Archive for Firmware Updates
April 22, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, announced firmware upgrades for two products within Samsung’s NX compact system camera range – the NX100 and NX10. The upgrade will give a unified user experience for the full NX range and provide enhanced features for existing customers.
Following the availability of the innovative i-Function lens feature on both models, the latest upgrades are set to make the cameras even more convenient for the photographer to use, bringing added value to Samsung’s NX range customers and putting the perfect picture at their fingertips.
Users of the NX100 and NX10 cameras can now benefit from the availability of the Panorama Shot in Scene Mode, using the camera’s wide angle lens to capture even more within their landscape images.
In addition, when using the 50-200mm II lens with the cameras, they will now be able to benefit from Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) which can be easily selected by using the menu system on the camera’s screen – resulting in hassle-free, crisp and clear images. Read More→
July 22, 2010 – Canon just released a firmware update for the EOS 7D. Firmware version 1.2.2 incorporates the following fixes:
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
- Fixes the AF point-selection behavior of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF pt. selec. pattern) custom function when set to .
- Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting in the vertical position.
- Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus for applicable products.
The Version 1.2.2 firmware is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Note that cameras with the Version 1.2.2 firmware (and also Versions 1.2.0, 1.2.1) cannot be downgraded to a previous firmware version (such as Version 1.1.0).
Here’s a link for more information and to download the EOS 7D firmware update version 1.2.2.
July 8, 2010 – PRESS SUMMARY – A new firmware update brings the excitement of 3D shooting to the NEX-5/NEX-3 interchangeable lens cameras.
July 7, 2010 – Canon released firmware updates for the EOS 1D Mark IV and the Rebel T2i/550D.
Firmware Version 1.0.8 incorporates the following fixes.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves unexpectedly when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
- Corrects misspellings in the French and Spanish menus for applicable products. Read More→
May 26, 2010 – Canon has released a new firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II. Version 2.0.7 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.4. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.7, it is not necessary to update.
The firmware incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II B) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.
These phenomena only occur with the Version 2.0.4 and Version 2.0.3 firmware.
Here’s a link to download firmware Version 2.0.7
April 27, 2010 – Olympus released a new firmware update that will improve the operation of all three Olympus PEN cameras in the market to date; the E-P1, E-P2 and the newest member of the PEN family,
April 15, 2010
Olympus Firmware Update Improves Autofocus Performance for Pen Series Cameras:
E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 15, 2010 – Olympus today announces the release of new firmware that improves auto focus performance for still images and high-definition (HD) video recording for the Olympus PEN E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras. The firmware update will also enable the menu and recorded image to be displayed on the E-P2 and E-PL1 LCD while the VF-2 electronic viewfinder is in use. Read More→
April 15, 2010 – Canon updated the EOS 7D firmware to version 1.2.1 and incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
- Extends the timing at which the high temperature warning indicator is displayed and the timing of automatic shut down of the camera due to a rise in internal temperature during Live View or EOS Movie functions.
- Optimizes program shift when the ISO setting of the camera is set to AUTO.
- Corrects a misspelling in the French-language menu.
- Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode. (This only occurs when in Manual exposure mode and when the ISO speed is set to “H”. Note that this phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.0) Read More→
March 19, 2010 – If you’re a 5D Mark II shooter and upgraded to the 2.0.3 firmware for the added video and audio capabilities, then you will want to update to the just release 2.0.4 version. Apparently there was a phenomenon in which the manual recording settings made in C1/C2/C3 were changed and sound could not be recorded if manual sound recording was used in the C1/C2/C3 settings and the camera was subsequently turned off (or if Auto Power Off was activated). This did not occur in modes other than C1/C2/C3. Version 2.0.4 fixes this issue and also adds the other updates listed below: Read More→
March 15, 2010 – It finally happened, Canon released the long awaited 5D Mark II firmware update, version 2.0.3. The update incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function. Here are the updates:
1. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.
1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
640×480 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
1920×1080 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
640×480 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
2. Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).
3. Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure.
4. Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies.
5. Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.
6. Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.4.)
Firmware Version 2.0.3 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.2.4. If the camera’s firmware is already version 2.0.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Here is a link to download the 2.0.3 firmware update.
UPDATE – March 18, 2010: Canon has learned that some users are experiencing issues with the 2.0.3 firmware update and as such have pulled the update down from their website. They are working on a new update to address these phenomena and it will be available soon.