hairy_moth wrote in post #11006831I read this thinking it was a joke,
but now I suspect it is a serious remark.
I have a hard time believing that the 7D has a gyroscope.. However, hardware is required for the level, I suspect that takes the form of a couple of acceleraometers -- not a gyroscope.All of the i-junk use acceleraometers
to do the levels, etc.
According to Wikipedia, some of the Canon Point-and-shoots have accelerometers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerometer
Does this sound like a joke?
Well my iPhone 4 actually does have a gyroscope in it, just like the Ipad and the new Ipod G4s, and for those that think they have to be "mechanical" look it up, that's incorrect. Either way the point is without some hardware in there it's not going to happen with a simple firmware update.
TeamSpeed wrote in post #11004309
There isn't a gyroscope in the 7D or 60D, that would kill the battery. .
Well, tell it to the site above and the many other reporting the same info. I'm not sure whether it does or doesn't as that isn't my forte' however it isn't completely inconceivable.
Since this forum is obviously full of electrical engineers in their off time maybe someone could explain to me how MFA is performed in the camera and how it is entirely software based?