For one hundred smackers Canon with modify your HDSLR. Starting December 6, 2010 Canon will modify the Mode Dial on the Canon 7D and 5D Mark II to lock in place. There was no mention of the 60D or T2i. It is about time that Canon has figured this out. It looks like this may be a peek into the future. I suspect that we will see this feature show up on the newer pro models next year. $100 is a little steep, but it is a smart modification for video shooters. Here is a rip from Canon’s site.
**Update** The 60D has this feature, that is why there is no mention. Thanks for pointing that out.**
“Effective December 6, 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras. This modification is available, for a fee, to owners of these cameras who would prefer a Mode Dial which locks in place and can’t be accidentally moved during normal camera operation. For USA residents, the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D cameras has been set at $100 per camera as of December, 2010. (Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.)
Once modified, users must first press and hold down the central lock-release button in order to turn the Mode Dial. The modification is intended to prevent the Mode Dial from accidentally moving, once set to a particular exposure mode by the user.”