it coming? If so, when?

Is there a firmware to add 1080 50p to C300 somewhere? Please advise!
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Old December 31st, 2012, 07:02 PM   #19
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Re: New Firmware - Is it coming? If so, when?

OK - what if someone from Canon told you today - NO NEW FEATURES in the C100 & C300 cameras, bug fixes only.......

What then?

I've had more Canon cameras than I care to count (or would want my wife counting the cost of!), and the only ones that ever got any real upgrades were the 5D2 (added 24[/25p which is what finally made it useful to me - but not 50p!) and the 7D recent updates (what ever they were - I'd already sold my 7D so took no notice).

None of the other Canon cameras I've owned, be it stills or video ever had 'new features' added.

Now, there is an argument that goes along the lines of ......the early cameras were being superseded so quickly by the next model (every 12-18 months max) that they just put the new features in the new models to make you buy them, but now the cycle is 3+ years so they have to keep competitive.

In reality, unless something is really going to be a show stopper, something that means you will absolutely buy the competitor's product over this one every time, why should they give you something that wasn't there before you decided to buy it?

We all love free upgrade and we've got so used to it because 'it's only software', but realistically, don't bet the farm on upgrades coming. You may just lose the farm.

As ever, anyone who knows can't say (NDAs), and any one who 'says' doesn't really 'know'.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 09:19 AM   #20
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Re: New Firmware - Is it coming? If so, when?

Well w do know that Canon will be adding Auto-focus via firmware to the C100 for STM lenses. That will be a "added feature". Sony has been great adding features to it's F-series cameras and even Panasonic has done so. I could see Canon doing so as well but how much more then auto-focus for the C100? I have no clue. What about the C300? One would hope something could be added but 1080/60P isn't a Mpeg2 format. But 1080/60P is AVCHD 2.0 which Canon could do. We'll have to wait and see.
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