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Canon 5D Mark IV RAW Files

Hoverflylover Avatar
Hoverflylover 11 65 1 England
19 Oct 2019 10:38AM
I have recently bought a Canon 5D Mark IV and the previous Canon software for my Canon 7D Mark II which I view and convert my Raw images with is not compatible with the new camera. Does anyone know if I instal the Canon software from the Canon 5D Mark IV will I still be able to view and convert the 7D Mark II raw images with the newer software. Pain really because I primarily use the 7D Mark II for lots of my wildlife shots. Thank you in advance for any replies.
Philh04 Avatar
Philh04 18 2.3k United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 11:24AM
If you are referring to Canons DPP then the answer is yes, the latest version should read both .CR2 and .CR3 files.
dark_lord Avatar
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
19 Oct 2019 5:28PM
You should always be using the latest version of DPP even if you have older cameras.
It's a free download, so long as you have a Canon camera serial number. No excuse not to.
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Canonshots 13 206 13 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 6:34PM
With DPP version 3 I had a problem - it would not recognise raw images from my Poweshot G9. Version 4 has corrected that, and has done so without causing any problems with my older cameras. I would therfore expect whichever version came with your 5D Mark IV to behave similarly.
ensign Avatar
ensign 16 225 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2019 8:03PM
Hi Hoverflylover,

I had issues with my old copy of DPP. Just go on the Canon site Search for downloads there you will be able update DPP by down loading the uptown date copy.
Hoverflylover Avatar
Hoverflylover 11 65 1 England
20 Oct 2019 11:40AM
Thank you all for your comments. I have a software disc that came with the camera so I shall try and upload this to start with.
redhed17 Avatar
redhed17 17 889 England
21 Oct 2019 6:22PM
Best to go to the Canon site for the latest version to download and install. If you install off the disc, it may need to update afterwards, so you may as well get the latest version. Wink
Chris_L Avatar
Chris_L 9 5.5k United Kingdom
23 Oct 2019 10:50AM
You should definitely install the 5D software disc. If everything works then don't update the software from online unless there's a compelling reason to do so such as a major new feature or major speed increases.Same with new firmware for the camera.


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